Citing his extraordinary leadership and legal acumen throughout the merger, the Association of Corporate Counsel’s Houston Chapter and The Texas Lawbook have awarded the 2020 Houston Corporate Counsel General Counsel of the Year for a Midsized Legal Department to NetTier General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer Kevin McDonald.
Kevin McDonald has experienced extraordinary career successes. He has rung the opening or closing bell on the New York Stock Exchange three times with three companies. In 2019, he helped engineer a $1.8 billion merger between Keane Group and C&J Energy, creating an oil field services powerhouse with more than $4 billion in annual revenues. For those achievements and more, McDonald is the 2020 Houston Corporate Counsel General Counsel of the Year for a Midsized Legal Department. The Texas Lawbook has his complete story – and an amazing story it is.
The Atlanta-based law firm has launched its 10th U.S. office with a team of energy litigators from Thompson & Knight.
The new leaders have close to 50 years of combined tenure at the firm.
Much has been written about the nuts and bolts of remote jury trials, but equally important are remote arbitration proceedings. Angela Zambrano and Yolanda Garcia, partners at Sidley in Dallas, tackle the topic in this article.
While energy bankruptcies are likely to continue, the airline industry may end up being the hardest hit, according to panelists participating in last week’s “Corporate Bankruptcy Fever” CLE. Moreover, the disruptions that have emerged from the COVID-19 pandemic are changing the paths and prospects for many more businesses in many different industries facing Chapter 11.
Veronica Foley was five when her grandfather, a lawyer in Columbia, was assassinated for being a political activist. The family lived in constant fear. She took different routes to school daily. Nearly four decades later, Foley is the general counsel at Precision Drilling. She and lawyers at Norton Rose Fulbright last year won a heated 8-year FLSA battle that could have been devastating for the Houston company. Foley and the law firm are the recipients of the 2020 Houston Corporate Counsel Business Litigation of the Year Award. The Texas Lawbook has the exclusive inside story.
Legendary Texas oilman T. Boone Pickens was 88 years old when he went to court in Pecos against another energy giant, J. Cleo Thompson. Hundreds of millions of dollars were at stake. It was Pickens’ last public fight and it featured fireworks and big-time trial lawyers, including Pickens’ handpicked attorney, Chrysta Castañeda. In their new book, Castañeda and co-author Loren Steffy provide extraordinary insight into Pickens and his last trial. The Texas Lawbook is pleased to provide this exclusive excerpt.
The Dallas-based company received a grand jury subpoena from the DOJ last year for documents relating to certain marketing-related claims in a lawsuit from the Federal Trade Commission against the company.
KLV Capital’s Vic Keller weighed in on the private equity shop’s investment strategy, its portfolio companies’ performance and what M&A activity will look like going forward.