M. Carter Crow, partner-in-charge of the Houston office of Norton Rose Fulbright, is the new president of the Houston Bar Association (HBA). He took office May 15 at the HBA’s Annual Dinner Meeting at River Oaks Country Club. Mr. Crow succeeds David Chaumette of Chaumette PLLC. With over 11,400 members, the HBA is the fifth largest metropolitan bar association in the nation.
Other new HBA officers are Laura Gibson of Ogden, Gibson, Broocks, Longoria & Hall, L.L.P. as president-elect; Benny Agosto, Jr. of Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Friend, first vice president; Todd M. Frankfort of Flowers & Frankfort, second vice president; Alistair B. Dawson of Beck Redden LLP, secretary; and Neil D. Kelly of Andrews Kurth LLP, treasurer. Mr. Chaumette will serve on the board as immediate past president.
New directors for 2014-2016 are Richard L. Burleson of Burleson LLP; Diana Perez Gomez of Martin, Disiere, Jefferson & Wisdom, L.L.P.; Warren W. Harris of Bracewell & Giuliani LLP; and Gegory C. Ulmer of Baker Hostetler LLP.
Completing terms as directors for 2013-2015 are the Hon. David O. Fraga, Houston Municipal Judge; Jennifer A. Hasley of Hasley Scarano, L.L.P.; Bill Kroger of Baker Botts L.L.P.; and Daniella D. Landers of Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan LLP.
Mr. Crow, 48, has been a member of the HBA Board of Directors since 2007. He chaired the Houston Volunteer Lawyers, the Houston Lawyer Referral Service and the Dispute Resolution Center. He served as chair or co-chair of a number of HBA committees and programs, including Administration of Justice, Judicial Polls, Gender Fairness, Law Week and Habitat for Humanity. He is a Life Fellow of the Houston Bar Foundation.
Mr. Crow’s practice at Norton Rose Fulbright encompasses a wide range of litigation and arbitration matters, with a focus on employment litigation. He has litigated in both state and federal courts as well as before the American Arbitration Association and international arbitration tribunals. He has been consistently recognized by several publications for his work in employment law, including Chambers USA, Best Lawyers and Thompson Reuters