The Texas GC Forum chose in-house lawyers at AT&T, Boeing Global Services, ExxonMobil, Platinum Dermatology, Southwestern Energy and the Teacher Retirement System of Texas to receive the Magna Stella Award. The biggest winner is Houston-based Mattress Firm. The Texas Lawbook has the names.
The Fort Worth-based airline conducted a national search to replace Paul Jones, who retired earlier this year. Willkie Farr partner Priya Aiyar, whose practice specialized in litigation and global trade and investment disputes, will start the job in September and will relocate to American’s DFW headquarters.
The past six months have been a whirlwind for Baron Oursler. He played a critical role in the sale of his employer, FleetPride, to a New York private equity firm. His wife gave birth to their first child, who was born six weeks prematurely and spent a month in the hospital. And he recently started a new job as GC of Worldwide Flight Services. The Texas Lawbook has the inside details.
For the first time, members of the DFW Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel – J.C. Penney Senior Counsel April Goff and Pinnacle Group GC Erin Stewart – have been named Top 10 30-Somethings by the global group of in-house lawyers. One of them starts a new job this week.
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.