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NEW POSITIONS . . . William T. “Chip” Cavanaugh Jr., a shareholder in the Dallas office of Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, has been named chairman of the firm’s real estate practice. . . . Juan F. Vasquez Jr. has become an income shareholder and William O. Grimsinger and R. Kyle Hawes have become equity shareholders in Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Martin in Houston. Vasquez handles tax planning and controversies, Grimsinger is a member of the firm’s tax controversy practice, and Hawes practices in the firm’s litigation section. . . . The following have become partners in Cantey Hanger: Scott Fredericks, Fort Worth, litigation; Doug Scott, Dallas, commercial litigation; and Andy Edwards, Fort Worth, products liability, real estate, construction defect and commercial litigation. Frank P. Pittman has joined the firm as a partner in the Southlake office practicing business, corporate and international law. In addition, John S. Polzer has joined the firm as a bankruptcy, commercial litigation and real estate associate in Fort Worth. . . . Christopher L. Harris has joined Brown McCarroll as an associate in Austin. His practice focuses on general taxation, mergers and acquisitions, business entity formation, corporate and partnership reorganization and tax planning. Cynthia J. Tom has joined the Austin office as an associate with the environmental and utility law section. Amanda A. Catlin has joined the Dallas office as an associate with the general civil litigation section. . . . Todd Mattingly, intellectual property, and Steven D. Rubin, corporate, have joined King & Spalding in Houston as partners. . . . The following have become shareholders in Clark, Thomas & Winters in Austin: Brenda Barrett Healey, Dimple H. Desai, Clare H. Dooley, Pamela J. McClain, Dane McKaughan and Rana M. Siam. . . . Richard E. Price has joined Ball & Weed as a shareholder. The former 408th Bexar County district judge practices general civil litigation and mediation in the firm’s San Antonio office. . . . Arthur A. Stewart has joined the Dallas office of Godwin Pappas Ronquillo as a partner and chairman of the firm’s bankruptcy section. . . . Sergio A. Pozzerle has joined Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman in Houston as a finance and global energy industry partner. APPOINTMENTS . . . Erin Williams, a partner in Sedgwick, Detert, Moran & Arnold in Dallas, has been named to the Defense Research Institute’s Women in the Courtroom board. Also, Kimberly Steele, an associate with the firm, was appointed associate editor of the Journal of Texas Insurance Law. . . . Allan B. Polunsky of San Antonio was appointed by Gov. Rick Perry to the Texas Public Safety Commission for a term to expire Dec. 31, 2009. Polunsky is managing partner and founder of Polunsky & Beitel. The appointment is subject to state Senate confirmation. . . . Kurt Kuhn, a partner in Brown McCarroll in Austin who is co-chairman of the appellate practice group, has been named to the board of the American Red Cross of Central Texas. . . . William Frank Carroll, a shareholder in Winstead in Dallas, has been appointed by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization to a three-year term on the Civil Trial Law Exam Commission. Carroll is a member of the firm’s appellate, intellectual property, and government enforcement and regulated industry litigation practice groups. HONORS . . . Haynes and Boone appellate partner Alene Ross “Allie” Levy of Houston has received the Harvey R. Houck Jr. Award for Outstanding Service to Children for her pro bono work with child advocacy group Justice for Children. John Penn, a partner in Haynes and Boone in Fort Worth, has been inducted as a fellow into the American College of Bankruptcy. ELECTION . . . Winstead shareholder Derrick Mitchell has been elected to the board of directors of the United Negro College Fund. Mitchell practices in the corporate securities and public finance groups in the firm’s Houston office. NEW FIRM . . . Steven E. Clark, W. Pruitt Ashworth and Mitchell S. Milby have joined to form Clark Ashworth Milby, concentrating on civil litigation and construction, labor and employment, and business law. The firm is at 1401 Elm St., Suite 3404, Dallas 75202-2927; telephone (214) 220-1210; fax (214) 220-1218; www.camfirm.com .

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