Movers and Shakers

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CENTRAL

Evan D. Johnson is now a partner in Coffin Renner, 1011 W. 31st St., Austin 78705. Christopher Glenn Adkins is now an associate of the firm.

JJ Wells is now a junior partner in Del Prado Dietz, 201 S. Laurel Ave., Luling 78648.

Travis E. Vickery is now of counsel to McGinnis Lochridge, 600 Congress Ave., Ste. 2100, Austin 78701.

Zubin Khambatta is now a partner in Husch Blackwell, 111 Congress Ave., Ste. 1400, Austin 78701.

Alisha Mehta, of Jackson Walker in Austin, was recognized as a Girlstart Alumna by Girlstart.

C. Brian Cassidy, of Locke Lord in Austin, received the Community Service Award from the Real Estate Council of Austin.

Alan Bojorquez, of the Bojorquez Law Firm in Austin, was elected to the International Municipal Lawyers Association Board of Directors.

Michael Slack, of Slack Davis Sanger in Austin, was selected as a distinguished alumnus by the Texas A&M University Department of Aerospace Engineering.

David Whitley, previously deputy chief of staff for Gov. Greg Abbott, was appointed as the Texas secretary of state. Adam N. Bitter, previously with the Office of the Texas Attorney General, is now general counsel to the Office of the Texas Secretary of State, 1100 Congress, Capitol Bldg., Rm. 1E.8, Austin 78701.

Michael Leonard Ray Burnett, of Burnett Turner in Austin, was elected as a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.

Angus E. “Andy” McSwain and Dan MacLemore are now members in Beard Kultgen Brophy Bostwick & Dickson, 220 S. Fourth St., Waco 76701. Mark Firmin, Melinda Hedrick, and Lauren Jaynes Olivarez are now associates of the firm.



EAST

Don R. Reeves, previously with the Bennett Law Office, is now a partner in Roberts & Roberts, 1125 Judson Rd., Ste. 105, Longview 75601.



GULF

J. Eric Holland, previously with Bracewell, is now a partner in Reed Smith, 811 Main St., Ste. 1700, Houston 77002.

Laura F. Howell is now vice president, general counsel, and corporate secretary of Comfort Systems USA, 675 Bering Dr., Ste. 400, Houston 77057.

Kevin T. Dossett, previously with Preis, is now of counsel to Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker, 909 Fannin St., Ste. 3300, Houston 77010. Kaitlyn Tucker, Nathan Prihoda, Blanca Lee, and Taylor Hunter are now associates of the firm.

Adrian L. Talamantes is now senior counsel to Holland & Knight, 1100 Louisiana St., Ste. 4300, Houston 77002.

Kurt Krolikowski is now a partner in Locke Lord, JPMorgan Chase Tower, 600 Travis St., Ste. 2800, Houston 77002. Ann Ryan Robertson, also with the firm, was elected vice president of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and will take office as president in 2021.

Robert B. Garner, Jonathan Katz, and David Weiss are now partners in King & Spalding, 1100 Louisiana St., Ste. 4000, Houston 77002.

Alex Niebruegge is now a partner in Winston & Strawn, 1111 Louisiana St., 25th Fl., Houston 77002.

Zackary Pullin is now a partner in Sidley Austin, 1000 Louisiana St., Ste. 6000, Houston 77002.

Michelle Hoogendam Cash, previously with the Cash Law Firm, is now associate general counsel to AIG, 2919 Allan Pkwy., L4-01, Houston 77019. Russ Dempsey, of AIG Consumer Insurance in Houston, was re-elected to the Association of Corporate Counsel Board of Directors and will chair the board’s Advocacy Committee.

Sean M. Cichowski is now a partner in Akerman, 1300 Post Oak Blvd., Ste. 2500, Houston 77056.

Taylor Imel is now a partner in KoonsFuller, 109 N. Post Oak Ln., Ste. 425, Houston 77024.

Stephen M. Boone Jr. and Christopher Erik Centrich are now partners in Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, 1111 Louisiana St., 44th Fl., Houston 77002.

Christopher H. Domingo and William R. Taylor are now partners in Jones Day, 717 Texas Ave., Ste. 3300, Houston 77002.

Samantha Thompson and Matt Sheehan are now associates of Reynolds Frizzell, 1100 Louisiana St., Ste. 3500, Houston 77002.

Garrett Korbitz is now an associate of Steptoe & Johnson PLLC, 10001 Woodloch Forest Dr., Ste. 300, The Woodlands 77380.

