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NEW POSITIONS . . . Michael L. Schneiderman has joined Brackett & Ellis in Fort Worth as an associate. . . . Kirte Kinser has joined Brown McCarroll in Dallas as a partner. He practices franchise, commercial, First Amendment, intellectual property and general civil litigation. Carlos Evaristo Flores joined the El Paso office as an associate focusing on general civil defense litigation, commercial litigavtion and administrative law. Christopher Joe Theriot joined the firm’s Dallas office as an associate practicing general civil and commercial litigation. . . . Mark A. Correro has joined Greenberg Traurig in Houston as a litigation associate. . . . The following have joined Cox Smith Matthews as associates: in Dallas, Zachery Z. Annable, creditors’ rights, corporate restructuring and bankruptcy; and in San Antonio, Jason Adelstein and John C. Norman, real estate, Ross J. Davidson and William Todd Thetford, corporate and securities, David T. Denton and Corey F. Wehmeyer, litigation, Lindsey R. Doherty, creditors’ rights, corporate restructuring and bankruptcy, Mike T. Lennane and Soledad Valenciano, labor and employment, Katy P. Moore, energy and natural resources, Katherine Patton and Dustin S. Whittenburg, tax, and Saima Shaikh, health care. . . . Phil Gamble has joined Hance Scarborough Wright Woodward & Weisbart as a partner in Austin. He will focus on state legislative and regulatory issues. . . . Benjamin G. Carter has joined Winstead in Dallas as an associate with the wealth preservation practice group. . . . Emilio Nicholas has joined Jackson Walker in Austin as an associate with the firm’s intellectual property and transactional sections. Megan Brignon, Jeremy Brown, Jeannette Ellis and Nicole Ruble have joined the firm’s Dallas office as litigation associates. . . . Shane A. McClelland has joined Shook, Hardy & Bacon in Houston as an associate practicing business litigation and employment law and policy. . . . Gus J. Bourgeois and Forrest D. Gordon have become associates with the business group of Boyar & Miller in Houston. . . . The following have become partners in Godwin Pappas Langley Ronquillo in Dallas: David P. Housel Jr., family law; T. Gregory Jackson, public law; and Eric G. Walraven, appellate. The following have become participating associates in Dallas: Rodney Cabrera, commercial litigation; William D. Cramer, intellectual property; Kenneth W. Rockenbach, construction and surety; and Christie M. Villarreal, public law. Aaron A. Moore and Matthew R. Chaney have joined the firm as associates in Dallas. Moore practices with the firm’s commercial litigation section, and Chaney practices with the personal-injury section. . . . Patsy Yung has joined Bell Nunnally & Martin in Dallas as a partner, where she will focus on immigration law. . . . John W. Raggio and Kimberly S. Houston have joined Hermes Sargent Bates as associates in Dallas. Raggio practices transportation law, and Houston practices transportation and employment law. . . . E. Allan Tiller has joined Haynes and Boone in Houston as a partner. His practice focuses on international tax planning and consultation. . . . The following have become partners in Andrews Kurth: in Houston, Christopher Boehler, banking and finance, real estate and general business transactions, and Cheryl Rosenberg, public law; in Dallas, Quentin Faust, business law, Charles Jacaman, real estate, finance and general business transactions, and Muriel McFarling, corporate and securities; in Austin, Ted Gilman, corporate and securities law; and in The Woodlands, Jeff Kuehnle, litigation. . . . Michael Daniel has joined Brown McCarroll in Houston as an associate with the corporate, tax and general business section. . . . Steven H. Washam has joined Carstens & Cahoon in Dallas as an associate practicing intellectual property and patent law. . . . Erin Smith and Mary Evelyn Whitehurst have joined Cooper & Scully in Dallas as associates practicing medical malpractice and health law. . . . Mary Lintot Dougherty has joined Liskow & Lewis in Houston as of counsel. Her practice focuses on tax, employee benefits, trusts and estates, and business law. . . . John H. Barquin has joined King & Spalding in Houston as an energy law partner. . . . The following have joined Locke Liddell & Sapp as associates: in Dallas, Brandon Benson, Emily Warth, Johnathan Collins, Jennifer Kinney, Erik Marshall, James McGuire, Seth Roberts and Kerry Schonwald, litigation, Lloyd Lim, bankruptcy, and Melissa Cross and John Turner, corporate; in Austin, Fred Cohagan, litigation, and Tammy Ward, corporate; and in Houston, Brian Bowen, Val Burguieres, Wes Carlisle and David Wilhelm, corporate, Bruce Cannon, intellectual property, Marcus Carter and Brandon Renken, litigation, Jen Day, labor and employment, Lauren Green, trusts and estates; Michelle Gutierrez-Begin, real estate, and Kelly Ultis, Employee Retirement Income Security Act. . . . Jason Ray has joined Riggs & Aleshire in Austin as an associate. He was formerly an assistant attorney general in the open records division of the Texas Office of the Attorney General. AWARDS . . . The Texas Association of Civil Trial and Appellate Specialists honored Judge Andrew L. Jefferson Jr. with its annual Lifetime Excellence in Advocacy Award. The honor recognizes the former Harris County district judge’s dedication to trial law. . . . Hughes & Luce received a President’s Recognition Award from the J.L. Turner Legal Association. The award honors the firm’s efforts on pipeline issues, which involve increasing the pool of diverse law students and lawyers, and its support of the association’s planned career and resource center. . . . Quan, Burdette & Perez received the Houston Minority Business Council’s 2006 Emerging 10 Award, which recognizes minority-owned businesses for “emerging from challenges and setbacks, staying focused on long-term goals, as well as setting trends and embracing current and future business marketplace concepts.” . . . Assistant U.S. Attorneys Joseph M. Revesz and Nancy Larson, Special Assistant U.S. Attorney David A. Beck and former Assistant U.S. Attorney Rose Romero, now the district administrator for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, received the President’s Counsel on Integrity and Efficiency Awards. . . . Roland Garcia of Greenberg Traurig was named a South Texas College of Law Distinguished Alumnus for 2006. . . . Kathleen Wu, a partner in Andrews Kurth in Dallas, has received the Louise B. Raggio Award from the Dallas Women Lawyers Association. The award is presented to a Dallas-area lawyer who has worked to advance women in the legal profession, shown outstanding legal proficiency and the highest level of ethics, and made a significant contribution to the profession. ELECTIONS . . . Frank E. Stevenson, a partner in Locke Liddell & Sapp in Dallas, has been elected president-elect of the Dallas Bar Association. . . . Richard Villa, a litigation associate with Hughes & Luce in Austin, has been elected to the board of directors for Caritas of Austin, which fights poverty, hunger and homelessness. . . . Victor Alcorta III, a government relations partner in Thompson & Knight in Austin, has been elected president of the Texas State History Museum Foundation. . . . The Dallas Trial Lawyers Association elected the following officers for 2006-2007: James E. Girards, Girards Law Firm, president; Quentin Brogdon, Law Offices of Frank L. Branson, president-elect; and Clay Miller, Miller, Curtis & Weisbrod, vice president. HONOR . . . David Knoll, a shareholder in Winstead in Houston, has been named to the Federation of Regulatory Counsel’s board of directors. He will represent the south central region, encompassing Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi, for a three-year term. NEW ADDRESS . . . Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman has moved to 909 Fannin, Suite 2000, Houston 77010; telephone ((713) 276-7600; fax (713) 276-7673.

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