(May 22) — Since its creation in 2006, the Dallas Hispanic Law Foundation will have awarded almost $400,000 in scholarships and internships to Hispanic law students and provided numerous grants to Hispanic high school and college students with interests in the law. At this year’s Amanacer Luncheon, the Foundation honors and awards 15 deserving Hispanic students with scholarships and grants, and 6 students will receive judicial internships. T-Mobile’s Chris Luna writes about the program and its upcoming event in The Texas Lawyer.
Michael Jackman’s departure is the latest blow for the SEC’s Fort Worth Regional Office, which has seen several of its top and most experienced lawyers leave for the private sector during the past year.
Though that legal degree on your wall is kind of important in order to practice law, it turns out that everything you need to know about civility in the profession boils down to the ‘Golden Rule’ that you already learned in kindergarten: treat others the way you would want to be treated.
Deal activity involving Texas lawyers continued to slide this past week, with only nine transactions worth $1.8 billion announced versus 11 deals worth $2.5 billion the previous week.
On Matt Henry’s first day as a lawyer, he was assigned a research project for a subsidiary of Texas power giant TXU Energy. Twenty-three years later, that company, now called Oncor Electric Delivery, has named Henry to be its general counsel. In exclusive interviews with The Texas Lawbook, Henry and Oncor CEO Allen Nye discuss how they met 25 years ago, the legal needs facing the business and their plans for outside counsel.
© 2018 The Texas Lawbook. By Mark Curriden (April 2) – For John Torres, there was no inspirational story or significant life experience that led him to become a lawyer.
Rachel Gonzalez, who has held senior in-house legal positions at several Texas companies, will no longer have to pay for a cup of coffee starting next month.
This week, a potentially epic and landmark trial gets underway in a federal courtroom in Washington, D.C., pitting the mighty power of the United States government against telecommunications giant AT&T of Dallas. A handful of Texas lawyers, including several AT&T in-house counsel and partners in the Dallas office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, are playing prominent roles in the litigation. The Texas Lawbook has details.
SEC Associate Director Jessica Magee and two other key SEC lawyers are leaving the Fort Worth office to join the Beneficient Company Group, an alternative asset management firm led by Dallas financial titans Brad Keppner, Richard Fisher, Tom Hicks and others. The loss of the three senior SEC leaders leaves a huge void in the federal agency’s regional operations and could impact several high-profile prosecutions and investigations. The Texas Lawbook has full details, including interviews with SEC’s Shamoil Shipchandler and BEN CEO Brad Keppner.
For more than a decade, Gary Kennedy was a steady hand leading the corporate legal department at American Airlines, which faced tremendous turbulence and head winds – from the use of two of its plans by terrorists on 9/11 and the deadly crash of Flight 587 into a neighborhood in Queens to battles with its own labor unions and with Southwest Airlines over expansion at Love Field to its federal bankruptcy and merger with US Airways. In a new book to be released this week, Kennedy provides an extraordinary behind-the-scenes tour of these events and what really happened. Kennedy talked with The Texas Lawbook about the revelations in the book.