T. Jason Smith, previously with Apttus Corporation, is now senior advisory manager of Deloitte, 1111 Bagby St., Ste. 4500, Houston 77002.

Michael B. Schwartz is now a managing director in Kroll, a division of Duff & Phelps, 1111 Bagby St., Ste. 1900, Houston 77002.

Catharine Yen, previously with Foster, is now senior counsel to Jackson Walker, 1401 McKinney St., Ste. 1900, Houston 77010. Christian Triantaphyllis, also previously with Foster, is now a partner in Jackson Walker.



NORTH

Richard Frye is now a partner in Weil, Gotshal & Manges, 200 Crescent Ct., Ste. 300, Dallas 75201. Scott Bailey and Wei Xu are now associates of the firm.

Erin E. Chancellor is now chief of staff of the Environmental Protection Agency Region 6, 1445 Ross Ave., Ste. 1200, Dallas 75202.

Kyle Davis and Matthew H. Davis are now partners in Locke Lord, 2200 Ross Ave., Ste. 2800, Dallas 75201. George Bowles, also with the firm, was named a fellow of the American College of Construction Lawyers.

John Bloomer is now a partner in Spencer Fane, 5700 Granite Pkwy., Ste. 650, Plano 75024.

Katrina Eash, Rex Mann, and Justin Reinus are now partners in Winston & Strawn, 2121 N. Pearl St., Ste. 900, Dallas 75201.

Amy Bolline and Sadie Fitzpatrick are now partners in Husch Blackwell, 1900 N. Pearl St., Ste. 1800, Dallas 75201.

Banks Bruce is now a partner in Sidley Austin, 2021 McKinney Ave., Ste. 2000, Dallas 75201.

Jon Michael Franks, of the Wynne Law Firm in Grapevine, received the Judge Eva Barnes Award from the Tarrant County Family Law Bar Association.

Robert E. Weitzel is now a partner in Akerman, 2001 Ross Ave., Ste. 3600, Dallas 75201.

Sadie Randall is now an associate of Staubus & Randall, 8401 N. Central Expy., Ste. 210, Dallas 75255.

Liz Feeney is now an associate of Bourland, Wall & Wenzel, 301 Commerce St., Ste. 1500, Fort Worth 76102.

Laura Benitez Geisler, of the Geisler Law Firm in Dallas, was elected president of the Dallas Bar Association.

Alexis Swanzy is now an associate of Kessler Collins, 2100 Ross Ave., Ste. 750, Dallas 75201.

Jonathan J. Bates, of Kinser & Bates in Dallas, is now a member of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Board of Governors.

Larry Taylor Jr., of the Cochran Firm in Dallas, Fort Worth, and Houston, was named chair of the American Association for Justice New Lawyers Division.

Julia D. Daneshfar is now an associate of Scheef & Stone, 2600 Network Blvd., Ste. 400, Frisco 75304.

Kathryn Shilling is now general counsel to NuVinAir, 5851 Legacy Cir., Ste. 600, Plano 75024.

Laura Jane Durfee and Robert J. Cardone are now partners in Jones Day, 2727 N. Harwood St., Ste. 500, Dallas 75201.

Laura Hayes and Sally Pretorius are now partners in KoonsFuller’s Dallas office, 1717 McKinney Ave., Ste. 1500, 75202. Neda Garrett and Chris Meuse are now partners in the firm’s Plano office, 5700 W. Plano Pkwy., Ste. 2200, 75093.

Stephen L. Polozola, previously with Decker Jones, is now general counsel to and executive vice president of Urban Air Adventure Parks, 2350 Airport Fwy., Ste. 505, Bedford 76022.

Jason Franklin, of the Franklin Law Firm in Dallas, was elected as an associate member of the Dallas Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates.



PANHANDLE

Eliott V. Nixon, of Crenshaw, Dupree & Milam in Lubbock, was elected to the American Board of Trial Advocates.



SOUTH

Natalie Friend Wilson is now a shareholder in Langley & Banack, 745 E. Mulberry Ave., Ste. 700, San Antonio 78212.

Anna Lisa Garcia is now a partner in Royston Rayzor, 8200 I-10 W., Ste. 320, San Antonio 78230.

Graham Baker, previously with Fanaff, Hoagland & Gonzales, is now an attorney with Espey & Associates, 12400 San Pedro Ave., Ste. 200, San Antonio 78216.



OUT OF STATE

Lisa A. Dreishmire, previously with Chicago Public Schools, is now an attorney with Masuda Funai, 203 N. LaSalle St., Ste. 2500, Chicago, Illinois, 60601.TBJ

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