Walter Rudberg, Munck Wilson Mandala in Dallas.
Walter Rudberg, Munck Wilson Mandala in Dallas. (Sharon Ellman)

Walter “Zev” Rudberg has joined Munck Wilson Mandala in Dallas as an associate. Rudberg, who is in the firm’s technology/intellectual property law practice, prepares and prosecutes domestic and international patent applications in a broad range of technical areas, including computer hardware and software, telecommunications, semiconductor devices and fabrications, robotics and appliances. He also represents clients in patent litigation covering a wide variety of technologies.

Elected

Debra J. Villarreal, partner in the oil and gas practice group in Thompson & Knight’s Dallas office, has been elected to the board of directors for Bryan’s House. The nonprofit organization provides medically managed child care, respite care and support services for children and their families.

John Dulske, senior counsel with Dykema Cox Smith in San Antonio, has become president of the San Antonio Chapter of the Federal Bar Association.

Meloney Perry, founder of Dallas-based Perry Law and an insurance defense attorney, has been elected 2017-2018 chair of the State Bar of Texas Insurance Law Section.

Michelle Schultz, a Dallas partner in Gardere Wynne Sewell and co-chair of the firm’s international and international trade groups, has been named chair-elect of the State Bar of Texas International Law Section. Luke Wohlford, another partner in Dallas, has been named chair-elect of the State Bar’s Antitrust and Business Litigation Section. Edward H. Block, a senior attorney with Gardere, has been elected a council member for the State Bar’s Computer and Technology Section.

Awards

Deborah Williamson, a member of Dykema Cox Smith in San Antonio, has received the 2017 Michelle A. Mendez Award of Excellence from the State Bar of Texas Bankruptcy Law Section. She has practiced insolvency and restructuring law for more than 30 years. Bryan Kost, senior attorney in the firm, has received the Goldstein Award of Excellence from the San Antonio-based William S. Sessions American Inn of Court.