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This Is Why We Rise – S.H.E. Summit Comes to Dallas Aug. 16

This Is Why We Rise – S.H.E. Summit Comes to Dallas Aug. 16

© 2018 The Texas Lawbook. By William A. Munck of Munck Wilson Mandala (Aug. 10) – My role as the managing partner of Munck Wilson Mandala has always been to…

Sean Wheeler Q&A : Why He Moved, What He Wants To Do, Where He Sees The Market

Sean Wheeler Q&A : Why He Moved, What He Wants To Do, Where He Sees The Market

In his first in-depth interview since the move, Wheeler talks about why he joined Kirkland, what he aims to accomplish and how he sees the M&A and capital markets landscapes…

Marc Kesselman Settling in as GC at Purdue Pharma

Marc Kesselman Settling in as GC at Purdue Pharma

Purdue Pharma needed a new chief legal officer to lead the privately held drug maker through a mountain of litigation it faces over the opioid crisis. …

Richard Stewart Sr.: A Father of Integrity, Courage and Inspiration

Richard Stewart Sr.: A Father of Integrity, Courage and Inspiration

Richard G. Stewart, Sr. was a member of the Greatest Generation, World War II veteran, breaker of racial barriers, entrepreneur and community organizer. Thurgood Marshall and Constance Baker Motley called…

Texas GC Forum Announces 2018 Magna Stella Recipients

(July 18) – The Texas General Counsel Forum unveiled 10 winners of the 2018 Magna Stella Awards, including the top legal officers at Dr. Pepper Snapple, Varsity Brands, Hanger and…

From Coffee High Protein Almond Mocha to Complex Franchise Agreements, Michael Sukenik is the Right Blend as Smoothie King’s New GC

From Coffee High Protein Almond Mocha to Complex Franchise Agreements, Michael Sukenik is the Right Blend as Smoothie King’s New GC

Michael Sukenik spent a week behind the counter at Smoothie King making Slim-N-Trim Orange Vanilla and Pure Recharge Mango Strawberry shakes. He took orders, blended, washed and stocked shelves -…

The Texas Lawbook Surpasses 10,000 Paid Subscribers

The Texas Lawbook Surpasses 10,000 Paid Subscribers

Today, I am pleased to announce that The Texas Lawbook has reached and surpassed 10,000 paid subscribers – 2,359 of whom are general counsel or corporate in-house counsel. …

Op-Ed: Bankruptcy Venue – A Time for Change

Op-Ed: Bankruptcy Venue – A Time for Change

The time has come to eliminate venue shopping in corporate bankruptcies and restructuring. Based on my first-hand experience leading American Airlines' corporate restructuring in a distant locale, it is my…

Talen Energy Names Andy Wright as GC

Talen Energy Names Andy Wright as GC

(June 8) – The Woodlands-based Talen Energy has hired former Energy Future Holdings General Counsel Andy Wright as its new top lawyer. Wright, who leads a legal team of four…

Dallas Hispanic Law Foundation Looks to the Future

Dallas Hispanic Law Foundation Looks to the Future

© 2018 The Texas Lawbook. By Mark Curriden (June 4) – One by one, young women and men of color stood as their names were called. Brenda Balli. Maria Zavala.…

Dallas Hispanic Law Foundation Announces 2018 Scholarship and Grant Recipients

Dallas Hispanic Law Foundation Announces 2018 Scholarship and Grant Recipients

(May 22) -- Since its creation in 2006, the Dallas Hispanic Law Foundation will have awarded almost $400,000 in scholarships and internships to Hispanic law students and provided numerous grants…

SEC Senior Lawyer Joins FlowServe

SEC Senior Lawyer Joins FlowServe

Michael Jackman’s departure is the latest blow for the SEC’s Fort Worth Regional Office, which has seen several of its top and most experienced lawyers leave for the private sector…

Judges, GCs Speak of the Golden Rule at DBA Day of Civility

Judges, GCs Speak of the Golden Rule at DBA Day of Civility

Though that legal degree on your wall is kind of important in order to practice law, it turns out that everything you need to know about civility in the profession…

Corp. Deal Tracker Weekly Round-Up: 10 Firms and 44 TX Lawyers Advise on 9 Deals Worth $1.8B

Corp. Deal Tracker Weekly Round-Up: 10 Firms and 44 TX Lawyers Advise on 9 Deals Worth $1.8B

Deal activity involving Texas lawyers continued to slide this past week, with only nine transactions worth $1.8 billion announced versus 11 deals worth $2.5 billion the previous week.…

New Oncor GC Matt Henry: ‘I Really Know My Client’

New Oncor GC Matt Henry: ‘I Really Know My Client’

On Matt Henry’s first day as a lawyer, he was assigned a research project for a subsidiary of Texas power giant TXU Energy. Twenty-three years later, that company, now called…

Lennox Int’l CLO John Torres – The ‘Gold Standard’ for Corporate General Counsel

Lennox Int’l CLO John Torres – The ‘Gold Standard’ for Corporate General Counsel

© 2018 The Texas Lawbook. By Mark Curriden (April 2) – For John Torres, there was no inspirational story or significant life experience that led him to become a lawyer.…

Sabre’s Top Lawyer, Rachel Gonzalez, Heads to Starbucks

Sabre’s Top Lawyer, Rachel Gonzalez, Heads to Starbucks

Rachel Gonzalez, who has held senior in-house legal positions at several Texas companies, will no longer have to pay for a cup of coffee starting next month.…

Dallas Lawyers, Including AT&T GC McAtee, Take Center Stage in Historic Antitrust Trial

Dallas Lawyers, Including AT&T GC McAtee, Take Center Stage in Historic Antitrust Trial

This week, a potentially epic and landmark trial gets underway in a federal courtroom in Washington, D.C., pitting the mighty power of the United States government against telecommunications giant AT&T…

SEC Loses Three Senior-Level Enforcers to Dallas Financial Services Firm – Updated

SEC Loses Three Senior-Level Enforcers to Dallas Financial Services Firm – Updated

SEC Associate Director Jessica Magee and two other key SEC lawyers are leaving the Fort Worth office to join the Beneficient Company Group, an alternative asset management firm led by…

Q&A: Former American Airlines GC Gary Kennedy Discusses ‘Twelve Years of Turbulence’

Q&A: Former American Airlines GC Gary Kennedy Discusses ‘Twelve Years of Turbulence’

For more than a decade, Gary Kennedy was a steady hand leading the corporate legal department at American Airlines, which faced tremendous turbulence and head winds - from the use…

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