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NEW POSITIONS . . . Christopher Hansen, Shari Keely and Thad Spalding have been named partners in Dallas’ Hermes Sargent Bates. Also, Anthony Cox, Brent Martinelli and Tanja Martini have joined as associates. . . . The following attorneys have been named equity shareholders in Jenkens & Gilchrist in Dallas: Lawrence Chek, bankruptcy; Stephen Fox, labor and employment; Shawn Orme, immigration; Russell Rippamonti, intellectual property; Lynnette Warman, bankruptcy; and Mark Weibel, real estate. Patrick O’Daniel, tax, was named equity shareholder in the Austin office, and Robert Soza, litigation, was named equity partner in San Antonio. The following attorneys were named income shareholders: Tyree Collier, tax; Erin Turley, ERISA; and J. Pat Heptig, intellectual property, in Dallas; Naveen Kakarala, corporate and securities, in Austin; and Julia Mann, litigation, in San Antonio. . . . Reagan Simpson, a litigator with a background in trial and appellate work, has joined the Houston office of King & Spalding as a partner. He was a partner in Fulbright & Jaworski for 24 years. . . . Five attorneys have joined the San Antonio office of Fulbright & Jaworski as counsel: Patricia Lynn Barsalou, bankruptcy, reorganization and creditors rights; Lauren D. Phillips, labor and employment; and Jennifer K. Delaney, Susanna Hancock Murray and Byron T. Stone, litigation. . . . Andrea M. Johnson, Lori B. Wiese and Laura Spadafora Rahman have been named partners in Houston’s Powers and Frost. . . . Roland Casta�eda, public law; Phillip W. Offill Jr., securities; Herbert G. Gleitz, health law; and Rick Lambert, commercial litigation, have joined Dallas’ Godwin Gruber as partners. . . . Beth G. Jaynes has been elected partner in Dallas’ Fish & Richardson in the firm’s complex litigation group. ELECTIONS . . . Demetra Liggins, an associate with Winstead Sechrest & Minick who practices bankruptcy and business restructuring, was elected to the board of directors for Houston’s Spaulding for Children. Also, Talmage Boston, managing shareholder, was elected vice president of scholarship for the Texas Business Hall of Fame Foundation’s 2003 executive committee. . . . The Austin Intellectual Property Law Association announces the election of the following new officers for 2003: president, Amber L. Hatfield, McKool Smith; vice president, Robert O’Keefe, O’Keefe, Egan & Peterman; treasurer, J.R. Bell, Haynes and Boone; secretary, Kent Chambers, Hamilton & Terrile; and immediate past president, Jeff McDaniel, Conley, Rose & Tayon. APPOINTMENT . . . James T. Campbell of Amarillo was appointed by Gov. Rick Perry as a justice of the 7th Court of Appeals, which serves 46 counties in the Panhandle and South Plains. Campbell is an attorney with Peterson, Farris, Doores & Jones in Amarillo. He is replacing Justice Phil Johnson, who was elevated to chief justice of the court. Campbell’s term will run until the 2004 general election, when he can opt to run for a full term. AWARD . . . Marvin Nathan, a partner in Houston’s Nathan Sommers Jacobs & Gorman, was awarded the 2003 Karen H. Susman Jurisprudence Award by the Anti-Defamation League for his work for civil rights. He is ADL’s national chairman of its Church-State Task Force and is a member of its national civil rights committee. NEW FIRM . . . Eric B. Meyertons, Jeffrey C. Hood, B. No�l Kivlin, Robert C. Kowert and Dwayne K. Goetzel, formerly of Conley, Rose & Tayon, have formed Meyertons, Hood, Kivlin, Kowert & Goetzel in Austin. The firm specializes in intellectual property law, including patents, trademarks, copyrights and unfair competition. The firm’s address is: 700 Lavaca, Suite 800, Austin, 78701; phone (512) 853-8800; fax (512) 853-8801.

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