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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…

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…