William Davis II, partner, Norton Rose Fulbright, Houston

New Positions

William D. Davis II, a corporate, mergers and acquisitions and securities lawyer, has joined Norton Rose Fulbright as a partner in its Houston office. Davis focuses on a wide range of corporate and transactional matters, including securities offerings, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission reporting obligations and corporate severance issues, among other things.

Patrick R. Hanchey and Jared M. Slade have been named partners in the Dallas office of Alston & Bird. Hanchey, a member of the firm’s financial services and products group, advises banks and other financial institutions on mergers and acquisitions transactions, capital raises and other matters involving state and federal laws, among other things. A member of the litigation and trial practice group, Slade focuses on commercial litigation in the financial services, real estate, health care and telecommunications industries. Alston & Bird also has expanded its corporate transactions and securities capabilities with the addition of Soren Lindstrom as a partner in its Dallas office. Lindstrom has a broad M&A and capital markets practice based on 20 years of experience advising clients in a number of industries, including technology, telecommunications, private equity, health care, life sciences and industrials.

Andrew Campbell has joined Winstead’s corporate securities/mergers and acquisitions practice groups as an associate in The Woodlands office. He assists public and private companies with private equity and debt offerings, M&A and other commercial transactions.

Terry G. Freeman has been named a member of McGlinchey Stafford in Dallas. Freeman joined the firm in 2011 and is on its corporate law and banking counsel teams. He represents banks and other financial services clients in connection with commercial and corporate lending and related activities.

Sherri Eastley and Steven Espenshade have been named members in Pirkey Barber in Austin. Eastley joined the firm in 2007, and Espenshade joined in 2010. Both have a trademark practice.

Appointed

Hunter Lewis, an associate with Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson in Dallas and Frisco, has been appointed to the Committee for a Qualified Judiciary, an nonprofit organization that evaluates the qualifications of judicial candidates in Dallas.

Honors

Tom Caldwell, Wilson County attorney, and Sarah Dingivan, managing attorney for the San Antonio Bar Association’s Community Justice Program, recently received resolutions from the State Bar of Texas board in recognition of their outstanding service to the legal profession and the greater San Antonio community in the wake of Hurricane Harvey and the shootings at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs.

Charla D. Davies, of counsel with Langley & Banack in San Antonio, has been certified in family law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Salvador “Sal” Davila, an associate with Littler Mendelson in Austin, has been accepted in the Austin Bar/Austin Young Lawyers Association Leadership Class of 2018. He advises and represents employers in all areas of labor and employment law.