David Garten is Vice President and General Counsel of Chevron Texaco Corporation's global downstream business. He graduated summa cum laude with departmental honors in economics from Yale University, was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and received his J.D. from Yale Law School. Garten was a judicial clerk for future Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy and later was a partner in the Chicago office of Kirkland & Ellis. He is a member of the Houston Advisory Board of the Nature Conservatory of Texas and a past member of the Board of Directors of the Bayou City Breakfast Club.
David Garten lives in Houston with his wife, Anita.
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