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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…

TX Lawbook & ACC-DFW Host CLE Featuring Former American Airlines GC Gary Kennedy

<em>TX Lawbook</em> & ACC-DFW Host CLE Featuring Former American Airlines GC Gary Kennedy

Gary Kennedy, in his new book Twelve Years of Turbulence, takes readers behind closed doors and into previously private, confidential meetings at the world's largest airline. From the decision to…

Sally Beauty Names John Henrich as Interim GC

Denton-based Sally Beauty announced a change in the top of the company’s legal department last Friday. Matthew Haltom resigned as GC and received a $500,000 separation package. Deputy GC…

Dr Pepper GC Jim Baldwin Leads $18.7B Deal with Keurig

Dr Pepper GC Jim Baldwin Leads $18.7B Deal with Keurig

Dr Pepper Snapple General Counsel Jim Baldwin and the soft drink maker’s in-house legal team - including assistant GCs Art Swanson and Wayne Lewis - led the Plano company’s…

Meet Frost Bank’s New GC: James Waters

Meet Frost Bank’s New GC: James Waters

James Waters, administrative partner of Haynes and Boone’s Dallas office, will start as the new general counsel and executive vice president at San Antonio-based Frost Bank at the end of…

Corporate GCs Pushing Law Firms on Diversity

Corporate GCs Pushing Law Firms on Diversity

Leaders at corporate legal departments in Texas appear ready to use their considerable influence to push – or possibly even force – law firms to recruit, retain and promote minority…

CHC GC Hooman Yazhari Finds Solutions & Survival in Chaos

CHC GC Hooman Yazhari Finds Solutions & Survival in Chaos

Hooman Yazhari has an amazing story to tell. His family was forced to flee their native Iran in the revolution of 1979 or face imprisonment by the Revolutionary Guard. He's…

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