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Robert Dedman Ethics Award Goes to Mark Berg of Pioneer

Robert Dedman Ethics Award Goes to Mark Berg of Pioneer

Berg has handled some of the most complex legal transactions in the global energy sector during the past few years. The energy deals, which valued in the billions and completely…

Indian Minister Visits Dallas as Texas Business with Country Flourishes

Indian Minister Visits Dallas as Texas Business with Country Flourishes

S.M. Krishna, India’s Minster of External Affairs and a 1959 graduate of the SMU Dedman School of Law, is returning to his alma mater Wednesday. The highest-ranking Indian official to…

Managing a Crisis: Oil Spill Case Tests Sutherland’s Rachel Clingman

Managing a Crisis: Oil Spill Case Tests Sutherland’s Rachel Clingman

Hired by rig owner Transocean just days after the deadly Deepwater Horizon explosion, Rachel Giesber Clingman approached the case with her trademark relentless preparation. Her early work proved critical, as…

Marathon Oil’s Richard Horstman is Poster Child for Pro Bono – UPDATE

Marathon Oil’s Richard Horstman is Poster Child for Pro Bono – UPDATE

Richard Horstman, who is widely recognized as one of the leading lawyers for international oil exploration and production, didn’t do much pro bono during his first 30 years at Marathon…

Scott Carlson Named DART’s New General Counsel

Scott Carlson Named DART’s New General Counsel

Carlson was a member of DART's board of directors for almost a decade before becoming the new GC.…

Murchison Oil Names Dena DeNooyer Stroh Its GC

Murchison Oil Names Dena DeNooyer Stroh Its GC

At age 38, Stroh is one of the youngest general counsels in the oil and gas sector. A former partner at Gruber Hurst, Stroh specializes in complex civil litigation and…

Fortune 500 Companies See an Increase in Lawyers-turned-CEOs

Fortune 500 Companies See an Increase in Lawyers-turned-CEOs

SMU Dedman Law School leads national list with three CEOs at the helm of Fortune top 50 companies.…

MV Transportation Names Lisa Winston its General Counsel

MV Transportation Names Lisa Winston its General Counsel

Winston is former Associate GC and Corporate Secretary at EFH and TXU and former Associate Counsel to President Clinton…

EFH Names Stacey Doré General Counsel

EFH Names Stacey Doré General Counsel

Dallas energy company also names Stephanie Zapata Moore as GC at Luminant…

Corporate Legal Dept. and Law Firm Team to Provide Legal Services to Abused Women

Corporate Legal Dept. and Law Firm Team to Provide Legal Services to Abused Women

ExxonMobil and Fulbright develop unique partnership through Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program.…

Corporate Counsels Increase Pro Bono and Pressure Outside Firms to Do So, Too

Corporate Counsels Increase Pro Bono and Pressure Outside Firms to Do So, Too

From Dell and Shell to AT&T and ExxonMobil, corporate legal departments take pro bono efforts of outside law firms into account during the hiring process.…

James Matthews leaves V&E for Denbury Resources

James Matthews leaves V&E for Denbury Resources

James Matthews will become vice president, general counsel and secretary of Denbury Resources.…

AT&T Names David McAtee II To Lead Global Litigation Efforts

AT&T Names David McAtee II To Lead Global Litigation Efforts

Haynes and Boone partner is new Assistant General Counsel for Litigation and Antitrust Matters for Telecommunications Company.…

American Airlines Bankruptcy Fees Could Top $100 million

American Airlines Bankruptcy Fees Could Top $100 million

AMR Corporation’s filing for Chapter 11 sent bankruptcy lawyers in north Texas scrambling Tuesday to line up clients and could put an estimated $100 million in the coffers of a…

Keeping Corporate Bankruptcies Home

Keeping Corporate Bankruptcies Home

Dynegy and American Airlines are multibillion-dollar corporations based in Texas based companies that filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in November. Their restructurings are predicted to be lengthy and…

Texas Business Litigation Firms Will Be Busier in 2012

Texas Business Litigation Firms Will Be Busier in 2012

Corporations in Texas and across the United States expect increased legal needs in 2012 due to intensified governmental regulatory oversight in the year ahead, according to a study to be…