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As an associate (and then counsel) at the law firm Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, I worked on mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings & reporting, pharmacy law and general corporate, commercial and contractual matters (six years). Since leaving Akin Gump to go in-house with a client, H-E-B (Senior Managing Counsel & Director of Compliance), I have added Corporate Compliance & Ethics to my responsibilities, as well as new retail-specific legal and compliance expertise.


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Practice areas


  1. International Law: 25%
  2. Health Care: 25%
  3. Business: 25%
  4. Antitrust: 25%



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    I have known Joe for approximately 10 years, and have worked with and consulted him on various matters throughout the years. His legal acumen and integrity are of the highest calibre and I would strongly reccomend him to anyone seeking corporate legal advice.


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646 South Main Avenue
San Antonio, TX, 78204


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We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Coporate Governance & ComplanceScene in SA Magazine2015
Corpor Governance & ComplianceScene in SA Magazine2013
Best Business LawyersScene in SA Magazine2011
Best Corporate LawyersScene in SA Magazine2010
Rising StarSuperLawyers2005
Rising StarSuperLawyers2004
Securities Law AwardUniversity of Michigan Law School1999
Best Brief; Legal Writing AwardUniversity of Michigan Law School1998
Phi Beta Kappa - Vice PresidentUNC - Chapel Hill1997
Philosophy - Summa Cum Laude, Highest HonorsUNC - Chapel Hill1997
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Director of Corporate Law & ComplainceH-E-B2007 - Present
CounselAkin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld2000 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
ChrysalisBoard Member2015 - Present
Society of Corporate Compliance and EthicsN/A2011 - Present
American Bar Association, Antitrust SectionN/A2009 - Present
Classic Theatre of San AntonioPresident2009 - Present
American Society for Pharmacy LawN/A2007 - Present
General Counsel RoundtableN/A2007 - Present
State Bar of TexasN/A2000 - Present
State Bar of Texas, Business Law SectionN/A2000 - Present
National Kidney Foundation - San AntonioVice President2008 - 2010
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Private / Public OfferingsN/A
Mergers & AcquisitionsN/A
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Publication nameTitleDate
Executive Legal AdviserLook in the Mirror: Stock Exchange Requires Self-Evaluation by Boards2005
Michigan Journal of International LawInternational Law, Associate Editor1999
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Michigan Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
University of North Carolina, Chapel HillPhilosophyBA1997
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Legal EthicsLegal Ethics2015
Antitrust & CompetitionAntitrust2013
Business Law ConferenceEthics and Business Law2010
Ethics and LawEthics and Legal Representation2004
Young Lawyers ClubChoice of Entity2002