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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…

Dena Stroh & NTTA’s Law Firms Finalists for Biz Litigation and M&A Deal of Year

Dena Stroh & NTTA’s Law Firms Finalists for Biz Litigation and M&A Deal of Year

Dena Stroh says she had no idea that government law could be fascinating. But in 2017, she guided the North Texas Tollway Authority through one of the largest government bond…

Michael Sukenik is ‘Adept at Operating Across Diverse Markets’

Michael Sukenik is ‘Adept at Operating Across Diverse Markets’

Michael "Misha" Sukenik travels a lot. He's the legal officer behind two of the best known franchise names in the Yum! Brands inventory in 120 countries. He's also a finalist…

Chasity Henry is a ‘Recognized Problem-Solver’

Chasity Henry is a ‘Recognized Problem-Solver’

Chasity Wilson Henry had barely graduated from law school in 2006 when she found herself handling nine-figure M&A deals with some of the savviest corporate lawyers in North Texas. Now…

Blake Rice’s Job is ‘Problem-solving with Really High Stakes’

Blake Rice’s Job is ‘Problem-solving with Really High Stakes’

For Blake Rice, the work day starts early. Though he is based in Dallas, the lifelines of Neuberger Berman, the fast-rising investment services company he represents, stretch across time zones…

Trinity Industries: Their Hard-Fought Fifth Circuit Win Yields Three Outstanding Corporate Counsel Finalists

Trinity Industries: Their Hard-Fought Fifth Circuit Win Yields Three Outstanding Corporate Counsel Finalists

A 2014 East Texas jury verdict that Trinity Industries violated the False Claims Act resulted in a $663 million judgment against the Irving-based manufacturer of highway guardrails. Instead of cratering,…

David Hernandez Serves as Trusted Counselor & Adviser to Hunt Family

David Hernandez Serves as Trusted Counselor & Adviser to Hunt Family

Baltimore-born David Hernandez made his reputation in Texas as a tax lawyer and a strategic thinker. After years in the law firm trenches, he has emerged as a masterful in-house…

Janie Perelman: ‘People Just Want to be Treated with Respect’

Janie Perelman: ‘People Just Want to be Treated with Respect’

A massive data breach in 2014 could have been catastrophic for Michaels Stores. The arts and crafts company had to explain what happened to regulators, notify 2.6 million customers and…