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University of Texas Law School Foundation Directory of Staff and Trustees 2016-2017

**Confidential**


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University of Texas Law School Foundation 727 E. Dean Keeton Drive Austin, TX 78705 www.UTLSF.org

Susan Hartenstein

Tiffany Braymen

Executive Director susan@UTLSF.org 512-232-1493

Business Manager tiffany@UTLSF.org 512-232-1380

University of Texas School of Law Ward Farnsworth Dean wf@law.utexas.edu 512-232-1120

Becky Melton Assistant Dean for Alumni Relations and Development bmelton@law.utexas.edu 512-232-1112

John Beckworth Associate Dean for Administration jbeckworth@law.utexas.edu 512-232-1466

David Onion Executive Director of Development onion@law.utexas.edu 512-471-5720


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Kaitlin Bernell Director, Development Phone: 512-232-1791 Email: kbernell@law.utexas.edu

Linda Lewis Director, Development Operations Phone: 512-232-9394 Email: llewis@law.utexas.edu

John Ferrick Gift Processor Phone: 512-232-1226 Email: jferrick@law.utexas.edu

Joshua Porter Development Associate Phone: 512-232-1221 Email: jporter@law.utexas.edu

Courtney Hutcheson Senior Associate Director, Development Phone: 713-515-4555 Email: chutcheson@law.utexas.edu

Jennifer Sloan Director, Development Phone: 512-232-0729 Email: jsloan@law.utexas.edu

Kay Killen Office Manager Phone: 512-232-1213 Email: kkillen@law.utexas.edu

Mari Tamez Associate Director, Development Phone: 512-232-9112 Email: mtamez@law.utexas.edu

Angela Krause Director, Alumni Relations Phone: 512-471-7188 Email: akrause@law.utexas.edu

Lauren Thompson Alumni Relations Associate Phone: 512-232-1533 Email: lthompson@law.utexas.edu

Natzyeli Leugers Associate Director, Alumni Events Phone: 512-232-1223 Email: nleugers@law.utexas.edu

Laura Yancey Assistant Director, Alumni Relations Phone: 512-232-5891 Email: lyancey@law.utexas.edu


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The University of Texas Law School Foundation Roster of Trustees 2016-2017 Mr. Robin C. Gibbs, '71 Chairman Spouse: Lela Gibbs

Business Address: Gibbs & Bruns, L.L.P. 1100 Louisiana Street Suite 5300 Houston, TX 77002-5215-25 Phone: 713-751-5217 Fax: 713-750-0903 E-mail: rgibbs@gibbsbruns.com Assistant: Sara Smith ssmith@gibbsbruns.com Assistant Phone: 713-751-5215 Home Address: 3830 Willowick Road Houston, TX 77019 Phone: 713-751-5217 Robin Gibbs has over four decades of experience in handling high-stakes commercial litigation matters. Robin began his career at Vinson & Elkins in 1971 handling insurance defense cases. In 1974, he left V&E to form the full-service law firm of Wood, Campbell, Moody & Gibbs P.C., where he developed a trial group. In 1983, Robin and those trial lawyers formed Gibbs & Bruns LLP, formerly Gibbs & Ratliff LLP, focusing its practice on all forms of high-stakes commercial litigation. Robin is Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers, the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, and The International Society of Barristers. He is an Advocate in the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) and is a Past President of Houston’s ABOTA chapter. Robin was named “Trial Lawyer of the Year” by TEX-ABOTA in 2012. Robin is also a member of The American Law Institute. Currently, Robin serves as President of the Houston chapter of the International Network of Boutique Law Firms. He is a


The University of Texas Law School Foundation Roster of Trustees 2016-2017 member of the Texas Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and the Houston Bar Associations. Robin is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and the Texas Bar Foundation. Gibbs & Bruns is a member of the HBA’s Equal Access to Justice Program; the firm received the 2009 Harris County Bench Bar Pro Bono Award. Robin has served on the Executive Committee of The University of Texas Law Alumni Association (2002-2003); and was President of the Texas Law Review Association (19992000). Robin was the recipient of the 2010 Dean Leon Green Award from the Texas Law Review Association. Every fall, UT law students take part in the Gibbs & Bruns Moot Court Competition which is judged, in the final rounds, by Gibbs & Bruns lawyers. Robin has received numerous accolades from peers, clients, and legal industry groups. He was named to Legal Media’s World’s Leading Litigation Lawyers, as well as to the Top 25 US Litigators list by Expert Guides to the Leading Lawyers - Best of the Best USA. Robin is listed on the Top 15 Trial Lawyers in US list by International Commercial Litigation, and is recognized as one of the US’s Leading Trial Lawyers by Legal 500. Robin is named in The Best Lawyers in America for: Antitrust, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Legal Malpractice and Securities Law; and was named Best Lawyers’ Houston “Securities Lawyer of the Year” 2012 and “Bet-the-Company Litigator of the Year” 2011. Chambers USA named Robin to its Nationwide Top Trial Lawyers List and has recognized Robin as a Leading Trial Lawyer, since 2003, in the areas of Commercial and Energy Litigation. Chambers Global names Robin amongst its short list of Top Trial Lawyers in the US. He was named a “Go To” lawyer for Securities Litigation by Texas Lawyer; and is named a Leading Commercial Litigator in the World by Who’s Who Legal, The International Who’s Who of Commercial Litigators and Business Lawyers. Robin was named a “Texas Super Lawyer” by Law and Politics, and has been named to the Texas “Top 10 Super Lawyers” and “Top 100 Super Lawyers” lists. He is listed as a Leading Litigator in Legal Media’s guide Benchmark: Litigation.


The University of Texas Law School Foundation Roster of Trustees 2016-2017 Mr. S. Jack Balagia, Jr., '76 Vice Chair, Development Spouse: Mary Balagia

Business Address: ExxonMobil Corporation 5959 Las Colinas Boulevard Irving, TX 75039 Phone: 972-444-1444 Fax: 972-444-1464 E-mail: sjbalagia@gmail.com Assistant: Nicole Becker Nicole.l.becker@exxonmobil.com Assistant Phone: 972-444-1441 Home Address: 3728 Normandy Avenue Dallas, TX 75205 Phone: 972-803-6444 Jack Balagia is Vice-President and General Counsel of Exxon Mobil Corporation. Mr. Balagia graduated from the University of Texas at Austin (B.A. 1973 and J.D. 1976) and served as law clerk to U.S. District Judge W.M. Taylor, Jr. in Dallas, Texas. He joined the Austin firm of McGinnis, Lochridge and Kilgore in 1977, where his practice included energy litigation, oil and gas regulatory work and media law. He joined Exxon's litigation section in 1998 and was named Assistant General Counsel for Litigation in 2004. He was elected to his current position March 1, 2010. Mr. Balagia serves on the Board of Directors of the Institute for Legal Reform of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and is co-chair of the Civil Justice Reform Group. He is a member of the Board of Overseers for the RAND Institute for Civil Justice, the Board of Trustees of


The University of Texas Law School Foundation Roster of Trustees 2016-2017 the Center for American and International Law, and the Board of Directors of the National Center for State Courts. Mr. Balagia has served in a number of capacities with committees of the State Bar of Texas, including several years as Chairman of the Bar's Public Affairs Committee. In 2000, the Texas Supreme Court appointed him to the Court's Board of Disciplinary Appeals, which has jurisdiction over Texas lawyer disciplinary matters, and he served as Chairman of the Board from 2003-05. He served on the Board and as Vice-Chair of the Houston Bar Foundation, which oversees financial support for Houston Bar pro bono activities. He has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America and has been named a Texas Super Lawyer by Texas Monthly magazine. Mr. Balagia currently serves as a Trustee of the UT Law School Foundation Board and is a past-President of the UT Law School Alumni Association Executive Committee. He received the Law School's Outstanding Alumnus Award in 2014. He has also served in various leadership positions for ExxonMobil's Gulf Coast and North Texas Employee Charitable Giving campaigns, and he currently serves on the Salvation Army DFW Advisory Board. During his career, Mr. Balagia has been honored by a number of other organizations for his contributions to the profession, including Lifetime Achievement in Energy Litigation from the Center for American and International Law (2010), Lifetime Achievement Award from the Hispanic Bar Association of Houston (2012) and from the Association of Corporate Counsel and D CEO Magazine (2011). The Houston Bar Foundation honored him with the James B. Sales Pro Bono Leadership Award in 2014, and he was named the Dallas Anti-Defamation League's Larry Schoenbrun Jurisprudence Award recipient in 2015.


The University of Texas Law School Foundation Roster of Trustees 2016-2017 Mr. Del Williams, '85 Vice Chair, Administration Spouse: Cammy Wynne

Business Address: Hillwood Development Group, LP 3090 Olive Street Suite 300 Dallas, TX 75219 Phone: 214-704-4382 E-mail: tdel.williams@gmail.com Assistant: Enjoli Amar Enjoli.amar@hillwood.com Assistant Phone: 972-201-2946 Home Address: 4005 Centenary Avenue Dallas, TX 75225 Phone: 214-707-8236 Del Williams received the Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting with Honors from The University of Texas at Austin in 1983, and a Juris Doctorate with Honors from The University of Texas School of Law in 1985. He was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 1986 and became a Certified Public Accountant in 1989. Mr. Williams serves as General Counsel of Hillwood, a Perot company. Previously he served as General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer of Perot Systems Corporation, a New York Stock Exchange listed company. Previously, Mr. Williams served as General Counsel and Managing Director of First Southwest Company, a privately held investment banking firm noted as a leading financial advisor in Texas. Mr. Williams also served on the company's board of directors during that time. Before joining First Southwest, he was an attorney with Hughes & Luce, L.L.P.


The University of Texas Law School Foundation Roster of Trustees 2016-2017 Mr. Williams was recognized for his service to The University of Texas with an Outstanding Young Texas Ex Award. He served as Chairman of the McCombs School of Business Foundation. He also serves on the University Development Board, the Selection Committee for the Massey Teaching Excellence Award at UT Law School, the Texas Exes Scholarship Committee, the Advisory Council of the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas, as a member of The University’s Commission of 125, and as a Trustee and Vice Chair of Administration for the Law School Foundation. In addition, he is a member of the Cotton Bowl Athletic Association Board of Directors. Mr. Williams is married to Cammy Wynne, and together they have two daughters, Callie and Elizabeth.


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The University of Texas Law School Foundation Roster of Trustees 2016-2017 Mr. E. William Barnett, '58 Life Trustee Spouse: Peggy Barnett

Business Address: Baker Botts L.L.P. 910 Louisiana Street Suite 3900 Houston, TX 77002-4916-99 Phone: 713-229-1337 Fax: 713-229-2737 E-mail: ewbarnett@bakerbotts.com Assistant: Teena Cantrell Teena.cantrell@bakerbotts.com Assistant Phone: 713-229-1497 Home Address: 2506 Westgate Houston, TX 77019 Phone: 713-874-1775 Mr. Barnett joined Baker Botts LLP in 1958. He was Managing Partner from 1984-1998 and Senior Counsel from 1998 to 2004, when he retired from the firm. His main areas of practice have been commercial litigation and antitrust law. He is the former Chairman of the Section of Antitrust Law of the American Bar Association and is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. He was Chairman of the Rice University Board of Trustees (1996-2005); he is a director and former chairman of the Advisory Board of the Baker Institute of Rice University. He is a Director Emeritus and former Chairman of the Greater Houston Partnership, Director Emeritus and former founding Chairman of Houston Zoo, Inc., and former Chairman of Central Houston, Inc. He is a Director Emeritus of Baylor College of Medicine. He is a former Director of St. Luke’s Episcopal Health System. He is a founding director and an advisory director of the Center for Houston’s Future. He is a director of


The University of Texas Law School Foundation Roster of Trustees 2016-2017 Enterprise Products G.P. and a former director of several other corporations. In 2005, he received the Corporate Director of the Year award from the National Association of Corporate Directors. Mr. Barnett received a B.A. from Rice University in 1955 and an LL.B., with honors, in 1958 from The University of Texas School of Law, where he was a member of the Chancellors and the Order of the Coif, and served as Comment Editor of the Texas Law Review. Mr. Barnett is the recipient of the 2003 Law School’s Lifetime Achievement Award and the 2005 Rice University’s Gold Medal Lifetime Achievement Award.


