New Positions

. . . Mark Romney has become a partner in and president of RAB Law Firm’s Dallas-Fort Worth office.

. . . Mark Horowitz has become a partner in McDermott Will & Emery in Houston.

. . . The following have been made partners in King & Spalding: Brandt Leibe, Kevin D. Mohr and Adam Robison in Houston; and Brad Thompson in Austin.

Appointments

. . . Joanne M. Ericksen, founder of The Ericksen Law Firm in Houston, has been appointed to the board of directors of Literacy Advance of Houston.

. . . Carol Barger of Dallas has been appointed to the board of directors of the Texas Access to Justice Foundation.

Awards

. . . Rep. Senfronia Thompson has received the Texas Access to Justice Legislative Hero Award from the Texas Access to Justice Commission and the Texas Access to Justice Foundation.

. . . Harriet Miers, a partner in Locke Lord in Dallas, has received the 2012 Morris Harrell Professionalism Award from the Dallas Bar Association and the Texas Center for Legal Ethics and Professionalism.

. . . Amanda Bush, a partner in Jackson Walker in Fort Worth, has received the 2012 Dallas Regional Chamber Young Professional ATHENA Award.

. . . Steve Fogle, a partner in Jackson Walker in San Antonio, has received the Association of Corporate Counsel — South/Central Texas Chapter’s 2012 Ethical Life Award.

. . . Gary R. Gurwitz, managing partner in Atlas, Hall & Rodriguez in McAllen, has received the Association of Community College Trustees’ 2012 M. Dale Ensign Trustee Leadership Award. Gurwitz also received the 2012 Trustee Leadership Award for the Western Region.

. . . Leonard E. Davis, chief judge of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, has been named the 2012 Baylor Lawyer of the Year.

Elections

. . . Cliff Ernst, a shareholder in Graves, Dougherty, Hearon & Moody in Austin, has been elected chairman of the board of trustees for the Long Center for the Performing Arts for 2012-2013.

. . . Gindi Eckel Vincent, counsel at Pillsbury in Houston, has been elected to the Women’s Energy Network board of directors for the 2013 board year as director of program development.

Honors

. . . Bill Andrews, a shareholder in Andrews Myers in Houston, has been nominated and approved to fellowship in the American College of Construction Lawyers.

. . . Jesse R. Pierce, founder and managing partner of Pierce & O’Neill in Houston, has been inducted into the Litigation Counsel of America.

New Offices

. . . Hay Compere has opened its fourth office, located at 136 W. Twohig, Suite C., San Angelo; telephone (325) 262-4777; www.haycompere.com. Wesley M. Giesecke, who has joined the firm as a partner, will manage the San Angelo office.

. . . Winstead has moved its Dallas office to 500 Winstead Building, 2728 N. Harwood St., Dallas, 75201.