Don J. McDermett, Jr.

Partner at Baker Botts LLP

Don J. McDermett, Jr.

Don J. McDermett, Jr.

Partner at Baker Botts LLP

Biography

Don McDermett represents clients in a wide variety of corporate, securities and transactional matters. Before joining Baker Botts in 2000, Mr. McDermett served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Sterling Software, Inc., an NYSE-listed enterprise software vendor with annual revenues just under $1 billion. With experience both inside a major corporation and as lead outside counsel to major businesses, he brings unique perspective and insight to complex corporate and transactional projects.

Mr. McDermett leads teams in myriad merger and acquisition transactions, providing counsel on negotiated acquisitions, strategic alliances and joint ventures, as well as tax-free spin-offs, corporate reorganizations and recapitalizations.

Mr. McDermett also represents issuers and investment banking firms in IPOs and other registered securities offerings, private placements, venture capital financings and exchange offers.

Additionally, Mr. McDermett counsels both public and private companies regarding corporate governance matters (including representation of boards, audit committees and special committees), securities compliance and disclosure issues, executive compensation matters and “poison pill” and other defensive measures.

Overview
Career Highlights

Sterling Software, Inc.

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Number of Boards

4

Number of Awards

1

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Member (Attorney) at Clark Hill Plc

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Former Shareholder at Greenberg Traurig LLP

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Chair, Securities & Class Action Practice at Haynes and Boone LLP

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Don J. McDermett, Jr.
Partner at Baker Botts LLP
Education
J.D. with Honors, Order of the Coif & Phi Delta Phi
Class of 1984

The University of Texas School of Law began as the University of Texas at Austin's Department of Law when the University was founded in 1883. The Law School started with two professors and fifty-two students in the basement of the University's Old Main Building. The Law School has since grown to more than 1,200 students and offers the Doctor of Jurisprudence (JD) and the Master of Laws (LLM). The School of Law is a member of the Association of American Law Schools and is approved by the American Bar Association.

B.B.A. in Finance with Highest Honors, Phi Eta Sigma, Beta Gamma Sigma & Phi Kappa Phi
Class of 1981

The University of Texas at Austin is one of the largest public universities in the United States and is the largest institution of The University of Texas System. Founded in 1883, the university has grown from a single building, eight teachers, two departments and 221 students to a 350-acre main campus with 17 colleges and schools, about 24,000 faculty and staff, and more than 50,000 students.

Memberships
Member
Current

The Dallas Bar Association or DBA is a professional organization providing resources for attorneys and the public in the city of Dallas, Texas. Founded in 1873, the DBA is a voluntary professional association of 10,000+ lawyers. It is dedicated to the continuing education of its members, as well as community programs. For years, the Dallas Bar Association headquarters were housed in the offices of the then-current president. In 1937, headquarters were established in a small space under the stairs of the Old Red Courthouse. Ten years later, the DBA was the state’s first bar association to incorporate. Incorporators envisioned the Association someday being housed in its own building.

Member
Current

Founded in 1946, the Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals, Inc. (the "Society") is a non-profit organization (Section 501(c)(6)) comprised principally of corporate secretaries and business executives in governance, ethics and compliance functions at public, private and not-for-profit organizations. Members are responsible for supporting their board of directors and executive management in matters such as board practices, compliance, regulation and legal matters, shareholder relations and subsidiary management.

Member
Current

The State Bar of Texas (the Texas Bar) is an agency of the judiciary under the administrative control of the Texas Supreme Court. The Texas Bar is responsible for assisting the Texas Supreme Court in overseeing all attorneys licensed to practice law in Texas. It is the fifth largest organization of lawyers in the United States. The State Bar is headquartered in the Texas Law Center at 1414 Colorado Street in Austin.

Career History
Partner
2000 - Current

Baker Botts LLP provides legal services to regional, national and international clients. Its clients include Halliburton, Centerpoint Energy, and ExxonMobil. The firm has offices in Austin, Beijing, Dallas, Dubai, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Moscow, New York, Riyadh, and Washington. The company was founded in 1840 and is located in Houston, Texas.

Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary
Prior

Sterling Software, Inc. is used to designs, develops, markets, licenses and supports standardized computer software products. The company was headquartered in Dallas, TX.

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Advisors
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The LBJ Holding Co. operates as a holding company. The firm engages in the management of non-residential buildings as well as in the development of real estate properties. The company is headquartered in Austin, TX.

Member, Board of Advisors
Tenure Unconfirmed

BusinesSuites LP provides office business centers and virtual office services. It serves the office space requirements of corporations, professionals, and small business owners. The company was founded by Johnson Luci Baines and Turpin Ian Johnstone in 1989 and is headquartered in Austin, TX.

Chair, Board of Directors
Current
Member, Board of Directors
Current

Since its glittering 1957 inaugural concert with the legendary Maria Callas, the Dallas Opera has made a national and international name for itself by discovering new world-class talents and enhancing the careers of important artists, directors and designers.

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$10K - $15K
2014

Since its glittering 1957 inaugural concert with the legendary Maria Callas, the Dallas Opera has made a national and international name for itself by discovering new world-class talents and enhancing the careers of important artists, directors and designers.

$10K - $15K
2013

Since its glittering 1957 inaugural concert with the legendary Maria Callas, the Dallas Opera has made a national and international name for itself by discovering new world-class talents and enhancing the careers of important artists, directors and designers.

$10K +
2012

Since its glittering 1957 inaugural concert with the legendary Maria Callas, the Dallas Opera has made a national and international name for itself by discovering new world-class talents and enhancing the careers of important artists, directors and designers.

Transactions
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Zix Corp. purchases AppRiver LLC from Marlin Management Co. LLC

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Zix Corp. purchases CM2.Com, Inc.

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RealPage, Inc. purchases Rainmaker Group Holdings, Inc. /Lease Rent Options Bus from The Rainmaker Group Holdings, Inc.

Awards & Honors
Admitted to the Texas Bar
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