Transocean Ltd. (NYSE: RIG) (SIX: RIGN) has announced that, effective immediately, Allen M. Katz, has joined the company and will serve as Interim Senior Vice President and General Counsel through June 30, 2013.
Subject to mutual agreement, Mr. Katz's employment with Transocean can be extended through December 31, 2013. Mr. Katz has served as an advisor to the company since June 2010.
Prior to Transocean, Mr. Katz served as managing partner at Munger, Tolles & Olson, LLP, initially joining the firm in 1974. He earned his Juris Doctorate from Stanford Law School in 1972 and received his undergraduate degree from Brandeis University in 1969, graduating cum laude. Mr. Katz is a member of the California, 9th Circuit and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court.