Coming into the hearing, four UDF executives faced sentences of up to 27 years in federal prison, according to prosecutors.
Houston Corp. Counsel Award Winners: Theresa Terrell, Niko Lorentzatos, Travis Torrence, Bo Shi and Diane Greene
Nearly 200 Houston general counsel and corporate lawyers packed the Four Seasons Hotel Thursday night for the 2022 Houston Corporate Counsel Awards.
The big winners of the fourth annual awards, which highlight the successful legal work of corporate in-house counsel, involved general counsel and senior counsel at Shell USA, Crescent Energy, Hines, GSFSGroup and Oasis Petroleum.
In an amicus brief filed at the U.S. Supreme Court, several former Texas judges urge the court to grant certiorari in the case of a Grayson County Black man convicted by an all-white jury that included several jurors who said they disapproved of his interracial marriage. Osler McCarthy reports.
Seven intellectual property lawyers have left the Houston litigation boutique Ahmad, Zavitsanos & Mensing to practice law at a spinoff firm, Alavi Anaipakos, Natalie Posgate reports. The group departure follows the exit of former AZA name partners Demetrios Anaipakos and Amir Alavi, who left at the end of March.
Citing ‘Irregularities’ in Jury Charge, Former American Airlines Flight Attendant Seeks New Trial in Sexual Assault Case
Lawyers for Kimberly Goesling say the Fort Worth jury that exonerated the airline on May 11 did so after receiving a faulty written charge from the court.
Texas lawyers from Latham and Kirkland worked on the deal, which the parties claim will create the largest pure-play exploration and production company in the Permian’s Delaware Basin.
William Turcotte counts losing his father as one of the most impactful experiences in his life. “I wasn’t prepared for something like that,” Turcotte told Mark Curriden in this special Q&A. He explains what it took to rebound and how it informs his life now as GC of Noble Corp.
William Turcotte’s Big Year: Bankruptcy, Two Major Mergers, a Pandemic, Marriage and a Cowboy’s Common Sense
Growing up the son of a South Texas rancher and educator, William Turcotte learned about facing tough times, long days of manual labor and the importance of a great education. Turcotte needed those principles the past two years as the general counsel at Noble Corporation. In a matter of months, he led the offshore drilling contractor in and out of bankruptcy, eliminating $3.4 billion in bond debt. Only weeks after emerging from Chapter 11, Noble acquired Pacific Drilling. In November 2021, Turcotte and Noble were at it again, closing a $3.13 billion all-stock merger with Maersk Drilling.
“The joke was ‘You can always sleep when you’re dead,’” Turcotte told The Texas Lawbook. The Association of Corporate Counsel’s Houston Chapter and The Texas Lawbook have named Turcotte as one of two finalists for the 2022 Houston Corporate Counsel Award for General Counsel of the Year for a Small Legal Department.
For three decades, Stephanie Hildebrandt has been general counsel in some of the biggest and complicated civil lawsuits and M&A transactions in Texas. She’s been the GC at Archrock, a Houston-based provider of natural gas contract compression services, where she led the company’s $1 billion take-private transaction of Archrock Partners. Hildebrandt spent more than a decade as general counsel at Enterprise Products, where she supervised three huge acquisitions for the company, including the $4.4 billion merger with Oiltanking Partners, the 2011 purchase of Duncan Energy for $2.4 billion and the 2009 acquisition of Teppco Partners for $3.3 billion.
This Thursday evening, the Association of Corporate Counsel’s Houston Chapter and The Texas Lawbook are honoring Hildebrandt with the 2022 Houston Corporate Counsel Award for Lifetime Achievement.
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