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Baron Oursler Offers ‘Legal Answers that Provide Business Solutions’

Baron Oursler Offers ‘Legal Answers that Provide Business Solutions’

Baron T. Oursler decided to become a lawyer as an 11-year-old boy. Now he's general counsel of a $1 billion trucking company. He's also among finalists in the Outstanding Corporate…

Keitha Wright ‘Rolls Up her Sleeves’ on Diversity

Keitha Wright ‘Rolls Up her Sleeves’ on Diversity

Keitha Wright was the first person in her family to graduate from college. Now the Howard University Law School grad is senior counsel at G2 Secure Staff. Because of her…

Gary Kennedy & ‘Twelve Years of Turbulence’ as American Airlines GC

Gary Kennedy & ‘Twelve Years of Turbulence’ as American Airlines GC

As the general counsel of American Airlines for a dozen years, Gary Kennedy has some stories to tell. In his new book, Kennedy gives readers unprecedented access to closed-door internal…

ACC-DFW/Texas Lawbook 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award Goes to Gil Friedlander

ACC-DFW/Texas Lawbook 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award Goes to Gil Friedlander

For more than 13 years, Gil Friedlander led the EDS legal department. He masterminded some of the largest and most complex corporate transactions in Texas history. He showed that the…

Outstanding Corporate Counsel Lifetime Achievement Award Goes To…

Outstanding Corporate Counsel Lifetime Achievement Award Goes To…

The Association of Corporate Counsel’s DFW Chapter and The Texas Lawbook are pleased to announce the finalists for the official 2017 Outstanding Corporate Counsel Awards. There are three new categories,…

T-Mobile Promotes Chris Luna to VP, Legal Affairs

T-Mobile Promotes Chris Luna to VP, Legal Affairs

Chris Luna, a leading legal industry advocate for diversity, has new and expanded duties at T-Mobile's Richardson-based subsidiary, MetroPCS. He now serves on the wireless operator's senior leadership team, supervises…

Waste Connections GC Created Culture of Servant-Leadership Amid Tremendous Corporate Growth

Waste Connections GC Created Culture of Servant-Leadership Amid Tremendous Corporate Growth

Patrick Shea has been busy since he joined the Waste Connections legal department in 2004. He's overseen 300 business acquisitions, 10 debt financings for more than $10 billion, two equity…

GC John Ansbach Joins Stroz Friedberg

GC John Ansbach Joins Stroz Friedberg

Stroz Friedberg, a national corporate consulting firm, announced Monday that it has hired Dallas lawyer John Ansbach, the former GC at General Datatech, as its vice president of engagement management…

Halliburton GC Robb Voyles: Four years of Extraordinary Challenges, Successes

Halliburton GC Robb Voyles: Four years of Extraordinary Challenges, Successes

HOUSTON (Nov. 30) – Since becoming the GC of Halliburton in 2014, Robb Voyles has successfully guided the oilfield services giant through treacherous legal waters that included a mountain of…

TX GC Forum Honors Outstanding Corp. Legal Depts.

TX GC Forum Honors Outstanding  Corp. Legal Depts.

More than 300 of the most prominent in-house and outside corporate lawyers in Texas met in San Antonio Thursday and Friday as part of the annual meeting of the Texas…

Conduent Assc. GC Clay Scheitzach Named GC at DriveTime

Conduent Assc. GC Clay Scheitzach Named GC at DriveTime

Clay Scheitzach, a leading voice for corporate compliance in the Texas business law community, is leaving his post as associate general counsel at Conduent – formerly known as Xerox Business…

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…