AUSTIN, April 27, 2022 – Baker Botts L.L.P., a leading international energy, technology and life sciences law firm, is pleased to announce that Gavin Villareal, Partner-in-Charge of the firm’s Austin office, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Texas Business Hall of Fame Foundation.
The Texas Business Hall of Fame Foundation honors the accomplishments and contributions of outstanding business leaders in Texas by celebrating their impact in both business and community. The Foundation tells their stories to inspire and instill their sense of enterprise, community, and excellence in all generations of Texans.
Mr. Villareal also serves as the Litigation Chair of the Austin office. He represents clients in a wide variety of complex business-related disputes in state and federal trial and appellate courts, as well as before the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board. In 2019, he won a landmark U.S. Supreme Court victory as lead counsel in Food Marketing Institute v. Argus Leader Media. He has held leadership positions in numerous professional and community organizations, including the ABA, Austin Bar Foundation, and the Hispanic Bar Association of Austin. He currently serves on the board of directors for Austin PBS and is a member of the President’s Council of Dell Seton Medical Center at the University of Texas at Austin.
The Foundation was created in 1982 by a small group of Texas business men and women to focus awareness on the positive achievements made by outstanding business leaders and to honor their contributions to their community and state. In addition to recognizing six transformational business leaders each year, the Texas Business Hall of Fame Foundation awards forty $15,000 prizes in both the higher education and veteran community to those who demonstrate exceptional entrepreneurial aspirations and excellence.
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