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NEW POSITIONS . . . Lynda Lee Weaver has joined Rose ” Walker in Dallas as a partner. Her practice focuses on civil and commercial litigation. . . . Jason Friedman has joined Friedman & Feiger in Dallas as a commercial litigation associate. . . . The following have joined Greenberg Traurig in Dallas: Mark Calhoun, shareholder, litigation; and Michael L. Malone, shareholder, and David Berry, associate, health and FDA business practice. . . . Marshall T. White has joined Winstead in Houston as of counsel in the public finance practice group. He previously was with Dorsey & Whitney. . . . The following have been promoted to partner in Fulbright & Jaworski: in Austin, Paul Trahan, complex commercial litigation; in Dallas, Denise Webb Glass, health law, Oscar Rey Rodriguez, appellate and litigation, and Bryn Alan Sappington, mergers and acquisitions, corporate and securities; and in Houston, Christopher J. Lallo, domestic and international tax, and Michael S. McCoy, intellectual property and technology-based litigation. . . . Arcie Jordan has become a partner in Jackson Walker in Austin. Her practice focuses on international, transactional, transportation, trade and immigration matters. . . . Charlie Florsheim has joined Cantey Hanger in Fort Worth as a business, corporate and securities associate. He previously was with Fulbright & Jaworski. . . . James M. McNeel has been named a shareholder in Oppenheimer, Blend, Harrison and Tate in San Antonio. He focuses on trust and estate litigation, estate planning and probate administration. APPOINTMENT . . . Gov. Rick Perry has appointed Tom Pauken chairman of the Texas Workforce Commission. His term expires Feb. 1, 2013. Pauken is a Dallas solo and founder and president of TWP Inc. AWARD . . . James C. Ho, of counsel at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher in Dallas, has received the firm’s individual Frank Wheat Memorial Award for his pro bono appellate matters involving First Amendment and immigration issues. ELECTIONS . . . Barbara J. Houser, chief judge of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas, has been elected president-elect of the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges. She begins serving in September. . . . Thompson & Knight has elected Peter J. Riley to his eighth term as the firm’s managing partner, based in Dallas, and the following as members of the firm’s management committee for 2008: from Houston, Stephen M. Block, real estate and banking, Rhett G. Campbell, practice leader, corporate reorganization and creditors’ rights, Michael K. Pierce, corporate and securities, and Ricky A. Raven, trial practice group; and in Dallas, Jane Politz Brandt, intellectual property, James W. McKellar, finance, Mary A. McNulty, tax, Stephen C. Rasch, trial practice group, William J. Schuerger, corporate and securities, and Mark M. Sloan, real estate and banking. In addition, Dallas office managing partner M. Lawrence Hicks Jr. has been named the firm’s first administrative partner. HONOR . . . Brian Shannon, Thornton Professor of Law for Texas Tech University’s School of Law, has been honored by the Texas Bar Foundation for having the Outstanding Law Review Article for 2007. The article, published in the Texas Tech Law Review, was about reforming Texas’ insanity defense.

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