“Often, we have no real grasp of the enormity of the shift going on for our clients in terms of the market’s demand for social responsibility. We understand compliance, regulatory, employment or tax issues but our approach has been siloed and it needs to be holistic with a view toward the health and welfare of the entire entity and the community it serves.”
As a seasoned attorney and C-suite level executive, familiar with addressing specific needs of billion dollar companies and startups, Ms. Lattimore offers:
Track record of effective leadership in corporate counsel roles with the ability to function effectively and efficiently in heavily matrixed organizations and with senior management team;
History of establishing law departments for global companies with the ability to take initiative and drive processes independently with little guidance; experience in creating automated global contracts management systems;
Experience as Chief Compliance Officer leading global training programs (anti-bribery, export control etc.), risk assessment in highly regulated industries, management of governmental filings;
Corporate entity management of global subsidiaries aligning closely with tax department for most effective structures;
Contract negotiation skills in technology, sales, service, supply chain, finance, real estate etc.;
Mergers and acquisition, due diligence to documentation in both US and global transactions;
Management of large IP portfolios, IP strategy and global coverage;
Excellent dispute resolutions skills as a certified mediator, utilized effectively to reduce corporate exposure and mitigate potential lawsuits
Litigator and first chair of fifty jury trials with 98% success rate;
Manager of large external counsel team and mentor and manager to internal legal staff;
Spanish language fluency, conversational French and experience representing clients abroad.
Assistant District Attorney Harris County
AUSA, Chief White Collar Crime Division, Southern District of Texas
Assoc. General Counsel, Comdata Holdings Corp.
VP First City Bancorporation
Of Counsel, Porter & Hedges LLP
General Counsel, Telmex (Telefonos de Mexico) USA
VP & General Counsel, Mosbacher Energy Co.
Assoc. General Counsel, Dresser Inc.
SVP, General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer, INOVA Geophysical Inc.
Asst. General Counsel, Hess Corporation
Juris Doctor ~ St. Mary’s University School of Law, San Antonio, TX
B.S. in Business Administration ~ Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
Ethics in the New World of Corporate Social Responsibility
Today, many legal professionals approach their position with a view of what management should not do. Linda’s approach asks "how can we make it happen" even as she ensures that corporate risks are well managed. She brings considerable energy and vigor to the process and is able to bring a diverse group of business professionals to consensus.
Carey Mogdan, COO
INOVA Geophysical Inc.
I have experienced Linda Lattimore's decisiveness and good judgment first hand as she extracted our mutual in-house client from a potentially disastrous trial situation. Her understanding of the language and the culture were instrumental in this business process. With US Attorney, in-house and firm experience, Linda understands what her client wants and needs, and dives headlong into the task of getting both.
Robert M. Craig, Former SVP & Assoc GC, First City Bancorporation of Texas
Linda is one of the finest and hardest-working attorneys I've known. She has terrific analytical skills and is a great 'people person.' When I supervised Linda in the U.S. Attorney's Office in Houston, she was the best white collar prosecutor we had. Not only is she an accomplished attorney, but she is also a good friend.