WNDYR CEO Claire Haidar’s presentation to the Association of Corporate Counsel’s DFW Chapter was designed to be a cold, hard slap about the days ahead for most businesses. Companies today are fraught with constant chaos and face crisis after crisis. The workforce is increasingly unstable and is becoming less and less productive. Corporate leaders are trying to implement hybrid working conditions – efforts that she predicts will fail miserably. Bottom line: Business leaders face challenges today like nothing they have ever seen before.
Travis Counts is the second former C-suite hire from a major oil and gas player this year. He has negotiated and closed transactions exceeding $75 billion in value over his career, which includes Concho’s $9.5 billion sale to ConocoPhillips that closed in January.
Trent Bridges served as the lead lawyer on numerous mergers and acquisitions and other corporate matters for the Tulsa, Oklahoma-based company.
Clarence and Shonn Brown were married for 21 years and became one of the power couples of corporate law in Texas. He was the GC of Kronos Worldwide. She is the deputy GC of Kimberly-Clark Corporation, a multinational personal care products maker. Last Friday, Clarence Brown died from complications from a head injury. He was 52. But the impact he had was immeasurable. The Texas Lawbook has an in-depth report.
Between bankruptcy, labor force reductions and navigating Covid-19, Tasha Leilani Grinnell has had a whirlwind experience at Neiman Marcus Group. Grinnell spoke with the DBJ about lessons learned over the last year and where Neiman Marcus Group is headed in the future.
Brad Nitschke was the chair of Jackson Walker’s Covid-19 Task Force.
The Dutch chemical company has added Andrew Edelman has senior counsel to handle disputes in the Americas.
Frost Bank clearly has a thing for lawyers at Haynes and Boone. The Texas bank has named former Haynes and Boone litigator C.E. Rhodes, who also practiced at Akin Gump and Baker Hughes, to be its new general counsel and corporate secretary. The Texas Lawbook has details.
Katie Wiley said the opportunity to join a smaller, more nimble firm in the clean energy and renewables space was exactly what she was looking for.
Kelly Rentzel, former general counsel at Texas Capital, has a new job: general counsel of First Foundation Inc. The emerging California-founded financial services firm is moving to Dallas, and they’ve tagged Rentzel to help them grow. Natalie Posgate reports.