New Positions

. . . Brian P. Shaw, a litigator, has been named a partner in Shackelford, Melton & McKinley in Dallas.

. . . Ryan Magee has been elected to partnership in Holland & Knight in Dallas. He is a member of the firm’s business section.

. . . Diana Sangalli, who has been a special counsel in the Duane Morris intellectual property practice group, has become a partner in Houston.

. . . Erika D. Benson has joined Greenberg Traurig as a shareholder in the global energy and infrastructure practice in Austin.

. . . George T. Lee III and Evan D. Stone have joined Gardere Wynne Sewell in Dallas as corporate partners, and Rebecca Brame has joined the firm as an associate in Dallas.


. . . Rafael Anchia, a state representative and partner in Haynes and Boone in Dallas, received the 2014 Martin Luther King Jr. Justice Award from the Dallas Bar Association.


. . . Scott M. McElhaney, a partner in Jackson Walker, has been elected president of the Dallas Bar Association for 2014.


. . . John F. Higgins, a partner in Porter Hedges in Houston and head of the firm’s bankruptcy section, has been named a fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy.

. . . Rebecca Armstrong, Eric Navarrette, Emily Miskel and Robert McEwan of KoonsFuller have become board certified in family law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Armstrong and Miskel work in Plano. Navarette is in Denton, and McEwan is in Southlake.