James B. Lebeck
Executive Vice President and General Counsel
Mr. Lebeck was appointed Executive Vice President and General Counsel in February 2024 after joining SM Energy as Senior Vice President and General Counsel in January 2023.
Mr. Lebeck has more than 14 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. Prior to joining SM Energy, Mr. Lebeck was with Encino Energy as Vice President and Chief Legal Officer since 2018. Prior to Encino Energy, Mr. Lebeck was with SM Energy from 2011 to 2018 and served in several roles of increasing responsibility, where he had most recently served as Deputy General Counsel. Prior to SM Energy, Mr. Lebeck practiced law at Davis Graham & Stubbs in Denver and Vinson & Elkins in Houston and clerked for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit in Denver.
BA, Northwestern University
JD, The University of Texas School of Law