D CEO Presents

Corporate Counsel Awards

Honoring outstanding in-house attorneys in Dallas-Fort Worth.

The Corporate Counsel Awards program honors outstanding in-house attorneys in Dallas-Fort Worth. All finalists will be featured in D CEO and recognized at an exclusive event, where winners will be revealed.

Nominations Closed

Nominations will open in May 2022.

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 2020 to May 2021. 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 (2-5 attorneys)
  • Midsize Legal Department (6-9 attorneys)
  • Large Legal Department (10 or more attorneys)

Recognizes outstanding deputy GCs and associate GCs in the North Texas area, based significantly on performance from June 2020 to May 2021. 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

Recognizes outstanding in-house counsels in the North Texas area, based significantly on performance from June 2020 to May 2021. 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 2021.)

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 2020 to May 2021. 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.

2020 Finalists

FAQ

How do I make nominations?

Click here to make a nomination. The deadline for nomination submission is Wednesday, June 23, 2021.

How are winners selected?

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

Where can I get more information on this event?

The Corporate Counsel Awards event will be held on September 29 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at On The Levee.

 

For editorial information, contact Kelsey Vanderschoot at kelsey.vanderschoot@dmagazine.com.

 

For advertising and sponsor information, contact Laurie Stovall at laurie.stovall@dmagazine.com.

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