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Jill B. Louis

Partner
+1.214.939.6282
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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.

Professional Background

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Louis was a general counsel for a private equity portfolio company. She was also the managing director for a global courier delivery services company, where she worked for over nine years.

Achievements

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

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Executive Leadership Council, Dallas Women’s Foundation (2016-Present)
  • Board Member, AT&T Performing Arts Center (2016-Present)
  • 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

  • 2016 Hot Topics in Compliance, Privacy and Security
  • 2015 Advance In-House Counsel Seminar-General Counsel Roundtable
  • Panelist: “Corporate Legal Issues related to Active Shooter Prevention and Events”. “The Danger Zone 2: Active Shooter” sponsored by the FBI Citizens Academy Alumni Association
  • Panelist: Inspiring Women VII sponsored by the Dallas Bar Association
  • Protecting Trade Secrets - SMU Law School
  • Disposition transactions for Japan, China and Korea for FedEx Office
  • Multiple asset acquisitions of heavy duty retail outlets, and integration of the operations
  • 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
  • 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