New Positions

. . . Benjamin L. Stewart, a litigator, has joined Bailey Brauer in Dallas as counsel.

. . . James Hatchitt has joined Howry Breen & Herman in Austin as an associate. His practice focuses on commercial litigation, business torts, fraud, contract disputes and insurance matters.

. . . Adam T. Dougherty has joined Ford & Harrison as a partner in Dallas.

. . . Yvette Ostolaza, Angela Fontana, Penny P. Reid, Vance L. Beagles, Angela C. Zambrano, Kelly M. Dybala, Yolanda Cornejo Garcia, Michelle Hartmann and Scott Parel have joined Sidley Austin as partners in the Dallas office. Paige Montgomery, Christopher Gleason and David Dummer have joined the firm as counsel. Margaret Allen, Rob Velevis, David Sillers, Giana Ortiz, Mason Parham, Natali Wyson, Tiffanie Limbrick, Brandon Fuqua, Casey Burton, Kimberly Perdue, Lucas Spivey, Jason Jones, Jessica Sheridan, Sara Duran, Chad Nichols, Aaron Rigby and Kenneth Coffin have joined as associates.

. . . R. Clark Carruth has joined Winstead in Dallas as an associate with the finance and banking practice group.

Elections

. . . Bradley C. Weber, a partner in Locke Lord in Dallas and co-leader of the firm’s antitrust practice group, has been elected president-elect of the Dallas Bar Association for 2014.

. . . Herbert J. Hammond, a partner in the intellectual property practice group in Thompson & Knight in Dallas, has been elected as a member of the American Law Institute.

. . . Robert W. Ivey III, an associate with Winstead in Dallas, has been reelected to the board of the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers.