WEN Houston Northside Luncheon

Guest Speaker: Sue Snyder, Partner - Vinson & Elkins

Speaker Info: Sue Snyder is an experienced lawyer and policy advisor with a demonstrated track record of solving complex environmental, trade, and technology issues, both international and domestic. Sue concentrates in environmental and water issues for various industries including oil and gas companies and is a member of the firm’s Hydraulic Fracturing and Water Task Forces. Sue started her career at Vinson & Elkins with a concentration in water and waste matters. Before rejoining Vinson & Elkins in 2012, Sue served as Executive Legal Counsel and Vice President of International Policy and Relations for a multi-national semiconductor company. In that capacity, she managed general law matters, environmental matters, corporate matters, litigation, and other areas; created the company’s policy department; and oversaw corporate social responsibility. Sue taught courses at The University of Texas’ McCombs School of Business in Business Law, International Business and Operations, and Ethics and Corporate Responsibility, which involved minimization of risk to businesses in a multitude of areas. She also served as an adjunct professor in environmental law at the University of Texas School of Law. Throughout her career, Sue has worked with world leaders, foreign dignitaries, government officials, and chief executives to resolve environmental issues and other global trade challenges, and to facilitate new investments in many jurisdictions, including Japan, the Republic of Korea, China, the European Union, Mexico, Brazil, Malaysia, Taiwan, and India. Sue also has been quite active in numerous professional endeavors. She has served as a chair of and a representative on various legal and policy committees of domestic and international trade associations in the high technology area. She was the first chair of the Travis County Bar Association High Tech Committee, hosted the Austin television program “Ask an Attorney,” and served many years as the coordinator of the Austin Metropolitan Area In-House Counsel Group. Sue received her B.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Cornell University, and J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law.

 

 

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