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Exclusive: General Counsel Forum Honors Hunt GC David Hernandez for Ethics

Exclusive: General Counsel Forum Honors Hunt GC David Hernandez for Ethics

Dallas billionaire Ray L. Hunt told 300 business lawyers Tuesday night attending the General Counsel Forum’s annual Robert H. Dedman Award for Ethics and Law that he's not a lawyer…

Ten Things GCs Need to Know: How to Market the Legal Dept. to the Business

Ten Things GCs Need to Know: How to Market the Legal Dept. to the Business

It sucks being a cost center. General counsel can argue all day about the value the legal department is adding to the company, but it is still a cost center…

The Cowboys’ Legal Star: Meet Jason Cohen

The Cowboys’ Legal Star: Meet Jason Cohen

Dallas Cowboys General Counsel Jason Cohen helped negotiate eight-digit stadium naming rights with AT&T his first week on the job. The second week, he led legal talks for the Jones…

Ten Things General Counsel Need to Know: How to Delegate – The Essentials

Ten Things General Counsel Need to Know: How to Delegate – The Essentials

Most lawyers suck at delegating, primarily because no one ever taught us how to delegate. They just told us to delegate, which is about as helpful as telling us to…

Texas Bitcoin Distributor Hires Arnold Spencer as General Counsel

Texas Bitcoin Distributor Hires Arnold Spencer as General Counsel

Spencer, who is a private equity holder in the company, represented Coinsource last year as a partner at Akin Gump in Dallas.…

Ten Things You Need to Know as In-house Counsel: A Primer on Litigation Financing

Ten Things You Need to Know as In-house Counsel: A Primer on Litigation Financing

Corporate legal departments have a common refrain: how do we get enough money to do the things we need to do to protect the company? A growing solution for many…

Exclusive – EFH Bankruptcy Fees Approach One-Half Billion-Dollars

Exclusive – EFH Bankruptcy Fees Approach One-Half Billion-Dollars

Energy Future Holdings has paid its lawyers and financial advisers about $600,000 a day for each and every one of the 827 days – including weekends and holidays – since…

Former Bush Education Official: Improve Pipeline for Hispanics to be Lawyers

Former Bush Education Official: Improve Pipeline for Hispanics to be Lawyers

University of Texas Regent Sara Martinez Tucker said Wednesday that she is “stunned to find the legal profession among the least diverse” for people of color – notably Hispanics.…

SMU Assc. Law Dean is New GC Forum CEO

GC Forum leaders say they selected Lynn Bozalis because of her deep contacts in the legal profession and her extensive experience in programming and fund-raising.…

New Federal Overtime Pay Rules Will Impact More Workers in Texas Than Any Other State

New Federal Overtime Pay Rules Will Impact More Workers in Texas Than Any Other State

The U.S. Department of Labor recently finalized its controversial changes to federal overtime pay exemption rules under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). These changes are expected to affect approximately…

Enterprise Products Names Hap Weitzel as GC

Enterprise Products Names Hap Weitzel as GC

Houston-based Enterprise Products has named career commercial litigator Harry “Hap” Weitzel, a 1987 graduate of Texas Christian, as its general counsel, according to the company’s website. The oil and gas…

Kate Cassidy Takes You Out to The Ballgame

Kate Cassidy Takes You Out to The Ballgame

Lawyers boast about the view from their office windows, but none can match the scene from Kate Cassidy’s desk: home plate at Globe Life Park in Arlington. …

Congress, Not Courts, Should Decide Apple Case

Congress, Not Courts, Should Decide Apple Case

AT&T filed a “friend of the court” brief asking a California federal judge the court to vacate its order requiring Apple take extraordinary steps to assist the FBI in unlocking…

Two Texas Lawyers Named “HNBA Top Lawyer Under 40”

Rich Rosalez, senior director of litigation at Samsung Electronics America in Dallas, and Emma Mata, litigation partner at Sefarth Shaw in Houston, are among 20 winners selected by the Hispanic…

Personal Reflections on Pro Bono Service and the Importance of Access to Justice

Personal Reflections on Pro Bono Service and the Importance of Access to Justice

There are many things I recall about beginning my legal career in Dallas. But one thing I remember clearly, from the very first day on the job, was the pervasive…

Dean Foods GC Marc Kesselman Jumps to Yum! Brands

Dean Foods GC Marc Kesselman Jumps to Yum! Brands

Kesselman takes over as the chief legal officer at Yum! on Feb. 1, where he will oversee a legal department of about 100 lawyers.…

Handguns in the Texas Workplace – A Shorty for the Employer

Handguns in the Texas Workplace – A Shorty for the Employer

The Texas Open Carry law went into effect Jan 1. The law allows a concealed handgun license holder to openly carry a holstered handgun in a shoulder or belt strap…

Texas Lawyers Storm the Corporate Boardroom

Texas Lawyers Storm the Corporate Boardroom

When global investment firm PIMCO named former American Airlines GC Gary Kennedy to its corporate board, it was joining a national trend of publicly-traded companies adding lawyers as directors. The…

Shimabuku to Run USPTO’s Dallas Office

Shimabuku to Run USPTO’s Dallas Office

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office named Xerox Business Services Corporate Counsel Hope Shimabuku to be the first regional director of the agency’s newly-created Dallas office. A former lawyer at…

Exclusive: GC Forum’s Magna Stella Awards Go to…

Exclusive: GC Forum’s Magna Stella Awards Go to…

Hewlett Packard, Tenet Healthcare, The Howard Hughes Corp. and Kinder Morgan were the corporate legal department winners at the General Counsel Forum annual meeting in San Antonio this week. The…