The University of Texas Law School Foundation Roster of Trustees 2016-2017 The Honorable Kay Bailey Hutchison, '67 Life Trustee

Business Address: Bracewell LLP 1445 Ross Avenue Suite 3800 Dallas, TX 75202 Phone: 214-758-1042 Fax: 214-758-8310 E-mail: kbhutchoffice@gmail.com Assistant: Debbie Jones kbhutchoffice@gmail.com Assistant Phone: 514-758-1042 Home Address: 25 Downs Lake Circle Dallas, TX 75230 Kay Bailey Hutchison, known most notably for her 20-year career representing Texas in the U.S. Senate, has been heralded as a pioneer in business and government. Currently a senior counsel with law firm Bracewell & Giuliani, she has influenced the public and private sectors as a politician, bank executive, journalist, historian, and small business owner. Senator Hutchison spent more than two decades as a public servant. In January 2013, she stepped down from her seat in the United States Senate. As a U.S. Senator, she served in the Senate leadership, having first been elected Vice-Chairman of the Republican Conference and later elected Chairman of the Republican Policy Committee, the fourth-highest ranking Republican Senator. Senator Hutchison served as the Ranking Member on the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation and the Appropriations Subcommittee for Commerce, Justice, and Science. She was also the Chairman of the Military Construction


The University of Texas Law School Foundation Roster of Trustees 2016-2017 Appropriations Sub-Committee and served on the Defense Appropriations SubCommittee. In addition, the Senator served as Chairman of the Board of Visitors at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Prior to her Senate service, Senator Hutchison was elected Texas State Treasurer in 1990 and to the Texas House of Representatives in 1972. She was the first Republican woman elected to that body. She served in the Texas House until 1976 when she was appointed by President Gerald Ford to serve as vice-chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board. Senator Hutchison is an acclaimed author and historian, her most recent book, Unflinching Courage: Pioneering Women Who Shaped Texas, was released in April 2013. She has published two bestsellers – Leading Ladies: American Trailblazers, released in October 2007, and American Heroines: The Spirited Women Who Shaped Our Country, released in 2004. In June 2000, she and several colleagues coauthored Nine and Counting: The Women of the Senate. In addition to serving as Senior Counsel at Bracewell & Giuliani, she is a member of Bank of America’s Global Advisory Council and Campaign to Fix the Debt Congressional Fiscal Leadership Council. She is also a CNBC contributor. In April, the Dallas City Council voted to name its Convention Center the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas and the University of Texas recently established the Kay Bailey Hutchison Center for Energy, Law and Business, a joint center of the UT School of Law and the UT McCombs School of Business. In July, the President signed into law H.R. 2289, renaming section 219(c) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 as the Kay Bailey Hutchison Spousal IRA. Senator Hutchison authored the original bill, cosponsored by Senator Barbara Mikulski, to establish Spousal IRAs. She was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Science in 2015.


The University of Texas Law School Foundation Roster of Trustees 2016-2017 Mr. Joe R. Long, '58 Life Trustee Spouse: Terry Long Business Address: Joe R. Long Investments 701 Brazos Street Suite 960 Austin, TX 78701 Phone: 512-472-1554 Fax: 512-472-1693 E-mail: jlong@jrlinvest.com Assistant: Vivian Piper vivianp@jrlinvest.com Assistant Phone: 512-381-6289 Home Address: 2308 Woodlawn Boulevard Austin, TX 78703 Phone: 512-472-8208 Fax: 512-477-3011 Joe R. Long was born in San Antonio, Texas on January 13, 1930. He lived as a child in Sonora, Texas, Oakwood, Texas, and Centerville, Texas, where he graduated from high school in 1947. He attended Tarleton State College, and graduated from The University of Texas in 1951 with his B.A. in Government and a Minor in History and Anthropology. While at school at UT, he completed his ROTC training. Upon graduation, he was immediately called into the service during the Korean War. He served as a Military Police Officer until August 1953, ending at the rank of First Lieutenant. He then worked for a year as a salesman with National Cash Register Company and Bauer and Black. After teaching high school in Alice, Texas for a year, he entered The University of Texas School of Law in June 1956. He graduated from the Law School in 1958.


The University of Texas Law School Foundation Roster of Trustees 2016-2017 In September 1958, Mr. Long was employed by the State Securities Board as an investigator, investigating securities fraud throughout the state of Texas. That same year, he was made Chief of the Enforcement Division of the State Securities Board. In January 1963, Mr. Long joined the Office of the Attorney General as an Assistant Attorney General in the Bond, Insurance, and Banking Division. In 1964 he was made Chief of the Bond, Insurance, and Banking Division. In May 1965, Long entered the private practice of law in Austin, specializing in Administrative Law. He worked as a sole practitioner, then a member of several partnerships, eventually organizing his own law firm and continuing his specialized practice of banking, savings & loan, insurance, and securities law until 1988. Mr. Long was part of a group that organized two banks in Austin-First State Bank and Community National Bank. He became Chairman of both banks and bought control of both banks. In 1988, those banks were able to acquire seven more banks, and all were combined in 1989 under the name of First State Bank. Mr. Long ceased to practice law and served as Chairman and CEO of First State Bank from 1989 until 1998, when the bank was sold to Norwest Corporation, now Wells Fargo Corporation. He consulted for Wells Fargo until August 2000. Since then he has overseen his private business affairs and has spent much of his time with many philanthropic activities with colleges and universities in Texas, as well as several nonprofit organizations. Mr. Long is the 2003 recipient of the Law School’s Honorary Order of the Coif award. Mr. Long, among other awards, has received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of Texas, as well as the Presidential Citation Award. Mr. and Mrs. Long have a keen interest in Latin America and Latin American Affairs, endowing the Institute of Latin American Studies at UT. They are also loyal patrons of the arts and have channeled their love of the arts and culture into many philanthropic endeavors. Mr. Long is Chairman of the Austin Symphony Orchestra Society, Inc., a member of the Board of Directors of The Seton Fund.


The University of Texas Law School Foundation Roster of Trustees 2016-2017 Mr. John H. Massey, '66 Life Trustee Spouse: Libba Massey

Business Address: Neuberger Berman, LLC 325 North Saint Paul Street Suite 4900 Dallas, TX 75201 Phone: 214-647-9590 Fax: 214-647-9502 E-mail: John.Massey@nb.com Assistant: Claire Hanson Claire.hanson@nb.com Assistant Phone: 214-647-9567 Home Address: 4004 Windsor Avenue Dallas, TX 75205-1747-04 Phone: 214-522-6187 John H. Massey is the Chairman of the Neuberger Berman Private Equity Funds Committee and a member of the Co-Investment Partners Investment Committee. He works closely with the general partners of numerous private equity partnerships in identifying opportunities. Neuberger Berman Co. is a leading investment management firm founded in 1939 and based in New York. Neuberger Berman manages more than $200 billion in client assets. Mr. Massey has, in his 49-year career in the investment management arena, participated in more than 40 acquisitions, mergers, divestitures, liquidations, spin-outs, initial public offerings and leveraged buyouts. He has considerable experience in identifying investment opportunities and managing them to realize full liquidity. Prior to joining Neuberger Berman, Mr. Massey was chairman or president and chief executive officer of a series of organizations, two of which were Gulf United Corporation and its affiliates and Life Partners Group, Inc., both New York Stock Exchange-listed companies. Under Mr. Massey's leadership, these companies achieved a high


The University of Texas Law School Foundation Roster of Trustees 2016-2017 degree of success for their shareholders. Mr. Massey has been an active participant on a number of boards of directors. These include Brazos Funds, Inc.; National Health Insurance Corporation; Sunrise Television Group, Inc.; Bank of the Southwest, Dallas, Texas; Columbine JDS Systems, Inc.; The Paragon Group, Inc.; AM/FMChancellor Media Corporation; Hill Bancshares Holdings, Inc.; Hill Bank and Trust Co.; The First Southwest Company, Inc.; Life Partners Group, Inc.; Central Texas Bankshare Holdings, Inc.; Columbus State Bank; Gulf-California Broadcast Company; Mercantile National Bank of Dallas; Anderson Clayton & Co.; Ranger Insurance Co.; American Founders Life Insurance Co.; The Igloo Corporation; Pioneer American Insurance Co.; KOOL Radio Television Inc. of Phoenix; Republic National Life Insurance Co.; Southwestern Drug Corporation; Gulf United Corporation; Indiana Broadcasting Co.; Rahall Communications Corporation; WGHP Television of North Carolina, Inc.; Gulf Broadcast Company; Mary Kay Cosmetics, Inc.; Interstate Fire Insurance Co.; Interstate Life & Accident Insurance Co.; American Amicable Life Insurance Co.; Dixie Auto Insurance Co.; and Stonewall Insurance Co. Mr. Massey graduated from Southern Methodist University’s Cox School of Business with a B.B.A. and received its Most Distinguished Alumnus Award in 1993. He earned his M.B.A. at Cornell University’s Johnson School of Management. He received his Certificate in Comparative Law from the Law School at the National University of Mexico and earned his J.D. at the University of Texas School of Law. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst and member of the State Bar of Texas. In 2011, Mr. Massey received the Presidential Citation from the University of Texas at Austin which is the highest honor given by the University to any living graduate. In 2012, Mr. Massey received the Hall of Fame award from the University of Texas McCombs School of Business for distinction and high achievement in business. In 2014, Mr. Massey received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of Texas Ex Students Association. This award recognizes individuals who have distinguished themselves professionally and through service to the University of Texas.


The University of Texas Law School Foundation Roster of Trustees 2016-2017 Mr. Jon P. Newton, '65 Life Trustee Spouse: Betty Sue Newton

Phone: 512-708-9060 Fax: 512-708-9061 E-mail: jonpnewton@gmail.com Home Address: 3705 A Gilbert Street Austin, TX 78703 Phone: 512-708-9060 Fax: 512-708-9061

Jon Newton is a 1965 graduate of UT Law School. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from UT-Austin in 1963. He was elected a trustee of the Foundation in 1997, and became President in 2010. Upon graduation from law school, Mr. Newton was admitted to the Texas Bar and began his career at Wade, Wade & Newton in Beeville, Texas. He was a founding partner at Newton, Handley & Williams in Beeville. Mr. Newton later practiced with Clark, Thomas, Winters & Newton in Austin. From 1993-1995, Mr. Newton served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel for the American General Corporation. In 1995, he became Vice Chairman of American General. Since 2000, Mr. Newton has been actively involved in private investments. Mr. Newton served three terms in the Texas House of Representatives, and was elected a Texas Railroad Commissioner in 1976. Mr. Newton is a Life Fellow of both the American Bar Foundation and the Texas Bar Foundation.


The University of Texas Law School Foundation Roster of Trustees 2016-2017 Mr. Newton has an extensive history of charitable and civic activities. In 1979, he was appointed to The University of Texas System Board of regents, serving as Chairman from 1983-1985; has served as President of the Texas Exes, and has been Director for such civic entities as the Houston Museum of Natural Science, Austin’s Paramount Theatre, the Austin Symphony, and the Austin Chamber of Commerce, where he also served as Vice Chairman. In addition to being President of the Law School Foundation Board of Trustees, Mr. Newton currently serves on the Development Board for UT-Austin and on UT System’s Chancellor’s Council Executive Committee. Mr. Newton has been honored with The University’s Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2001, the Texas Exes’ Top Hand Award in 1992, Karnes-Goliad Soil and Water Conservation District’s Outstanding Conservation Rancher in 1986, Texas Exes’ Outstanding Young Texas Ex Award in 1980, and the State Bar of Texas’ Award for Distinguished Service in 1975. Mr. Newton lives in Austin and is married to Betty Sue Newton. He has two sons—Chris Newton and Wade Newton, and one step-son, Hart Hoover.


The University of Texas Law School Foundation Roster of Trustees 2016-2017 Mr. Harry M. Reasoner, '63 Life Trustee Spouse: Macey Reasoner Business Address: Vinson & Elkins L.L.P. 1001 Fannin Street Suite 2500 Houston, TX 77002-6760 Phone: 713-758-2358 Fax: 713-615-5173 E-mail: hreasoner@velaw.com Assistant: Carolyn Baker cbaker@velaw.com Assistant Phone: 713-758-2359 Home Address: 1604 Kirby Drive Houston, TX 77019 Phone: 713-874-0721 Harry M. Reasoner graduated from Rice University in 1960 and from The University of Texas School of Law in 1962. He then completed post-graduate work at the University of London as a Rotary Foundation Fellow, studying international law and comparative law of competition and monopoly. Reasoner has been named a Distinguished Alumnus of The University of Texas, the University of Texas School of Law, and Rice University. Reasoner clerked for Judge Charles E. Clark on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in 1963-1964. He joined Vinson & Elkins in 1964 and was Managing Partner from 1992 through 2001. His principal area of practice is complex civil litigation, including antitrust and securities litigation. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, International Academy of Trial Lawyers, International Society of Barristers, and the American Bar Foundation. Reasoner’s professional


The University of Texas Law School Foundation Roster of Trustees 2016-2017 memberships include The American Law Institute and the American Board of Trial Advocates. He received the Professionalism Award for the United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit from The American Inns of Court Foundation in 2004. The American Lawyer presented him with its Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009, and he was named One of the 25 Greatest Lawyers of the Past Quarter-Century in 2010 by Texas Lawyer. Reasoner serves on the Board of Trustees of Baylor College of Medicine and as a Trustee Emeritus of Rice University and The Center for American and International Law. He chairs the Supreme Court appointed Texas Access to Justice Commission. He is a Board Member of The Supreme Court of the United States Historical Society and serves on the Board of Advisors of the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy at Rice University. Reasoner is also a member of the Philosophical Society of Texas and a Life Trustee of the University of Texas Law School Foundation.

