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February 8, 2008

Janiece Longoria, ’79, named to UT System Board of Regents

Janiece Longoria
Janiece Longoria

Janiece Longoria, ’79, of Houston was appointed to The University of Texas System Board of Regents by Governor Rick Perry on February 1, 2008. She replaces Robert A. Estrada, ’83, of Fort Worth with a term to expire on February 1, 2011.

Longoria is a partner in the firm of Ogden, Gibson, Broocks & Longoria, LLP, where she practices law in the area of commercial litigation, with a specialization in securities litigation and securities arbitration. She has significant experience in arbitrating cases before the National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc. (NASD), the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), and the American Arbitration Association (AAA), and in representing broker-dealers and associated persons in regulatory proceedings before the Securities Exchange Commission, the NYSE, FINRA, and the Texas Securities Board. She is a member of the American Bar Association’s Business Law Section and Litigation Section, the State Bar of Texas, and is a Fellow of the Houston Bar Association and Houston Bar Foundation. She is a member of the Legal and Compliance Division of the Securities Industry Association (SIA) and has been a frequent contributor to the annual broker-dealer survey of litigation published by the SIA. Her commercial litigation experience also includes representation of clients in the energy industry. She has been named a Texas Super Lawyer for 2005, 2006, and 2007.

Longoria serves on the Board of Directors of CenterPoint Energy, Inc., the third largest publicly traded natural gas delivery company in the U.S. She also serves as one of seven commissioners for the Port of Houston Authority, the world’s 10th largest port. Appointed by the Mayor and City Council of Houston in 2002, and reappointed in 2004 and 2006, she is the chair of the International Business Development Task Force.

In January 2002 Longoria was elected a member of the Board of Directors of Greater Houston Partnership, the greater Houston region’s leading chamber of commerce. She has served on the board of the Greater Houston Partnership International Trade Division and on the Transportation Infrastructure Committee. She is also a member of the Executive Women’s Partnership, a division of the Greater Houston Partnership. In addition, she serves on the boards of directors of numerous charitable organizations.

She has been selected by Direct Women, an initiative of the American Bar Association, the ABA Section of Business Law and Catalyst, Inc., as a recipient of the 2008 Sandra Day O’Connor Board Excellence Award.

In addition to her degree from UT Law, where she is a Founder of the Center for Women in Law, she is also an honors graduate of the University of Texas at Austin.

Contact: Tom Henninger, Communications, thenninger@law.utexas.edu