Thursday, November 18, 2021
Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa | Austin, Texas

2021 Nominations Close June 4th
Dinner Reservations Opening Soon

Recognizing In-House Leadership & Excellence

In 2006, the Forum initiated the Magna Stella® Awards program to recognize in-house excellence in Texas corporations, organizations and government agencies. The name “Magna Stella” means great, or magnificent star. Stella winners are shining examples of the type of leadership the Forum strives to exemplify in its membership.

Nomination Guidelines

  1. Nominees are not required to be a Forum member, but must be a general counsel or managing counsel of a corporation, non-profit, or government agency in the state of Texas.
  2. A previous winner is not eligible for nomination in the same category. To view previous years’ winners, click here.
  3. Please submit a detailed statement of why the nominee should be considered along with the nomination form. When preparing your justification, please provide the information noted in the form for the respective category. Note: Objective measures are more useful for the judging panel than general subjective statements.
  4. If a nominee is nominated for more than one category, please add relevant comments and details for all categories nominated.
  5. Please keep your nomination confidential until the winners are announced. We will select one winner per category. Winners are notified in advance and must be present at the dinner.

Award Categories

Lifetime Achievement
General Counsel or Chief Legal Officer
Pro Bono
Legal Department
Diversity
Legal Department
General Counsel
Large Legal Department

11 or More Lawyers
General Counsel
Small Legal Department

2-10 Lawyers
General Counsel
Solo

1 Lawyer Department; GC Only
General Counsel
Non-Profit/Government

General Counsel or Managing Counsel
Senior Managing Counsel
Large Legal Department

11 or More Lawyers
Senior Managing Counsel
Small Legal Department

2-10 Lawyers
Major Litigation
General Counsel or Managing Counsel
Major Transaction
General Counsel or Managing Counsel

2021 Sponsors

Dinner Host

Cocktail Reception Sponsor

Dessert Reception Sponsor

Dinner Program Sponsor

Champagne Sponsor

After Stella After Party Sponsor

Award Trophies Sponsor

Signature Cocktail Sponsor

Photo Backdrop Sponsor

About Our 2020 Winners

Texas General Counsel Forum is taking enhanced health and safety precautions measures to safeguard its personnel, clients and guests due to concerns regarding COVID-19. As with personnel, we are asking our guests to refrain from attending our events if they or anyone with whom they have had close contact with have tested positive for COVID-19 or have experienced any COVID-19 symptoms in the past 14 days. Guests must agree to wear a mask in the common areas of the event locations and follow all building, state, and local requirements when entering and occupying TGCF facilities and event venues.

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