National Diversity Council to Host Top 50 General Counsel Dinner, Featuring Former U.S. Attorney General, Eric Holder for Legal Diversity Week

National Diversity Council to Host Top 50 General Counsel Dinner, Featuring Former U.S. Attorney General, Eric Holder for Legal Diversity Week

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.@DiversityFirst is excited to host the #Top50GeneralCounsel Dinner with keynote speaker, U.S. Attorney General @EricHolder on Wednesday, October 30 from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Register today: https://bit.ly/2MJiIu9
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 7:30pm

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HOUSTON, October 15, 2019 /3BL Media/ – The National Diversity Council (NDC) will host a top 50 general counsel dinner, featuring former U.S. attorney general, Eric Holder, who served from 2009-2015 under the Obama Administration. The 2019 top 50 general counsel, a distinctive list of executives, partners and professionals who impact the legal  industry will also be honored. This event will take place during NDC’s legal diversity week, at the Marriott Marquis Houston on Wednesday, October 30 from 7:30-9:30 p.m. 

“We are honored to have Eric Holder service as the keynote speaker for our top 50 general counsel dinner,” said Dennis Kennedy, founder and board chairman of the National Diversity Council. “We look forward to recognizing top general counsel executives, partners and professionals that are inspiring others and molding the future of the legal industry.”

Registration and networking will begin at 7:00 p.m., with dinner commencing at  7:30 p.m. Individual ticket cost is $299.00. Registration is currently ongoing and can be completed at: legaldiversityweek.org. To learn more information about the event or sponsorship opportunities, please contact dennis.kennedy@nationaldiversitycouncil.org. 

The 2019 Top 50 General Counsel Award is based on the following criteria:

  • Must be a General Counsel, Chief Legal Officer, Vice President or Associate General Counsel
  • Demonstrates achievements across the full spectrum of in-house responsibility
  • Performs above and beyond the usual requirements of his or her professional capability
  • Shows commitment to diversity and community well-being
  • Displays high integrity and ethical behavior

 2019 Top 50 General Counsel 

Abel Martinez

Group Vice

President of Partner 

Relations, Risk Solutions and 

Government Affairs

HEB

Al Flores

General Counsel

Gringo’s Mexican Kitchen

And Jimmy Changas

Amy Benya

Assistant General Counsel 

Aldine ISD

Andrea McHenry

Associate General Counsel

Insperity

Ba Nguyen

Assistant General Counsel

C&J Energy Services

Cathy Konwisarz

Assistant General Counsel

Marathon Oil 

Chris Johnsen

COO/GC 

Amagazi

Clay Allen

Associate General Counsel

Houston Rockets

David Cooke

General Counsel

ARM Energy Holdings

David Francis 

Assistant General Counsel

Kirby Corporation

Dona Cornell 

Vice Chancellor for Legal 

Affairs and General Counsel

University of Houston

Edgar Ashley Smith

General Counsel

Houston Community College

Charlene Tsang-Kao 

Assistant General Counsel - Litigation & Labor/Employment

Marathon Oil Company

 

Fermeen Fazal

Chief Counsel

Universal Pegasus International

Gabe Nwuli

Deputy General Counsel

ARM Energy

Hao Le

General Counsel

Texas Southern University

Hector Pineda

Head of Legal

Shell

Julie Caggiano

General Counsel

Envoy Mortgage

Kim Warnica

Executive Vice President, General

Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer 

and Secretary 

Alta Mesa Resources

Kimberly Frye

General Counsel 

Krystal Hunter

Senior Vice President, General

Counsel and Corporate Secretary

The Brock Group

Lilly Van Maele

Assistant General Counsel

Resource Environmental

Faisal H. Kajani

General Counsel

Intellergy

Marilyn Moore Basso

Senior VP, General Counsel & 

Corporate Secretary

TPC Group

Maryam Tabatabai

General Counsel

Baylor Genetics

Mehgan Wichuk

SVP, General Counsel

& Chief Compliance Officer

Trillium Flow Technologies

Monica Karuturi

Global Head of Business Solutions

Munich Re

Natara Williams

General Counsel

Gemini Midstream

Nelsy Gomez Lipford

Sr. Counsel, General Litigation,

Employment and eDiscovery

Conoco Phillips

Phillina Lai

Vice President, General Counsel-Upstream, Midstream & Gas Supply

Tellurian Inc.

Santos Hinojosa

Vice President, Legal Affairs

Texas Medical Center

Veronica Foley

Senior VP, General Counsel

& Corporate Secretary 

Precision Drilling

Veta Byrd-Perez

Associate General Counsel

Rice University 

Victoria F. Nemeth

Managing Partner

Filippov Law Group

Vivek Arora

Chief Administrative Officer

and General Counsel

Mears Group

Y. Nicole Montgomery

Deputy General Counsel 

Houston Community College

  Keli Crandall   Viereck

    Assistant General Counsel

Total American Services, Inc. 

Katherine Hargis

Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

Key Energy Services 

Jennifer Johnson

General Counsel, Corporate Secretary & Compliance Officer

Rosehill Resources, Inc. 

Chris Abundis

Senior Vice Prsident, General

Counsel & Secretary

SilverBow Resources

Cydonni V. Fairfax 

Executive Vice President

& General Counsel

METRO

Sachin Bhadari, J.D. 

Vice President, Employee Relations & Employee Health

Associate General Counsel

Labor & Employment

Memorial

Jeffery Gilbert

Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel

Carnelian Energy Capital Management, LP

Michael Racusin

Associate General Counsel & Assistant Secretary

Luby's

Paige Goodwin

Assistant General Counsel

Total American Services

Peggy Barber

America's CEO & General Counsel

IACCM

 

Celeste Fruge 

Associate General Counsel

Newpark Resources

 

Samantha-Anne Horwitch

General Counsel, Chief Compliance and Human Resources Officer

Citelum US

Chasless Yancy 

Assistant General Counsel

Port Houston

Collin Warren 

General Counsel and Chief Compliance Director

APM

Neil Verma 

Associate General Counsel & Assistant Secretary

ROX Financial Inc.

 

To see full biographies for the 2019 Top 50 General Counsel, please visit: http://top50generalcounsel.org/2019-houston/

About The National Diversity Council

A non-profit organization committed to fostering a learning environment for organizations to grow in their knowledge of diversity. The council affords opportunities for organizations to share best practices and learn from top corporate leaders in the areas of diversity and inclusion.  More information about the National Diversity Council is available at: www.nationaldiversitycouncil.org.

Media Contact: Kamaria Monmouth

Communications Specialist

National Diversity Council 

kamaria.monmouth@nationaldiversitycouncil.org

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