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The University of Texas Law School Foundation Roster of Trustees 2016-2017 Ms. Linda L. Addison, '76 Trustee Spouse: Max Addison Business Address: Norton Rose Fulbright 666 Fifth Avenue 31st Floor New York, NY 10103-3198 Phone: 212-318-3456 Fax: 212-318-3400 E-mail: linda.addison@nortonrosefulbright.com Assistant: Meredith Hallahan Meredith.hallahan@nortonrosefulbright.com Assistant Phone: 212-318-3308 Home Address: 870 United Nations Plaza Apartment 8F New York City, NY 10017 Phone: 713-858-0052 Linda L. Addison is U.S. Managing Partner of Norton Rose Fulbright, Chair of the firm’s U.S. Management Committee, and member of the firm’s Global Executive Committee. She was named one of the “50 Most Powerful Women in New York” by Crain’s New York Business. Described by Lawdragon as “one of the nation’s smartest, most respected litigators,” she has been named one of the “50 Most Influential Women Lawyers in America” and one of the “100 Most Influential Lawyers in America,” both by the National Law Journal. After conducting its own research and asking hundreds of attorneys “who they would turn to–based on firsthand knowledge–if they needed representation in particular practice areas,” the Texas Lawyer named Linda the number one “Go To Lawyer” in commercial litigation in its “Go To Guide.” A well-recognized authority on evidence, Linda is the author of Texas Evidence (Thomson•West


The University of Texas Law School Foundation Roster of Trustees 2016-2017 2014), and Federal Civil Procedure & Evidence During Trial: 5th Circuit (Chapter 9 Evidence: Burden of Proof, Admissibility and Objections) (West 1997). In addition to her books, she has published approximately 100 legal articles. Linda is a member of the Executive Committee of the Chancellor’s Council of the University of Texas System. She served as a member of the University of Texas’s Commission of 125 and the Centennial Commission. Linda currently serves on the boards of the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Foundation, Catalyst, and the Women’s Forum of New York. She is a member of the Committee 200 (“C200”), National Association of Corporate Directors (“NACD”), Women Corporate Directors (“WCD”) and 2012 DirectWomen Board Institute. Linda is a 1976 graduate of the University of Texas School of Law, where she was the first woman Managing Editor of the Texas Law Review. She is a Founder and Immediate Past President of the Center for Women in Law. The United Way of the Texas Gulf Coast named her Woman of the Year in 2006. Linda is a 2013 Distinguished Alumnus of The University of Texas. She received the University’s Presidential Citation in 2015. In 2008 she was named Outstanding Alumnus of the University of Texas School of Law. In 2009 the American Bar Association awarded her its prestigious Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award, the highest award given by the American Bar Association in recognition of accomplishments of women lawyers who have excelled in their field and paved the way for other women lawyers. Linda is listed in The Best Lawyers in America, Who's Who in America, Who's Who in American Law, and Who's Who of American Women, and Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business as one of the leading lawyers in General Commercial Litigation.


The University of Texas Law School Foundation Roster of Trustees 2016-2017 Ms. Marcia E. Backus, ‘83 Trustee Business Address: Occidental Petroleum Corporation 5 Greenway Plaza Suite 110 Houston, TX 77046-0526 Phone: 713-215-7802 E-mail: mbackus@oxy.com Assistant: Terri Richardson Teresa_Richardson@oxy.com Assistant Phone: 713-215-7071 Home Address: 4040 Overbrook Lane Houston, TX 77027 Marcia is Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Occidental Petroleum Corporation. Prior to that, Marcia was a partner at Vinson & Elkins, with a broad-based energy practice, representing industry and private equity in domestic and international mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and other corporate transactions, in the upstream, midstream and downstream space. Cited as a leading lawyer in her fields of law by numerous legal and trade publications, Marcia is listed as one of Chambers USA’s America’s Leading Business Lawyers in 20052013; among The Best Lawyers in America® since 2003 in corporate, energy, oil and gas, and project finance law; and as an energy law expert in Euromoney’s Expert Guide to the World’s Leading Energy and Natural Resource Lawyers. Marcia served in numerous leadership positions at V&E, including as head of the Energy Transactions/Projects practice, co-head of the Corporate Department, co-head of the Houston office, chair of the Partnership Admission Committee and as a member of the Management Committee. She is on the Board of the Houston Grand Opera and is a cofounder of the Center for Women in Law at the University of Texas Law School.


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The University of Texas Law School Foundation Roster of Trustees 2016-2017 Mr. Mark S. Berg, '83 Trustee Spouse: Fran Berg

Business Address: Pioneer Natural Resources, Inc. 5205 N. O’Connor Blvd Ste 200 Irving, TX 75039 Phone: 972-969-4090 E-mail: mark.berg@pxd.com Assistant: Leila Campbell Leila.campbell@pxd.com Assistant Phone: 972-969-5635 Home Address: 11229 Leachman Circle Dallas, TX 75229 Phone: 214-353-8979

In April 2005, Mark Berg joined Pioneer Natural Resources to serve as Executive Vice President & General Counsel. He was promoted to Executive Vice President, Corporate/Operations in August 2015. Mark is a member of Pioneer’s Management Committee, and his responsibilities include oversight of Legal, Land, Regulatory Affairs, Government Affairs and Corporate Communications. In Pioneer’s operations, he is responsible for Pioneer’s vertically integrated service companies: Pioneer Pumping Services, Premier Silica and Pioneer Well Services. Berg began his career in 1983 with Vinson & Elkins L.L.P. in Houston and served as a partner from 1990 through 1997. He served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary of American General Corporation, a Fortune 200 diversified financial services company, from 1997 through 2001. Subsequent to the sale of American General to American International Group,


The University of Texas Law School Foundation Roster of Trustees 2016-2017 Berg was appointed Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary of Hanover Compressor Company, a NYSE company specializing in natural gas compression and processing. Berg received his Juris Doctor, with honors, from the University of Texas School of Law, and graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy from Tulane University. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas. Berg also served as Chairman of the Board of Dallas CASA.


The University of Texas Law School Foundation Roster of Trustees 2016-2017 The Honorable Jane N. Bland, '90 Trustee Spouse: Douglas Bland Business Address: First Court of Appeals 301 Fannin Street Houston, TX 77002 Phone: 713-274-2725 E-mail: janebland@earthlink.net Home Address: 6537 Edloe Street Houston, TX 77005 Phone: 713-304-4990 Justice Jane Bland was appointed to the First Court of Appeals in 2003 and was elected in 2004, 2006, and 2012. Before becoming an appellate judge, she served for six years as a civil trial judge, having been appointed in 1997 and elected in 1998 and 2002. Justice Bland is board certified in civil appellate law and civil trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. She is a member of the American Law Institute. Before serving on the bench, she practiced with Baker Botts L.L.P., focusing on civil trial and appellate work. Before that, she clerked for Judge Thomas Gibbs Gee on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. She earned her law degree from the University of Texas School of Law with high honors, where she was Vice-Chancellor, an associate editor of the Texas Law Review, and a member of the Order of the Coif. She received her bachelor’s degree in accounting and honors business from the University of Texas at Austin, with highest honors. Justice Bland serves on the Texas Supreme Court’s Rules Advisory Committee and is the chair of the State Bar of Texas’s Oversight Committee on the Texas Pattern Jury Charges, having previously served on the Business, Consumer and Employment Law volume. In March 2006,


The University of Texas Law School Foundation Roster of Trustees 2016-2017 while sitting by special commission, she delivered the majority opinion in Hyundai v. Vasquez for the Texas Supreme Court. In November 2010, United States Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts presented Justice Bland with the William H. Rehnquist Award, given annually by the National Center for State Courts to a state court judge who exemplifies the highest level of judicial excellence, integrity, fairness, and professional ethics. The Texas Association of Civil Trial and Appellate Specialists named her trial judge of the year in 2003 and appellate judge of the year in 2007 and 2015. She also has twice received President’s Awards for her work with both the Houston Bar Association and the Houston Young Lawyers Association. She serves on the boards of Houston Volunteer Lawyers, the UT Law School Foundation, and St. John’s School. Justice Bland is married to Douglas S. Bland, a partner with Vinson & Elkins, L.L.P., and they have two children.


The University of Texas Law School Foundation Roster of Trustees 2016-2017 Ms. Susan L. Blount, '81 Trustee Spouse: Richard Bard

Phone: 973-802-6000 E-mail: susanblount2@gmail.com Home Address: 1511 Woodlawn Blvd Austin, TX 78703 Phone: 512-520-4116

Susan Blount served as General Counsel of Prudential Financial, a leading provider of insurance, retirement and asset management products and services from 2005 to 2015. In that role she was a member of the Company’s Office of the Chairman Group, the six senior-most officers of the company, and led a team of 700 people around the world in the company's Law, Compliance, Business Ethics and External Affairs organization. Susan joined Prudential in 1985 as a staff attorney in the Company's commercial real estate organization. Thereafter, she held a variety of positions of increasing responsibility, including the roles of Chief Investment Counsel and Vice President and Corporate Secretary. Prior to joining Prudential, Susan was an Associate at Kirkland & Ellis. Susan is active in professional and community service. While at Prudential she served on the Boards of such organizations as Montclair State University (the second largest university in New Jersey), the Leadership Council for Legal Diversity, the Association of Corporate Counsel and the New Jersey Law and Education Empowerment Project (NJLeep). She was also a faculty member at Stanford University's Directors' College and a regular participant in Stanford's Institutional Investors Forum. She currently serves on the University of Texas Law School Foundation and is a Leader-in-Residence and member of the Executive Committee of the Center for Women in Law.


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The University of Texas Law School Foundation Roster of Trustees 2016-2017 Ms. Nancy P. Carlson, '85 Trustee Spouse: Clint Carlson

Business Address: Carlson Capital, L.P. 2100 McKinney Avenue Suite 1800 Dallas, TX 75201 Phone: 214-932-9641 E-mail: ncarlson@carlsoncapital.com Assistant: Erin Rainer erainer@carlsoncapital.com Assistant Phone: 214-932-9790 Home Address: 7037 Vassar Avenue Dallas, TX 78205 Phone: 214-932-9641 Nancy Carlson received a B.A. from Rice University, then went on to receive a J.D. from The University of Texas School of Law. Since 1993 she has served as a partner at Carlson Capital, L.P. In addition to her work at Carlson Capital, Nancy makes time to serve many other charitable organizations. Her efforts include serving as a Trustee on the Board of Rice University, the Board of the Dallas Museum of Art, and the Board of the Dallas Theater Center. She also serves on the Executive Board of SMU Meadows School of the Arts and on the Board of Governors of the Texas Ballet Theater. She is on the Emeritus Board of the Dallas Children's Theater, formerly served as the Board Chair of The Arts Community Alliance, and as a Trustee of Greenhill School.


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The University of Texas Law School Foundation Roster of Trustees 2016-2017 Ms. Nina Cortell '76 Trustee Spouse: Bob Fine

Business Address: Haynes and Boone, LLP 2323 Victory Avenue Suite 700 Dallas, TX 75219-7672-75 Phone: 214-651-5579 Fax: 214-200-0411 E-mail: nina.cortell@haynesboone.com Assistant: Glenda Moore Glenda.moore@haynesboone.com Assistant Phone: 214-651-5469 Home Address: 3521 Saint Johns Drive Dallas, TX 75205-2830-21 For almost four decades, Nina Cortell has represented corporations, public entities and individuals in cases that have put her at the forefront of Texas litigation practice. Chambers USA Guide ranks her as one of the top appellate lawyers in Texas, and Benchmark Litigation notes her expertise “as it relates to trial, appellate, and crisis management,” quoting a competitor who calls her “one of the top two or three in the state.” She has also been named several times as one of the top ten lawyers in Texas by Texas Super Lawyers, and by Texas Lawyer as one of twenty "Winning Women" across Texas who "have achieved significant recent victories as well as a track record of wins in which they prevailed in high-stakes cases.” Ms. Cortell’s record includes significant victories in both state and federal appellate courts, as well as in trial courts. Recent examples include the voiding of a $29 million liquidated damage provision in the Texas Supreme Court, affirmance of $3.6 billion plan of reorganization in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, reversal of a highly contested venue order in the Dallas Court of Appeals, and dismissal of a shareholder derivative suit in the trial court.


The University of Texas Law School Foundation Roster of Trustees 2016-2017 Ms. Cortell also places a high priority on community service. She is proud of her role as a cofounder of the Center for Women in Law at the University of Texas School of Law, which is devoted to enhancing the success of women in law and serves as a national resource to convene leaders, generate ideas, and lead change. Ms. Cortell also works actively with the judiciary to improve the judicial process. Her current work includes her service on the prestigious Texas Supreme Court Advisory Committee, which is comprised of judges and attorneys from across the state and advises the Court in connection with its rule-making authority. Ms. Cortell previously served as President of the Alumni Association and President of the Texas Law Review Association. For her community service, Ms. Cortell is honored to have received the 2013 Jack Pope Professionalism Award from the Texas Center for Legal Ethics (given annually to one lawyer who personifies the highest standards of professionalism and integrity in the field of law), the 2012 University of Texas School of Law Distinguished Alumnus Award for Community Service, and the 1999 Louise B. Raggio Award for significant contributions toward the advancement of women in the legal profession. She is married to Dr. Robert L. Fine and has three daughters, Dr. Lauren Cortell Fine, Rachel Moreland, and Rebecca Fine (UT Law ’16).


