Betty Ungerman is Vice President, Deputy General Counsel of Lennox International Inc. (NYSE LII), a global leader in the heating, air conditioning and refrigeration markets, with approximately 10,000 employees. In this role Betty provides advice and counsel to senior management and oversees the lawyers responsible for all of LII’s business units, as well as leading the Company’s Intellectual Property activities. She is also the Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer for LII, and supervises activities to ensure that LII follows best practices in this area.
Betty joined LII in 2009, after serving two years as Assistant General Counsel at Hunt Oil Company. Prior to Hunt, Betty worked part-time as Counsel at Jones Day for seven years, working primarily in IP transactions, trademark portfolio management and limited patent litigation. Her background also includes eight years at Fina Oil and Chemical in various positions and two years as an associate at BakerBotts. She has been involved in a myriad of transactional work and litigation.Prior to law school, Betty was a petroleum reservoir engineer.
Betty earned a bachelor’s degree in petroleum engineering from the Missouri University of Science and Technology in 1980, an MBA from Oklahoma City University in 1986, and a law degree from the SMU Dedman School of Law in 1990.She is member of the State Bar of Texas, the Dallas Bar Association, Vice-chair of the statewide board of the General Counsel Forum (GCF), and past chair of the GCF Annual Conference and of the DFW Chapter. She is also the Treasurer (and a Master) in The Honorable Barbara M.G. Lynn IP Inn of Court and past chair of the International Section of the State Bar. She and her husband are past presidents of the West Point Parents’ Club of North Texas.