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Timothy C. Langenkamp has joined Bracewell’s Houston office as a partner and is part of the firm’s corporate and securities practice. He focuses his practice on the energy industry.

Steven R. Jacobs has joined the San Antonio office of Jackson Walker as a partner along with Steve Seidel, of counsel, and Noah Speck, associate. The addition of the three attorneys will bolster the firm’s corporate practice.

Amanda R. Laviage has joined McGlinchey Stafford as an associate in the firm’s Houston office. Laviage is in the firm’s commercial litigation practice group.

Grant Buchanan has joined Patterson + Sheridan as an associate in Houston. His practice focuses on patent preparation and prosecution for software, electronics and internet technologies, along with post-grant proceedings.


Travis B. Sales, Houston-based litigation partner in Baker Botts, has been inducted as a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.

Richard Ramirez, senior associate with Baker Botts in Houston, has been selected for the 2017 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellows Program. Ramirez is in Baker Botts’ tax department.