The University of Texas Law School Foundation Roster of Trustees 2016-2017 Ms. Hilda C. Galvan '93 Trustee Spouse: Mike A. Galvan Business Address: Jones Day 2727 N. Harwood Dallas, TX 75201 Phone: 214-969-4556 E-mail: hcgalvan@jonesday.com Assistant: Debby Stick destick@jonesday.com Assistant Phone: 214-969-5116 Home Address: 3304 Villanova Dallas, TX 75225 Home Phone: 214-360-4728 Hilda Galvan is a nationally recognized trial lawyer who focuses on complex intellectual property litigation. For over 20 years, Hilda has represented plaintiffs and defendants in federal and state courts across the country and in the International Trade Commission. As plaintiff’s counsel, she has represented companies in the enforcement of their patent portfolios, including a semiconductor manufacturer in world-wide litigation against its competitors and a software company in multi-jurisdictional litigation against one of the largest Internet-based retailers. As defendant’s counsel, she has represented companies against allegations of trade secret misappropriation, and patent, copyright and trademark infringement. Hilda’s depth and breadth of experience in technology and intellectual property law allows her to provide strategic counsel to clients.


The University of Texas Law School Foundation Roster of Trustees 2016-2017 She has been identified by IAM magazine as a “powerhouse litigator” and lauded for her “extensive experience in big-ticket patent litigation.” According to Chambers, Hilda is prized by clients for her ability to “bring experience and strategy” to IP disputes arising in the electronics and software sectors. Hilda is Partner-in-Charge of the Dallas Office of Jones Day and serves on the firm’s Advisory Committee. Hilda serves the community and non-profit organizations in a variety of ways, most recently as a Trustee for the University of Texas Law School Foundation and board member of the Dallas Women’s Foundation, Dallas Hispanic Law Foundation, and Parkland Hospital Foundation Board, member of the Executive Committee for the Center for Women in the Law, and Chair-Elect of the Dallas Regional Chamber.


The University of Texas Law School Foundation Roster of Trustees 2016-2017 Ms. Annie Holand Miller, ‘08 Trustee Spouse: Cramer Miller

Business Address: Holand Investments, LTD PO BOX 610 McAllen, TX 78505 Phone: 956-631-7131 E-mail: alhmiller@holandinvestments.com

Annie Holand Miller is the Chief Business and Operations Manager of Holand Investments, LTD, her family’s investment company, managing real estate, oil and gas, and other investments primarily in the Rio Grande Valley. Annie Holand Miller was born and raised in McAllen, Texas. She received a Bachelor of Arts in English from The University of Texas at Austin, where she served as president of the Student Government. Annie graduated from Texas Law in 2004, serving as president of the Student Bar Association and Permanent Class President. Prior to working with her family, Annie worked with the Domestic Policy Council and Mrs. Laura Bush’s office in The White House in Washington, DC. Annie is an active member of several boards of directors, including The University of Texas Foundation, Friends of The University Political Action Committee, the Texas Exes Scholarship


The University of Texas Law School Foundation Roster of Trustees 2016-2017 Foundation, the McAllen Education Foundation, the Valley Zoological Society, and Friends of Quinta Mazatlan. She also serves on The University of Texas System Chancellor’s Council Executive Committee, The University of Texas at Austin’s Development Board, UT Law Alumni Association Executive Committee, Texas Coalition for Excellence in Higher Education, Board of Visitors at The University of Texas Southwestern University Hospitals and Clinics, and is a Texas Exes At-Large Council Member and member of the Scholarship Committee. She is a past member of the 1883 Council and The University of Texas at Austin’s Liberal Arts Foundation Advisory Board. Annie lives in McAllen with her husband, Cramer (Texas Law 2008), and their two children, Kern and Holand.


The University of Texas Law School Foundation Roster of Trustees 2016-2017 Mr. Dee J. Kelly, Jr., ‘85 Trustee Spouse: Dana Cate Kelly

Business Address: Kelly, Hart & Hallman, LLP 201 Main Street Suite 2500 Fort Worth, TX 76102 Phone: 817-332-2500 Fax: 817-878-9280 E-mail: dee.kelly.2@kellyhart.com Assistant: Kelly Pence Kelly.pence@kellyhart.com Assistant Phone: 817-810-5446 Home Address: 417 Rivercrest Dr Fort Worth, TX 76107-1639 Dee J. Kelly, Jr. is the Managing Partner of the Kelly Hart law firm. His practice centers upon civil litigation at both the trial and appellate levels in a broad range of commercial matters. He also maintains an active administrative law practice representing parties before state and federal agencies. Mr. Kelly is a lifelong resident of Fort Worth, Texas. Mr. Kelly is a Master Member of the Eldon B. Mahon Inn of Court and Vice President of the Center for American International Law. He has been named by Texas Monthly magazine as a "Texas Super Lawyer" every year since 2003 and recognized as an "Attorney of Excellence" by the Fort Worth Business Press for over ten years. In 2011, Mr. Kelly was named one of Fort Worth’s "Power Attorneys" by the Fort Worth Business Press. He previously served on the Board of Trustees for AMR Investment Services, Inc. and was named by President George W. Bush to a three-year term on the Board of Governors of the United Service Organizations (USO). Mr. Kelly


The University of Texas Law School Foundation Roster of Trustees 2016-2017 fulfills his commitment to the community through his service on the Boards of the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce, Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show, the Fort Worth Zoological Association, the Fort Worth Symphony, and the Van Cliburn Foundation. Mr. Kelly is former President of the Board of Trustees of All Saints Episcopal School of Fort Worth.


The University of Texas Law School Foundation Roster of Trustees 2016-2017 The Honorable Ron Kirk, ‘79 Trustee Spouse: Matrice Ellis-Kirk Business Address: Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP 2100 McKinney Avenue Suite 1100 Dallas, TX 75201 Phone: 214-824-3017 E-mail: rkirk@gibsondunn.com Assistant: Dee Dee Chaffin dchaffin@gibsondunn.com Assistant Phone: 214-698-3315 Home Address: 6342 Mercedes Avenue Dallas, TX 75214 Ron Kirk is Senior Of Counsel in Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher’s Dallas and Washington, D.C. offices. He is Co-Chair of the International Trade practice and is also a member of the Public Policy, Crisis Management, Mergers and Acquisitions and Private Equity practice groups. Ambassador Kirk focuses on providing strategic advice to companies with global interests. Prior to joining the firm in April 2013, Ambassador Kirk was the first African American to serve as United States Trade Representative (USTR) and was a member of President Obama’s Cabinet, serving as the President’s principal trade advisor, negotiator and spokesperson on trade issues. Ambassador Kirk was nominated to be United States Trade Representative by President Barack Obama and was confirmed by the United States Senate in 2009. Ambassador Kirk was also responsible for U.S. trade policy involving agriculture; industry; services and investment; intellectual property; environment; labor; development and preference programs.


The University of Texas Law School Foundation Roster of Trustees 2016-2017 Ambassador Kirk draws upon more than 25 years of diverse legislative and economic experience on local, state and federal levels. As the first African American mayor of Dallas from 1995 – 2001, he earned a reputation for bringing together diverse coalitions to get things done. During his tenure as Mayor, Ambassador Kirk expanded Dallas’ reach to the world through a range of trade programs, including numerous trade missions. He also passed seven budgets that focused on the critical needs of the city while maintaining and even lowering taxes. His economic development efforts helped secure more than 45,000 jobs and investment of more than $3.5 billion in Dallas. To protect citizens he increased the public safety budget by $128 million, and while he was Mayor, Dallas saw its lowest crime rate in 20 years. Previously, Governor Ann Richards appointed him as Texas Secretary of State, he served as a legislative aide to U.S. Senator Lloyd Bentsen and he was named as chair of Texas’ General Service Commission. Ambassador Kirk also served as a City of Dallas assistant city attorney. Prior to joining USTR, Ambassador Kirk was a partner at Vinson & Elkins LLP, where his principal area of practice was public finance and public policy. He has been actively involved in the community and has been recognized by a number of state and national organizations, such as being named one of “The 50 Most Influential Minority Lawyers in America” by The National Law Journal in 2008, and one of the nation’s top government relations lawyers by The Best Lawyers in America from 2007-2009, as well as receiving the University of Texas Distinguished Alumni Award in 2001, Woodrow Wilson Center for Public Policy’s Outstanding Public Service Award in 2000, the Young Texas Exes Award in 1995, and the Austin College Distinguished Alumni Award in 1994. Ambassador Kirk also received an Honorary Doctor of Humane Degree from Austin College in 2006 and the Mickey Leland Leadership Award from Texas Southern University in 2004. Ambassador Kirk is admitted to practice in Texas and the District of Columbia.


The University of Texas Law School Foundation Roster of Trustees 2016-2017 Mr. Edward S. Knight '76 Trustee Spouse: Amy Knight

Business Address: The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc 1 Liberty Plaza New York, NY 10006 Phone: 301-978-8480 Fax: 301-978-8471 E-mail: edward.knight@nasdaqomx.com; Assistant: Dawn Stepp Dawn.stepp@nasdaq.com Assistant Phone: 301-978-8473 Home Address: 32 West Irving Street Chevy Chase, MD 20815-4262-32 Phone: 202-494-9519 Edward Knight is Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Nasdaq (NASDAQ: NDAQ). Mr. Knight served as the Chief Legal Officer of the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD, now FINRA) from June 1999 until becoming Nasdaq’s General Counsel in 2001. In his role as General Counsel, Knight is responsible for providing legal counsel to senior management and for overseeing the quality of legal services across the global organization. He is also responsible for government relations, listing qualifications, market regulation and the office of economic research. In addition, Knight oversees the Office of Corporate Secretary, which is responsible for all of Nasdaq's corporate governance activities and maintaining the Corporate Record. Mr. Knight is the Chief Regulatory Officer of the NASDAQ Exchange. In addition, he serves on the Board of Nasdaq Dubai. Knight led Nasdaq's efforts to operate as a national securities exchange. In January 2006, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) unanimously approved Nasdaq's application for


The University of Texas Law School Foundation Roster of Trustees 2016-2017 exchange status. This action allowed Nasdaq to complete its separation from NASD and realize its vision as the premier market in the world served by the gold standard in regulators, the NASD. Prior to joining the NASD, Knight served as General Counsel of the U.S. Department of the Treasury from September 1994 to June 1999, where he was the Department's longest-serving General Counsel since the position was created in 1934. Upon his departure, Knight received the Alexander Hamilton Award from Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin. This is the Department's highest award. He also received the Honor Award from the Secret Service. Before being named General Counsel, Knight served as Executive Secretary and Senior Advisor to Secretary of the Treasury Lloyd Bentsen. Knight's accomplishments at the Treasury Department include his critical involvement in the United States' provision of bilateral assistance to the Government of Mexico in 1995 and to the Government of Brazil in the fall of 1998. He served on the commission that restructured the Internal Revenue Service in 1996 and led the legal team that advised Treasury Secretary Rubin in 1995 and 1996 on the debt limit crisis. Prior to his tenure at the Treasury, Knight was a partner with the law firm of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer and Feld in its Washington, D.C., office. A Texas native, Knight received his B.A., with honors, in Latin American Studies from the University of Texas at Austin and his J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law. He serves as a Trustee of the University of Texas Law School Foundation. Knight is a member of the District of Columbia, Texas and Supreme Court Bars. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and its Committee on Corporate Affairs. He also sits on the Leadership Board of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness. Mr. Knight served as a member of the Obama Transition Team at the U.S. Treasury Department in 2008-2009.

Ms. Janiece M. Longoria, '79 Trustee


The University of Texas Law School Foundation Roster of Trustees 2016-2017 Spouse: Stephen Lasher Mobile Phone: 713-829-2010 Fax: 713-844-3030 E-mail: janiece.longoria@yahoo.com Home Address: 3825 Inverness Drive Houston, TX 77019 Ms. Longoria is an honors graduate of the University of Texas and received her J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law in 1979. She has served as the Chairman of the Port of Houston Authority, the leading economic engine for the greater Houston region, since she was unanimously appointed by the City of Houston and County of Harris on January 8, 2013. Ms. Longoria chairs the Port Commission’s Audit Committee, Community Relations Committee and serves on the Governance Committee and Pension & Benefits Committee. She also created the Citizens Advisory Council to foster open communication between communities in and around the Port of Houston and the Port Commission. She is on the board of two public companies, CenterPoint Energy, Inc. and Superior Energy Services, Inc., both based in Houston. She is the former Vice Chairman of the University of Texas System Board of Regents and a former board member of the University of Texas Investment Management Company. She is active in many non-profit organizations. She currently serves on the board of directors of the University of Texas Law School Foundation, the Greater Houston Partnership and the Texas Medical Center, and of the Board of Visitors of the UT MD Anderson Cancer Center. Ms. Longoria has received numerous honors and recognitions for her community and board service, including the Distinguished Alumnus Award for the University of Texas, the Sandra Day O’Connor Award for Board Excellence, the Female Executive of the Year Award from the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (2010), and has been recognized as a “breakthrough woman” and inducted into the Hall of Fame by the Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce.


