Houston attorney Will Jordan was appointed general counsel of Pittsburgh-based EQT Corp. after the Rice brothers took control of the company in a bitter proxy fight.
Orrick partner David Ronn is moving in-house, becoming general counsel of a company that plans to create exchange-traded securities that will allow investment in single-property real estate.
TechnipFMC’s Lisa Wang: From Scooping Ice Cream to Expertise on Multijurisdictional, Dually Traded Public Companies
Widely viewed as one of the brilliant young stars in the corporate in-house legal community, Lisa Wang played a leading role in the incredibly complex $13 billion merger of Houston-based FMC Technologies and Technip of Paris in 2017 and guided the newly formed company through a $460 million debt offering in 2018. The Texas Lawbook has an in-depth profile of Wang’s life and career.
Fluor Corp’s long-time chief legal officer Carlos Hernandez is now the company’s interim CEO. While Fluor has not announced who will replace Hernandez as CLO, it lists two lawyers , Dawn Stout and Kevin Hammonds, as holding the general counsel title. This article looks back at Hernandez’ extraordinary life and career.
April 25, Four Seasons Hotel On April 25, ACC Houston and The Texas Lawbook hosted the annual Corporate Counsel Awards with more than 300 Houston lawyers and corporate executives in
Halliburton GC Robb Voyles stepped to the podium to accept his award for General Counsel of the Year and saw a photo of himself on the ballroom’s big screen. “I’m not getting this award for picture of the year obviously,” Voyles told the audience at the 2019 Houston Corporate Counsel Awards. ACC Houston and The Texas Lawbook honored 14 corporate legal departments and their lawyers. The Lawbook has exclusive details and photos from the event.
Precision Drilling GC Veronica Foley is fluent in Spanish, fluent in French and talented in ways that her colleagues regard her as “a superstar.” From unique legal projects to everyday functions she helps keep the company out in front of issues. And now she is a finalist for GC of the Year for a Mid-sized Legal Department in the 2019 Houston Corporate Counsel Awards.
Blaine Edwards began his legal career as a teenager, filing in small claims court to collect unpaid bills for his parents’ petroleum wholesale business. Now he’s being honored as a finalist for Senior Counsel of the Year in the 2019 Houston Corporate Counsel Awards. Mark Curriden tells his story.
When Tim Johnson’s friend and boss – the founder of the company he worked for – died tragically in a plane crash, it was a “punch in the gut.” But things were about to get worse. In the wake of his friend’s death, Johnson uncovered a massive fraud at his company. The skill and determination with which he approached that problem, as well as others that emerged at Peak Completion Technologies, has resulted in his nomination as GC of the Year for a Small Legal Department in Houston’s 2019 Corporate Counsel Awards.
In a trademark lawsuit that began with a coffee cup plopped on his desk, Tracy Richardson led the charge to protect the distinctive Buc-ee’s beaver grin from corporate copycats and poachers. Now, he and Buc-ee’s are winners in the Business Litigation of the Year category of the 2019 Houston Corporate Counsel Awards. Read Mark Curriden’s account of this award-winning litigation.