People: AT&T Inc (T.N)
Watts, D. Wayne
Mr. D. Wayne Watts is no longer Senior Executive Vice President, General Counsel of AT&T Inc., effective as of September 30, 2015. He is responsible for all legal matters at AT&T. He was appointed to his current position in June 2007. Before this appointment, Mr. Watts served as vice president and associate general counsel for AT&T Inc., with legal responsibility for mergers and acquisitions, wireless operations, international operations, ASI, strategic planning, Project Lightspeed (IP/Data) and general corporate matters. Previously, he served as vice president and assistant general counsel for SBC, with legal responsibility for a variety of general corporate and subsidiary legal matters, including SBC's mergers and acquisitions and wireless operations. Mr. Watts joined Southwestern Bell Telephone Company in 1983 as an attorney in Dallas. In 1986, he became general attorney for Southwestern Bell Publications in St. Louis, and two years later he transferred to the mergers and acquisitions staff of SBC’s legal department in St. Louis. In 1989, Mr. Watts was named vice president-general attorney and secretary for Southwestern Bell Mobile Systems in Dallas. He became general attorney and assistant general counsel for SBC Communications Inc. in 1995 and served as legal counsel for SBC’s mergers and acquisitions and wireless operations. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the Missouri Bar Association and the American Bar Association. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. A native of Abilene, Texas, Mr. Watts completed his high school education in Dallas. He graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in 1976. He received his Juris Doctorate in 1980 from Southern Methodist University.
|Total Annual Compensation, USD||819,167|
|Restricted Stock Awards, USD||5,781,610|
|Long-Term Incentive Plans, USD||--|
|All Other, USD||3,475,360|
|Fiscal Year Total, USD||10,076,100|