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INTA Floods Dallas with 9,000 Trademark Experts

INTA Floods Dallas with 9,000 Trademark Experts

For Alcon Labs Assistant GC Sheldon Pontaoe and AT&T Trademarks Attorney David Cho, the International Trademark Association annual meeting has been a chance to meet face to face with colleagues…

Be a Leader? Why Should I? I’m just the Lawyer

Be a Leader? Why Should I? I’m just the Lawyer

Lawyers are trained to be leaders in their firms and in their communities. But in a time where risks to in-house and law firm counsel are significant - and sometimes…

GCs Added to Expanded Federal Judicial Evaluation Committee

GCs Added to Expanded Federal Judicial Evaluation Committee

Texas’ two U.S. Senators have named a 35-member commission to review and evaluate candidates interested in filling six open federal district judgeships and two openings on the federal circuit court…

UT GC Burgdorf Moves to Beatty Bangle and VuCOMP

UT GC Burgdorf Moves to Beatty Bangle and VuCOMP

“The job has changed in recent times,” he says, giving a nod to the recent controversy within the UT Board of Regents. …

A G.C.’s Taste of Wine: Swirl. Sniff. Sip. Savor. Repeat.

A G.C.’s Taste of Wine: Swirl. Sniff. Sip. Savor. Repeat.

Greg Blair’s love affair with wine began innocently enough early in the new millennium with the winning bid for a wine tasting at a fundraising auction for a school in…

AMR Legal Fees in Bankruptcy Exceed $170 Million

AMR Legal Fees in Bankruptcy Exceed $170 Million

With a few months of bankruptcy proceedings still to go, AMR's legal fees continue to mount, topping more than $170 million so far.…

AMR Lawyers: Bankruptcy and Merger Deal “Extraordinarily Unique, Complex” and Expensive

AMR Lawyers: Bankruptcy and Merger Deal “Extraordinarily Unique, Complex” and Expensive

American Airlines GC Gary Kennedy and his lead outside counsel, Thomas Roberts and Glenn West of Weil, provide an exclusive insight into how the AMR and US Airways deal came…

Oil & Gas Legal Experts: MENA Still Very Risky Investment

Oil & Gas Legal Experts: MENA Still Very Risky Investment

Hunt Oil's Dennis Grindinger, ConocoPhillips Counsel Harry Sullivan, and SMU Law Professor John Lowe discuss the Middle East and North Africa. …

V&E Advises Pioneer in $1.7 Billion Deal with Sinochem

V&E Advises Pioneer in $1.7 Billion Deal with Sinochem

Pioneer GC Mark Berg says the issues in this type of JV "may be common, but every deal focuses on the specific nature of the assets and the specific needs…

The ‘Ethics Follies’: Lee Cusenbary Makes Music With Legal Issues

The ‘Ethics Follies’: Lee Cusenbary Makes Music With Legal Issues

San Antonio General Counsel and former actor Lee Cusenbary is the director of a musical parody, way-off-Broadway production and continuing education program that shows that the slippery slope of ethics…

Texas Mutual GC: Strategically Thinking Several Steps Ahead

Texas Mutual GC: Strategically Thinking Several Steps Ahead

Mary Nichols didn’t invent the Texas workers’ compensation system, but she may be its most ardent and aggressive defender. The article examines the 17 years Nichols has been GC at…

General Counsels: Not Just Lawyers Anymore

General Counsels: Not Just Lawyers Anymore

Top in-house lawyers say their job responsibilities have tremendously expanded. Today, general counsels find themselves involved in every aspect of their corporate operations…

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…