Steve Fogle is the recipient of the 2012 “Lee Cusenbary Ethical Life Award” presented Nov. 1 by the Association of Corporate Counsel South/Central Texas Chapter at the Empire Theatre in San Antonio.
“This is a nice compliment from folks I really respect,” Fogle says.
He says the award is named for Cusenbary, general counsel for Mission Pharmacal Co. and the 2006 board chairman for the South/Central Chapter of ACC.
Receiving the award was particularly special, Fogle says, because it was presented 42 years after he and his brother accepted a similar award from the Knights of Columbus on behalf of their father, a retail store manager in Washington, Ind., who was hospitalized at the time of the awards ceremony.
“I just remember being so proud to have his name,” Fogle says. Receiving the Ethical Life Award “was a real close second” to the earlier experience, he says.
Fogle says his father’s advice to him “was just do what’s right and good things will happen.”
The awards ceremony also was special for Fogle, who says that Jacki Walker of Santa Fe, N.M., widow of James “Rocky” Walker, the 2011 recipient of the award, made the presentation to him. He says Rocky Walker was his mentor and a former partner at Jackson Walker.
“She was very nice to be there and pass that award on to me,” Fogle says. “It was just very emotional.”
A 1985 graduate of Baylor Law School, Fogle says he joined Jackson Walker in 1999. He is a trial attorney, mediator and arbitrator.
On Oct. 25, Bush received the 2012 Dallas Regional Chamber Young Professional ATHENA Award during the organization’s 17th annual Women’s Business Conference held in Dallas.
Bush says the award is presented in recognition of professional accomplishment and community service. Among other things, Bush says, she and her husband, George P. Bush, co-chair the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy’s Dallas/Fort Worth Celebration of Reading, which raises about $1 million for family literacy programs and grants throughout North Texas.
In addition, Amanda Bush says she is very active with M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and chaired “A Conversation with a Living Legend” in May, which featured former British Prime Minister Tony Blair. Bush says she also is active in the arts and is on the board of directors of the Van Cliburn Foundation.
A 2003 graduate of the University of Texas School of Law, Amanda Bush says she focuses her practice on complex commercial, intellectual property, and media and First Amendment litigation.
-- Mary Alice Robbins
Robbins is an Austin-based freelance writer and a former Texas Lawyer senior reporter.