Law Firm Practice

  • General civil law (State and Federal): business practice
  • Assisted litigators on briefs and motions

Government Practice

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (“FDIC”) (1988-93), open and closed banks:

  • Oversaw legal services for 20 S&L receiverships ($3 billion dollar aggregate asset base)
  • Established new “unsafe or unsound” banking precedent
  • FDIC Senior Attorney (1992-93)

Small Business Administration (“SBA”) (2005-07):

  • Complex business loans up to $1,000,000, and “hot” loans (national media attention and Congressional inquiries)

Nonprofit Practice

In-house legal and business responsibilities for § 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency (2007-11):

  • Major contract analysis and negotiations
  • Legal and business issues in daily operations
  • Years of sustaining business relationships
  • Grant-writing (raised $945,000 in funding)

I currently work as a sole practitioner. Previous law firm practice and associations have included:

  • Pat Hall, PC, San Angelo, Texas (2001-05 and 2007)
    General civil practice, motions and briefs
  • Katherine C. Hall, PC, Solo practice (1994-2000)
    General civil practice, employment law (Title VII and Americans with Disabilities Act), business law; returned to Law School in 2000 for LL.M. in intellectual property and technology law; independent research: analyzed 17 U.S.C. § 1201(a), with focus on evolving technological devices and vocabulary, and privacy policies of top 100 U.S. corporations
  • Kasmir, Willingham & Krage, Dallas, Texas (1980-81 and 1984-88)
    Tax, corporate, ERISA, motions and briefs
  • McLeod, Alexander, Powel & Appfel, Galveston, Texas (1983-84)
    Tax, corporate and ERISA
  • Matthews & Branscomb, San Antonio, Texas (1981-83)
    Tax, corporate and ERISA
  • Durant, Mankoff, Davis, Wolens & Francis, Dallas, Texas (1978-80)
    Tax, corporate, ERISA, Federal securities law