Features Region: Southwest

Jeffrey W. Martin – Civitas Senior Living

It seemed an example of an attorney earning his stripes as Jeff Martin spent almost a decade working at several Dallas-area law firms practicing in multiple areas but specializing in commercial and complex litigation. Diligently, he researched, wrote briefs and litigated, learning all the while how businesses both large and small operate. And yet, when […]

Roberto “R.C.” Rondero De Mosier – The Guild

There are times when his employer gets swept into local controversies over short-term rentals—the kind that have embroiled online lodging giant Airbnb and led to a broader discussion about the current U.S. housing crisis. But as Roberto Rondero De Mosier—just call him R.C.—patiently explains, it’s essentially an apples-versus-oranges comparison. “There’s a big difference in the […]

Ted Prouty – Air Liquide

You wouldn’t know it, but if you’re sitting down with a glass of wine while chatting or texting on a cell phone, Ted Prouty’s work is helping make that possible. As Air Liquide’s Associate General Counsel–U.S., Prouty helps manage the risk and oversee the transactions that procure the Air Liquide gases that are components in […]

Scott Shepherd – ScaleFactor

The clichés would have ScaleFactor Chief Legal Officer Scott Shepherd landing on his feet, his boots on the ground as the Austin, Texas, company embarks on a new round of growth. And indeed, the clichés are true, as Shepherd becomes the company’s first in-house attorney, bringing a combination of military and legal experience with him […]

Jeff Garrett – Pioneer Natural Resources Co.

Energy flowing from the Permian Basin in Texas runs west to east from Midland to Houston. Houston native Jeff Garrett’s career has run in the opposite direction, as well as up, down and sideways with the advent of horizontal drilling. As an associate general counsel for Pioneer Natural Resources, Garrett helped the Dallas-based company build […]

Jeffrey Holland – Discovery Land Company

It’ll be a piece of Portuguese paradise that Jeffrey Holland will have had a hand in assembling, but may only experience as a guest. A guest of the super rich and famous, that is, and while Holland may mingle in the company of well-to-do people, his behind-the-scenes legal work does not put him on a […]

Melina Chaparro – Elementia USA

Long a leader in supplying the U.S. construction industry with copper pipes, cement and building materials, Mexican-based Elementia is setting an even stronger foundation now as it acquires plants and infrastructure across the country with its Elementia USA division. Expansion spread into Canada, too, says Elementia USA General Counsel and Vice President of Legal Affairs […]

Christina Steiner – Adeptus Health

When your first job out of law school disappears because the firm goes under before you can even start, your career path gets bumpy. Such was the case for Christina Steiner, who thought she was all set as she graduated law school in 2009. She had a foot in the door at a firm, the […]

Kristin Paiva – Massage Envy

In late 2018, right around the time Kristin Paiva was interviewing to become the new general counsel for Massage Envy Franchising, LLC, the company was just months away from inking agreements to bring several multi-unit operators into the fold to develop and acquire franchise locations numbering in the triple digits over the next five years. […]

Skip Hulett – NatureSweet

Behind every small, sweet, perfect cherry tomato on a plate is a human story. A person supporting a family played a role in that plant’s development—whether it was carefully planting a seed, watering a vine or handpicking the perfected fruit. At least that’s how Skip Hulett, the first vice president and general counsel of NatureSweet, […]

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