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Kelly Cope Named Hover Energy GC

Kelly Cope Named Hover Energy GC

Dallas-based renewable energy company Hover Energy has hired Reliance Holdings USA general counsel Kelly Cope to lead its corporate in-house legal department.…

Updated – GC Forum Names 2017 Magna Stella Recipients

Updated – GC Forum Names 2017 Magna Stella Recipients

The Texas General Counsel Forum has awarded its prestigious Magna Stella Awards to five corporate general counsel, two corporate legal departments and three managing counsel. The recipients include four women…

ACC & Texas Lawbook: DFW Outstanding Corporate Counsel Awards Expand & Recognize Law Firms

ACC & Texas Lawbook: DFW Outstanding Corporate Counsel Awards Expand & Recognize Law Firms

The Outstanding Corporate Counsel Awards are getting a makeover to be more substantive and more inclusive, including honoring the successful team work between corporate legal departments and their outside law…

Updated – Texas General Counsel Pay Summary

Updated – Texas General Counsel Pay Summary

Corporate Counsel magazine has identified the top 150 best paid corporate general counsel and a dozen work at Texas-based companies made the list, including the top legal officers at Baker…

Stephanie Hildebrandt Named New GC at Archrock

Stephanie Hildebrandt Named New GC at Archrock

Archrock, a Houston-based provider of natural gas contract compression services, has hired former Enterprise Products Partners general counsel Stephanie C. Hildebrandt to lead its corporate in-house legal department. A partner…

Oncor GC: ‘There is only one deal on the table’

Oncor GC: ‘There is only one deal on the table’

Oncor General Counsel Allen Nye will become the utility’s CEO. In an exclusive interview, Nye discusses negotiations with Warren Buffett, the Energy Future Holdings bankruptcy and how the Texas Public…

Masergy Names Jeff Walker its new GC

Masergy Names Jeff Walker its new GC

Jeff Walker, who spent the past decade in leadership positions in the Energy Future Holdings and RadioShack legal departments, is the new general counsel at Masergy Communications. In an exclusive…

Millennial Energy Hires Clay Brett as New GC

Millennial Energy Hires Clay Brett as New GC

Houston-based Millennial Energy Partners has hired, as you might expect, a millennial to be the independent, privately-held oil and gas firm’s first general counsel. Former Wilkie Farr lawyer Clay Brett,…

Bizarre $12M Trade Secrets Case for Quantlab Finally Nears an End

Bizarre $12M Trade Secrets Case for Quantlab Finally Nears an End

A decade-long legal battle between a privately-held Houston financial research firm and Ukrainian mathematician and a Wisconsin securities lawyer nicknamed Emo over secret algorithms and mathematical formulas that aid high…

Russ Hubbard: Keeping American Airlines Data Safe & Secure

Russ Hubbard: Keeping American Airlines Data Safe & Secure

When American Airlines promoted Russ Hubbard to associate general counsel last week, the airline was demonstrating how important cybersecurity and data privacy are to the company. Hubbard is one of…

David Peavler Exits SEC for HD Vest Financial

David Peavler Exits SEC for HD Vest Financial

The SEC is expected to announce Friday that Associate Director David L. Peavler is leaving his position as head of the enforcement division in the agency’s Fort Worth Regional Office…

Willis & Sellers Keep ‘Legal Issues from Distracting’ the Business of Interstate Batteries

Willis & Sellers Keep ‘Legal Issues from Distracting’ the Business of Interstate Batteries

Dallas-based Interstate Batteries CLO Chris Willis and GC Kelvin Sellers have been busy during the past two years. They opened operations in China and acquired a 19 percent ownership in…

Texas GCs: The Billable Hour is Alive & Well

Texas GCs: The Billable Hour is Alive & Well

The death of the billable hour has been predicted for two decades. Skyrocketing rates often exceeding $1,200 an hour are causing corporate GCs to revisit alternative fee agreements again. But…

ACC-DFW & The Texas Lawbook Partner on Official Best Corporate Counsel Awards of 2017

ACC-DFW & The Texas Lawbook Partner on Official Best Corporate Counsel Awards of 2017

The Dallas-Fort Worth chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel announced Monday that it is officially partnering with The Texas Lawbook for the annual Best Corporate Counsel Awards of 2017.…

Patent Lit is AT&T Legal Team’s Specialty

Patent Lit is AT&T Legal Team’s Specialty

Facing a mountain of patent infringement lawsuits, AT&T GC David McAtee created a specialized five lawyer group within the corporate legal department focusing exclusively on patent infringement litigation. The mission…

Texas Lawbook Exclusive: Business Law Firms Announce Record Rate Hikes – GCs Respond

<em>Texas Lawbook</em> Exclusive: Business Law Firms Announce Record Rate Hikes – GCs Respond

Two-dozen corporate general counsel tell The Texas Lawbook that their outside law firms are raising rates to record high levels. Scores of Texas business lawyers now charge $1,000 or more…

Ten Things GCs Should Know about Trans-border Transactions

Ten Things GCs Should Know about Trans-border Transactions

One of the most exciting events for an in-house lawyer is when their company becomes involved in a merger/acquisition, joint venture, or other strategic transaction that is international in nature.…

Ten Things: In-House Counsel Working at Home

Ten Things: In-House Counsel Working at Home

Corporate in-house counsel working from home can allow lawyers to be more productive, generate improved morale and used as a retention tool and as a way of attracting new talent.…

Trump. Russians. Hacking.

Trump. Russians. Hacking.

Cybersecurity professionals usually welcome the exposure of major data privacy breaches in the news (think Target, Home Depot, Yahoo!). The result of the media attention drives cybersecurity awareness, leading to…

Tip of the Hat to Exxon Mobil’s Bill Buck

Tip of the Hat to Exxon Mobil’s Bill Buck

Exxon Mobil Upstream GC William Buck is retiring from the world’s largest oil and gas operation after 36 years. He is being replaced by Chip Casey, who is Exxon Mobil’s…

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