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Kirk D. Rasmussen is now a partner in Jackson Walker, 100 Congress Ave., Ste. 1100, Austin 78701. Craig R. Bennett is now senior counsel to the firm.

Rachel Mathisen and Chris Camillone are now associates of Weisbart Springer Hayes, 212 Lavaca St., Ste. 200, Austin 78701.

Irene Montelongo, previously with the Public Utility Commission of Texas, is now an associate of the Knight Law Firm, 223 W. Anderson Ln., Ste. A-105, Austin 78752.

William R. Allensworth was appointed chair of the Texas Facilities Commission in Austin.

Orlando Segura Jr. is now a partner in Holland & Knight, 111 Congress Ave., Ste. 540, Austin 78701.

Justin Holzheauser is now a senior associate of Peckar & Abramson, 111 Congress Ave., Ste. 1010, Austin 78701.


Gail Merel, of Hunton Andrews Kurth in Houston, received the James J. Fuld Award from the Working Group on Legal Opinions Foundation.

Lauren Corbeil and Jeffrey M. McPhaul are now partners in Locke Lord, JPMorgan Chase Tower, 600 Travis St., Houston 77002.

Monica Hwang and Kristin Roshelli are now partners in King & Spalding, 1100 Louisiana St., Ste. 4000, Houston 77002.

Jacqueline Vallette and David S. Stringer are now partners in Jones Day, 717 Texas Ave., Ste. 3300, Houston 77002.

Philip W. Boyko is now general counsel to SelecTransportation Resources, 9550 N. Loop E., Houston 77029.

Former Ambassador Arthur L. Schechter, of Schechter, McElwee, Shaffer & Harris in Houston, received the Clarence Darrow Award from the Harris County Democratic Lawyers Association.

William Sentell is now counsel to Baker McKenzie, 700 Louisiana St., Ste. 3000, Houston 77002 and 1900 N. Pearl St., Ste. 1500, Dallas 75201.

Dilnaz Saleem, of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz in Houston, was appointed chair of the firm’s Pro Bono Committee Office.

Julia Hayes and Hilary Lane are now partners in Hayes & Wilson, 1235 N. Loop W., Ste. 907, Houston 77008.

Retired Senior District Judge Judy Warne, of Coldspring, received the Judicial Excellence in Education Award from the Texas Center for the Judiciary.

Mike Meltser, previously with SportsRadio 610, is now an attorney with Mize PC, Pennzoil Tower North, 700 Milam St., Ste. 1300, Houston 77002.

Daniel Allison and Tommer Yoked are now partners in Sidley Austin, 1000 Louisiana St., Ste. 5900, Houston 77002.

Jovana Popovich is now a shareholder in Fizer Beck Webster Bentley & Scroggins, 5718 Westheimer Rd., Ste. 1750, Houston 77057.

Ehsan Tabesh is now a partner in Fisher & Phillips, 910 Louisiana St., Ste. 4000, Houston 77002.

Laura Beckman Hedge, of the Harris County Attorney’s Office in Houston, is now deputy manager of the Litigation Practice Group.

Anam Fazli is now an associate of West Mermis, 1301 McKinney St., Ste. 3120, Houston 77010.

Debra Tsuchiyama Baker, of Baker • Wotring in Houston, was selected to the Grassroots Exchange Program by the Japan Foundation.

Tesha Peeples is now a partner in Holmes, Diggs & Sadler, 5300 Memorial Dr., Ste. 900, Houston 77007.

Marcos Rosales is now a partner in Beck Redden, 1221 McKinney St., Ste. 4500, Houston 77010.

Matthew A. Copeland is now a partner in Adams and Reese, 1221 McKinney St., Ste. 4400, Houston 77010.

Denis Ducran is now a partner in and Courtney Sheaffer is now a senior associate of Peckar & Abramson, 3050 Post Oak Blvd., Ste. 500, Houston 77056.

Brent Shultz and Simin Sun are now partners in Haynes and Boone, 1221 McKinney St., Ste. 2100, Houston 77010.

Derek Pershing is now a shareholder in Wilson Cribbs + Goren, 2500 Fannin St., Houston 77002.

Andrew Dao is now a senior attorney with Kane Russell Coleman Logan, Galleria Tower II, 5051 Westheimer Rd., 10th Fl., Houston 77056. Gizem Petrosino is now an associate of the firm.


Jessica B. Magee is now a partner in Thompson & Knight, One Arts Plaza, 1722 Routh St., Ste. 1500, Dallas 75201.

Robin Featherston, Niko Lane, Neal Monson, Chris Perkins, Richard Riles, Kevin Simmons, and Jenae Ward are now associates of Weil, Gotshal & Manges, 200 Crescent Ct., Ste. 300, Dallas 75201.

