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Janiece M. Longoria

Ms. Longoria has extensive experience in commercial litigation in both state and federal court, with a concentration of experience in securities litigation, and securities arbitration. She has significant experience in arbitrating cases before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), and the American Arbitration Association (AAA), and in representing broker-dealers and associated persons in regulatory proceedings before the Securities Exchange Commission, the Texas Securities Board and FINRA. 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 Compliance and Legal Society of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association and has been a contributor to the annual broker-dealer survey of litigation published by the SIA. Her commercial litigation experience also includes significant representation of clients in the energy industry, and health care industry.

She also serves on the Board of Directors of CenterPoint Energy, Inc., the third largest publicly traded natural gas delivery company in the U.S., and the provider of electricity transmission and distribution service for the Houston metropolitan area and natural gas distribution service in Arkansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Texas. As a member of the board of directors, she serves on CenterPoint Energy's finance and compensation committees.

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, 2006, 2008 and 2010, she serves on the procurement task force and governance task force.

She has been a member of the Board of Directors of Greater Houston Partnership, the greater Houston region's leading chamber of commerce. She currently serves on the Healthcare Policy Advisory Committee and 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.

She also serves on the Board of Visitors of MD Anderson Cancer Center and on the Board of Directors of the Texas Medical Center.

She was a Regent of the University of Texas Systems from 2008 – 2011. She chaired Academic Affairs and Health Affairs and served as Regental Representative on the Board of UTIMCO (the University of Texas Investment Management Company).

She was also 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, and was recently named by Texas Diversity Magazine to the 2008 list of the "Most Powerful and Influential Women in Texas." She is one of the Founders of the Center for Women in Law at the University of Texas School of Law. Ms. Longoria has also been recognized as a Super Lawyer continuously since 2005.

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E-Mail: jlongoria@ogwbl.com

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EDUCATION

  • J.D., University of Texas School of Law, 1979
  • B.A., University of Texas, with honors, 1976

ADMITTED TO PRACTICE

  • Texas
  • Supreme Court of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Courts for Southern, Northern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for Northern District of Illinois