Chasity Henry, a veteran of the Kimberly-Clark and Dr Pepper Snapple legal departments, officially moved into the corporate C-suite Monday as a general counsel of Dallas-based CECO Environmental. At age 39, Henry is widely recognized as one of the leading voices on diversity in the legal profession.
The government is closing in on a $50 billion infusion of emergency aid to the airline industry in light of the extraordinary decrease in demand for air travel following the onset of COVID-19. While well-intended, the proposed package is insufficient to ward off catastrophic airline failures.
The chief legal officers of 50 U.S. corporations, including the general counsel at Dallas-based AT&T and Plano-based Toyota, are asking federal judges to revisit the evidence rules regarding the admission of expert testimony.
Southern Methodist University General Counsel Paul Ward received the 19th Annual Robert H. Dedman Award for Ethics and Law this week from the Texas General Counsel Forum. The Texas Lawbook has details.
Ruhrpumpen General Counsel Eugene Moore hired the Cokinos law firm to handle a patent infringement case on a contingency fee. Moore then wanted a share of the fee for himself. But Moore died without informing his bosses he made such a deal. Now his wife wants Cokinos to pay up. But the Dallas Court of Appeals has the final word.
GALLERY ADDED With more than 100 nominations, 27 finalists and 13 separate categories, the DFW/ACC and The Texas Lawbook hosted more than 400 corporate lawyers at the 2019 Outstanding Corporate Counsel Awards.
Lori Browne attended her first law school class when she was seven and she immediately gave up her dream of being a rock star in favor of practicing law. Three decades later, Browne is the GC of a pipe manufacturer that employs 5,000 people, operates 85 manufacturing facilities and has a market cap of $922 million. And she’s had a really big year.
Ashford Associate GC Jim Plohg played a critical role in 10 transactions, including a couple transformational deals last year for the publicly traded hospitality industry asset management firm. But you can also catch him frequently at the Eagles Canyon Raceway racing a Porsche 911 GT3 in near-bumper-to-bumper traffic at speeds of 160 MPH.
Less than two years on the job, Aundrea Holt assumed legal support for the airline’s nationwide paid sick leave policy and administration, played an instrumental role in American’s nationwide sexual harassment prevention training and led the legal department’s move to its new corporate headquarters, Skyview 8 .She credits her parents and two federal judges for her success.
An eight year veteran of the U.S. Army, Glen Hill had no idea what public finance was. But after a decade of training in the Bracewell muni-bond practice, Hill is the assistant general counsel at Preston Hollow Capital and has “touched” more than 80 financial transactions. He’s worked on 35 deals that have closed.