Denis Braham.
Denis Braham. (Gittings Photography, Rhamelin)

Denis Braham, a shareholder in Winstead’s Houston office and the firm’s chairman emeritus, has been appointed to the Mayor’s International Advisory Council in Houston. Mayor Sylvester Turner assembled the group to help the City of Houston coordinate efforts of internal and external groups to improve the city’s global standing and attract international business to the city.

New Positions

Robert S. Hill has joined the Dallas office of Holland & Knight as a partner. Hill focuses his practice on intellectual property litigation, representing plaintiffs and defendant in complex patent cases involving a wide variety of technologies. Among things, Hill also has expertise advising clients on intellectual property transactional issues. Jacob J. Lawler has joined the firm’s Austin office as an associate. Lawler, a former attorney at the Public Utility Commission of Texas, focuses his practice on electric utility matters.

Angela Hunt, a former member of the Dallas City Council, has joined Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr as a shareholder in Dallas. Hunt, in conjunction with the firm’s real estate section, will play an instrumental role in launching a zoning and land use practice.

W. Brian Memory and Jason S. Luter have joined Gardere Wynne Sewell as partners. Memory joined the firm’s banking finance group and works out of the Dallas and Houston offices. Based in Dallas, Luter is in Gardere’s tax practice group.

Danielle Hatchitt, a trial lawyer, has joined the Austin office of Weisbart Springer Hayes. She has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in a variety of commercial disputes.

Lariza Pruneda Hebert has moved to the Houston office of Fisher Phillips from the firm’s San Antonio office. She is an associate and has experience working on the Family and Medical Leave Act, independent contractor, discrimination and trade secret cases.