Kristen Cook
Associate General Counsel
7-Eleven

Kristen Cook is Associate General Counsel for 7-Eleven, Inc.  In that role, she manages a real estate team of 10 in-house professionals as well as outside counsel for 7-Eleven’s real estate portfolio of over 10,000 properties in the United States and Canada. This real estate work encompasses real estate transactional work, condemnations, land use, real estate litigation and disputes, licensing and construction.  Kristen is also Associate General Counsel for SEI Fuel Services, Inc. and serves as primary legal counsel for 7-Eleven’s fuel and environmental team, including working with the retail and wholesale fuel teams on matters relating to fuel supply agreements, fuel transportation agreements, antitrust issues, retail fuel pricing laws, carbon credit compliance, and environmental compliance.  Kristen has additional experience with multi-site acquisitions and obtaining antitrust clearance for acquisitions.  A primary focus of Kristen’s practice is on implementing “Lean initiatives” for the in-house practice and implementing a legal operations program. In 2018, 7-Eleven won an ACC Value Champion award for reengineering the delivery of the legal real estate work.

 

Prior Experience: 7-Eleven’s High Impact Leadership Program, Thayer Leadership Development School, United States Military Academy; Applied MBA Program for Attorneys, SMU Cox School of Business; Senior Associate, Higier Allen & Lautin; Associate, Cowles & Thompson; Law Clerk, Judge George Allen, 54th Criminal District, McLennan County, TX; Externship, Judge Jeffrey Manske, U.S. Magistrate, Western District of Texas; Fellow, Kuwait Information Office, Middle East Foreign Policy, Washington, D.C.; Office of Texas Attorney General, Child Support Enforcement Division

 

Memberships:  Member, Legal Marketer’s Section, Society of Independent Gas Marketers Association (SIGMA); Member, Network of Executive Women; Member, Attorneys Serving the Community

 

Education:  J.D., Baylor University School of Law; B.A., International Relations, B.A., Spanish, cum laude, Baylor Interdisciplinary Core Honors College, Baylor University

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