(Editor’s Note: An earlier version of this article incorrectly reported that Riveron was the debtor in the Chapter 11 case noted below, but it was the liquidating trustee in the Chapter 11 of an undisclosed debtor. The Lawbook has made this correction and regrets the error.)
Last night, The Texas Lawbook and the Association of Corporate Counsel’s DFW Chapter hosted the 2022 Outstanding Corporate Counsel Awards at the George W. Bush Institute on Southern Methodist University’s campus. Roughly 330 people graced the Bush Institute with their presence to celebrate the 2022 successes of nearly two-dozen esteemed in-house lawyers.
Juli Greenberg from General Motors was the recipient of the achievement in diversity and inclusion award, while Mark Berg and Barry Thomas of Pioneer Natural Resources were the recipients of the pro bono and public service award.
We’d like to thank ACC-DFW’s Kelly Turner for being a lovely co-host of the evening. We are extremely grateful for the six-year partnership we have enjoyed with our friends at ACC.
We’d also like to give a special thanks to several companies who donated to the Texas Lawbook Foundation for last night’s event. They are:
- PepsiCo Foods North America
- Pioneer Natural Resources
- General Motors
- Texas Instruments
- Black Mountain Sand
- Keurig Dr Pepper
Namaste to these companies and all who have made contributions to the Lawbook Foundation so far. We couldn’t do this work without your generous support. (For more information on how to donate, visit here.)
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The Latest Charitable Happenings
— Hunton Andrews Kurth announced this week that, along with client Riveron Consulting, it made a $130,000 donation to the Houston Food Bank and other charities. The contribution was part of a terms agreement approved in bankruptcy court as part of a Chapter 11 reorganization. Riveron, a Dallas-based business advisory firm, served as the liquidating trustee for the Chapter 11 of an undisclosed debtor that filed for bankruptcy protection in 2020, and Hunton Andrews Kurth served as Riveron’s legal counsel. The HuntonAK team, which included Houston partner Tad Davidson and associates Ashley Harper and Catherine Rankin, fully administered the trust in just under two years.
— The Dallas Bar Association has announced its February dates for free legal clinics that are conducted by its legal aid arm, the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program (DVAP). Several firms are partnering with DVAP for virtual clinics throughout the month, and several in-person clinics are sponsored as well. Aside from the veterans clinic (which is at 1:30 p.m.), all in-person clinics are at 5 p.m.
Feb. 2: DVAP and JP Morgan Chase & Co.
Feb. 3: DVAP and Bradley Arant Boult Cummings
Feb. 9: DVAP and DLA Piper
Feb. 16: DVAP and Katten Muchin Rosenman
Feb. 23: DVAP and Haynes and Boone
Anyone seeking free legal assistance at the virtual clinics should fill out an online form here: https://tinyurl.com/DVAPClinic
Veteran’s clinic: Feb. 3 at the VA Medical Center (4500 Lancaster Rd). Sponsored by DVAP and Verizon
South Dallas Clinic: Feb. 14 at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center (2922 Martin Luther King Blvd.). Sponsored by DVAP and solo volunteers.
West Dallas Clinic: Feb. 23 at the West Dallas Multi-purpose Center (2828 Fish Trap Rd). Sponsored by DVAP and solo volunteers.
South Dallas Clinic: Feb. 28 at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center (2922 Martin Luther King Blvd). Sponsored by DVAP and Baker Botts