Joe Longley sent a letter Tuesday to Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton that questions the legality of the mandatory State Bar of Texas to charge dues to its members to pay for programs, including support for the Young Lawyers Association. He also challenges the constitutionality of TYLA elections.
Brandy Treadway’s first task when she joined J.C. Penney in 2011 was to prepare an 8-K SEC filing announcing that Ron Johnson was being hired as the CEO. Much has happened since then and Treadway has been there to help the retail giant through it all. A major proponent of diversity, she is the fourth consecutive woman to be J.C. Penney’s GC.
When Mauri Miller arrived at Platinum Dermatology Partners in May 2016, the business had three offices and 16 providers in Texas. Fifteen transactions later, Platinum has 33 offices and 83 providers in multiple states. Miller, who is 31, oversees Platinum’s M&A and has been integrally involved in each deal.
MarketWatch says A. Lynne Puckett was a “principal” at the Central Intelligence Agency. Modern Counsel magazine once described her as a “CIA Operative.” Irving-based Celanese Corporation has two new titles for Puckett: Senior Vice President and General Counsel.
Cori Ulrich, deputy GC of RealPage, has been busy with acquisitions and capital-raising transactions during the past three years. Ulrich has spearheaded legal teams in executing 12 acquisitions ranging from $5 million to $300 million and CapM transactions, including a $450 million follow-on equity offering and a $345 million convertible debt offering.
Jennifer Brown loves coffee, especially South American coffee. She drinks three cups a day, no cream and no sugar. “It is a huge factor when you are a lawyer for a business and you really believe in the company and the product, and I love coffee,” says Brown, who is assistant GC at coffee manufacturer Farmer Brothers.
During his four years at Summit, GC Daniel Gerber has handled five M&A deals, drafted hundreds of contracts and agreements, updated the privacy guidelines and procedures and helped the company avoid potentially costly litigation. Summit CEO Dale Young says, “Daniel’s execution makes visions become a reality.”
The 145-year-old Kansas City legal operation announced Thursday evening it is launching in Dallas with four lawyers and plans to have several more.
As lead labor and employment counsel at Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits, Lauren Mutti handles everything from a $9 million litigation docket to sales compliance policies nationwide. She describes herself as the daughter of a “corporate gypsy,” but others describe her as a community-committed lawyer who is terrific at her job.
EnLink Midstream Partners CLO Alaina Brooks and Deputy GC Kendall Talbott have been a team for a half-dozen years. Together, they implemented a $13 billion simplification, brought several midstream projects online, eliminated dozens of nuisance lawsuits and sold a $3.12 billion interest in EnLink. Now they’re finalists for an ACC-DFW award.