“BNSF General Counsel Leaves for Thompson & Knight”
Charles Shewmake has stepped down as vice president and general counsel of BNSF Railway Corp. to join Thompson & Knight in Dallas as a partner in the trial practice group.
Thompson & Knight is a longtime outside counsel for the Fort Worth-based railroad company.
Shewmake, who started at BNSF in 1988 as an intern and has been general counsel since 2008, said he switched to private practice because he was looking for new challenges.
“BNSF was such a great company with great leadership and I’ve learned so much there. Personally and professional it was time to start thinking about a move,” he said.