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Honoring outstanding in-house attorneys in the North Texas region.

ABOUT THE CORPORATE COUNSEL AWARDS

The Corporate Counsel Awards program, now in its eighth year, honors outstanding in-house attorneys in the North Texas region. All finalists will be featured in D CEO and recognized at an exclusive event in late fall, where winners will be revealed.

THE CATEGORIES

The Corporate Counsel Awards honors outstanding in-house attorneys in 11 categories:

Outstanding General Counsel or Chief Legal Officer

  • Solo
  • Small Legal Department (Managing 2-5 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 July 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 2-5 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 July 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 July 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 July 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.

ABOUT D CEO

D CEO has been named the nation’s best regional business magazine for the past two years. Led by Editor Glenn Hunter, it has become a must-read among North Texas movers and shakers.
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Reader demographics:

$361,448

Average Household Income

$1,856,000

Average Reader Net Worth

20,051

Average Net Circulation

94,239

Total Readership

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How do I make nominations?

All nominations must be made online by June 16, 2017. Click here to make nominations.

How are winners being selected?

The editors of D CEO will determine finalists and winners in all categories.

Where can I get more information on this event?

For editorial information, contact Carly Mann here. For advertising information, contact Josh Schimmels here.

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