. . . Josephine Stewart Harvey has joined Polsinelli Shughart in Dallas as an employee benefits associate.

. . . Wendy Larson has become a member in Pirkey Barber in Austin.

. . . The following have become counsel at Vinson & Elkins: Daniel Nossa, finance, Austin; Andi Yorio, capital markets, Houston; and Daniel Jude Kelly and Tab R. Urbantke, complex commercial litigation and energy regulatory, respectively, Dallas.

. . . Jeff Lin has become an associate with BoyarMiller in Houston. He is in the business group.

. . . The following have joined Jackson Lewis: partners Michael J. Mirarchi of Dallas and Ruthie N. White of Houston; and of counsel Will Stukenberg of Houston.

. . . William B. “Bill” Finkelstein has joined Dykema in Dallas as a member in the corporate finance practice group.

. . . Andrew St. John and Michelle Aurzada have become partners in Judd & Jacks. Constance “Connie” Hall has joined the firm as a senior associate. Emily Ross, Megan Piechowiak, Michael Malone and Mashaal Aziz have joined the firm as associates. All are in Fort Worth.

. . . Scott D. Cheskiewicz has joined Jackson Walker in Dallas as a partner in the corporate and securities practice group focusing on investment funds.

. . . Robert D. Jowers has joined Shannon, Gracey, Ratliff & Miller as a partner. He will head the Houston office’s energy group.

. . . Jamie McDole has joined Haynes and Boone in Dallas as a partner focusing on intellectual property litigation.


. . . Gov. Rick Perry has reappointed Cathleen Parsley of Austin as chief administrative law judge for the Texas State Office of Administrative Hearings for a term to expire May 15, 2014.

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