For more than 25 years, Rammell practiced as a corporate and transactional lawyer interacting with U.S. and international businesses, from sole proprietorships to the largest companies in the world. He supervised lawyers, other professionals and staff and managed systems, budgets, departments, policies, compliance and processes that included accounting, modeling and strategy issues. He served as a corporate compliance officer responsible for world-wide compliance and training programs. Throughout his career, Rammell also interfaced with national and international law firms, corporate legal departments and a variety of legal systems. Biography
His transactional/regulatory practice has been comprehensive, hands-on and sometimes transformative, involving both routine and complex matters for start-ups to mature multi-national companies including private, public, government, charitable and non-profit entities. A few examples include the National Football League, PetroChina, Saudi Aramco, the Department of Defense and most Federal agencies, Sun Valley Ski Resort and all of the top five companies of the 2014 Fortune Global 500 and the majority of the top 10 companies of the Fortune 500.
He has been lead counsel on a wide range of U.S. and international complex multi-billion dollar merger and acquisition projects involving some of the world’s largest companies and interfaced frequently with several Federal and state entities including the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice as well as Congress, state legislatures and many state attorneys general. His extensive mergers, acquisitions and divestment work encompassed a broad transactional/regulatory practice across several practice areas, such as: real estate; banking and finance; technology, IP, trademarks and licenses; antitrust/regulatory; international trade; oil and gas; resort and ski area; employment and union issues; corporate and commercial; securities and regulatory issues; tax; environmental, health and safety; retail and franchising; white collar; procurement and supply chain management and insurance.
National news organizations reporting on recent transaction where Rammell served as counsel--Barrons wrote on September 8, 2012, “Tesoro…may have pulled off the acquisition of the year.” The Chicago Tribune on August 3, 2012, quoting Severin Borenstein, University of California, Berkley stated, “We’ve not seen a lot of deals of this scale done for some time.” The Wall Street Journal quoting Oppenheimer on August 13, 2012 wrote, “This is a major coup for Tesoro.”
Articles in a Periodical
- “Utah County v. Intermountain Health Care: Utah’s Unique Method for Determining Charitable Property Tax Exemptions—A Review of its Mandate and Impact,” Journal of Health and Hospital Law, March 1989.
- Speaker Invitation, “Common Risks, Shared Solutions,” Corporate Governance Section, Global Counsel Congress, International Law Office and the Association of Corporate Counsel, June 11, 2015, New York City.
- Speaker, “Global Regulatory Flashpoints: Fire Prevention Through Cultural Change, Panel Member, M&A Section, Global Counsel Congress, International Law Office and the Association of Corporate Counsel, June 12, 2014, The Grand Hyatt, New York City.
- Speaker, “When Business Competitors Collaborate: Ethical, Antitrust and Compliance Concerns,” Association of Corporate Counsel, Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida, September 30-October 3, 2012.
- Speaker Invitation, Key Conference Speaker, “Identifying Changes to the Global Anti-Corruption Compliance Landscape to Maintain and Upgrade Your Existing Compliance Program,” 8th Annual Anti-Corruption and FCPA Compliance Conference, Marcus Evans, June 12-14, 2012, Washington D.C.
- Moderator, Five Panelists, “Doing More With Less–Improving Legal Department Budgets, Strategies to Control Costs, E-Discovery, Benchmarking to Improve Performance, Obtaining/Retaining Talent in Today’s Economy and Building Relationship with Outside Counsel,” 2012 Chief Legal Officer Leadership Forum, February, 2012, Dallas, Texas.
- Speaker Invitation, “Analyzing the Best Strategies to Improve Compliance and Ethics Programs in the US and Overseas,” 3rd Annual Oil & Gas Governance Ethics and Compliance Conference, Marcus Evans, [Date TBD], Houston, Texas.
- Speaker, Policy Drafting Work Shop, Association of Corporate Counsel, Annual Conference, Denver Convention Center, October, 2011, Denver, Colorado.
- Speaker, Everything You Wanted to Know About Being a Corporate Secretary, But Never Had a Chance to Ask, Association of Corporate Counsel, Annual Conference, Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, October, 2010, San Antonio, Texas.
- Speaker, Focusing on FCPA and Antitrust and Building a Compliance Culture (2hr. presentation), Oil and Gas Governance Ethics and Compliance Conference, Marcus Evans, October 19–21, 2010, Houston, Texas.
- Corporate Trainer, longtime corporate compliance trainer involving antitrust, international anti-bribery and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and gun jumping.
- National news organizations reporting on recent transaction where Rammell served as counsel–Barrons wrote on September 8, 2012, “Tesoro…may have pulled off the acquisition of the year.” The Chicago Tribune on August 3, 2012, quoting Severin Borenstein, University of California, Berkley stated, “We’ve not seen a lot of deals of this scale done for some time.” The Wall Street Journal quoting Oppenheimer on August 13, 2012 wrote, “This is a major coup for Tesoro.”