Since it was established in 1992, the Dallas Warburg Chapter has hosted four to eight events annually with speakers such as Bundestag Members Hans-Ulrich Klose (SPD), Özcan Mutlu (The Greens/Alliance ’90), and Ruprecht Polenz (CDU); the head of Germany’s Protestant church, Bishop Margot Käβmann; former Executive Board Member of the European Bank Jürgen Stark; Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg, former Minister of Defense and Minister of Economics and Technology; Klaus-Dieter Frankenberger, Editor of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung; Andreas Dombret, member of the Executive Board of the Deutsche Bundesbank; and many others.
The Dallas Warburg Chapter cooperates with various local and regional institutions such as the German Consulate in Houston, the German American Chamber of Commerce, The Rotary Club of Dallas, the Dallas Committee on Foreign Relations, the Dallas Goethe Center, as well as Southern Methodist University (SMU). It has also worked with SMU’s John Goodwin Tower Center, International Law Student Bar Association, and the George W. Bush Institute at the Presidential Library.
Through a range of events, the Dallas Warburg Chapter addresses a variety of critical economic, political, and historic topics as well as religion and immigration. On occasion, the Dallas Chapter also hosts commemorative social events and dinners. Chapter events are often held over lunch, with prepared remarks from an external speaker followed by discussion.
About the Chapter Director
Locke Lord LLP
Dr. Hansjörg Heppe is an International Partner in Locke Lord’s Dallas office. His corporate law practice focuses on restructurings, private equity, mergers and acquisitions, and securities offerings. In addition, he counsels clients on domestic and international business transactions and international litigation, specifically in the transatlantic context. Prior to joining Locke Lord, Dr. Heppe practiced law in New York and in Germany, where he is also qualified as “Fachanwalt für Steuerrecht.” Dr. Heppe was appointed Honorary Consul of Germany for Dallas Texas in 2015.