Charlotte Rasche has handled more than 30 M&A transactions for Prosperity Bank – first as a lawyer at Bracewell and now as the financial institution’s chief legal officer. None of those deals, however, were close to being as large or important as Prosperity’s $2.1 billion purchase of Plano-based LegacyTexas Bank a year ago. Working with Bracewell’s Will Anderson, Rasche completed one of the largest bank deals in Texas history in less than five months. Rasche and Anderson are the winners of the 2020 Houston Corporate Counsel Award for M&A Transaction of the Year.
The Texas Lawbook provides unique and substantive content to our Premium subscribers. In this exclusive interview, Prosperity Bank General Counsel Charlotte Rasche provides insight what she looks for when hiring outside counsel, key things that outside counsel need to know about her, how the role of the GC has changed and the need for more diversity in the legal profession.
Don’t expect federal civil jury trials in Texas to increase for the next few months because of the COVID-19 pandemic, three federal judges told 200 Texas general counsel Thursday. The judges have some other pet peeves, too.
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The 2020 Houston Corporate Counsel Award for Creative Partnership goes to Chevron senior counsel Aylssa Schindler and Lauren Brogdon of Norton Rose Fulbright. The duo normally handle multimillion-dollar transactions and lawsuits, but they came together to co-engineer a major pro bono effort involving more than 20 lawyers from the energy giant and the global law firm to help 10 low-income victims of Hurricane Harvey.
Keith Calcote’s son was diagnosed with Tourette’s Syndrome in the third grade. “We knew nothing about Tourette’s or what lay ahead,” said Calcote, who has served as an assistant general counsel at Shell Oil, Motiva and Waste Management. During the past three decades, Calcote has been involved in some of the biggest corporate civil lawsuits in Texas history. But his family’s experience with Tourette’s gave him an understanding and compassion that deeply affected his profession and faith.
The Texas Lawbook provides unique and substantive content to our Premium subscribers. In this interview, former Weatherford International General Counsel Christina Ibrahim provides personal insight into her life, how she selects outside counsel and key things outside counsel should know about her.
Christina Ibrahim’s accomplishments at Weatherford International include multiple large M&A deals and guiding the oil services company through a highly successful bankruptcy and restructuring that eliminated $6 billion in debt. But her achievement was much different, much deeper and much more important. The Association of Corporate Counsel Houston and The Texas Lawbook award the 2020 Houston Corporate Counsel’s General Counsel of the Year Award for a Large Legal Department to Ibrahim.
Diversity and inclusion must be personal. Making history and even just experiencing it can be difficult. Words followed up by actions on mandatory diversity by corporate general counsel equals progress and success. These were the messages that came from the Texas Minority Counsel Program’s two-day annual meeting.
The Dallas in-house lawyer and ACC-DFW board member said it was her goal to join “the most talented team of attorneys in DFW.”