Donald Watkins

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Donald V. Watkins (1948 - ) of Birmingham, Alabama is an African-American lawyer and businessman. Watkins is the father of four sons and a daughter, and is a life member of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity.

Career[edit]

Watkins was a longtime attorney and confidant of Birmingham Mayor Richard Arrington, Jr., creator of what some argue was the most powerful political machine outside Chicago.

In addition to his legal career, Watkins received national media coverage for his attempts to purchase The Minnesota Twins[1] in 2002 and The Anaheim Angels[2] in 2003.

In 2005, Watkins became the only litigator to successfully defend a NYSE company CEO against Sarbanes-Oxley charges, a legal victory profiled in both Fortune magazine[3] and National Law Journal.

In March 2012, Watkins signed an exclusive contract with the government of Namibia to mine uranium for sale to nuclear power stations worldwide.[4] In July 2012, Watkins' Namibian-based energy services company was awarded a petroleum exploration license by the Namibian Ministry of Mines and Energy.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ventura To Watkins: Hip, Hip, Hooray!". CBS News: Eye on Sports. 2002-01-15. Retrieved 2007-05-07. 
  2. ^ "Former slugger Canseco will pitch his own book". ESPN.com. 2002-09-04. Retrieved 2007-05-08. 
  3. ^ John Helyar (2005-07-11). "The Man Who Saved Richard Scrushy". Voter News Network , Fortune.com. Retrieved 2007-05-07. 
  4. ^ "Ventura To Watkins: Hip, Hip, Hooray!". CBS News: Eye on Sports. 2002-01-15. Retrieved 2007-05-07.