DEADLINE: FRIDAY, JUNE 16, 2017

Note: All nominees will be asked to complete a questionnaire that will be used by the judges in determining the finalists and winners.

AWARD CATEGORIES

Outstanding General Counsel or Chief Legal Officer

  • Solo
  • Small Legal Department (Managing 1-5 attorneys)
  • Midsize Legal Department (Managing 6-9 attorneys)
  • Large Legal Department (Managing 10 or more attorneys)
    Recognizes outstanding general counsels (or highest attorneys for their companies) in the North Texas area, based significantly on performance from June 2016 to May 2017. Areas of performance might include noteworthy achievements with respect to a significant transaction, resolution of material litigation, law department management, mentoring other lawyers, demonstration of integrity, pro-bono work, or professional development.

 

Outstanding Deputy General Counsel/Associate General Counsel

  • Small Legal Department (Managing 5 or fewer attorneys)
  • Midsize Legal Department (Managing 6-9 attorneys)
  • Large Legal Department (Managing 10 or more attorneys)
    Recognizes outstanding deputy GCs and associate GCs in the North Texas area, based significantly on performance from June 2016 to May 2017. Areas of performance might include noteworthy achievements with respect to a significant transaction, resolution of material litigation, law department management, mentoring other lawyers, demonstration of integrity, pro-bono work, or professional development.

 

Outstanding In-House Counsel

(Minimum of five years of in-house experience, as of May 2017.)
Recognizes outstanding in-house counsels in the North Texas area, based significantly on performance from June 2016 to May 2017. Areas of performance might include noteworthy achievements with respect to a significant transaction, resolution of material litigation, law department management, mentoring other lawyers, demonstration of integrity, pro-bono work, or professional development.

Outstanding Up-and-Comer

(Maximum of five years of in-house experience, as of May 2017.)
Recognizes excellence among emerging corporate counsels in the North Texas area. Areas of performance might include noteworthy achievements with respect to a significant transaction, resolution of material litigation, mentoring other lawyers, demonstration of integrity, pro-bono work, or professional development.

Bottom-Line Impact

Recognizes general counsels who have added significant value to their companies’ bottom lines through innovative programs and strategies.

Champion of Diversity Award

Recognizes a general counsel’s efforts to promote ethnic and gender inclusion in their legal departments through diversity initiatives and practices.

Outstanding Community Service

Recognizes in-house attorneys for their community service activities, especially during the period of June 2016 to May 2017. This might include providing pro-bono legal services, volunteering, or other involvement in religious, educational, charitable, or cultural activities that serve to improve the quality of life in the North Texas area.

Questions? Please contact Carly Mann at [email protected]