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Human Resources Health

Location:
Dallas, TX
Salary:
140000
Posted:
June 18, 2018

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Kevin M. Walsh

Cell: 202-***-****

ac5w8r@r.postjobfree.com

www.linkedin.com/in/kevinwalshlaw

SKILLS AND TALENTS

Complex Commercial Contracts and Transactions Attorney Results-Oriented Problem Solver Anti-Corruption Compliance Litigation Management Corporate Governance Administrative Law Team Growth & Learning

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY, Fort Worth, TX August 2013 – April 2018

Senior General Attorney I (at BNSF Railway)

and Corporate Counsel and Anti-Corruption Compliance Officer for BNSF Logistics (December 2015-April 2018)

Provided representation for all legal matters for BNSF Logistics, LLC, a multi-national third-party logistics company and BNSF Railway Company affiliate, decreasing outside counsel fees by 17% by second year, while achieving a high success rate in litigation and decreasing employee-related claims

Led team of lawyers negotiating 500+ contracts annually; implemented new contract-approval process, accelerating contract turn-around by approximately 15%

Delivered successful acquisition of another logistics company, based on step-by-step acquisition model and pre-negotiated outside counsel rate, optimizing company resources, reducing time to closing, and decreasing acquisition costs by 20%

Implemented advanced Compliance program, including extensive employee training, new comprehensive anti-bribery measures, and new process that increased denied-party screening by 47%

Managed all company litigation, decreasing outside counsel litigation fees 18% by second year

General Attorney and Leader of BNSF Railway Contracts Team (August 2013 – December 2015)

Led team of lawyers negotiating 500+ contracts annually for the Engineering, Finance, Human Resources, Marketing, Operations, Strategic Sourcing, and Transportation departments, facilitating the railroad’s record-breaking capital expenditure programs ($5B in 2014/$6B in 2015)

Successfully Negotiated Key Contracts: I personally negotiated $400M commercial card agreement Health benefits administrative services agreement for unscheduled employees/retirees Pension administration services agreement for unscheduled retirees Trust agreement for company pension plan Locomotive and railcar purchase and lease agreements Data privacy agreements Surgical services agreement Government environmental contracts Indemnification agreements License Agreements MSAs NDAs Many Others

Represented Positive Train Control Initiative, allowing railroad to meet 100% of PTC statutory deadline

LAW OFFICE OF KEVIN M. WALSH, PLLC, Austin, TX (previously, Washington, DC) 2007 – 2013

Owner, Sole Practitioner

Launched my own law firm at the request of major clients when my former Washington, DC firm merged with a large law firm

Negotiated largest acquisition of full power commercial radio stations (based on the number of stations) in U.S. in 2010, creating Midwest broadcast power base

Represented broadcast and wireless clients in Federal Communications Commission auction, must-carry, market modification, complaint, rule making, and other proceedings

IRWIN, CAMPBELL & TANNENWALD, P.C., Washington, DC 1997 – 2007

Vice President/Member, Associate

Advanced from an associate to Vice President/member of law firm serving telecom, wireless, and broadcast clients nationwide

Negotiated $130 Million acquisition and $100 Million refinance

Instrumental in building one of the nation’s largest television groups from the ground up

Overhauled firm’s employment practices, increased firm’s client base by 4%, and implemented overhead cost-cutting measures, increasing firm’s cash flow and profitability

FISHER, WAYLAND, COOPER, LEADER & ZARAGOZA, Washington, DC 1994 – 1997

Practice encompassed a wide range of regulatory matters for broadcast, common carrier, and satellite clients before the Federal Communications Commission and the Federal Elections Commission.

Was a key player in obtaining FCC licenses and 1st launch approval for new satellite company

EDUCATION

The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, Washington, DC

Juris Doctor, magna cum laude (top 5% of class)

3-time winner of American Jurisprudence Award

Awarded Institute of Communications Law Scholarship

Awarded Post-Graduate Certificate from Institute of Communications Law Studies

Staff Member and published author, The Journal of Contemporary Health Law and Policy

Moot Court Associate

The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX

Bachelor of Journalism

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Bar Memberships

State Bar of Texas, Colorado Supreme Court, and District of Columbia Bar Association

Publications

Published in Washington Telecom News, MindsInMedia, TV Technology, Telecommunications, and The Journal of Contemporary Health Law and Policy

Additional Information

2015 Recognized for Exceeded Target at BNSF Railway in Performance of Duties (second highest recognition)

2009 Recipient of Outstanding Service Award by The Journal of Contemporary Health Law and Policy

Volunteer legal advisor, Trinity Center



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