Movers and Shakers
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Julie Searle is now a partner in Norton Rose Fulbright in Austin.
Georgette Oden is now a senior associate of Fletcher, Farley, Shipman & Salinas in Austin.
Katherine L. Obando is now an attorney with Bollier Ciccone in Austin.
Wilka V. Toppins is now of counsel to Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell, & Berkowitz in Houston. Brandy N. Williams is now an associate of the firm.
Benny Agosto Jr., of Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner in Houston, is now a member of the editorial board of the ABA/Bloomberg Law Lawyers’ Manual on Professional Conduct.
Julie Gremillion is now general counsel to GoExpedi in Houston.
Darren Skyles is now a member in and Lindsay Contreras, Avery Addison, and Hannah Johannes are now associates of Frost Brown Todd in Houston.
Stephen James Hyland is now an associate of the Werner Law Group in Victoria.
Aaron Burdette is now deputy general counsel to U.S. LawShield in Houston.
Clay Allen is now general counsel to the Houston Rockets.
Ronald C. Green, previously with Greenberg Traurig, is now a partner in Jones Walker in Houston.
Chris Schwegmann, of Lynn Pinker Hurst & Schwegmann in Dallas, is now a member of the International Association of Defense Counsel. Mary Goodrich Nix is now a partner in the firm.
Ben Stewart is now a partner in Bailey Brauer in Dallas.
Yvette Ostolaza, of Sidley Austin in Dallas, was elected chair-elect of the firm’s Management Committee.
Shawna Young and Daniel Cook are now attorneys with Grover Loudermilk in Fort Worth.
SMU Cox School of Business named the Rogge, Cathy, and Ross Dunn Classroom in the James M. Collins Executive Education Center in honor of Dallas attorney Rogge Dunn and his family.
Vickie L. Driver and Christina W. Stephenson are now directors in Crowe & Dunlevy in Dallas. A. Raylee Starnes is now an associate of the firm.
Steve Laird, of the Law Offices of Steven C. Laird in Fort Worth, received the Blackstone Award from the Tarrant County Bar Association.
Landon Young and Reed Loftis are now associates of Brackett & Ellis in Fort Worth.
Foster acquired Dallas-based Elise Healy + Associates.
Jesse E. Betts is now a partner in Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld in Dallas. Cole Bredthauer is now a partner in the firm’s Fort Worth office.
Daena Goldsmith Ramsey is now a partner in and Matthew Alagha is now an associate of Cantey Hanger in Dallas. Constance M. “Misty” Broome is now a partner in the firm’s Fort Worth office. Laura Hilton Hallmon, also with the firm’s Fort Worth office, was elected to the Meritas Board of Directors.
Stephen Iya is now a corporate associate of Weil, Gotshal & Manges in Dallas.
Wendi Rogaliner, of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings in Dallas, will continue to serve on the American Health Law Association’s Journal of Health and Life Sciences Law editorial board.
Michael P. Heiskell, of Fort Worth, was appointed to the Baylor University Board of Regents.
Jennifer Ryback, of McGuire, Craddock & Strother in Dallas, received the Outstanding Young Lawyer Award from the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers. Jonathan Petree is now an associate of the firm.
Gibbs Henderson is now a partner in the Fears Nachawati Law Firm in Dallas.
Leoncio Agustin “Leon” Gil III, Diana Kay Brooks, Joshua D. Wahl, Taylor Lee Harris, and Jonathan Charles Strain are now associates of Scheef & Stone in Frisco.
Jay Dewald is now a partner in Norton Rose Fulbright in San Antonio and Dallas.
Brian A. Metcalf is now of counsel to Langley & Banack in San Antonio.
Joel H. Garcia Jr. is now the chief assistant criminal district attorney with the Hidalgo County District Attorney’s Office Juvenile/Civil Division in Edinburg.
Heather Lockhart, previously with the City of Austin
Law Department, is now a staff attorney with the New Braunfels
S. Taylor Franklin is now an associate of Drought, Drought & Bobbitt in San Antonio.
OUT OF STATE
Giles Stanley is now U.S. general counsel to Praesidiad Group in London, England.
Janus Pan, of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings in Nashville, Tennessee, was appointed vice chair of the American Health Law Association Regulation, Accreditation, and Payment Practice Group.TBJ