If you were ever wondering what it takes to get hired on big cases for BP, Exxon or Chevron, look no further. A trio of lawyers from the major oil companies dished during a conference last week on qualities they’re looking for – or not looking for – in their outside law firms. Natalie Posgate was at the panel discussion and has the details.
She’s only 41, but ETP’s Tonja De Sloover has become the new face of high-stakes business litigation – aggressive, strategic and unafraid to go to trial. She’s also the perfect role model for highly successful women in law today. The Lawbook has an in-depth look at De Sloover, who is being honored Thursday night by the Texas GC Forum.
Jim Baldwin has led Dr Pepper through several multi-billion-dollar mergers, including a highly complex spinoff from Cadbury Schweppes and subsequent IPO in 2008 and its $18.7 billion merger with Massachusetts-based Keurig earlier this year. This week, the Texas General Counsel Forum honors Baldwin with its prestigious Magna Stella Award for General Counsel.
Since relocating its U.S. headquarters to Plano two years ago, the corporate legal department at Toyota has implemented a diversity protocol that is among the most aggressive in Texas. Next week, the Texas GC Forum is honoring Toyota with its Magna Stella Award. The Lawbook has details and exclusive interviews.
Dallas-based Trinity Industries promoted deputy general counsel Sarah Teachout to chief legal officer Thursday and Jared Richardson to the post of corporate secretary. Long-time CLO Theis Rice retains the title of senior VP and will serve as the industrial supply company’s chief corporate compliance officer. The Texas Lawbook has the details.
Many lawyers believe Dallas Stars GC Alana Matthews and Dallas Cowboys GC Jason Cohen have dream jobs. Guess what? Matthews and Cohen agree. Next week, they join their counterparts for the Texas Rangers, Dallas Mavericks, Texas Motor Speedway and FC Dallas in an exclusive CLE program hosted by The Texas Lawbook and ACC-DFW.
More than 100 lawyers from corporate in-house legal departments across Dallas-Fort Worth gathered Tuesday evening at Toyota Motor’s new headquarters in Plano to participate in Association of Corporate Counsel’s DFW Chapter’s second annual Pro Bono Fair and to learn about pro bono opportunities.
John Gessner, who served as general counsel and corporate secretary of Front Burner Restaurants for the last nine years, has joined Fox Rothschild as a partner in its Dallas office.
David was the best lawyer I have ever known. He reveled in the complex but was able to devise simple and creative solutions when none were apparent to others. The Texas Lawbook has this tribute.
This year’s awards ceremony will be Jan. 24 at the President George W. Bush Library and Institute. Save the date. This article has the details.