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The University of Texas Law School Foundation Roster of Trustees 2016-2017 Mr. Neal S. Manne, ‘80

Trustee Spouse: Nancy McGregor Manne Business Address: Susman Godfrey LLP 1000 Louisiana Street Suite 5100 Houston, TX 77002 Phone: 713-653-7827 E-mail: nmanne@susmangodfrey.com Assistant: Michelle Reeves mreeves@susmangodfrey.com Assistant Phone: 713-655-5516 Home Address: 2947 Inwood Drive Houston, TX 77019 Phone: 713-524-4774 Neal Manne is co-managing partner of Susman Godfrey LLP. He handles cases across the country for plaintiffs and defendants in all areas of business and commercial litigation. He is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, and a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates. Lawdragon perennially includes Neal on its list of the 500 lawyers in America who “embody the best of lawyering, displaying intellect, passion, judgment, dedication, and extraordinary achievement.” The Best Lawyers in America recently named Neal "Lawyer of the Year" for "Bet-the-Company Litigation" in Houston. Neal is a 1976 graduate (highest honors) of the University of Texas, and a 1980 graduate (high honors) of UT law school, where he was a Chancellor, Order of the Coif, Associate Editor of the Texas Law Review, and won multiple awards for writing and scholarship. Neal also is a member of the University’s Friars Society. After law school, Neal clerked for the Hon. William A. Norris on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Los Angeles, CA., and practiced in Washington, D.C. for 6 years, including at the Senate Judiciary Committee.


The University of Texas Law School Foundation Roster of Trustees 2016-2017 For his pro bono legal work and community service, Neal has received the ADL’s Jurisprudence Award, the Houston Bar Foundation’s Leon Jaworski Award, UT law school’s award as the Distinguished Alumnus for Community Service, and awards from various organizations including Planned Parenthood, the National Organization for Women, Texas Abortion Rights Action League, and the Center for AIDS. Neal has served on nearly two dozen boards for a wide range of organizations. In addition to serving the Foundation, Neal’s activities in support of UT have included serving as a director of the University of Texas Foundation, as President of the Texas Law Review Association, and as a member of the University Development Board and the Chancellor’s Council Executive Committee. Neal and his wife, Nancy McGregor, live in Houston and have three grown children.

Mr. Mike McKool, Jr. '74 Trustee

Spouse: Erin McKool Business Address: McKool Smith, P.C. 300 Crescent Court Suite 1500 Dallas, TX 75201-7856-75 Phone: 214-978-4002 Fax: 214-978-4044 E-mail: mmckool@mckoolsmith.com Assistant: Vicki Rowe Email: vrowe@mckoolsmith.com Assistant Phone: 214-978-4032 Home Address: 5815 Watson Avenue Dallas, TX 75225-1650-15


The University of Texas Law School Foundation Roster of Trustees 2016-2017 As Chairman and a Founder of McKool Smith, Mike McKool is largely responsible for creating what the Wall Street Journal describes as “one of the biggest law firm success stories of the past decade.” Since founding the firm in 1991, Mr. McKool’s leadership and courtroom achievements have helped McKool Smith grow from an 11-attorney litigation boutique to a national litigation powerhouse with 185 trial lawyers across eight offices coast to coast. Mr. McKool’s rigorous case preparation and superlative courtroom skills have earned him a reputation as one of the country’s most prominent trial lawyers. Over the course of his 40-year career, he has tried more than 100 jury trials and developed an enhanced understanding of the psychology that governs how juries decide cases. His trial wins have secured billions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for clients, including major airlines, energy companies, telecommunications firms, and investment banking houses, among others. Mr. McKool is consistently recognized as one of the country’s leading trial lawyers by legal directories such as The Legal 500, Lawdragon, and Benchmark Litigation, among others. In Chambers USA, he is ranked Band 1 in both commercial and intellectual property litigation. His Band 1 national ranking for “Trial Lawyers” puts him among a small elite group of U.S. trial lawyers. In Chambers Global, he is again recognized as one of the country’s most esteemed trial lawyers, where he is ranked Band 1 in patent litigation. Chambers USA describes Mr. McKool as “simply one of the best,” stating that he is “extraordinarily focused and extremely quick on the uptake” and that “judges have the highest respect for him.” Chambers Global notes that he is “sought by companies needing a powerful and effective litigator for their most sensitive cases.” Citing his “huge intellect and superb courtroom skills,” Best Lawyers in America lists Mr. McKool in several categories, including Betthe-Company Litigation. In 2014, Mr. McKool was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from Texas Lawyer. In 2012, he was named “Trial Lawyer of the Year” by the Dallas Bar Association. Mr. McKool is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and has been selected by the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit to serve on the Federal Circuit Advisory Council.


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The University of Texas Law School Foundation Roster of Trustees 2016-2017 Mr. Richard Warren Mithoff '71 Trustee Spouse: Ginni Mithoff

Business Address: 500 Dallas Street Penthouse Houston, TX 77002-4800-99 Phone: 713-654-1122 Fax: 713-739-8085 E-mail: rmithoff@mithofflaw.com Assistant: Dolores Morris dmorris@mithofflaw.com Assistant Phone: 713-654-1122 Home Address: 2930 Lazy Lane Houston, TX 77019-1302-30 A native of Lufkin and reared in El Paso, Mr. Mithoff attended the University of Texas at Austin, majoring in business administration. After graduating in 1968, he enrolled in the UT Law School, graduating in 1971. He was Project Editor of the Texas Law Review in his final year at UT. Following graduation, he clerked for U.S. District Judge William Wayne Justice. In 1974, he went into practice with legendary trial attorney Joe Jamail with the firm that later became Jamail, Kolius & Mithoff. In 2006 he established the Mithoff Law Firm. Mr. Mithoff has endowed a series of scholarships at his alma mater, the University of Texas at Austin, including a Presidential Scholarship in law for educationally, socially and culturally disadvantaged students at the UT Law School, a Presidential Scholarship for disabled students at UT Business School and an endowed professorship in neonatal/perinatal medicine at the UT School of Medicine. The UT Medical School endowment funded community outreach perinatal centers, as well as the Life Flight


The University of Texas Law School Foundation Roster of Trustees 2016-2017 program to bring injured babies quickly from outlying community hospitals to major medical centers. Active in State Bar committees and Continuing Legal Education, Mr. Mithoff has served on the Supreme Court of Texas Committee on Judicial Appointments, on the State Bar of Texas Committee on Pattern Jury Charges, and as Special Assistant Disciplinary Counsel to the Texas Commission for Lawyer Discipline. He has also been a guest speaker at many seminars on a variety of topics throughout the country. He has served as president of the Houston Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates and president of the Houston Trial Lawyers. In 1997, Mr. Mithoff was awarded the Jurisprudence Award by the Anti-Defamation League in recognition of his “immense talents, persuasive ability, and energy to fight for the principles enshrined in the Constitution and the League’s mission--justice and fair treatment for all.” Richard and Ginni Mithoff were awarded the first Ben Taub Humanitarian Award by Harris County Hospital District Foundation in 2000 in recognition of their philanthropic endeavors as exemplified by the “generosity, interest and advocacy for health care” of the late Ben Taub. The hospital district named its world-class trauma center the Ginni and Richard Mithoff Trauma Center at the Ben Taub Hospital in 2007. Mr. and Mrs. Mithoff were selected as Honorees at the Children at Risk Accolades Luncheon in 2002 for their “continuous commitment and service to the children of Houston” and were honored by County Judge Robert Eckels and the Harris County Commissioners Court with a Proclamation that Wednesday, October 2, 2003, be Ginni and Richard Mithoff and Children at Risk Day, in recognition of their efforts, “making a positive difference in the lives of the children of our community.” The couple was honored in 2003 with the Samaritan Spirit Award in recognition of their “significant contributions to human health and growth” and in 2007 by Family Services of Greater Houston as the 2007 Family of the Year.

Mr. Eric J.R. Nichols, '89


The University of Texas Law School Foundation Roster of Trustees 2016-2017 Trustee Spouse: Marsha Nichols Business Address: Beck Redden LLP 515 Congress Avenue Suite 1900 Austin, TX 78701 Phone: 512-708-1000 E-mail: enichols@beckredden.com Assistant: Jessica Veiga jveiga@beckredden.com Assistant Phone: 512-708-1000 Home Address: 3709 Windsor Road Austin, TX 78703 Eric Nichols practices both civil and criminal trial law as a partner with the Beck Redden firm. He established the Austin office for Beck Redden in 2011, after having previously practiced in the firm’s Houston office from 1994 to 2006. Eric rejoined Beck Redden after serving for over four years as Deputy Attorney General for Criminal Justice for the Office of the Texas Attorney General. While overseeing the Attorney General’s Criminal Justice Divisions, which include over 500 prosecutors, peace officers, and other criminal justice professionals, he remained actively engaged in trial and appellate practice. For example, Eric was the lead prosecutor for the State in multiple cases arising from the YFZ Ranch in Schleicher County, including during seven trials in which juries convicted former leaders at the Ranch of sexual assault of children and bigamy. The Texas District and County Attorneys Association honored him with the Lone Star Award in 2010, in recognition of his service to the State.


The University of Texas Law School Foundation Roster of Trustees 2016-2017 Eric is Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Eric previously served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of Texas. As an Assistant United States Attorney, he prosecuted white-collar federal criminal matters, including fraud cases relating to health care, banking, investments, customs enforcement, bankruptcy, tax matters, and government procurement. Eric obtained a J.D. Degree with honors in 1989 from the University of Texas School of Law, where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Texas Law Review. He holds a B.A. degree, with distinction, from the University of Virginia. Following his graduation from law school, Eric served as judicial law clerk to the Honorable David Hittner, United States District Judge for the Southern District of Texas. Eric’s work for clients in civil and criminal cases has been profiled in and on, among other places, 60 Minutes, CNN, A&E, truTV, the National Law Journal, Texas Monthly, the Texas Lawyer, and daily newspapers from across the country. Eric has authored a number of publications on civil and criminal trial practice and procedure for treatises, legal journals, and law reviews, and he actively writes and lectures for various legal education programs and seminars throughout the United States. His publications include a coauthored chapter on jury selection for the Thomson/Reuters treatise Business and Commercial Litigation in Federal Courts, now in its third edition.


The University of Texas Law School Foundation Roster of Trustees 2016-2017 Ms. Sandra Phillips, '91 Trustee

Business Address: Toyota Motor North America 5360 Legacy Drive PM300 Plano, TX 75024 Phone: 469-292-1714 E-mail: Sandra_phillips@toyota.com Assistant: Shawn Wilson shawn.wilson@toyota.com Assistant Phone: 469-292-2434 Home Address: 7021 Stone Meadow Drive Dallas, TX 75230 Phone: 972-773-9266 Sandra Phillips is general counsel and chief legal officer of Toyota Motor North America. In her role, she oversees Toyota Legal One (“TL1”), the legal services function for Toyota's operations in North America. She is responsible for business operations support, litigation, intellectual property, regulatory law and legal operations, and for managing representation of Toyota’s affiliates in North America. Phillips is the first African-American woman named to this position. Previously, Phillips served as vice president and deputy general counsel, Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., where she played a key role in overseeing complex legal matters and building an integrated North American legal services group. Prior to joining Toyota in June 2012, Phillips was a partner at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius in their Houston office, where her practice focused on complex litigation management and strategy. She was also a senior vice president, associate general counsel and chief litigation counsel at Pfizer Inc., and a managing partner of the Houston office of Shook, Hardy & Bacon.


The University of Texas Law School Foundation Roster of Trustees 2016-2017 Phillips is a founding member of the University of Texas Center for Women in Law and a member of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, the International Association of Defense Counsel and the Defense Research Institute (DRI). She is the 2008 recipient of the Defense Research Institute’s Diversity Pioneer Award. Phillips earned both a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a law degree from the University of Texas at Austin.


