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NEW POSITIONS . . . L. David Andersonand Jill F. Lynchhave been named principals in McKool Smith in Dallas. Anderson handles complex commercial and intellectual property litigation. Lynch focuses on commercial litigation and patent infringement. . . . Daniel F. Pattonhas been elected a member of McGlinchey Stafford in Houston. He practices commercial litigation. . . . The following have been named partners in Haynes and Boone: in Dallas, Rafael Anch�a, financial transactions; Alberto de la Pe�a, international, Russell Emerson, intellectual property, Anne Johnson, appellate law, Pete Marketos, business litigation, and Bill Morrison, white collar defense; in Houston, Matthew Deffebach, labor and employment, Amy Moss, corporate securities, and Casey Wallace, business litigation; and in San Antonio, Trace Blair, business litigation. . . . Thomas J. “TJ” Turner has joined Cain & Skarnulis in Austin as an associate. He will focus on commercial litigation. He previously was a Texas assistant attorney general. . . . Felicia Finston has joined Baker Botts in Dallas as a tax partner. She previously was with Vinson & Elkins. . . . The following have been named partners in Jackson Walker: in San Antonio, Mark A. J. Fassold, litigation, Margaret Jones Hopson, regulatory and legislative, Karen A. Monsen, commercial and employment litigation, and Marcello E. Tamez, international, corporate and securities and real estate; in Dallas, Alex Frutos, corporate and securities and private equity, and Jonathan G. Vinson, real estate and land use; and in Austin, Christopher R. “Chris” Mugica, litigation, and James L. “Jim” Pledger, financial services. . . . Donald L. Howell has joined Andrews Kurth in Houston as of counsel in the public law section. He previously was with Vinson & Elkins. . . . D’Ana Mikeska and Jennifer Patterson have joined McGinnis Lochridge & Kilgore in Austin as partners. Mikeska focuses on estate planning, estate and trust administration, and guardianship. Patterson handles state and local taxation matters and government relations. . . . Steve Turner and Brian Engelhave joined Barrett Daffin Frappier Turner & Engel as partners in the firm’s new Austin office. They will lead the firm’s bankruptcy practice. They previously were with McGinnis, Lochridge & Kilgore. APPOINTMENTS . . . Fifteen University of Texas at Dallas alumni have been appointed to serve on the school’s Pre-law Advisory Council. They include: Mark Castillo, senior bankruptcy associate, Curtiss Law Firm, Dallas; King Fifer, judge, Dallas County Court-at-Law No. 2; Deborah Hankinson, president, Law Offices of Deborah Hankinson, Dallas; Matt Hill, labor and employment lawyer, Dallas Area Rapid Transit; Caren Lock Hanson, regional vice president and associate general counsel-government relations, TIAA-CREF, Irving; Deborah Miller, Palmer & Manuel, Dallas; Vincent Morgan, senior associate, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, Houston; Mary Murphy, judge, 14th District Court, Dallas County; Bryan Neal, senior partner, Thompson & Knight, Dallas; Michael Peticolas, solo, Dallas; Kimberly Phillips, litigation associate, Gardere Wynne Sewell, Dallas; Navin Rao, vice president and general counsel, Associated Computer Services, Dallas; Brad Soshea, U.S. Department of Labor, Houston; and Raul Suazo, partner, Martin, Disiere, Jefferson & Wisdom, Houston. . . . Alfred M. Meyerson, a partner in Thompson & Knight in Houston, has been named chairman of the Southwest Region of the Anti-Defamation League. He is head of the firm’s real estate and banking practice group, focusing his practice on commercial real estate transactions. Ted M. Benn, a partner in Thompson & Knight’s real estate and banking practice group in Dallas, has been appointed to the board of DOWNTOWNDALLAS. HONOR . . . Michael M . Boone, a partner in Haynes and Boone in Dallas, has received the J. Erik Jonsson Ethics Award from Southern Methodist University’s Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility.

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