Thursday, November 3, 2022
Fairmont Austin | Austin, Texas

Nominations will close at 6:00 PM, Thursday, June 30, 2022.
Dinner Tables/Tickets Sales will be available June 2022.

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. This year’s Magna Stella Awards Dinner will take place on Thursday, November 3, 2022. The dinner is held in conjunction with the Forum’s 24th Annual Conference at the Fairmont Austin.

Awards nominations are open until June 30, 2022. Dinner tables/tickets sales will be available June 2022.

DINNER DETAILS

6:00-7:30 PM | Cocktail Reception
7:30-9:00 PM | Dinner & Awards
9:00-10:00 PM | Dessert Reception
10:00 PM | After Stella After Party

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.

Nominations close at 6:00 PM, Thursday, June 30, 2022.

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

2022 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

2021 Winners


Diversity

CenterPoint Energy, Inc.


Pro Bono

Toyota Motor North America, Inc.  

General Counsel
Large Legal Department

Rishi Varma
Hewlett Packard Enterprise

General Counsel
Small Legal Department

Matt Zmigrosky
Diamondback Energy, Inc.

General Counsel
Solo

David Rassin
SAExploration

General Counsel
Non-Profit/Government

Tillery Stout
Lone Star Circle of Care

Senior Managing Counsel
Large Legal Department

Charlie San Miguel
Enterprise Products Partners L.P.

Senior Managing Counsel
Small Legal Department

Farah Bhayani
G6 Hospitality LLC


Major Litigation

Robert F. Bell
Intercontinental Terminals Company LLC

Major Transaction

Dawud Crooms
7-Eleven

2021 Dinner Photos

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