New Positions

. . . Jeffrey R. Erler has joined Gruber Hurst Johansen Hail Shank as a partner and practice leader for the firm’s bankruptcy and financial restructuring section.

. . . Rich Villa has become a partner in Streusand, Landon & Ozburn in Austin. He is a litigator.

. . . Eileen Costello has joined McCurley Orsinger McCurley Nelson & Downing as a family law associate in Dallas.

. . . Beverly Barragan has joined Winstead’s finance and banking practice as of counsel in Dallas.

. . . Lyndsay Weber has joined BoyarMiller’s business practice as an associate in Houston.

. . . Connie Pfeiffer has been named a partner in Beck Redden, and Todd Shields has joined the firm as of counsel. Both are in Houston.

. . . John K. Broussard Jr. has been named a partner Beirne, Maynard & Parsons in Houston. His practice focuses on energy, construction litigation and appellate work.

. . . Thompson & Knight has elected the following to the management committee for 2013: Roger D. Aksamit, William L. Banowsky, Max Ciccarelli, Greg W. Curry, J. Holt Foster III, Timothy T. Samson, Shad E. Sumrow and Mark Weibel. Emily A. Parker was elected to her second term as the firm’s managing partner. The following have become partners in the firm in Dallas: Christopher L. Chauvin, Katharine Battaia Clark, Adrienne E. Dominguez, Jennifer Rudenick Ecklund, Jennifer Taylor Fargo, Timothy E. Hudson and Neely P. Munnerlyn.