New Positions

. . . Christine Powers has joined Kane Russell Coleman & Logan in Dallas as an associate with the firm’s litigation section.

. . . Omar Alaniz and Shawn Shillington in Dallas and Robert Riddle in Houston have been named special counsel at Baker Botts.

. . . M. Kenneth Patterson has joined Hiersche, Hayward, Drakeley & Urbach in Addison as a shareholder.

. . . Ryan D. McConnell has joined Morgan Lewis & Bockius in Houston as a partner in the litigation practice.

Award

. . . Richard L. “Dick” Tate, a partner in Tate, Moerer & King in Richmond, received the Arthur von Briesen Award during the National Legal Aid and Defender Association annual conference in Chicago.

Honors

. . . Purvi Patel, a partner in Haynes and Boone in Dallas, is the co-chairwoman of the International Trademark Association’s 2013 annual meeting.

. . . Jorge A. Herrera, an attorney in The Herrera Law Firm in San Antonio, has become a Texas Bar Foundation fellow and has been elected to the board of governors for the American Association of Justice.