Licensed in TX
Ann Beytagh began practicing law in 1984 with the law firms of Kirklin, Boudreaux & Joseph and Scott Douglass & Luton (now Scott Douglass & McConnico) in Houston, where she concentrated in the areas of oil & gas and commercial litigation and argued a case before the Fifth Circuit.
In 1988, Ann joined the Wall Street firm of Milgrim, Thomajan & Lee with offices in Austin, Texas where she represented financial institutions during the downturn in the Texas economy due to failed banks and savings and loans. She represented these institutions in state, federal and bankruptcy courts in lender liability cases. She obtained first and second chair jury experience with the firm.
In 1993, Ann moved to Dallas to become the Associate University Counsel at Southern Methodist University, a position she held until 2005. At SMU she expanded the reach of the Legal Affairs department to assist in the acquisition of real property to expand the campus boundaries, most notably for the George W. Bush Presidential Library, and the construction of over $350 million in new buildings, including a new stadium, art museum, and science and engineering buildings. She assisted the various departments with their legal issues and contract review including Research Administration's government grants and contracts, Development's pending estates, gifts and endowment, Business Services (outsourced contracts for travel, food service, custodial, computing, and maintenance), Human Resources, Risk Management, Oil and Gas, Finance and Comptroller (financial/audit/ taxation), intellectual property, physical plant, environmental, and Athletics. She also supervised outside counsel and worked with the District Attorney’s office. She became well-versed in litigation avoidance strategies.
In 2005, Ann became Associate General Counsel and subsequently interim General Counsel at Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. She assisted headquarters and 125 affiliates nationwide with contracts, marketing, communications, financial, human resources, risk management and intellectual property.
In 2007, Ann started her own firm, until 2014, when she joined Talcott Franklin P.C.