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Jill B. Louis

Partner
+1.214.939.6282
Fax +1.214.939.5849
Jill Louis is a partner in the firm’s Dallas office, where she is a member of the corporate practice group. She concentrates her practice on various aspects of private equity representation including mergers and acquisitions, venture and angel funding, corporate governance, franchising, commercial real estate, intellectual property, internal investigations, and risk management. She also advises on the creation and implementation of contract management processes for public and private companies.

Professional Background

Ms. Louis has a breadth of experience advising multi-location retail and industrial companies. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Louis was the general counsel for a large private equity portfolio company with over US$1 billion in annual revenue, operating in 45 states. Her general counsel experience also includes a multi-national serviced office company, with $600 million in revenue, operating in 50 states, Canada, Mexico, London and Paris. She also led the transactions group for the retail operating company of a global courier delivery services company for over ten years, leading transactions in the US, Canada, Japan, China and Korea. Ms. Louis began her career in corporate practice with a major DC law firm, later joining Hughes & Luce LLP, a legacy firm to K&L Gates.

Achievements

  • 2017 Best Lawyers in Dallas
  • Texas General Counsel Forum Magna Stella-Outstanding AGC 2011
  • FedEx Five Star Award

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Board Member, Thrivent Financial (2017-Present)
  • Executive Leadership Council, Dallas Women’s Foundation (2016-Present)
  • Board Member, AT&T Performing Arts Center (2016-Present)
  • Executive Board Member, KERA (2016-Present)
  • Board Member, Cedars Tax Increment Funding (TIF) Board (appointed 2013 to present)
  • The Dallas Assembly (2009 to present)
  • Dallas Regional Chamber of Commerce, Education Political Action Committee Board (2011 to 2013), Co-Chair (2012 to 2013)
  • Board of Trustees, Girls Incorporated of Metropolitan Dallas (2005 to 2010), Executive Committee (2007 to 2009)
  • 2006 Class of Leadership Dallas
  • Junior League of Dallas (1995 to 2009)

Speaking Engagements

  • 5s Contract Management
  • General Counsel Toolkit
  • Corporate Counsel Women of Color
  • 2016 Hot Topics in Compliance, Privacy and Security
  • 2015 Advance In-House Counsel Seminar-General Counsel Roundtable
  • “Corporate Legal Issues related to Active Shooter Prevention and Events”
  • Panelist: Inspiring Women VII sponsored by the Dallas Bar Association
  • Protecting Trade Secrets - SMU Law School
  • Created and implemented contract management solutions for multiple enterprises ranging from $500 million to Fortune 50
  • Multiple DME acquisitions for an private equity sponsor
  • Multiple asset acquisitions of heavy duty retail outlets, and integration of the operations
  • Disposition transactions for Japan, China and Korea for FedEx Office
  • Stock purchase acquisition of a REIT portfolio company, and integration of the operations
  • Managed private equity and debt stakeholder relationships
  • Led legal analysis and decisions for the franchise operations globally
  • Advised on franchisee disputes and class action matters
  • Developed Compliance Manual for several affiliated public/private roadway concessions
  • High Yield Debt Transactions
  • Successfully lobbied for and achieved favorable federal postal regulations for P.O. Box designations. Authored key provisions that were adopted into the regulations
  • Stock purchase acquisitions of various Internet companies by CNET, Inc.
  • Representation of venture capital company in the funding of a technology start up
  • Consolidation of U.S. and Canadian real estate management companies
  • Sale of Harte-Hanks, Inc. (formerly Harte-Hanks Communications, Inc.) television and newspaper assets to E.W. Scripps Company
  • Sale of Peanut Gallery daycare chain to Mini-Skool, Inc.
  • Several stock purchase acquisitions of direct marketing companies for Harte-Hanks Communications, Inc.
  • Developed and launched the Export Control, HIPPA, and PCI compliance strategies for 1800 business units nationally
  • Negotiated the proprietary software development and license agreement for a national POS system
  • Advised on mobile and cloud technology product launches
  • Advised on the resolution of major data security issues
  • Advised in multiple successful mediations on labor and employment and business disputes