The University of Texas Law School Foundation Roster of Trustees 2016-2017 Mr. Barrett H. Reasoner '90 Trustee Spouse: Susan Reasoner

Business Address: Gibbs & Bruns, L.L.P. 1100 Louisiana Street Suite 5300 Houston, TX 77002-5215-25 Phone: 713-751-5244 Fax: 713-750-0903 E-mail: breasoner@gibbsbruns.com Assistant: Katie Stelling Assistant Phone: 713-751-5272 Home Address: 3613 Olympia Drive Houston, TX 77019-3027-13 Phone: 713-963-9031 Barrett Reasoner is a partner at Gibbs & Bruns LLP, a premier litigation boutique based in Houston. Mr. Reasoner focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation in a broad array of areas, including securities, oil and gas, legal and professional malpractice, construction, and intellectual property. Mr. Reasoner received his J.D. from the University of Texas Law School, with honors, in 1990. He was a member of the Order of the Barristers. Mr. Reasoner received a graduate diploma from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 1987, and his B.A., cum laude, from Duke University in 1986. Upon graduation from law school, Mr. Reasoner was an Assistant District Attorney for Harris County (Houston), Texas for two years. He joined Gibbs & Bruns in 1992 and became a partner in 1996. Mr. Reasoner is a Fellow in The International Society of Barristers and a member of the American Law Institute. He recently served as a Representative for District 4 on the State Bar of Texas' Board of Directors. Mr. Reasoner is a former President of the Houston Bar Association (2009-2010) and member of the Board of Directors (2000-2013). He is the recipient of three bar


The University of Texas Law School Foundation Roster of Trustees 2016-2017 President's Awards for outstanding service and dedication in chairing various bar committees. Mr. Reasoner was the former Chairman of the Board of Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program and served on its Board of Directors (2002-2006). He is a member of the American Judicature Society and served on its Board of Directors (1994-2000) and Executive Committee (19971999). He is also a Fellow of the Houston Bar Foundation and the Texas Bar Foundation. Mr. Reasoner’s additional civic leadership includes service on The University of Texas Law School Foundation Board of Trustees; The University of Texas School of Law Alumni Association Executive Committee; the Development Board of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (past member); the Advisory Council of UT Health Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (past member); and the Boards of Trustees of St. John’s School (2006-2012), the Joy School (2007-2013), and St. Pius X High School (2013-present). Mr. Reasoner’s professional accolades include being named a Leading U.S. Trial Lawyer by Legal 500; named Best Lawyers’ “Houston Bet-the-Company Litigation Lawyer of the Year” for 2015; named to Legal Media Group's World's Leading Litigation Lawyers; listed in Chambers USA America’s Leading Lawyers for Business as a Leading Individual for Commercial and Energy Litigation; listed in Best Lawyers in America in the areas of Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Construction Litigation, Legal Malpractice Law and Securities Law; named in Legal Media’s Benchmark Litigation; named in Legal 500 for Energy Litigation; listed in Who's Who Legal and Who's Who in American Law; and named to the “Texas Super Lawyer” list.

Mr. Reagan A. Reaud, ‘04 Trustee Spouse: Lauren Reaud Business Address: Reaud & Associates 98 San Jacinto Blvd Suite 250 Austin, TX 78701 Phone: 512-322-9187


The University of Texas Law School Foundation Roster of Trustees 2016-2017 E-mail: reagan@privateercapital.com Assistant: Alexandra Johnson Alexandra.johnson@privateercapital.com Assistant Phone: 512-322-9187 Home Address: 98 San Jacinto Blvd Suite 1400 Austin, TX 78701


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The University of Texas Law School Foundation Roster of Trustees 2016-2017 Mr. Reagan W. Silber, ‘86 Trustee

Business Address: Commonwealth Opportunity Capital 10877 Wilshire Boulevard Suite 1605 Los Angeles, CA 90024-4371 Phone: 310-922-7676 rws@cwoc.com Assistant: Christine Stafford cs@cwoc.com Assistant Phone: 310-625-5066 Home Address: 225 North Canon Drive, Unit 8D Beverly Hills, CA 90210-5301 An accomplished entrepreneur and wealth creator, Reagan Silber has compiled a long and proven track record of building and leading successful organizations over the past 25 years. Currently, Reagan is the Chairman and Co-Founder of Commonwealth Opportunity Capital, a global macro hedge fund founded in 2008. The fund maintains offices in Los Angeles, London and Greenwich, CT. Reagan also actively pursues a variety of private investments through his family office, principally in the areas of retail, consumer products and real estate. In addition, he pursues and has invested in media-related transactions in partnership with Ryan Seacrest and Rich Bressler, President and CFO of Clear Channel Communications. In 2010, Reagan also partnered with Peter Gordon, one of the most prominent attorneys in Australia, to found Comprehensive Legal Funding (CLF). As one of Australia’s preeminent litigation funding firms, CLF quickly built an impressive track record of funding and strategically guiding multiple class actions lawsuits that resulted in successful outcomes for the classes of plaintiffs.


The University of Texas Law School Foundation Roster of Trustees 2016-2017 A native of Texas, Reagan earned his undergraduate and law degrees with honors from the University of Texas at Austin. He began his professional career as an attorney at Haynes and Boone LLP, an international law firm based in Dallas, before eventually forming his own firm in 1991 with partner Trevor Pearlman. Under their leadership, Silber Pearlman LLP grew to more than 40 attorneys and 200 employees before ultimately merging their practice with one of the most prominent law firms in Texas. In 1996, Reagan began transitioning from law to private investing. His first large undertaking was as a co-founder of Alamosa Holdings, a company that partnered with Sprint to build and launch the first digital wireless communications networks in rural America. Alamosa would go on to bring personal communications services to more than 29 million people in 17 states before going public in 2001 and later being acquired by Sprint Nextel in 2006. Reagan has been described by the Wall Street Journal as a Telecommunications Pioneer. Beginning in 2004, Reagan served as the CEO and Co-Chairman of Edge Group, a development, gaming and management company that partnered with Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide to develop real estate in Las Vegas. Edge Group successfully sold its holdings in the summer of 2007. Reagan is a world-class poker player and an accomplished athlete who enjoys art, architecture, theater, politics and philanthropy. He is currently a resident of Beverly Hills, CA and maintains offices in both Dallas and Los Angeles.


The University of Texas Law School Foundation Roster of Trustees 2016-2017 Mr. Robert L. Stillwell, '61 Trustee Spouse: Gail S. Stillwell Phone: 713-975-9595 E-mail: bob@bpcap.net Home Address: 6014 Pine Forest Road Houston, TX 77057 Phone: 713-975-9595

Bobby Stillwell is a retired partner of the Houston law firm Baker Botts and an immediate past UT System regent. He chaired four committees and served on the board of the University of Texas Investment Management Company during his tenure as a UT System regent. With an undergraduate and law degree from UT Austin, he joined with T. Boone Pickens as an original director of Mesa Petroleum in 1964, continuing his directorship until 2001. As a trustee of the T. Boone Pickens Foundation, Stillwell helped direct $700 million in educational, scientific and health care gifts to nonprofit organizations.


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The University of Texas Law School Foundation Roster of Trustees 2016-2017 Mr. Scott Wulfe, ‘83 Trustee Spouse: Lori Landa Wulfe Business Address: Vinson & Elkins LLP 1001 Fannin Street Suite 2500 Houston, TX 77002 Phone: 713-758-2750 E-mail: swulfe@velaw.com Assistant: Norma Pons npons@velaw.com Assistant Phone: 713-758-2751 Home Address: 3720 Nottingham Street Houston, TX 77005 Phone: 713-665-5815 Scott maintains an active practice advising clients on mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, private equity investments and contests for corporate control. He has also represented many public companies, including several Fortune 500 companies, with respect to corporate governance advice and equity and debt offerings. Scott has substantial experience with clients in all aspects of the energy industry and has also achieved success for clients in a broad range of other industries, including financial services, airline, and manufacturing. Chambers USA has described Scott as “client-oriented” and a “fabulous deal lawyer” who utilizes his “creativity and nonconfrontational style” in private equity and M&A transactions where his “proactive attitude” always “gets it right for clients.” Scott’s track record has also earned him recognition as one of The Best Lawyers in America® in the specialties of Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law and Venture Capital Law and as a Super Lawyer in Texas in the Mergers & Acquisitions field.


The University of Texas Law School Foundation Roster of Trustees 2016-2017 Scott serves as a Trustee of The University of Texas Law School Foundation, a Trustee and Chair of the Risk Management & Insurance Committee of Texas Children’s Hospital, a Governing Director of the Houston Symphony and Board Member of the Alley Theatre. Scott currently serves as Managing Partner of Vinson & Elkins and is a member of the firm’s Management Committee.


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The University of Texas Law School Foundation Roster of Trustees 2016-2017 Mr. John L. Estes, '56 Senior Life Trustee

Phone: 214-528-4896 E-mail: jlehunting@gmail.com Home Address: 4536 North Versailles Drive Dallas, TX 75205 Phone: 214-528-4896


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The University of Texas Law School Foundation Roster of Trustees 2016-2017 Mr. Wales H. Madden, Jr., '52 Senior Life Trustee

Business Address: PO BOX 15288 Amarillo, TX 79105 Phone: 806-374-2422 Fax: 806-379-7049 E-mail: ann@gorecreek.net Assistant: Ann Payne Ann@gorecreek.net Assistant Phone: 806-374-2422 Home Address: 15 Willow Bridge Drive Amarillo, TX 79106 Phone: 806-352-6529


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The University of Texas Law School Foundation Roster of Trustees 2016-2017 Mr. J. Mark McLaughlin, '54 Senior Life Trustee

Business Address: Law Offices of J. Mark McLaughlin 2201 Sherwood Way Suite 201 San Angelo, TX 76901 Phone: 325-942-0401 E-mail: jmm@wcc.net Assistant: Lisa Roberts lroberts@wcc.net Assistant Phone: 325-942-0401 Home Address: 2614 Vista Circle San Angelo, TX 76904 Phone: 325-949-4176


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The University of Texas Law School Foundation Roster of Trustees 2016-2017 Mr. C. Kenneth Roberts, '51 Senior Life Trustee Spouse: Cary Roberts

Phone: 713-862-8712 Fax: 713-862-6787 E-mail: ckrobe@aol.com Home Address: P.O. Box 131057 Houston, TX 77219 Phone: 713-862-8712


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The University of Texas Law School Foundation Roster of Trustees 2016-2017 Mr. Hector De Leon '73

Senior Trustee Spouse: Arleigh Stoune De Leon Business Address: De Leon & Washburn, P.C. Barton Oaks Plaza V 901 South Mopac, Suite 230 Austin, TX 78746 Phone: 512-327-5365 Fax: 512-482-8628 E-mail: hdeleon@dwlawtx.com Home Address: 3 Leopold Lane Austin, TX 78746 Mr. De Leon is the founder of De Leon & Washburn, P.C., which was established on July 1, 1977. His practice focuses on the regulatory needs of insurance companies of all sizes, including transactional, and litigation matters. Prior to establishing the firm, Mr. De Leon was the General Counsel of the Texas State Board of Insurance, now known as the Texas Department of Insurance. From 1978 to 1987, Mr. De Leon served as Legal Counsel to the Texas State Board of Pharmacy. Since 1990 Mr. De Leon has held the rank of Adjunct Professor at the University of Texas School of Law in the area of insurance regulation. Mr. De Leon was among the first group of attorneys Board Certified in Administrative Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in 1989. Mr. De Leon is fluent in Spanish. Mr. De Leon has tried cases to jury verdict and to the Court in various state court venues in Texas, and has argued cases before most of the state appellate courts of Texas and the Texas Supreme Court. In 2006, Mr. De Leon received a rare ruling from the bench before the State Office of Administrative Hearings, granting an insurance agent’s license application in a contested case hearing involving the Texas Department of Insurance. Mr. De Leon has worked with clients on transactional matters and the drafting of documents to bring transactions to a close. The transaction documents have included buy/sell agreements, loan documents,


The University of Texas Law School Foundation Roster of Trustees 2016-2017 guarantees, confidentiality agreements and employment agreements. Mr. De Leon has also provided expert witness services on insurance issues as well as government relations services to clients on legislative matters. Mr. De Leon has been married to Arleigh Stoune De Leon since September 15, 1973. Mr. and Mrs. De Leon are both native Austinites. They have raised three boys who now are successful in their own professional pursuits. He is a Life Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation, and has served as President of both the UT Law Alumni Association and the UT Ex-Students’ Association.


The University of Texas Law School Foundation Roster of Trustees 2016-2017 The Honorable Rodney G. Ellis, '79 Senior Trustee Spouse: Licia Green Ellis Business Address: Texas Senate Post Office Box 12068 Austin, TX 78711 Phone: 512-463-0113 E-mail: rodney.ellis@senate.state.tx.us Assistant: Sylvia Camarillo Sylvia.camarillo@senate.state.tx.us Assistant Phone: 512-463-0113 Home Address: 2102 Sunset Boulevard Houston, TX 77005 Senator Rodney Ellis was elected to the Texas Senate in 1990. During his tenure, he has earned praise as a leader on economic development, education, civil rights, responsible environmental policy, tax cuts for the middle class, and criminal justice issues, having passed over 600 bills. He is the proud founder of the Texas Legislative Internship Program (TLIP). Since TLIP's inception, it has become the largest legislative internship program in the state. Senator Ellis has raised over $2 million in funding for the program, giving over 600 young people the opportunity to make a difference in Texas politics and public policy. Three former TLIP participants are currently members of the Texas House of Representatives. Senator Ellis is a member of the Senate State Affairs, Transportation, and Business & Commerce committees. In past sessions, he chaired the Senate Finance, Jurisprudence, Intergovernmental Relations, and Government Organization committees.


