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Bank Company GC Goes Public About Being Bipolar; Gets Stronger in the Process

By on December 21, 2018 in Corporate Counsel, General Counsel

Kelly Rentzel had to overcome some big barriers to become general counsel at Dallas-based Texas Capital Bank. Along the way she endured a monthlong stay in a psychiatric ward, the rigors of law school, and a suicide attempt.

In a profile in the Houston Chronicle, reporter Natalie Posgate of The Texas Lawbook, writes:

“To say Rentzel has overcome barriers in her life – and has landed on the other side stronger every time – is an understatement. Recently, she’s overcome a different kind of barrier: talking about her condition publicly.

She landed her job just months after the suicide attempt and became the bank’s first in-house lawyer and then built the legal department from scratch.

Read the Houston Chronicle article.