Center for Women in Law

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June 10, 2013

Founding Members Linda Addison and Janiece Longoria receive the Texas Exes 2013 Distinguished Alumnus Award

Center for Women in Law Founders Linda Addison and Janiece Longoria have been honored by Texas Exes with the 2013 Distinguished Alumnus Award. The Distinguished Alumnus Awards are among the most coveted awards at The University of Texas, presented to an elite group of alumni whose professional successes and service to the University go far beyond expectations. Established in 1958, past recipients include governors, movie stars, scientists, attorneys, and military leaders. Linda and Janiece will receive the Distinguished Alumnus Award at a ceremony in the Lyndon B. Johnson Library on November 1.

Linda Addison is global head of dispute resolution and litigation at Norton Rose Fulbright and has over three decades of experience trying cases in federal and state courts. The National Law Journal named Linda as one of only seventeen women on their most recent list of “100 Most Influential Lawyers in America.” In 2009, the American Bar Association awarded her the Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award, a prestigious honor given to women lawyers who have excelled in their field and paved the way to success for other women lawyers.

Janiece Longoria is a partner at Ogden, Gibson, Broocks, Longoria, & Hall LLP. She has extensive experience in commercial litigation, particularly in the areas of securities litigation and securities arbitration. Appointed in 2013, Janiece is the first woman to chair the Houston Port Authority, the second busiest port in the United States. In 2008, Janiece was the recipient of the Sandra Day O’Connor Board Excellence Award, which honors women lawyers who have served as independent directors of public companies.

The Center for Women in Law congratulates Linda and Janiece on this well-deserved honor.