Peggy Heeg

Advisory Board Member; Class of 2009
Unique combination of public company board service, large public company executive management experience and international law firm management experience. Extensive corporate governance and regulatory experience working with public companies and boards of directors. 

 

Professional Experience

Norton Rose Fulbright, Partner 2004-Present
Executive Committee Member Fulbright & Jaworski, 2008-2011
  • Member of 7-person Executive Committee responsible for strategic direction and profitability of law firm; combined with Norton Rose creating a 3800 attorney firm based in over 50 cities worldwide
  • Nationally recognized corporate and regulatory attorney
El Paso Corporation, 1989-2003
Executive Vice President & General Counsel, 2001-2003
  • Member of 6-person executive management team of NYSE, Fortune 50 international energy company
  • Managed $60M budget and legal department of 120 attorneys; led all aspects of $6B and $24B mergers
  • Trusted advisor to board of directors during period of unprecedented collapse of energy business, credit crisis, executive management turnover, contentious proxy fight and regulatory investigations 

Board Experience

Eagle Rock Energy Partners, NASDAQ July 2010-Present
  • Chair of Nominating and Governance Committee
  • Member of Audit Committee 
  • Member of Conflicts Committee
El Paso Tennessee Pipeline Company, NYSE 2001 - 2003
  • Member of Board of Directors
DePelchin Children’s Center 2000 - 2010
  • Member of Board of Directors, Finance Committee and Executive Committee
United Way of Greater Houston 2008 - 2011
  • Member of Board of Directors and Audit Committee

Education

The University of Louisville School of Law, J.D. 1986
The University of Louisville, B.A., Political Science 1983