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Christine B. LaFollette

Partner at Akin Gump

Christine B. LaFollette is the partner in charge of the Houston office, a member of the Houston office’s diversity committee and a former member of the firm’s management committee. Ms. LaFollette has more than 30 years of experience representing issuers and underwriters in public offerings and private placements of equity and debt securities, restructurings and financings, including master limited partnerships, as well as federal and state securities laws matters.

Practice & Background
Ms. LaFollette also represents clients in public and private M&A and disposition transactions, particularly in the energy industry. In addition, she represents public companies, boards of directors and special committees with respect to general corporate issues, compliance with corporate governance matters, including compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and the Dodd-Frank Act, periodic reporting, proxy solicitation, audit committee standards and insider trading requirements of the federal securities laws.

Ms. LaFollette received her B.S. from the University of Texas in 1974 and her J.D. from Loyola University in Los Angeles in 1980. She is a member of the State Bar of Texas and the American Bar Association, as well as a sustaining fellow of the Houston Bar Association and a past chair of its Corporate Counsel Section. She is also a fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation, a former director of the Houston Bar Foundation and a member of the College of the State Bar of Texas.

Ms. LaFollette serves as a director of the Houston World Affairs Council and serves as a director for the National Association of Corporate Directors – Houston Chapter and the Texas General Counsel Forum. She is also on the Advisory Council for Women’s Energy Network. She is a speaker and moderator at various seminars, including those sponsored by the American Corporate Counsel Association, the Texas Corporate Counsel Institute, the National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL) and the Houston Bar Association.