By Press release submission | Mar 18, 2019

Pillsbury issued the following announcement on March 12.

Pillsbury has named Amanda G. Halter managing partner of the firm’s 20-lawyer Houston office. Halter, who joined the firm in 2013, is the first woman to lead the 16-year-old office.

“Amanda is well-suited to the role of Houston office managing partner, previously serving in a number of leadership roles at Pillsbury and having earned the respect of so many colleagues within the firm and the local legal community,” said firm chair David Dekker. “Her talent and enthusiasm are infectious and will be instrumental in helping Pillsbury further expand and enhance our offering to clients in the Texas market and beyond.”

Halter is a member of the firm’s Environmental & Natural Resources practice section and Co-Leader of its multi-disciplinary Crisis Management Focus Team. Her practice primarily involves advising clients on the successful resolution of environmental liabilities, developing and implementing regulatory engagement strategies, interfacing with federal and state agencies, and transaction diligence. As one of the firm’s Crisis Advisors, she helps companies manage financial and reputational losses associated with corporate crises of all kinds.

In the community, Halter serves on the Advisory Board for The Alliance for Multicultural Community Services, a refugee resettlement and disaster recovery nonprofit, after three years as Vice-President of its governing board. She Co-Chaired the Houston Bar Association’s Gender Fairness Committee from 2017 to 2018 and the Lawyers for a Beautiful Houston Committee from 2016-2017, and is a Fellow of the Houston and Texas Bar Associations.

Halter is a Houston native who graduated from Rice University and The University of Texas School of Law.

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