Chris LaFollette Named a Finalist in Houston Business Journal “Women Who Mean Business” Awards

(Houston) – Akin Gump Houston office partner in charge Christine “Chris” LaFollette has been named a finalist in Houston Business Journal’s inaugural Women Who Mean Business awards.

The awards recognize “career achievement, contribution to company success, community involvement and leadership” in the categories of for-profit and nonprofit enterprises.

In its profile of Ms. LaFollette, the Journal quoted TGS vice president and general counsel Tana Pool, who said of Ms. LaFollette’s work philosophy and client service, “Chris approaches her practice by immersing herself in all aspects of her clients’ businesses, developing a deep understanding in more than just the matter at hand. She is not just an outside counsel; she is truly a partner in the business team and ensures she is firmly aligned with the client’s objectives.”

The Journal, in its profile, acknowledged Ms. LaFollette’s work on “billion-dollar contracts with the oil industry’s most prestigious companies like Baker Hughes, Laredo Petroleum Holdings and Energy Transfer Partners.” (Ms. LaFollette was named the leading Texas M&A dealmaker for 2015 by The Texas Lawbook (learn more here).)

The profile also noted Ms. LaFollette’s 2014 induction into the Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce “Most Influential Women” Hall of Fame (learn more here), as well as her role as a founding member of the Center for Women in Law at the University of Texas in Austin.

Founded in 1945, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP is a leading international law firm with more than 900 lawyers in offices throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

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