Attorney who works with nonprofits, blogs, speaks and heads a business division legal department
Law Practice | Houston, Texas Area, US
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Nothing prompts self-evaluation quicker than an economic crisis. After graduating law school in 2010, I decided three areas in my life meant a tremendous amount to me: 1. Corporate Practice, 2. Working with Nonprofits, and 3. Mentoring. Since then, I've committed to and grown within each of these areas. So far, in....
I started in house serving as legal counsel for a Fortune 500 oil and gas service company. After advising multiple, global business lines and negotiating multi-million dollar frameworks I transitioned to CGG. As Head of Legal Affairs: Sub-Surface Imaging, I manage and support the business line globally for most of its legal work, as well as the Software and Procurement divisions.
A week after the bar I founded, and write for, my blog Notations on Nonprofits. It's an interactive resource that covers the legal issues that impact exempt orgs. I've spoken and presented nationally on nonprofit topics and consult local organizations on governance issues. Most important to me, I volunteer, have held a number of board or advisory positions for organizations that range from emerging to multi-million dollar budgets, startups to grant-making organizations. My nonprofit work was recognized by the Houston Business Journal after I won its Best Corporate Counsel Award; Good Samaritan Category.
I've spoken at several schools, many on a reoccurring basis. With audiences ranging from third grade to law school. I formally and informally mentor several college and law school students as well as volunteering with local girls organizations, for example, Girls Inc.