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Minnix joined Irving, TX-based Flowserve in 2018 as Senior Vice President and General Counsel. Previously, she worked for BMC Holdings, Inc., ABM Industries Inc. and Royal Dutch Shell/Shell Oil Company and Sprint Corp. She began her career in private practice. Susan Hudson takes over as legal director of a sprawling pipe and valve manufacturer with 15,000 employees. In addition, Ms. Minnix served as Senior Legal Counsel for Shell Oil Company. During her time at Shell, she led the legal support for the start-up of production of Pearl GTL, the company`s $19 billion investment project in Qatar. She also acted as Senior Counsel for the lubricants retail and downstream aerospace businesses. LM: Going in-house isn`t for everyone, and I often tell people that you need to bring a business mindset and a business-focused mindset to your law practice. Companies are looking for business partners, not just lawyers.

We don`t have the luxury of simply offering options to a company and then letting executives choose from a buffet of legal options. We need to be ready to roll up our sleeves and help solve business problems, execute strategy and increase financial results. LM: When opportunities arise and you`re able to seize them, don`t be afraid to take calculated risks in your career. About 10 years ago, I accepted an international assignment in the Middle East with Shell Oil Company and the experience I gained was second to none. To date, this experience has influenced the way I think about legal issues and helped me build stronger global teams. The Assistant General Counsel provides practical advice to all levels of senior management and manages the operations of the Legal Department. Helps protect an organization`s legal interests and maintain its operations within the framework established by law. As associate legal counsel, lawyers can be directed into various legal specializations such as tax, litigation, acquisitions, intellectual property, etc. Requires a Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school and may require admission to a state bar association. Identifies and analyzes legal issues, drafts key documents, makes clear recommendations to senior management and ensures regulatory compliance. In addition, the Associate Legal Counsel usually reports to the Senior Legal Officer or General Counsel. The Deputy Legal Counsel leads a departmental function within a broader organizational function.

Develop key objectives to support overall functional objectives. Approves policies developed in various sub-functions and departments. Working as an associate legal counsel typically requires 8+ years of leadership experience. In-depth knowledge of the entire corporate function. (Copyright 2022 Salary.com) «I look forward to joining Flowserve at an exciting time of transformation efforts. This company has both industry-leading product brands, global presence and customer relationships to become the leader in flow control in the industries it serves. I am very excited to lead the legal organization as part of this effort while helping the company achieve its success,» said Minnix. Prior to BMC, Ms. Minnix was Vice President, Assistant General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer at ABM Industries Incorporated, where she oversaw legal operations and the global compliance program. In addition, she served as Divisional General Counsel for the company`s international divisions, Aviation and AirServ businesses, and construction and energy services businesses.

Black attorneys general now make up more than 5 percent of all Fortune 1000 attorney generals, a milestone achieved by the Black General Counsel Initiative 2025 and first reported by Bloomberg Law. We reached out to more than 50 Black legal leaders whose companies were among the Fortune 1000 companies in 2019 or 2020 to learn more about their careers and diversity at the forefront of the legal industry, and we heard from 39 of them. DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Flowserve Corporation (NYSE: FLS), a leading provider of flow control products and services to global infrastructure markets, today announced that Lanesha Minnix will join Flowserve as Senior Vice President and General Counsel, effective Monday, June 11. Prior to BMC, Minnix was Vice President, Assistant General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer at ABM Industries Inc., where she oversaw legal operations and the global compliance program. She was also Senior Legal Counsel for Shell Oil Co. During her time at Shell, she led the legal support for the start-up of production of Pearl GTL, the company`s $19 billion investment project in Qatar. Wife. Minnix will join Flowserve from BMC Stock Holdings, Inc., a leading provider of diversified residential materials, where she served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary since 2017. In this role, she was responsible for all legal, compliance and risk management aspects of the business.

«I am very pleased to welcome Lanesha to our leadership team and leverage her leadership and legal experience in many of the areas we serve. I know his nearly two decades of global legal experience will help us continue to focus on ethics and integrity and support our ongoing transformation efforts for Flowserve 2.0,» said Scott Rowe, President and CEO of Flowserve. LM: Law firms are businesses and their business model dictates that rainmakers are the revenue generators and therefore get better paid and have more influence over their management structure. In cases where I hire a new company, I strive to identify a diverse partner as a «relationship partner» to facilitate lending. I find that when a diverse partner is managed, they tend to build different teams to work on files. In cases where the relationship partner already exists, we ask our companies to consider diversity in the teams working on our business. If we want to continue to see the pool of different lawyers in the legal profession improve, it is not only a question of recruitment, but also a question of retention, engagement and development. Most in-house lawyers have some experience in a law firm and, therefore, law firms are among the best training grounds for future in-house executives. About Flowserve: Flowserve Corp. is a leading global provider of fluid control and movement products and services.

The company operates in more than 55 countries and manufactures technical and industrial pumps, seals and valves, as well as a range of related flow management services. For more information about Flowserve, please visit the company`s website at www.flowserve.com. LM: When I graduated from law school, I focused solely on learning to be a lawyer and building my expertise as a transaction, M&A, and corporate lawyer. And frankly, it was absolutely the right thing to do, because it`s hard to advance in the legal profession without being technically sound in your legal practice. However, I believe that the best general counsel and senior executives are those who have extensive experience in various legal disciplines and who do not just have deep expertise in one or two areas of law. Lanesha Minnix, general counsel at industrial machinery maker Flowserve Corp., said the decision to partner with law firms through a diverse partner has helped build less homogeneous external legal teams. All forward-looking statements contained in this press release are based on information available to us as of the date of this press release and we undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statements. BL: What is the best leadership advice you`ve received from mentors or others? BL: If you`re looking for outside lawyers, how does diversity play a role in your assessment of law firms? These responses have been edited for clarity and length.

BL: Why do you think the number of black attorneys general has increased? Have you seen any changes in recent years that have contributed to an increase in representation? BL: What opportunities or changes has the pandemic brought to your work and your team? Safe Harbor Statement: This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended. Words or phrases such as «may», «should», «expects», «could», «intends», «plans», «anticipates», «estimates», «believes», «projects», «predicts» or other similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, earnings expectations, statements about our business strategy and statements about future expectations, beliefs, plans and strategies, and anticipated developments in our industry, business, business and financial performance. and the state. Flowserve CorporationInvestor Contacts:Jay Roueche, 972-443-6560Vice President, Investor Relations or Mike Mullin, 972-443-6636Director, Investor Relations–Media Contact:Lars Rosene, 972-443-6644Vice President, Corporate Communications and Marketing In some ways, the pandemic has opened up opportunities that we haven`t explored before. For example, my team has been very engaged and productive in a work-from-home environment and is in some ways more connected to our teams around the world because we consciously think about it. We`re learning to work in a virtual world, and that was the bright side of things. Lanesha Minnix: We recently implemented a contract lifecycle management system to automate and streamline the entire contract review process and governance. We also worked to improve our global compliance program, including a new integrity campaign and streamlining our communications, policies and procedures.