The Texas Lawbook hosted a soiree honoring last year’s award winners, this year’s judges and ACC-DFW leadership. This is the inaugural DFW Outstanding Corporate Counsel Awards Alumni reception.
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.
You would think a merger between two affiliated entities would be easy to pull off. Not so with Energy Transfer Equity’s purchase of Energy Transfer Partners, which is a finalist for the 2018 M&A Deal of the Year award by the Dallas/Fort Worth chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel.
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.
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.
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.”
When Capital One’s financial services division decided to exit the mortgage origination and servicing business in 2017, it had a pretty sticky problem: How do you shed a portfolio of 113,000 mortgages valued at $17 billion in an orderly and cost-conscious fashion? Apparently, you task your Assistant GC Elizabeth Chostner to deal with the details.
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.