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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…

GC Forum Honors Charles Hardy of Austin Industries

GC Forum Honors Charles Hardy of Austin Industries

Hardy, who plans to retire at the end of 2014, received the 13th Annual Robert H. Dedman Award for Ethics and Law. …

Exclusive: AA GC Kennedy: No Plan B and No Retreating

Exclusive: AA GC Kennedy: No Plan B and No Retreating

American Airlines GC Gary Kennedy says he was shocked and disappointed that Texas AG Greg Abbott joined the federal antitrust lawsuit filed last week to stop AA's $11 billion merger…

Meet Kathryn Koorenny: The In-House Lawyer Who Quietly Saved American Airlines

Meet Kathryn Koorenny: The In-House Lawyer Who Quietly Saved American Airlines

Last week, a federal judge dismissed the $3 billion World Trade Center attack lawsuit against American Airlines. “The horrible attacks on September 11 were terrible for our country and, truthfully,…

Corporate Counsel Programs Gain Presence at Texas Law Schools

Corporate Counsel Programs Gain Presence at Texas Law Schools

General counsels have traditionally used their outside law firms as recruiting pools - not law schools. But that is changing. …

Range Resources Adds Deputy GC

Range Resources Adds Deputy GC

Range GC David Poole says Range’s legal needs have increased as the company has grown.…

Rackspace GC is Tired of ‘Giving Money to a Protection Racket’

Rackspace GC is Tired of ‘Giving Money to a Protection Racket’

Alan Schoenbaum is fed up with patent trolls and he’s not going to take it any more. The San Antonio tech GC vows to fight the patent assertion entities.…

Winners and More Winners at DFW GC Forum Golf Tourney

Winners and More Winners at DFW GC Forum Golf Tourney

It was a hot day, but a cool event, for participants in the annual golf tournament of the Dallas-Fort Worth Chapter of the General Counsel Forum. One stroke separated the…

American Airlines Names Post Merger VP Over Legal and Regulatory Affairs

American Airlines Names Post Merger VP Over Legal and Regulatory Affairs

Long-time AA General Counsel Gary Kennedy is leaving after nearly three decades working in the airlines’ corporate legal department. AA CEO-in-waiting Doug Parker announced that his current executive vice president…

Texas Law Firm GCs Watching Georgia Supreme Court Case

Texas Law Firm GCs Watching Georgia Supreme Court Case

Do communications between a law firm's lawyers and its in-house GC fall under the attorney-client privilege and work product when a dispute arises between the law firm and one of…

Bob Dedman: Post ClubCorp, Guiding New Chapter of Family Business, Golf Legacy

Bob Dedman: Post ClubCorp, Guiding New Chapter of Family Business, Golf Legacy

Longtime Dallas businessman and SMU law graduate Bob Dedman is known for his thoughtful and deliberate decision-making. Yet, when presented with one of the most important deals of his career,…

Austin Industries Names D. Steven Henry New Chief Legal Officer

Austin Industries Names D. Steven Henry New Chief Legal Officer

Prominent Gardere constructional lawyer D. Steven Henry will become CLO on July 1. Austin Industries, which is one of the largest construction firms in the U.S., said Henry is joining…

Baker Botts Makes Debut Law Firm Appearance at the Bush Center

Baker Botts Makes Debut Law Firm Appearance at the Bush Center

Guests of the firm's Spring Enterprising Women's Series learned about the Bush Institute's Women's Intiative.…

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…