The University of Texas Law School Foundation Roster of Trustees 2016-2017 Senator Ellis currently serves on the University of Texas School of Law Foundation Board, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Rainbow PUSH Coalition Board of Directors, and the board of the Barbara Jordan Freedom Foundation. He also chairs the Board of Directors for the Innocence Project, Inc. of New York, and co-chairs the Commission to Engage African Americans on Energy, Climate, and the Environment. Before his election to the Texas Senate, Senator Ellis served three terms as a member of the Houston City Council and as chief of staff to the late U.S. Congressman Mickey Leland. He holds a bachelor's degree from Texas Southern University, a master's degree from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, and a law degree from the University of Texas School of Law. Ellis also studied at Xavier University of New Orleans and the London School of Economics. Senator Ellis is a Partner at Rice Financial Products Company, a Shareholder of The Tagos Group, and Of Counsel at Reaud, Morgan, & Quinn.


The University of Texas Law School Foundation Roster of Trustees 2016-2017 Mr. George M. Fleming, '71 Senior Trustee Spouse: Janis Fleming

Business Address: Fleming, Nolen & Jez, L.L.P. 2800 Post Oak Boulevard Suite 4000 Houston, TX 77056 Phone: 713-621-7944 Fax: 713-621-9638 E-mail: george_fleming@fleming-law.com Assistant: Mary Marusik mary_marusik@fleming-law.com Assistant Phone: 713-621-7944 Home Address: 30 West Rivercrest Drive Houston, TX 77042-2127-30 George Fleming is Managing Partner of Fleming, Nolen & Jez, L.L.P., a firm that specializes in the areas of mass tort and consumer litigation, products liability, plaintiff’s personal injury and aviation accident cases. He is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, where he received his BBA and JD degrees. Prior to beginning his private law practice, Mr. Fleming was an officer in the U.S. Army and spent five years as a trial attorney in the Tort Section of the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, DC. He has been lead trial attorney in a number of landmark cases. Mr. Fleming is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Court of Appeals: Third, Fifth, Seventh, Eleventh, and District of Columbia Circuits; U.S. District Courts: Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas and District of Columbia; and the Texas Supreme Court. His legal memberships include the State Bar of Texas, Houston


The University of Texas Law School Foundation Roster of Trustees 2016-2017 Bar Association, Texas Trial Lawyers Association, American Bar Association, and the American Association for Justice. He is listed in Who’s Who in American Law, and has been named a “Texas Super Lawyer” by Texas Monthly magazine every year since 2003. Mr. Fleming received the University of Texas at Austin Tejas Club’s Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award, and the UT Law School’s student-faculty dining facility was named “George’s Café” in his honor. Mr. Fleming is currently a member of the Chancellor’s Council Executive Committee of the University of Texas System; a Senior Trustee of the University of Texas Law School Foundation; a member of the Advisory Board of the University of Texas Health Science Center-Houston and that center’s School of Public Health; a member of the President’s Council and the Development Board at UTMB Galveston; and a member of the Board of Directors of Strake Jesuit College Preparatory in Houston. Mr. Fleming has been a member of the board of directors of the Sam Houston Area Council, Boy Scouts of America. The Boy Scouts have presented Mr. Fleming with The Vigil Honor, and the Silver Beaver and Distinguished Eagle Awards.


The University of Texas Law School Foundation Roster of Trustees 2016-2017 Mr. H. Lee Godfrey, '69 Senior Trustee Spouse: Sandra Godfrey Business Address: Susman Godfrey LLP 1000 Louisiana Street Suite 5100 Houston, TX 77002 Phone: 713-653-7857 Fax: 713-654-6674 E-mail: sdsgodfrey@hotmail.com Home Address: 4 Longfellow Lane Houston, TX 77005 Phone: 713-529-0509

H. Lee Godfrey was one of two co-managing partners of Susman Godfrey LLP, a law firm with offices in Houston, New York, Seattle, and Los Angeles. He was a trial lawyer who represented plaintiffs and defendants on matters involving a wide range of complex litigation and arbitration issues. Prior to joining Susman Godfrey in 1982, Mr. Godfrey was a shareholder with Wood, Campbell, Moody & Gibbs in Houston from 1979 to 1982, and he was partner with Graves, Dougherty, Gee, Hearon, Moody & Garwood in Austin from 1971 to 1978. In 2002 Mr. Godfrey was awarded the Texas Law Review Association Leon Green Award “for outstanding contribution to the legal profession.� In 1999 he was named Barrister of the Year by the University of Texas Board of Advocates and he was also selected as one of the top lawyers in Texas by the National Law Journal. Mr. Godfrey was listed among the top 15 American commercial trial lawyers in a survey conducted by International Commercial Litigation magazine. He has been included in The Best Lawyers in America since 1991. Mr. Godfrey has written and lectured extensively on legal topics relating primarily to business litigation. Mr. Godfrey is a Fellow of the American Law Institute, the American College of Trial Lawyers, the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, the International Society of Barristers, the American Bar Foundation, the Texas Bar Foundation, and the Houston Bar Foundation.


The University of Texas Law School Foundation Roster of Trustees 2016-2017 He earned his J.D. with Honors in 1969 from the University of Texas School of Law where he served as Managing Editor of the Texas Law Review and was Order of the Coif and the Chancellors. He received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Texas at Austin in 1966 after discharge from the U.S. Air Force. During his years in the Air Force, Mr. Godfrey attended the Yale University Institute of Far Eastern Languages, and served on active duty in Tiapei, Taiwan. He is admitted to the bars of the State of Texas, the District of Columbia, the Federal District Courts for the Eastern, Western, Northern, and Southern Districts of Texas, the Fifth and Tenth U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeal, and the U.S. Supreme Court. He has taught an introductory law course as an adjunct professor in the political science department at Rice University. He and his wife Sandy reside in Houston, where they are active in the Houston Grand Opera, Houston Ballet, Houston Museum of Fine Arts, Trees for Houston, Chinquapin School, and other charitable and civil affairs.


The University of Texas Law School Foundation Roster of Trustees 2016-2017 Mr. Robert C. Grable, ‘71 Senior Trustee Spouse: Martha Grable

Business Address: Kelly Hart & Hallman LLP 201 Main Street Suite 2500 Fort Worth, TX 76102 Phone: 817-878-3550 Fax: 817-878-9280 E-mail: bob.grable@khh.com Home Address: 4447 Crestline Road Fort Worth, TX 76107 Phone: 817-737-7510 Robert C. Grable is a partner at Kelly Hart, the senior member of its Oil & Gas/Energy practice group, and one of the firm’s seven founding members. He obtained his bachelor of arts from Southern Methodist University in 1968 and graduated with high honors in 1971 from the University of Texas School of Law, where he was a member of the Order of the Coif and Chancellors, an Associate Editor of the Texas Law Review, and Grand Chancellor of his class. Mr. Grable’s practice encompasses energy transactions and litigation and administrative hearings involving various facets of the oil and gas industry. He has represented independent producers, major oil companies, pipelines, and royalty owners in a wide variety of litigation in state and federal trial and appellate courts and before state and federal administrative agencies. He is counsel of record in over 40 appellate decisions, including six significant oil and gas opinions of the Texas Supreme Court. Although Mr. Grable’s practice principally involves legal matters arising in domestic on-shore activities, he also has represented clients in certain aspects of U.S. offshore and international oil


The University of Texas Law School Foundation Roster of Trustees 2016-2017 and gas operations. Mr. Grable is a former President and Trustee of the University of Texas Law School Foundation, and a member of the McDonald Observatory and Astronomy Board of Visitors at the University of Texas at Austin, the University of Texas Development Board and the Chancellor’s Council Executive Committee. He also serves on the Board of Directors of ATMOS Energy Corporation.


The University of Texas Law School Foundation Roster of Trustees 2016-2017 The Honorable Wallace B. Jefferson, '88 Senior Trustee Spouse: Rhonda Jefferson

Business Address: Alexander Dubose Jefferson & Townsend LLP 515 Congress, Suite 2350 Austin, TX 78701 Phone: 512-482-9300 Fax: 512-482-9303 E-mail: wjefferson@adjtlaw.com Assistant: Lindsey Kaye lkaye@adjtlaw.com Assistant Phone: 512-482-9300 Home Address: 11204 Gorham Glen Court Austin, TX 78739-1804-04 Phone: 512-394-9899 Wallace B. Jefferson is a partner at Alexander Dubose Jefferson & Townsend. Prior to joining the firm, he was the 26th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Texas until his retirement on October 1, 2013. Appointed to the Supreme Court in 2001 and named chief justice in 2004, Jefferson made Texas judicial history as both the Court’s first African-American justice and chief justice. Wallace B. Jefferson is the son of Retired Air Force Major William D. Jefferson and Joyce Jefferson of San Antonio, Texas. He graduated from John Jay High School in 1981, received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Philosophy from James Madison College at Michigan State University in 1985, and earned his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Texas School of Law in 1988. He is board certified in civil appellate law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.


The University of Texas Law School Foundation Roster of Trustees 2016-2017 Chief Justice Jefferson developed an early interest in appellate law as a student of the late constitutional scholar Charles Alan Wright. In 1989, he joined the appellate section of Groce, Locke and Hebdon in San Antonio. He founded his own appellate law firm with Tom Crofts and Sharon Callaway in 1991. Crofts, Callaway and Jefferson soon became one of the preeminent appellate practices in Texas. He quickly earned a reputation for appellate excellence. He successfully argued two cases before the United States Supreme Court by age 35, which is an accomplishment earned by less than one percent of lawyers in the country. His experience arguing at the highest court in the land, combined with his frequent appearances before the Supreme Court of Texas and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, brought a unique and valuable perspective to the bench. Chief Justice Jefferson is the descendant of a slave, who was owned by a Waco, Texas judge before the Civil War. That slave, Shedrick Willis, served his community as a two-term member of the Waco City Council after the War. Chief Justice Jefferson's family history is a testament to the perseverance of the individual human spirit, and his role as former Chief Justice proves the enduring strength of our Constitution. Beyond his work in Texas, Chief Justice Jefferson was unanimously elected by his peers to serve as president of the Conference of Chief Justices in 2010-2011. He is on the Board of Advisors of the Justice Sandra Day O’Connor Judicial Selection Initiative and the Council of the American Law Institute, currently serving as Treasurer of that organization. Jefferson is the namesake for Wallace B. Jefferson Middle School in San Antonio. Jefferson has recently been honored with the 2014 Texas Center for Legal Ethics Chief Justice Jack Pope Professionalism Award, honoring a judge or attorney who personifies the highest standards of legal professional and integrity, the 2014 Texas Appleseed J. Chrys Dougherty Good Apple Award because of his leadership in seeking equality for all Texans, especially the less fortunate, and the 2015 Anti-Defamation League Austin Jurisprudence Award.


The University of Texas Law School Foundation Roster of Trustees 2016-2017 The Honorable Thomas G. Loeffler, '71 Senior Trustee Spouse: Susan Loeffler

Business Address: Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP 1700 Pacific Avenue Suite 4100 Dallas, TX 75201 Phone: 214-969-2738 Fax: 214-969-4343 E-mail: tloeffler@akingump.com Assistant: Debra Caudill dcaudill@akingump.com Home Address: 5200 Keller Springs Road Apt 825 Dallas, TX 75248 Phone: 210-854-8820 Former U.S. Congressman Tom Loeffler has extensive experience with the federal government, including Congress, the executive branch and federal agencies. He also has broad experience in all levels of state and local government. Mr. Loeffler has represented clients and their interests in business strategy development and implementation, financial services, domestic and international taxation, health care, energy and utilities, national defense, advanced technology, recreation and entertainment, telecommunications, construction, environment, transportation, and trade and other international issues. Mr. Loeffler has a distinguished record of public service, including four terms in the U.S. House of Representatives (1979-1987) representing the 21st Congressional District of Texas. As such, he has served:


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in Republican Leadership as deputy whip in his second term and as chief deputy during his third and fourth terms

as a member of the Appropriations Committee (subcommittees on Interior and Military Construction), the Energy and Commerce Committee (subcommittees on Telecommunications and Energy and Power) and the Budget Committee

as White House special assistant for legislative affairs to President Gerald R. Ford and legislative counsel to the late Sen. John Tower

when called upon by President Ronald Reagan to function as principal coordinator for Central America in the White House Office of Legislative Affairs, in which capacity his assistance in resolving sensitive foreign policy issues led to the development of the WrightReagan Plan for Central America

Mr. Loeffler has a long-standing commitment to higher education and is a former member of the University of Texas System’s Board of Regents (1989-2001), and served in numerous capacities, including Vice Chairman and Chairman of the board. Appointed by Gov. William P. Clements, he was reappointed to a second term by Gov. George W. Bush. In addition, he serves on The Chancellor’s Council of the University of Texas System, The University of Texas at Austin Development Board, The University of Texas Law School Foundation. Community Involvement Mr. Loeffler has a long-standing commitment to community service, including:

serving on the Chancellor’s Council of the University of Texas System

serving on the University of Texas at Austin Development Board

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Mr. Loeffler has been repeatedly named a Texas Super Lawyer, a distinction conferred upon only 5 percent of Texas attorneys

He was named a Distinguished Alumnus of the University of Texas at Austin (2003)

He was named a Distinguished Alumnus of the University of Texas School of Law (2002).

