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Texas Rangers Corporate Counsel Kate Cassidy has a Room with a View

Texas Rangers Corporate Counsel Kate Cassidy has a Room with a View

Lawyers often 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. Baseball is…

Eight Oil & Gas General Counsel and Investment Bankers Talk M&A – Or the Sudden Lack Thereof

Eight Oil & Gas General Counsel and Investment Bankers Talk M&A – Or the Sudden Lack Thereof

Since 2009, Texas energy companies and private equity firms have been on the buying or selling side of more than 760 mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures that had a combined…

Updated – Exxon Mobil’s William Buck to Lead Houston Pro Bono Effort

Updated – Exxon Mobil’s William Buck to Lead Houston Pro Bono Effort

William Buck, the GC of Exxon Mobil Corporation’s Upstream Companies, has a message for corporate legal departments: Do your fair share of pro bono. The new Houston Bar Foundation chair,…

Robert Hart has the Coolest Lawyer Job on Earth – Meet Mark Cuban’s General Counsel

Robert Hart has the Coolest Lawyer Job on Earth – Meet Mark Cuban’s General Counsel

For nearly three decades, Hart has been Cuban's friend and chief legal adviser. “Mark goes at a very fast pace,” he says. “He’s out there everywhere. My job is to…

Houston Lawyer Craig Glidden Named GM’s New GC – UPDATE

Houston Lawyer Craig Glidden Named GM’s New GC – UPDATE

General Motors announced Thursday that it has selected LyondellBasell Industries Chief Legal Officer Craig Glidden of Houston to be its new general counsel. LyondellBasell didn’t waste time replacing Glidden. The…

Tread Carefully When Writing a Social Media Policy

Tread Carefully When Writing a Social Media Policy

The NLRB has plenty to say about companies’ social media policies and it hasn’t been too complimentary. The agency believes a significant number of social media policy restrictions are unlawful.…

TMI on Social Media? How to Keep Company Policies Lawful

TMI on Social Media? How to Keep Company Policies Lawful

A quiet work complaint voiced over beers at a corner pub 10 years ago can now go viral on Facebook or Twitter. The popularity of social media brings risks for…

Posting, Tweeting, Tagging #Gagging

Posting, Tweeting, Tagging #Gagging

Hey, did you know that you can get yourself in a whole lot of trouble on social media? No, seriously, you can! Wait, you already knew that? Everyone knows that?…

TPG Capital Hires Fort Worth SEC Lawyer as Corporate Compliance Leader – UPDATE

TPG Capital Hires Fort Worth SEC Lawyer as Corporate Compliance Leader – UPDATE

JoAnn Harris is about to get a big raise. The private equity firm is expected next week to name the SEC assistant director of enforcement as its new deputy director…

Dean Foods Names Marc Kesselman New GC

Dean Foods Names Marc Kesselman New GC

Kesselman has left PepsiCo and Frito Lay to be the new general counsel and Executive VP at Dallas-based Dean Foods. In exclusive comments to The Texas Lawbook, Kesselman said that…

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…