Before founding Kunkemoeller Law Office, Pamela was most recently the General Counsel and Senior Vice President for a $1.3 billion international industrial maintenance services company with over 15,000 employees. She started her career at a boutique corporate/securities law firm in Cincinnati, Ohio before moving to Houston, Texas to work in the corporate/securities section of a mid-sized law firm. When she decided to leave private practice, Pamela went inhouse with an electric, gas and telecommunications specialty contractor, later working for a Fortune 500 oilfield services company and as General Counsel of a $2 billion international oilfield distribution company. Throughout her career, Pamela has worked on a diverse array of matters. Below are some of the more interesting ones.
Private auction divestiture of $2 billion international oilfield distribution company. For work on this transaction, Pamela was a finalist for the Houston Business Journal Best Counsel for a Complex Transaction award.
$11 billion merger of publicly traded oilfield services company and service on the integration team.
$3.2 billion acquisition of publicly traded oilfield services company.
$213 million IPO of pharmaceutical company.
Overhaul legal department to regain the trust of the business leaders – eliminating a
six-month backlog, bridging the gap between business groups and implementing contract standards to mitigate risk while improving efficiencies.
Restructure real estate and facility management functions to increase effectiveness and service support levels.
Build relationships with and manage outside counsel to improve service levels and decrease legal costs.
Develop and implement of company-wide contract review approval processes, including risk identification and training programs.
Design and implement of global compliance program.
Design and teach Legal, Leadership and Ethics training program for mid-level managers.
Manage international expansion and trade control.
Develop SOX entity-level and legal department controls.
Executive compensation and stock option plans
Board of Director and shareholder meetings
Public disclosure (10-K, 10-Q, proxy statements, etc)
Hostile take-over contests
Business license management
Pamela has been a frequent faculty member at the Society
for Governance Professionals Essentials Conference, held in January of each year. She has spoken on the following panels:
• Private Companies: Succession Planning (2018)
• Private Companies: Governance and Compliance (2018, 2017, 2016, 2014)
• Private Companies: Board Oversight Role (2017)
• Private Companies: Going Public (2016, 2014, 2013, 2012)
• Guiding your Board (2010)
• Minutes – Are the Basics Enough (2010)
Pamela has also spoken at various other conferences sponsored by the Society for Governance Professionals including:
• Private Company Corporate Governance Best Practices
(Essentials Express September 2016)
• Private Company Board Risk Oversight and Management
(Essentials Express September 2016)
• IPOs and Spin-Offs: Going Public, Spinning and Being Spun
(National Conference June 2012
• Practical Tips and Insight on Subsidiary Management
(Houston Conference November 2009)
• Subsidiary Management: Common Pitfalls
(Houston Fall Regional Conference November 2008)
Pamela has also been a Guest Lecturer on the topic of Mergers & Acquisitions at the University of Houston Bauer College of Business MBA Program in 2010 and participated on the Trends and Issues in Cross-Border Investigations panel at the KPMG Global Energy Conference in 2007.
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