Movers and Shakers February 2022

For more information or to submit a listing, go to texasbar.com/moversandshakers or email tbj@texasbar.com.


CENTRAL

Alexander R. Comsudi is now the grant attorney and administrator for the Office of Judicial Education at the Court of Criminal Appeals in Austin.

Kevin P. Hess is now a principal in McKool Smith in Austin.

David Rowe is now a partner in Munck Wilson Mandala in Austin.

Jeremy Sylestine, previously with the Travis County District Attorney’s Office, opened Sylestine Law, 1301 Rio Grande St., Austin 78701.



GULF

Michael Kelso and Rocco Magni are now partners in Susman Godfrey in Houston.

Wayne Revack, Catherine Samaan, and Ronald C. Muller established Revack, Samaan & Muller, 6300 W. Loop S., Ste. 340, Bellaire 77401. Jessica S. Brown is now an associate of the firm and Robert D. Wendell is now a senior associate of the firm.

Guadalupe Salinas, previously with Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law, has retired from the practice of law after 49 years as a practicing lawyer.

Katherine “Katy” A. Preston is now a partner in Winston & Strawn in Houston.

Kristin Leveille is now a principal in McKool Smith in Houston.

Alexandra L. “Alex” Wilde is now a partner in Jones Day in Houston.

Vineet Bhatia is now a managing partner in Susman Godfrey in Houston.

Jacqueline M. Furlow is now a partner in Beck Redden in Houston.

Kristen Kelly and Mary Mason are now partners in Gray Reed & McGraw in Houston. David Coon is now counsel to the firm.

James T. “Jim” Rogers III, of Adams and Reese in Houston and New Orleans, Louisiana, was named to the firm’s executive committee.



NORTH

Scott Downing is now managing partner in Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson’s North Texas offices.

Jessica Hoffmann is now chief operating officer of Steptoe & Johnson in Dallas.

Chris Carr and Stephen Higdon are now partners in Lyons & Simmons in Dallas.

Mark Malveaux is now managing partner in McCall, Parkhurst & Horton in Dallas. Molly Carson is now a partner in the firm.

John Gessner is now a partner in Carrington, Coleman, Sloman & Blumenthal in Dallas.

Robert N. Flowers is now a partner in Bradley Arant Boult Cummings in Dallas. Lawrence J. McFarland is now counsel to the firm.

Andrew K. Strong is now managing attorney of the Barber Law Firm in Plano.

Scott Mascianica, previously with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, is now a partner in Holland & Knight in Dallas.

Matthew Fronda is now a partner in Padfield & Stout in Fort Worth. Ivan Escobar, E. Grace Bregard, and Jamie Madison are now associates of the firm.

The newly renamed Daniel, Moore, Evans, Biggs, Decker and Smid has relocated to 115 W. Second St., Ste. 202, Fort Worth 76102.

Iris Harris is now an associate of Fletcher, Farley, Shipman & Salinas in Dallas.

Chase J. Cooper, Brian Jansen, and Grant K. Schmidt are now partners in Winston & Strawn in Dallas.

Eric Hansen is now a principal in McKool Smith in Dallas.

Ferrell M. Keel, Sidney Smith McClung, and Kelly Rubin are now partners in Jones Day in Dallas.

Courtney A. Kuykendall is now a partner in Eggleston King in Weatherford.

Cole Robinson and Jake Lewis are now partners in Gray Reed & McGraw in Dallas. Kevin Davidson is now counsel to the firm.



SOUTH

Lauren Ferrero is now a partner in McCall, Parkhurst & Horton in San Antonio.

Shannon B. Schmoyer, of Schmoyer Reinhard in San Antonio, was inducted as a fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers.



WEST

James D. Perl, previously with the Matagorda County District Attorney’s Office, is now a criminal defense attorney with Dunham & Jones in Midland.



OUT OF STATE

Michael A. Dial is now an associate of Hall Booth Smith in Edmond, Oklahoma. TBJ

 

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