Nicole Macut, Madeleine Rosuck, and McCall Kathryn Hoerz are now associates of Polsinelli, 2950 N. Harwood, Ste. 2100, Dallas 75201.

Tahlia Clement is now an associate of Farrow-Gillespie Heath Witter, 1700 Pacific Ave., Ste. 3700, Dallas 75201.

Ryan Jenlink is now a principal in Harness, Dickey & Pierce, 2801 Network Blvd., Ste. 600, Frisco 75034.

Katie Carr Jacobs, previously with the Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney’s Office Civil Division; Scott Conyers, previously with Ross & Matthews; and Courtney A. Kuykendall, previously with Abernathy, Roeder, Boyd & Joplin; are now attorneys with Eggleston King, 102 Houston Ave., Ste. 300, Weatherford 76086.

Drinker Biddle & Reath, which includes a Dallas office, and Faegre Baker Daniels have merged as Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath. Allen Dickey, previously with Polsinelli, is now a partner in the firm, 1717 Main St., Ste. 5400, Dallas 75201.

Alexis N. Gebhardt, previously with the Beal Law Firm, and Kassandra N. Galvez are now associates of Seltzer & Dally, 6777 Camp Bowie Blvd., Ste. 340, Fort Worth 76116.

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

Joseph Wyly is now general counsel to Stealth Monitoring, 15182 Marsh Ln., Addison 75001.

LaDawn Nandrasy is now principal in Amy Stewart Law, 5307 E. Mockingbird Ln., Ste. 425, Dallas 75206.

Andres Contreras is now a trial lawyer with the Rodriguez Law Firm, 1700 Pacific Ave., Ste. 3850, Dallas 75201.

Janet A. Hendrick, of Phillips Murrah in Dallas, was elected a fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation.

Kristin L. Brown is now a member in Davis Stephenson, 100 Crescent Ct., Ste. 440, Dallas 75201.

Charles E. Soechting Jr. is now a shareholder in Simon Greenstone Panatier, 1201 Elm St., Ste. 3400, Dallas 75270.

Natalia Oehninger Delaune, Lyndsay D. Murphy, Katie Lyons Wall, and Peter C. Zwick are now partners in Jones Day, 2727 N. Harwood St., Ste. 500, Dallas 75201.

Julie M. Christensen is now an associate of Munck Wilson Mandala, 600 Banner Place Tower, 12770 Coit Rd., Dallas 75251.

Brian Mincher is now a senior trial attorney with Burress Law, 6617 Virginia Pkwy., McKinney 75071. Hannah Conrardy is now an associate of the firm.

Heather Summerfield, previously with EXCO Resources, is now a partner in Arcadi Jackson, 2911 Turtle Creek Blvd., Ste. 800, Dallas 75219.

Karen A. Cox is now managing director and board chair of Kane Russell Coleman Logan, Bank of America Plaza, 901 Main St., Ste. 5200, Dallas 75202. S. Kyle Woodard is now an associate of the firm.

Lathrop Gage and Gray Plant Mooty have merged as Lathrop GPM, 2101 Cedar Springs Rd., Ste. 1400, Dallas 75201.


Brian Watson, previously with Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, is now an assistant district attorney with the 156th Judicial District Attorney’s Office, 111 S. St. Mary’s St., Ste. 203, Beeville 78102.

The Law Offices of Fidel Rodriguez Jr. has relocated to 4040 Broadway St., Ste. 305, San Antonio 78209.

Jeffrey C. Anderson, previously with the Law Office of Jeffrey C. Anderson, is now of counsel to Tinsman & Sciano, 10107 McAllister Fwy., San Antonio 78216.

Michael Ireland is now an associate of Higdon, Hardy & Zuflacht, 12000 Huebner Rd., Ste. 200, San Antonio 78230.


Derek L. Montgomery is now a partner in Kelly Hart & Hallman, 508 W. Wall St., Ste. 444, Midland 79701.


Michael Peck is counsel to KBR LOGCAP IV for the Middle East and Europe and is based in Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, KBR PMO, APO AE 09366.

Dr. Aashish K. Shah was named senior vice president of development with the Senior Leadership Team & Executive Council of Sarah Cannon, the Cancer Institute of HCA Healthcare, 1100 Dr. Martin L. King Jr. Blvd., Ste. 800, Nashville, Tennessee 37203.

Philip A. Barr, previously with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, is now U.S. immigration judge of the Executive Office for Immigration Review of the U.S. Department of Justice, 401 W. Peachtree St., Ste. 2600, Atlanta, Georgia 30308.TBJ

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