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NEW POSITIONS . . . Civil litigator Scott G. Camp has become a partner in HughesWattersAskanase. Janet Casciato Northrup has joined the firm as of counsel, practicing bankruptcy law, and James E. Potts has joined as a litigation associate. All are in the Houston office. . . . Arthur A. Howard has joined Haynes and Boone in Houston as of counsel. His practice focuses on corporate, securities, finance, mergers, acquisitions and business transactions. . . . Michael B. Donald has moved from Lemle & Kelleher in New Orleans to the firm’s Houston office. He practices energy law. . . . Brian Kilmer has joined the bankruptcy practice at Powell Goldstein in Dallas as a partner. He was formerly with Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld. . . . Thomas E. Reddin has joined Winstead in Dallas as a shareholder in the labor, employment and immigration practice group. He previously was with Godwin Pappas Ronquillo. John C. Rutherford has joined the corporate and securities practice group, also in Winstead’s Dallas office. He was formerly with Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr. . . . Gary Rachlin and David J. Weiner have joined Liskow & Lewis in Houston. Rachlin is a shareholder focusing on business and finance with an emphasis on real estate transactions. Weiner, an associate, also practices business and finance law. Both were previously with Phelps Dunbar. APPOINTMENTS . . . Joseph A. Ziemianski, managing partner of the Houston office of Cozen O’Connor, has been appointed to the firm’s first board of directors. His practice focuses on insurance law. . . . J. David Washburn, a partner in Andrews Kurth in Dallas, has been named to the board of directors for the Entrepreneurs Foundation of North Texas, which promotes corporate community involvement and philanthropy. AWARDS . . . Nina Cortell, a partner in Haynes and Boone in Dallas, has received a State Bar of Texas Presidential Citation. She and a task force produced a report on the hiring, retention and promotion of minority and female attorneys and on how to enhance diversity. Talmage Boston, a shareholder in Winstead in Dallas, also received a State Bar of Texas Presidential Citation for his contributions over the past year, including his efforts planning the 2007 State Bar annual meeting. ELECTIONS . . . Alistair Dawson, a partner in Beck Redden & Secrest in Houston, has been elected chairman of the litigation section of the State Bar of Texas for 2007-2008. His practice focuses on business and commercial litigation, including antitrust claims, class action suits, and oil and gas disputes. . . . Kevin Thomason and Tyree Collier, tax partners in Thompson & Knight in Dallas, have been elected as chairman and secretary, respectively, of the State Bar of Texas’ tax section for 2007-2008. . . . Jim M. Perdue Jr., a partner in the Perdue Law Firm in Houston, focusing on complex personal-injury cases, has been elected president of the University of Houston Law Center’s Alumni Association. . . . Fran E. Phillips, a partner in the environmental practice group at Gardere Wynne Sewell in Dallas, has been elected president of the board of directors of Keep Dallas Beautiful.

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