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Enterprise GC Hildebrandt Goes to Norton Rose Fulbright, V&E’s Murray is new GC

Enterprise GC Hildebrandt Goes to Norton Rose Fulbright, V&E’s Murray is new GC

Enterprise Products, one of the world’s largest oil and gas pipeline companies, has named V&E corporate finance partner Craig Murray to replace Stephanie Hildebrandt, who announced she has joined Norton…

Cyber Risk – What’s a Business to Do?

Cyber Risk – What’s a Business to Do?

Is cyber risk insurable and if so, what products are available?…

Exclusive: GC Forum Honors Nine In-House Counsel Who Made a Difference in 2014

Exclusive: GC Forum Honors Nine In-House Counsel Who Made a Difference in 2014

SAN ANTONIO – The Magna Stella Award is the Oscar for corporate general counsel. On Thursday night, the General Counsel Forum awarded nine gold stars to chief legal officers and…

GC Forum’s 3rd Annual Charity Golf Classic Raises Most Money in its History for Texas Access to Justice

GC Forum’s 3rd Annual Charity Golf Classic Raises Most Money in its History for Texas Access to Justice

Close to 100 corporate general counsel, state supreme court justices, law firm leaders and legal service providers played through light showers and cool temperatures last week to raise the most…

Attn: General Counsel: What do You do when Domestic Abuse Affects the Workplace

Attn: General Counsel: What do You do when Domestic Abuse Affects the Workplace

Recent headlines about abusive NFL players, accompanied by dramatic video, have brought domestic violence into the forefront of the national conversation. What does a general counsel do when its his…

Exclusive – Xerox GC Don Liu to Texas Law Firms: “No Excuse” for Lack of Diversity

Exclusive – Xerox GC Don Liu to Texas Law Firms: “No Excuse” for Lack of Diversity

Don Liu minced no words over last week's God-awful findings by the Dallas Diversity Task Force. “There is no excuse. None,” Xerox's GC said. “The demographics of Dallas and Texas…

Exclusive: Fluor GC Carlos Hernandez Insists that Ethics Must Be Priority for Lawyers & Businesses

Exclusive: Fluor GC Carlos Hernandez Insists that Ethics Must Be Priority for Lawyers & Businesses

The General Counsel Forum honored Hernandez, a civil engineer-turned-construction lawyer, for a career committed to ethics, even during times of severe crisis. In an exclusive interview, Hernandez discusses his escape…

How to Become In-House Counsel

How to Become In-House Counsel

How did such a dynamic young attorney only two years out of law school land such an amazing position? Kelly Noblin of legal and executive search firm Newhouse+Noblin shares lessons…

Gaining a Competitive Edge in Hiring

Gaining a Competitive Edge in Hiring

Whether it is an employers’ or employees’ market, there is always competition for the strongest candidates in the job market. In a tight labor market, it is even more critical…

Stephen Porter Settling in as New GC at Mortgage Contracting Services

Stephen Porter Settling in as New GC at Mortgage Contracting Services

Stephen Porter told his partners at Barrett Daffin last fall that he planned to retire at the end of the year after 23 years at the Addison-based law firm, but…

American Airlines: From Chapter 11 to the World’s Largest Airline

American Airlines: From Chapter 11 to the World’s Largest Airline

The two authors of the article, Dallas partners at Weil, explain how American emerged from Chapter 11 in December 2013 as one of the most successful Chapter 11 reorganizations in…

Survey: Corporate In-House Pay Up in Houston, Down in Dallas

Survey: Corporate In-House Pay Up in Houston, Down in Dallas

Prescott Legal Services survey shows compensation for in-house counsel in Houston grew four percent last year. …

McCurley Orsinger Partner Named General Counsel for Kids Matter International

McCurley Orsinger Partner Named General Counsel for Kids Matter International

Jeffrey Anderson will serve in his new position on a pro bono basis and continue his private practice uninterrupted.…

Energy GCs: More M&A, JVs, IPOs Expected in 2014

Energy GCs: More M&A, JVs, IPOs Expected in 2014

The general counsel at more than a dozen major energy companies tell TLB their M&A plans for 2014 and what that means for legal fees for outside counsel.…

General Counsel & Study: Shortsighted Business Law Firms Ignoring Hispanic Business Growth

General Counsel & Study: Shortsighted Business Law Firms Ignoring Hispanic Business Growth

The legal needs of the Hispanic business community in North Texas are going unmet by lawyers because DFW business law firms employ very few Spanish-speaking attorneys, according to a new…

Survey: Texas Lawyers Need to Focus on Latino Businesses’ Legal Service Needs — Updated

Survey: Texas Lawyers Need to Focus on Latino Businesses’ Legal Service Needs — Updated

The report says Hispanic business leaders have potentially hundreds of millions to even billions of dollars in legal needs that are mostly going unmet. …

Exclusive: Gary Kennedy, GC of the Year, Departs American Airlines After 30 Years

Exclusive: Gary Kennedy, GC of the Year, Departs American Airlines After 30 Years

As Gary Kennedy packed up his office, he discussed his 30 years at American and 11 years as chief legal officer. He talked about spending $500,000 a day on lawyer…

The Inside Story of American Airlines Settlement with DOJ

The Inside Story of American Airlines Settlement with DOJ

Next Monday, before the financial markets open, lawyers for American Airlines and US Airways will gather in the Dallas offices of Weil, Gotshal & Manges on the second floor of…

EXCLUSIVE: Texas GCs Honored for Leadership in Litigation, M&A, Pro Bono and Leadership with Magna Stella Awards

EXCLUSIVE: Texas GCs Honored for Leadership in Litigation, M&A, Pro Bono and Leadership with Magna Stella Awards

The General Counsel Forum paid tribute this week to the professional successes of Texas' chief legal officers. The 700 corporate GCs who make up the organization gave Frost National Bank…

Cigars, Rock Shots and Long Drives: GC Forum’s 2nd Annual Golf Charity Classic Highlights

Cigars, Rock Shots and Long Drives: GC Forum’s 2nd Annual Golf Charity Classic Highlights

One hundred corporate in-house lawyers and outside counsel raised $48,000 for Texas Access to Justice as part of the General Counsel Forum’s second annual tournament Thursday at the TPC San…