Houston Partners Honored with Professional Excellence Awards

Texas Lawyer honored Bill Finnegan with a Lifetime Achievement award and Stephen Szalkowski with an On the Rise award.

September 06, 2019

Houston corporate partners Bill Finnegan and Stephen Szalkowski were recognized by Texas Lawyer in their 2019 Professional Excellence Awards. The annual awards program honors those “who have made their mark on the legal profession in the Lone Star State and beyond.”

Finnegan earned the distinction of a Lifetime Achievement honoree for his legal accomplishments throughout his career. In the last year, he guided dozens of energy deals worth an aggregate value of more than US$199 billion. His profile also mentions his longtime representation of Energy Transfer Partners, including his work on Energy Transfer’s US$18 billion acquisition of Regency Energy Partners which at the time created the second-largest master limited partnership in the world.

Szalkowski received an On the Rise award, which honors “lawyers under the age of 40 who have wielded influence in their practice areas in Texas and beyond.” In his profile, Texas Lawyer notes his work on domestic and international energy transactions, including his recent representation of Hess Corporation in the US$255 million sale of its water business to Hess Infrastructure partners. In addition, they discuss his work guiding Dow Chemical Company’s drilling joint venture with Devon Energy.


Notice: We appreciate your interest in Latham & Watkins. If your inquiry relates to a legal matter and you are not already a current client of the firm, please do not transmit any confidential information to us. Before taking on a representation, we must determine whether we are in a position to assist you and agree on the terms and conditions of engagement with you. Until we have completed such steps, we will not be deemed to have a lawyer-client relationship with you, and will have no duty to keep confidential the information we receive from you. Thank you for your understanding.