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Regina K. Ibarra
Regina K. Ibarra
Counsel — Executive Compensation & Benefits
Counsel — Executive Compensation & Benefits

Regina K. Ibarra

Regina K. Ibarra
Houston

1001 Fannin Street
Suite 2500
Houston, TX 77002

Regina K. Ibarra

Experience Highlights

  • A US private equity sponsor on its €3.17 billion carve-out acquisition of a global construction chemicals business from a German public company

  • Energy Transfer Partners in the $60 billion merger with Energy Transfer Equity in a unit-for-unit exchange 

  • Focus Financial Partners Inc. in its $615 million initial public offering of common stock utilizing an Up-C structure

  • Maxar Technologies in its $3.6 billion merger with DigitalGlobe, creating a leading provider of satellites, earth imagery, geospatial data solutions and analytics

  • TPG RE Finance Trust, Inc. in its $233 million initial public offering of common stock

  • Extraction Oil & Gas, Inc. in its $728 million initial public offering of common stock

  • Nexeo Solutions, a chemicals and plastics distributor and TPG Capital portfolio company, in its $1.575 billion merger with WL Ross Holdings Corp. in a SPAC business combination

  • Targa Resources Corp. in its $6.7 billion acquisition of Targa Resources Partners in an all stock-for-unit transaction

  • Targa Resources Corp. in its $360 million initial public offering of common stock 

  • Frank’s International N.V. in its $759 million initial public offering of common stock

  • Rice Energy Inc. in its $1.1 billion initial public offering of common stock

  • Continental Airlines in its $3.2 billion all-stock merger with United Airlines

  • A publicly traded Fortune 500 oil and gas company in all aspects of employee benefits and executive compensation

  • A publicly traded global oil services company in all aspects of executive compensation matters

Credentials

  • The University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 2001 (Administrative Editor, Texas Law Review)
  • Oklahoma Baptist University, B.S.E., English summa cum laude, 1993 (Omicron Delta Kappa)
  • Law clerk to The Honorable Joseph T. Sneed, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 2001–2002
  • Selected to the Texas Rising Stars list, Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters), 2009
  • Fellow: Texas Bar Foundation
  • Member: Houston Bar Association (Former Member: Lawyers for Literacy Committee)
  • Member: American Bar Association
  • Life Member: Texas Law Review Association (Former Secretary and Executive Director, 2000–2001)
  • Member: Emerging Women Leaders, a program of the Executive Women’s Partnership Committee, Greater Houston Partnership
  • Former Chair: Car Seat Safety Campaign Committee, Houston Young Lawyers Association
  • Texas
  • “Update on Defined Contribution Plans, Legal Developments, Trends, and Issues,” Client Event, February 2005 (co-authored with Brian Bloom)
  • “Health Savings Accounts – A New Benefit Opportunity Under the 2003 Medicare Prescription Drug Act,” Client Event, February 2004
  • “Fiduciary Duties in 401(k) Plans: Aftermath and Concerns About Employer Stock in a Down Market,” Client Event, November 2003 (co-authored with Dorene B. Cohen)
  • “Corporate Changes and the Human Resource Manager: Employee Benefits in Mergers & Acquisitions,” Client Event, February 2003 (co-authored with Dorene B. Cohen)