Speaker: Edgardo Colón, Colón Law Firm. "Bringing the Super Bowl to Houston"
Edgar Colón has his own legal practice in Houston, where his emphasis is in all forms of commercial transactions, corporations, mergers and acquisitions, and other related corporate and business matters; in addition to mediation and public finance.
In addition to his law practice, since 2008, he is a Visiting Professor of Political Science, Department of Social Sciences, at the University of Houston-Downtown, where he teaches American Government I and II, Hispanic Politics, American Legal System, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, and Introduction to American Constitutional Law.
Until 2003, Mr. Colón was employed as Senior Counsel with Bechtel Corporation, a global engineering-construction organization that provides technical, management and related services to develop, manage, engineer, build and operate installations for customers worldwide. His emphasis was in the negotiation of engineering, procurement and construction contracts for pipeline and petroleum and chemicals projects in Latin America (particularly Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Venezuela).
In 2008, Mr. Colón was appointed as Chairman of the Board, Harris County Sports and Convention Corporation, by the unanimous vote of the Harris County Commissioners Court. The Harris County Sports and Convention Corporation operates and develops various public facilities at Reliant Park, including the Astrodome and Reliant Stadium. The corporation is a public, not-for-profit corporation overseen by a five-member board of directors appointed by the Harris County (Texas) Commissioners Court.
Mr. Colón graduated from the University of Houston with a B.B.A. in Economics (cum laude) in 1980, received his M.B.A. in Finance from University of Houston in 1984 and a J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center in 1984. Mr. Colón then obtained a LL.M. in Banking Law in 1986 from Boston University School of Law. In 2000, he received a Masters Degree and in 2003 a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Houston. He is licensed to practice law in the state of Texas.