Tuesday, May 19, 2009

June 16 -- Texas legislative update featuring Jim Grace

Our June meeting will feature Jim Grace, chair of the Texas governmental relations section of Baker Botts L.L.P., who will present an update on the 2009 Texas legislative session.

Mr. Grace counsels clients on corporate and government relations matters, and advises federal and state political action committees on compliance with campaign finance laws. He has extensive experience in a wide range of legal, governmental, and political matters, having served as both an in-house counsel and private-practicing lawyer. He also has actively participated in a wide range of federal, state, and local political campaigns.

Prior to joining Baker Botts, Mr. Grace served as director of Texas State Relations and senior counsel for CenterPoint Energy, Inc. Before serving in an in-house counsel capacity, he was a member of a Houston-based law firm where his practice concentrated on merger and acquisition transactions, securities offerings, and general corporate matters for companies involved in oil and gas exploration and production; oilfield and energy services; natural gas liquid processing; propane and heating oil; and chemical production and distribution.

Mr. Grace was commissioned an officer in the United States Navy by the president of the United States and currently serves with a reserve unit.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009, 7:45 - 9:00 a.m
Baker Botts L.L.P. • One Shell Plaza, 32nd Floor • 910 Louisiana St.
Please RSVP by Monday, June 15, at houston.fed.soc@swbell.net.

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