SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, GENERAL COUNSEL AND SECRETARY
Accomplished legal professional with C-level experience as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary. Served as managing attorney for NYSE-listed oil and gas services company with international operations in six countries. With both law firm and in-house experience, ability to evaluate issues from both a legal and business perspective to bring pragmatic solution to complex legal issues. A strategic and analytical problem solver who focuses on the overall picture for the company. Extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, work-out scenarios, corporate financing, corporate governance and compliance and shareholder and derivative litigation.
Strategic Legal Counsel Strategic Planning
Corporate and Securities Law Interpersonal Skills
Results-Oriented Complex Negotiations
Mergers and Acquisitions Problem Resolution
Litigation Management Corporate Governance
Team Building and Loyalty Finance Transactions
July 2008 to July 2015
KEY ENERGY SERVICES, INCHouston, TexasSenior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
October 2002 to July 2008
Assistant General Counsel and Assistant Secretary
Advised C-level executives and the board of directors with respect to strategic transactions, securities laws and corporate Governance Lead in-house and outside legal teams responsible for litigation, corporate matters, master service agreements, capital markets, employment issues and corporate governance Directed as lead counsel all substantive company M&A transactions, including acquisitions of public companies; joint ventures; and investments of company assets Consulted closely with finance group on all securities filings Executed multiple debt and equity capital markets transactions, including all company credit facilities and debt and equity offerings Advised on executive compensation matters, employment agreements, equity awards and proxy disclosure Spearheaded wide variety of corporate and securities matters, including issues arising from the company's delayed financial reporting process beginning in 2004 and culminating in the re-listing of Key's stock on the NYSE in October.
PORTER & HEDGES, L.L.PHouston, Texas
April 1998 to October 2002
Represented public and private corporations, in merger and acquisition transactions, and joint ventures, including stock and asset acquisitions, reverse and triangular mergers and private placement and public offerings of debt and equity securities Assisted with SEC reporting and disclosure, including periodic and current reports, proxy statements and Section 16 reporting Drafted and negotiated transactional documents, such as purchase agreements, LLC agreements, venture capital transaction documents, equity compensation, merger agreements, stockholders' agreements and subscription agreements SEC reporting and disclosure, including periodic and current reports, proxy statements and Section 16 reporting rafted and negotiated various corporate contracts, as well as employment agreements and protective agreements for minority stockholders.
September 1991 to August 1994
FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATIONTampa, FloridaFederal Bank Examiner
Engaged in commercial bank and savings and loan examinations to assess the current and future financial condition of.
Houston Law Center Houston, TX DOCTOR OF JURISPRUDENCEGPA: Editor, Journal of International LawEditor, Journal of International Law
University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, ALCorporate Finance and Investment Management BACHELOR OF SCIENCEGPA: Magna Cum LaudeCorporate Finance and Investment Management Magna Cum Laude
Member, Texas Bar Association Member, American Bar Association
Member, Houston Bar Association Member, Texas General Counsel Forum
AWARDS Corporate Sector Achievement Award - University of Houston, Law Alumni Association in recognition of exceptional achievement in the corporate and business communities. 2015 Influential Women Leaders recognition - National Diversity Council, 2014 Top 50 Women in Oil and Gas recognition - National Diversity Council, 2014 Most Powerful & Influential Women in Texas recognition - National Diversity Council, 2010 Premier Women in Law Honoree award - Association of Women Attorneys, 2013 Finalist for the Houston Business Journal's "Outstanding Corporate Counsel" and "Best Handling of a Complex Issue" awards, 2009 Rising Star" Recipient - Texas Monthly Magazine, 2005
acquisitions, C, capital markets, Interpersonal Skills, contracts, credit, equity, Finance, financial, financial reporting, investments, Team Building, Law, Legal, Litigation, Mergers and Acquisitions, mergers, Negotiations, Problem Resolution, proxy, reporting, Securities, Strategic, Strategic Planning, venture capital