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Gemma L. Descoteaux - Dallas, TX

Dallas International Law Lawyer
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2501 N. HarwoodSuite 1900Dallas, TX 75201
Gemma L. DescoteauxLawyer Overview

Gemma Descoteaux represents participants in complex international joint ventures and partnerships; buyers and sellers in public and private mergers, acquisitions and divestitures; providers and customers of outsourcing services; and issuers and underwriters in public securities offerings in a wide range of industries, including health care, steel manufacturing, business process outsourcing, pharmaceuticals, technology, entertainment, transportation and energy. She has worked in-house at EXE...

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Gemma Descoteaux represents participants in complex international joint ventures and partnerships; buyers and sellers in public and private mergers, acquisitions and divestitures; providers and customers of outsourcing services; and issuers and underwriters in public securities offerings in a wide range of industries, including health care, steel manufacturing, business process outsourcing, pharmaceuticals, technology, entertainment, transportation and energy. She has worked in-house at EXE Technologies and Texas Instruments and on a seconded basis at Computer Sciences Corporation and ACS--all of which give her a unique and incredibly practical perspective on legal matters.

•Acting as counsel to a French public company in the construction of a rolling mill in Ohio; the negotiation of international joint venture arrangements; the negotiation of multiple acquisitions, including the acquisition and subsequent operation of steel manufacturing facilities in Houston and Youngstown and the acquisition of a steel drill pipe manufacturing facility in Houston from a Canadian corporation; and general corporate matters.

•Acting as counsel to a U.S. public business process outsourcer and integrated information-based loyalty and marketing solutions corporation in connection with numerous private acquisitions and the negotiation of outsourcing service contracts.

•Acting as counsel to a U.S. public business process outsourcing and information technology services provider in connection with multiple private acquisitions and securities matters.

•Acting as counsel to a leading independent pharmaceutical company in multiple public offerings, acquisitions and divestitures exceeding $1 billion in the aggregate, including the acquisition of a public pediatric pharmaceutical corporation; long-term licensing of pharmaceutical products and technologies; pharmaceutical development projects; the acquisition of various pharmaceutical products; and international transactions involving the acquisition of the North American rights to the dominant natural, cosmetic wrinkle filler.

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Texas
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State Bar of Texas (Member)
Education
Southern Methodist University School of Law, Dallas, Texas, 1998
J.D.
Honors: magna cum laude
Honors: Member of Order of the Coif
Law Journal: Journal of Air Law and Commerce, Editor-in-Chief
Law Review: Southern Methodist University Law Review Association, Staff Member
Grove City College, 1986
B.A.
Honors: cum laude
Major: Economics
Past Positions
Texas Instruments, Inc., Contract Negotiator
Pro Bono Activities
Served on the board of trustees of Wednesday's Child Benefit Corporation, 2005 - 2007Member of Leadership Texas, 2000 - Present
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D Magazine as one of the Best Women Lawyers in Dallas in the area of Corporate Finance/MergersRecognized in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business as "Up and Coming" in the area of Corporate/M&ATexas Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2004 - 2006
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2501 N. HarwoodSuite 1900Dallas, TX 75201
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214-397-0030
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214-397-0033
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