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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…

Vistra’s Ashlie Alaman & Dan Kelly Lead by Example on Pro Bono

Vistra’s Ashlie Alaman & Dan Kelly Lead by Example on Pro Bono

One could have forgiven the lawyers at Vistra Energy if they didn't go overboard on their pro bono requirements. With the the $45 billion bankruptcy, the spin-offs of Luminant and…

David Monk is a ‘Great Boardroom and CEO Counselor’

David Monk is a ‘Great Boardroom and CEO Counselor’

Summary: Dave Monk's first work experiences included landscaping and roof maintenance for a multi-family housing complex in Louisiana. The experience caused him to value the benefits of an air-conditioned office…

Juanita Harris is a ‘Force of Nature’ for Diversity

Juanita Harris is a ‘Force of Nature’ for Diversity

Her passion was evident years ago, when she mentored high school students while working as an accountant. None of that changed when she moved on to become a trial lawyer.…

Wingstop’s Darryl Marsch Enjoys International Dealmaking & Boneless Wings with Hot Sauce

Wingstop’s Darryl Marsch Enjoys International Dealmaking & Boneless Wings with Hot Sauce

What do New Braunfels, David Crosby, Krispy Kreme, William Rehnquist and bone-in chicken wings have in common? Answer: 2017 Outstanding Corporate Counsel Awards finalist Darryl Marsch. See how all that…

Tom Mason & Tonja De Sloover are Energy Transfer’s One-Two Punch

Tom Mason & Tonja De Sloover are Energy Transfer’s One-Two Punch

Tom Mason and Tonja De Sloover and their legal department at Energy Transfer Equity are finalists in the 2017 Outstanding Corporate Counsel Awards for Business Litigation of the Year. And…

Michelle Brookshire: Preventing Litigation is Better than Winning

Michelle Brookshire: Preventing Litigation is Better than Winning

Michelle Brookshire says she had no idea what lawyers did. But her thoughtful approach to legal issues at LSG Sky Chefs has earned her a nod as a finalist in…

EFH, Oncor, Vistra – A Corporate Restructuring for the Decades

EFH, Oncor, Vistra – A Corporate Restructuring for the Decades

In some ways, it was more saga than bankruptcy: A four-year-long, $45 billion corporate restructuring that included the elimination of more than $20 billion in debt, four corporate M&A divestitures…

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