The Houston Young Lawyers Association has named Julie Baumgarten Pradel ’99 as its Outstanding Young Lawyer for 2009-10. Pradel is senior counsel with The Williams Companies, Inc., where she supports the business and regulatory activities of Williams’ natural gas pipeline businesses.
Pradel was chosen for her legal proficiency and service to the profession and community. She is a past president of the Houston Young Lawyers Association and a past chair of the Houston Young Lawyers Foundation. She has served on the board of directors for the Texas Young Lawyers Association, the Women’s Energy Network, United Way Young Leaders Council and Uptown Toastmasters. She is a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation, Houston Bar Foundation and Houston Young Lawyer Foundation. She also volunteers for the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo and the University of Houston. Julie is currently co-chair of the Houston Bar Association’s Campaign for the Homeless Committee and chair of the Energy Bar Association’s Natural Gas Regulation and Compliance Committee. This will be her 11th year to perform in the HBA’s lawyer musical, Night Court.