Julia A. Simon Joins Lynn Pinker Hurst & Schwegmann as Partner

Former Mary Kay Chief Legal Officer returns to private practice

DALLAS – Nationally recognized trial litigation firm Lynn Pinker Hurst & Schwegmann has announced the addition of Julia A. Simon as a partner. Most recently Ms. Simon served as the Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary for Mary Kay Inc., a global manufacturer and distributor of consumer goods.

“As I approach this next chapter of my legal career, I am excited to return to private practice,” said Ms. Simon. “Having worked alongside a number of attorneys with the firm, I know the work, the clients and the culture will be a tremendous fit for my goals and expertise.”

At Mary Kay she was responsible for the company’s legal, risk management, governance, compliance, public affairs, corporate communications, and corporate social responsibility functions. She also served as the company’s Chief Privacy Officer.

After earning a bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University, Ms. Simon completed her J.D. from The University of Texas School of Law. She began her legal career as a labor & employment attorney at McGlinchey, Stafford, Nealy & Lang in New Orleans. Before joining Mary Kay, Ms. Simon was a partner at the firm formerly known as Locke Liddell & Sapp, practicing commercial litigation and labor & employment law in Dallas.

“I am extremely pleased to welcome Julia to the firm. She’s a legal powerhouse, and I’ve had the pleasure of working closely with her as a client, friend, and mentor for almost 20 years,” said Chris Schwegmann, the firm’s managing partner. “Julia brings a wealth of experience and knowledge and has a clear vision of the opportunities she can bring to the firm.”

Ms. Simon received the Texas General Counsel Forum’s Robert H. Dedman Award for Ethics in Law in 2022. D CEO Magazine recognized her in 2019 and 2022 as one of the Top 500 business leaders in Dallas, while Black Enterprise magazine listed her as one of the most influential executives in corporate America in 2017, 2019, and 2020. She has been recognized by the Dallas Business Journal as a top Minority Business Leader and featured as one of Texas’ top in-house lawyers by Texas Lawyer.

Lynn Pinker Hurst & Schwegmann is a nationally recognized commercial litigation firm and has been ranked among the top five commercial litigation firms in Texas by the highly respected Chambers USA Guide to the Legal Profession for the past three years. The firm has received accolades from The Best Lawyers in America, Texas Super Lawyers, Benchmark Litigation, D Magazine and Texas Lawyer, and was awarded “Defense Win of the Year” in the U.S. by the National Law Journal, the only firm to receive that recognition twice.


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