Neill Fuquay of McGuire, Craddock & Strother.
Neill Fuquay of McGuire, Craddock & Strother. (Courtesy photo)

New Positions

. . . Neill Fuquay has been promoted to shareholder in McGuire, Craddock & Strother in Dallas. Fuquay is in the firm’s real estate and commercial and mortgage lending sections.

. . . Jennifer Hardy has been promoted to partner in the Houston office of Willkie Farr & Gallagher.

. . . Brian Mangum has joined the Austin office of Michael Best as senior counsel in the firm’s intellectual property practice group.

. . . Norton Rose Fulbright recently promoted the following to the partnership: Paul Conneely, corporate, mergers and acquisitions and securities; Gregory M. Wilkes, financial restructuring and insolvency; Jarrett Reed, real estate; and Matt DeArman, finance, all in the Dallas office; Tamsen Barrett, intellectual property, patent law and healthcare-related regulatory issues, and life sciences and health care, Austin office; Katherine Tapley, real estate, San Antonio office; and Celeste Lawton, trusts and estates and tax, Houston office.

. . . Kelly Chen and Jacob “Jake” LaCombe have been elected new partners in Munck Wilson Mandala in Dallas. Chen represents clients in commercial and intellectual property disputes. LaCombe represents clients in patent preparation and prosecution, patent litigation and intellectual property licensing.

Honors

. . . Peter Sakai, judge of the 225th District Court in San Antonio, was named by the Center for Health Care Services as one of the 50 most influential leaders in mental health care in Bexar County. The Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word also named Sakai recipient of the Sister Walter Maher Humanitarian of the Year Award in recognition of his contributions to the San Antonio community.

. . . Henry Talavera, shareholder in the Dallas office of Polsinelli, was selected as a recipient of the Dallas Business Journal’s Minority Business Leaders Award.