Ashton G. Cumberbatch Jr., who served as police monitor for the city of Austin, has rejoined McGinnis Lochridge in Austin as a special counsel. Cumberbatch was the vice president of advocacy for the Seton Healthcare Family and executive director of Seton Foundations. He previously worked at McGinnis Lochridge from 1989 to 2002. His primary areas of practice include alternative dispute resolution and labor and employment law.
David A. Walton has joined Bell Nunnally & Martin in Dallas as a partner in the firm’s litigation and Supreme Court and appellate practices. He represents publicly held and private companies in a wide array of industries, including banking, manufacturing, oil and gas, real estate and telecommunications. Craig M. Warner has joined the firm as senior counsel and is in its white-collar criminal and regulatory defense and business litigation practices. Warner joined Bell Nunnally from the Texas Office of the Attorney General, where he was an assistant attorney general. Arianna C. Goodman has joined the firm as an associate. She focuses on white-collar criminal defense and complex commercial litigation.
Barry Cannaday has rejoined Dentons as an energy partner in the firm’s Dallas office. Cannaday, who previously spent 10 years working at Dentons, represents energy clients in matters involving downstream and midstream oil and gas exploration, production, processing, gathering, transportation and marketing.
Modinat “Abby” Kotun has joined the Houston office of Winstead as an associate. A member of the firm’s business litigation practice group, Kotun represents clients with harassment and discrimination matters, including ones involving the Americans with Disabilities Act, Family and Medical Leave Act and wage-and-hour cases. She is a former chemical engineer, pipeline project manager and business analyst for Chevron Corp.
Kennedy Barnes, Ward White IV and Nnamdi Anzoie have joined White & Wiggins as partners in Dallas. The firm is now known as White Wiggins & Barnes. Lance Croffoot-Suede has joined the firm as of counsel in its recently opened New York City office. Barnes, who began his career at the firm 25 years ago, focuses on complex commercial litigation, anti-corruption investigations and litigation avoidance. White, who has worked as an executive at a major label record company and as an attorney to actors, producers, athletes and artists, will lead the firm’s entertainment practice. Anzoie, who served as a White House Management Fellow, focuses on complex litigation, regulatory and compliance matters, as well as emerging markets development. Croffoot-Suede focuses on complex litigation and international anti-corruption investigations and the development of emerging markets.
Caroline L. Nowlin has joined Fox Rothschild as an associate in the firm’s Dallas office. Nowlin, who was formerly an associate with Haynes and Boone, represents clients in a wide variety of real estate transactions.
Anna Kalinina has rejoined Thompson & Knight as an associate in the firm’s trial practice group in the Dallas office. She is experienced in handling a wide variety of matters in state and federal court involving consumer class action defense, products liability, complex commercial contract disputes, fraud and royalty litigation.
Thompson & Knight has moved its office in Fort Worth. The firm’s office is now at 777 Main St., Suite 3300, in Fort Worth. Its phone number is 817-347-1700.
Simon Greenstone Panatier, which handles catastrophic personal injury matters, has opened a new office in New York City. The firm already had offices in Dallas and Los Angeles. Joe Mandia is leading the New York office.