Stephen Gilhooly Named Partner at Culhane Meadows After General Counsel Role at GE Critical Power

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Culhane Meadows, a national law firm, announced that Stephen Gilhooly has joined as a partner in the firm's Dallas office. Gilhooly joins the firm's transactional practice group after serving as GE Critical Power’s General Counsel.

Stephen J. Gilhooly

Having hired outside counsel in the past, I was particularly impressed by Culhane Meadows’ innovative approach for delivering superior value to its corporate clients.

Culhane Meadows PLLC announced the addition of partner Stephen Gilhooly to its Dallas office as a member of the firm’s transactional practice group.

Gilhooly joins Culhane Meadows immediately following his role as General Counsel for GE Critical Power, an affiliate of General Electric, and its predecessor, Lineage Power Corporation. As General Counsel, Mr. Gilhooly led the overall legal, corporate governance, and regulatory function for a $500 million manufacturing concern serving the telecom and datacom markets, with operations in the United States, China, Europe, India and Latin America.

“We are delighted that Stephen chose to join us,” said Jim Meadows, co-founder of Culhane Meadows and a globally recognized outsourcing attorney. “His practical, problem-solving approach to legal and business challenges fits well with the Culhane Meadows philosophy.”

Gilhooly attended Duke University School of Law and previously practiced at the international law firms of Jones Day and Haynes & Boone before shifting his focus to in-house positions. He served as Assistant General Counsel for Concentra, Inc., the nation’s largest occupational healthcare and related services company, providing overall legal support to the company’s largest division, assisting the company in key M&A and financing transactions and related SEC matters, and advising the human resources function. Gilhooly also served as General Counsel of an affiliate of Verizon Wireless, advising the company on matters involving advertising and marketing, leases and contracts, dispute resolution, human resources, and coordinating the sale of wireless market areas.

“Having hired outside counsel in the past, I was particularly impressed by Culhane Meadows’ innovative approach for delivering superior value to its corporate clients through lean staffing of only partner-level lawyers and no inexperienced associates,” said Gilhooly. “It is a privilege to join such an accomplished team of attorneys.”

Throughout his career, Gilhooly has helped companies grow both organically and through acquisitions. He has provided overall legal support to all aspects of the business, and assisted companies in major transactions, mergers, acquisitions, dispositions and financings. At Culhane Meadows, Gilhooly plans to serve his clients primarily in an outsourced general counsel capacity as well as the traditional outside counsel role.

In addition to Dallas, Culhane Meadows has offices in Atlanta, Austin, Chicago, New York and Washington, DC. The firm focuses on business clients who enjoy exceptional, highly-efficient, legal services provided exclusively by partner-level attorneys who bring significant experience and training from large law firms or in-house legal departments of respected corporations.

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