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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…

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…