ACC Houston Marquee Full-Day CLE: Life Cycle of a Deal

December 05, 2019
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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Hotel Derek
2525 W. Loop South
Houston, TX 77027


ACC Houston Marquee Full-Day CLE: Life Cycle of a Deal 
Entering, Exiting and Litigating your Strategic Relationships

Please join us for our ACC Marquee day-long CLE seminar and networking reception at the Hotel Derek.

Join our Baker McKenzie experts and accompanying in-house practitioners as they share their expertise regarding the progression of a strategic relationship - from the inception to the conclusion of the deal.

We are also pleased to announce that Jesse Thompson, Senior Business Economist at the Houston Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, will serve as the keynote speaker. Mr. Thompson, who joined the Bank in 2010, performs research and analysis on issues affecting the Houston and Gulf Coast economy.

Featured Speakers
Our panelists will include senior in-house counsel and business representatives from Baylor Genetics, Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc., Halliburton, Houston Roughnecks (XFL), Kraton Corporation, PTTGC America, Total, Valero Energy Corporation and Weatherford International plc as well as Baker McKenzie practitioners from different offices. 

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Seminar Agenda



8:30 AM - 9:00 AM


Registration and Breakfast


9:00 AM - 9:10 AM


Welcome Remarks


9:10 AM - 9:50 AM


Keynote Presentation: Jesse Thompson, Senior Business Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas - Houston Branch


9:55 AM - 10:55 AM


Session: Identifying, Evaluating and Selecting a Strategic Relationship


11:05 AM - 12:05 PM


Session: Structuring your Strategic Relationship


12:10 PM - 1:10 PM


Networking Lunch


1:15 PM - 2:15 PM


Session: Managing your Strategic Relationships


2:20 PM - 3:20 PM


Session: When Strategic Relationships Go Wrong


3:30 PM - 4:10 PM


Session: Exiting a Strategic Relationship


4:15 PM - 6:00 PM


Networking Reception


Speakers Include

Brian Burke, Partner, Baker McKenzie
Emily Harbison, Partner, Baker McKenzie
Matthew Mauney, Senior Associate, Baker McKenzie
Rocio Mendoza, Senior Associate, Baker McKenzie

Keynote Speaker:

Jesse Thompson, Senior Business Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Houston Branch


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Credits: 5.0 hours (Includes 1.25 hours Ethics credits)
State: TX


Elena Baer
Phone: 346.336.6154
E-mail: [email protected]

Sponsored by

Baker McKenzie LLP


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$0.00 Guest Ticket
*Must be In-House Counsel