Jarvis Hollingsworth of Bracewell.


Jarvis V. Hollingsworth, a partner in Bracewell’s Houston office, has been appointed by Gov. Greg Abbott to serve as chairman of the Teacher Retirement System Texas Board of Trustees. Hollingsworth previously served as the board’s chairman from 2005 to 2008 after his appointment by former Gov. Rick Perry. Hollingsworth is chairman of Bracewell’s public/education law practice group, leads a fiduciary and governance practice and is a member of the firm’s management committee. He also serves as cochair of the firm’s diversity and inclusion committee.

New Positions

Chris Compton has joined Winstead’s public finance practice group as of counsel in the firm’s Dallas office. He represents local governments and developers in the fields of traditional public finance, private activity bonds, project finance, economic development and incentives.

Jose Villarreal, consultant senior adviser in the public law and policy practice at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, has been named chairman of the U.S.-Mexico Foundation. The foundation is a nonprofit dedicated to strengthening education and youth leadership for Mexicans on both sides of the border while fostering binational cooperation and understanding between the United States and Mexico. Villarreal formerly was a partner in the firm’s San Antonio office.


Haynes and Boone has received the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program’s 2017 Gold Award for Pro Bono Service for firms with more than 150 lawyers. The firm received the award for the third consecutive year in recognition of its outstanding pro bono services in the Dallas community.