Ms. Carrin F. Patman, '82 Senior Trustee Spouse: Jim Derrick

Business Address: Bracewell LLP 711 Louisiana Street Suite 2300 Houston, TX 77002-2770-75 Phone: 713-221-1209 Fax: 713-437-5365 E-mail: carrin.patman@bracewelllaw.com Assistant: Blanca Martinez blanca.martinez@bracewelllaw.com Assistant Phone: 713-222-3065 Home Address: 1824 Larchmont Road Houston, TX 77019-3120-24 Phone: 713-626-8801

Carrin Patman is a partner in the trial section of Bracewell & Patterson's Houston office. She is a 1982 graduate of The University of Texas Law School, where she was a member of the Texas Law Review, and is a 1978 honors graduate of Duke University. Carrin handles all types of commercial disputes at the trial and appellate levels, including the range of business torts and


The University of Texas Law School Foundation Roster of Trustees 2016-2017 class actions. She has spoken at a number of CLE seminars, including as Course Director for The Ultimate Trial Notebook (a seminar on all aspects of trial) presented at the 2004 State Bar of Texas Convention. Carrin is active in politics, in her community, and in her law firm, where she was the first woman to serve on its management committee. She has served as president both of the Texas Law Review Association and The University of Texas Law Alumni Association. She was recently appointed by the Mayor of Houston to serve on the board of the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Houston and Harris County, Texas. She serves on the University of Texas Health Science Center-Houston Development Board and the advisory board of Girls Incorporated of Greater Houston. In 2001, she received the prestigious Karen H. Susman Jurisprudence Award, given each year by the Anti-Defamation League, and was selected a 2000 Woman on the Move by the Houston Chronicle, Channel 11, and Texas Executive Women. Both awards recognize professional achievement combined with community service.


The University of Texas Law School Foundation Roster of Trustees 2016-2017 Mr. Eduardo Rodriguez, '68 Senior Trustee Spouse: Paula Tamayo Rodriguez Business Address: Atlas, Hall & Rodriguez, LLP 50 West Morrison Road Suite A Brownsville, TX 78520 Phone: 956-574-9333 Fax: 956-574-9337 E-mail: errodriguez@atlashall.com Home Address: 54 Robins Lane Brownsville, TX 78520 Phone: 956-546-8484 After graduating from The University of Texas Law School in 1968, Eduardo Roberto Rodriguez began his career as an associate at the firm of Hardy & Sharp, shortly thereafter becoming a partner in that firm. Through his leadership as the senior partner, he helped develop the law firm of Rodriguez, Colvin, Chaney & Saenz, L.L.P. In April 2012, Eduardo Rodriguez joined the firm of Atlas, Hall & Rodriguez. Mr. Rodriguez has a long and distinguished career as a trial lawyer. He has advised his clients and tried cases on their behalf for more than forty-one years. He has represented Fortune 100 companies and local and regional clients with distinction and zeal. In addition to being a fine trial lawyer, Mr. Rodriguez dedicates his time and talent to numerous professional organizations and causes about which he feels strongly. From 2005 to 2006, Mr. Rodriguez served as the President of the State Bar of Texas. He is a member of the American College of Trial Lawyers, American Board of Trial Advocates, and other distinguished legal


The University of Texas Law School Foundation Roster of Trustees 2016-2017 organizations. In 2007, Mr. Rodriguez was recognized with the Good Apple Award by the Texas Appleseed Foundation for his efforts in the areas of social and economic justice.


The University of Texas Law School Foundation Roster of Trustees 2016-2017 Mr. David D. Sterling, '84 Senior Trustee Spouse: Kimberly Sterling

Business Address: Baker Botts L.L.P. 910 Louisiana Street Suite 3900 Houston, TX 77002-4914-75 Phone: 713-229-1946 Fax: 713-229-1522 E-mail: david.sterling@bakerbotts.com Assistant: Katherine Little katherine.little@bakerbotts.com Assistant Phone: 713-229-1257 Home Address: 2511 Ella Lee Lane Houston, TX 77019-6312-11 Phone: 713-524-9837

David Sterling is a partner at Baker Botts, L.L.P., where he is the chair of the firm's litigation practice. Before becoming head of the litigation practice firm-wide, he was the chair of the securities and shareholder litigation practice group. He principally represents issuers and underwriters in class action securities fraud actions; companies and their directors in merger and proxy litigation; corporate officers and directors in derivative lawsuits; and litigation committees and audit committees in connection with investigations and derivative litigation. David Sterling received his B.A. in economics from Williams College in 1980 and his J.D. with honors in 1984 from The University of Texas School of Law, where he was a member of the Texas Law Review and Order of the Coif. He was admitted to practice in 1984.


The University of Texas Law School Foundation Roster of Trustees 2016-2017 Mr. Stephen D. Susman, '65 Senior Trustee Spouse: Ellen Susman

Business Address: Susman Godfrey LLP 1000 Louisiana Street Suite 5100 Houston, TX 77002-5091-75 Phone: 713-653-7801 Fax: 713-653-7897 E-mail: ssusman@susmangodfrey.com Assistant: Leize Nand lnand@susmangodfrey.com Assistant Phone: 212-471-8359 Home Address: 2121 Kirby Drive Unit 85 Houston, TX 77019-6067-85 Phone: 713-522-7745

A native Houstonian from a highly respected family of lawyers, Susman worked his way through Yale University, graduating magna cum laude. Returning to his home state and the University of Texas Law School, he was Editor-in-Chief of the Law Review. After serving as law clerk to The Honorable John R. Brown of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, Susman clerked for United States Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black. In 1980, he founded Susman Godfrey, the first firm in this part of the country to limit its specialty to commercial litigation. Susman Godfrey has grown to more than 85 lawyers with offices in Houston, Dallas, Seattle, Los Angeles, and New York. Steve and Ellen split their time between the Houston and New York offices. Although the stakes are high and the challenges immense in his private practice, that doesn't stop Susman from pursuing issues of justice and reform. Teaching lawyers around the world effective advocacy,


The University of Texas Law School Foundation Roster of Trustees 2016-2017 instituting reforms in the civil justice system, and through ABA Task Forces on which he serves, improving jury comprehension, streamlining class actions, and promoting efficient trials are top priorities in his dedication to law. PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS 

State Bar of Texas (Chairman, Section on Antitrust and Trade Regulation, ‘76-77)

District of Columbia, New York, and Colorado Bar Associations

American Bar Association, Current member of the Commission on the Impact of the Economic Crisis on the Profession and Legal Needs, Section of Antitrust Law (member of Council, 1989-91), Section of Litigation (current co-chair of the Fellows Program, current member of Trial Advisory Board and Federal Practice Task Force, former co-chair of Task Force on Training the Advocate, chairman of Task Force on Fast Track Litigation, and member of Committee to Improve Jury Comprehension), and Section of Intellectual Property

American Law Institute

Editorial Advisory Board, BNA Civil RICO Reporter

Advisory Board, University of Texas School of Law's Review of Litigation

Texas Supreme Court Advisory Committee

Director of Texas Association of Civil Trial and Appellate Specialists

American Board of Trial Advocates

Director of the University of Houston Law Foundation

Charter Member of the Institute for Responsible Dispute Resolution

Texas Supreme Court's Task Force on Civil Litigation Improvements


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National Council of Human Rights First

Board of Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights under Law of Texas

MD Anderson University Cancer Foundation Board of Visitors

American Intellectual Property Law Association

Houston Intellectual Property Law Association

The New York Intellectual Property Law Association

Member, Warren Burger Society

Board Member, American Constitution Society Leadership Council of the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies


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The University of Texas Law School Foundation Roster of Trustees 2016-2017 Mr. Scott J. Atlas, ‘75 Ex-Officio Trustee, AAEC President Spouse: The Honorable Nancy Atlas Business Address: P. O. Box 61606 Houston, TX 77208-1606 Phone: 713-613-5353 Fax: 713-224-6008 E-mail: scott.atlas@gmail.com Home Address: P. O. Box 61606 Houston, TX 77208-1606 Phone: 713-703-0111 Mr. Atlas graduated from Yale University (B.A. 1971) and The University of Texas (J.D. 1975) and served as law clerk to U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Thomas Gibbs Gee in Austin, Texas. He was a senior corporate litigation partner at Vinson & Elkins and Weil, Gotshal & Manges before serving as the finance chair of Bill White's campaign for Governor of Texas in 2009-2010. He currently mediates and arbitrates and is president of Atlas Counsel Search, LLC, which helps businesses and individuals find outside counsel for their legal needs. Mr. Atlas chaired the 70,000-plus member ABA Section of Litigation. He was appointed by Governor Rick Perry as an ex-officio member of the Texas Criminal Justice Advisory Council. He currently serves as President of the Texas Law Alumni Association. He serves on the UT Chancellor's Council Executive Committee, was a member of the UT Committee of 125 and the Executive Council of the Texas Ex-Students Association, and is a former president and current ex-officio director of the Texas Law Review Association. He created in 1983 and until 2010 coordinated the Texas Appointment Plan, recruiting more than 1300 lawyers from more than 125 Texas law firms to provide volunteer lawyers to represent indigents before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. He is


The University of Texas Law School Foundation Roster of Trustees 2016-2017 General Counsel to the Alley Theatre and former Chair of the Anti-Defamation League of the Southwest Region. Mr. Atlas was named Distinguished Alumnus for Community Service by the UT School of Law Alumni Association and an outstanding Young Texas Ex. He received the Lola Wright Foundation Award from the Texas Bar Foundation, the Leon Green Award from the Texas Law Review Association, the Leon Jaworski Community Service Award from the Houston Bar Association Auxiliary, and the Karen Susman Jurisprudence Award from the ADL. He received the ABA Pro Bono Award and was awarded the Orden de Mayo al Merito -- the most prestigious recognition granted by Argentina's government to foreigners who are not heads of state. While in law practice, Mr. Atlas was listed repeatedly in "The Best Lawyers in America" in commercial litigation and was listed several times as one of the Top 100 Houston Region attorneys by Texas Monthly.


The University of Texas Law School Foundation Roster of Trustees 2016-2017 Ms. Arleas Upton Kea '82 Ex-Officio Trustee, AAEC Vice President Business Address: Federal Deposit Insurance Corp 3501 Fairfax Drive Rooms VS-E-4094 Washington, DC 22226 Phone: 703-562-2100 Fax: 703-562-2513 E-mail: akea@fdic.gov Home Address: 8911 Ellsworth Court Silver Springs, MD 20910-4356 Phone: 301-587-2177 Arleas Upton Kea is a member of the senior leadership team and Director of Administration at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. A native Texan, she earned her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Texas Law School in 1982 and her Bachelor of Arts Degree with honors in 1979. She also holds certificates from the program of Instruction for Lawyers at Harvard Law School and the Program for Senior Leaders in Government at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. Arleas began her legal career in Washington, DC, serving first at the US Department of Labor’s legal division and then joining the Legal Division at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) during the banking and savings and loan crises in the 1980’s. At the FDIC, she specialized in complex professional liability matters and major white collar crimes. She also helped lead the FDIC’s labor negotiations and held several senior positions, including Assistant General Counsel and Deputy General Counsel. Ms. Kea expanded her role beyond the legal division when she was appointed by the FDIC’s


The University of Texas Law School Foundation Roster of Trustees 2016-2017 Board of Directors to serve as the agency’s Ombudsman. As the Ombudsman, she filled a critical role, serving as the liaison with bankers, industry representatives, community groups, and the public. Her strategy for brokering relationships between the public and regulatory agencies serves as a model today throughout government. Her achievements include selection as Chairman of the Coalition of Federal Ombudsmen and receipt of the prestigious Vice President’s Hammer Award for management excellence in government. Presently, in her role as Director of Administration, Arleas provides nation-wide strategic leadership of critical infrastructure support, including: human resources, procurement, leasing, facilities operations, and special events and programs. She has also led several efforts which resulted in implementation of a variety of innovative Human Resource programs. Employee satisfaction has grown with these initiatives and the FDIC is consistently recognized as a best place to work in the Federal Government. Arleas has received numerous awards for her efforts in human resources leadership and related areas, including a 2012 nomination for the prestigious Service to America Medal of Honor. She was recently appointed to serve on a White House Advisory Group for Reform of the Senior Executive Service (SES). This is a high level group working with White House Staff to make recommendations to President Obama for reforming the hiring for top level executive branch public servants.

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