Gulfport Energy has named Patrick Craine as general counsel and corporate secretary. He will report to Chief Executive Officer David Wood.

Craine has over 20 years of senior-level experience handling a broad range of securities, corporate, regulatory, governance, compliance, and litigation matters, with particular expertise in the energy industry. He joins Gulfport from Chesapeake Energy, where he served as deputy general counsel – chief risk and compliance officer.

Prior to joining Chesapeake, Craine was a partner with global law firm Bracewell, focusing on securities and corporate regulatory matters and investigations. Before Craine entered private practice, he served as a lawyer with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, where he held leadership positions in their Oil and Gas Task Forces.