New Positions

. . . Ann Benolken has joined Norton Rose Fulbright as a partner and will lead the corporate practice group in the firm's Austin office.

. . . H. Miles Cohn has joined Crain, Caton & James in Houston as a shareholder. His practice focuses on business bankruptcy and reorganization, creditors' rights, commercial litigation, real estate and appellate law.

. . . Jerry Goetz has joined Branscomb PC's litigation practice group in Corpus Christi. He focuses his practice on business litigation.

. . . Karen Nelson, former deputy inspector general and chief counsel for the Texas Health and Human Services Commission's Office of Inspector General, has joined DLA Piper in Austin as of counsel in the firm's health care enforcement and compliance group.

. . . Raymond Mort has joined Reed & Scardino as of counsel in the firm's Austin office. Joshua Jones has joined the firm as an associate in Austin.

. . . James J. Sullivan has joined Gardere Wynne Sewell in Dallas as a partner in the real estate practice group.


. . . E.G. "Gerry" Morris of the Law Office of E.G. Morris in Austin, has become first vice president of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.


. . . Kimberly A. Yelkin, executive partner in Gardere Wynne Sewell's Austin office, and Sally Narey, general counsel for Fireman's Fund Insurance Co., have been named co-recipients of the "Sharing the Power Award" by InsideCounsel magazine.

, , , Adam S. Connatser, a partner in Patton Boggs, has been selected to participate in the Dallas Regional Chamber's 39th annual Leadership Dallas class.


. . . Slack & Davis, which has offices in Austin, Dallas and Fort Worth and a national practice handling serious personal injury and wrongful death cases, is celebrating its 20th anniversary.