AUSTIN – LAWFUEL – Press Release Network – Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP partner Carl S. Richie Jr. is one of just 25 delegates selected to represent the United States at the 2006 Tri-Country Conference Sept. 10-13 in Edinburgh, Scotland. The biennial conference brings together representatives from the United States, Canada and United Kingdom to discuss housing and community development needs.
The Tri-Country Housing Conference began in 1989 under the auspices of the International Committee of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO.) Richie is involved with NAHRO at the state, regional and national level.
Last year, Richie received the Elizabeth B. Wells Memorial Award, NAHRO’s highest award for a public housing commissioner, and the Commissioner’s Service Award from the Southwest regional chapter of NAHRO. In 2003, Richie was named Commissioner of the Year by the Texas NAHRO Chapter. He serves on the both the national and regional Commissioner’s Committee and is legislative consultant for the Texas NAHRO chapter.
“Carl has been a longtime, tireless advocate of affordable housing and his dedication has helped an untold number of people in Austin and across the United States,” said Gardere Managing Partner Steve Good. “Everyone at Gardere is confident that his participation in this conference, where there is such an energetic exchange of ideas, will ultimately serve to help even more people internationally.”
As an attorney, Richie, who once served as Deputy Chief of Staff to Texas Governor Ann W. Richards, currently represents clients before the Texas Legislature on a broad array of issues. Additionally, he represents clients before state and federal administrative agencies on issues relating to education, electric utility regulation, environmental regulation, housing, financial services, occupational licensing, taxes and worker’s compensation.
Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP, an AmLaw 200 firm, was founded in 1909 and is one of the Southwest’s largest full-service law firms. With offices in Dallas, Austin, Houston and Mexico City, Gardere provides legal services to private and public companies and individuals in areas of litigation, corporate, tax, environmental, labor and employment, intellectual property, and financial services.