On the Move is a listing of Texas attorneys who have been promoted within a firm, transferred to a new firm, or have established new practices. If you have a listing for On the Move, please submit an online form at texasbar.com/tbj; mail it to Texas Bar Journal, P.O. Box 12487, Austin, TX 78711-2487; or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. CENTRAL Peter Ayers, previously with McKool Smith, is now a partner in Lee & Hayes, 13809 Research Blvd., Ste. 405, Austin 78750. Kevin Terrazas, formerly of Yetter Coleman, is now an attorney with Weisbart Springer Hayes, 212 Lavaca St., Ste. 200, Austin 78701. Morgan Johnson, previously an attorney with the Texas Governor’s Office, is now an associate of McGinnis Lochridge, 600 Congress Ave., Ste. 2100, Austin 78701. Meagan Harding, formerly with the office of State Representative Ruth Jones McClendon, has joined the City of Austin Law Department’s Criminal Prosecution Division, P.O. Box 834, Manor 78653. F. Scott McCown, formerly with the Center of Public Policy Priorities, is now a clinical professor and director of the Children’s Rights Clinic at the University of Texas School of Law, 727 E. Dean Keeton St., Austin 78705. Kenneth Conyer, previously with the Open Records Division of the Texas Attorney General’s Office, has joined the City of Austin Law Department’s Criminal Prosecution Division, P.O. Box 2135, Austin 78768. Nicholas Goodling, most recently with Stutes & Lavergne, has joined the City of Austin Law Department’s Land Use and Real Estate Division, P.O. Box 1088, Austin 78767. Meghan E. Griffiths is now a partner in Andrews Kurth, 111 Congress Ave., Ste. 1700, Austin 78701. Marcus J. Brooks, previously with Naman Howell Smith & Lee, is now a shareholder in Winstead, 401 Congress Ave., Ste. 2100, Austin 78701. GULF Jeffrey J. Phillips, formerly with ExxonMobil, is now a partner in Jones Walker, 1001 Fannin St., Ste. 2450, Houston 77002. Ryan McConnell, formerly of Morgan Lewis, and Herrick Sovany, formerly of the Mithoff Law Firm, have formed McConnell Sovany and hired Michelle Jee as an associate, 2402 Sunset Blvd., Houston 77005. Julius Jefferson, previously an intern for judges of the U.S. International Trade Commission, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and numerous U.S. district courts, is now an associate with Weil, Gotshal & Manges, 700 Louisiana St., Ste. 1600, Houston 77002. Chris Lopez has been named counsel to Weil, Gotshal & Manges, 700 Louisiana St., Ste. 1600, Houston 77002. Richard Staff, previously of Harrison Bettis Staff McFarland, Gregory Heath, Paul Kjelsberg, and Chris Verducci are now partners in Locke Lord, JPMorgan Chase Tower, 600 Travis St., Ste. 2800, Houston 77002. John F. Sullivan III, previously with Watt Beckworth Thompson Henneman & Sullivan, is now a partner in K&L Gates, 1000 Main St., Ste. 2550, Houston 77002. John S. Gray is now of counsel to Liskow & Lewis, 1001 Fannin St., Ste. 1800, Houston 77002. Wayne P. Bunch Jr., formerly of Jackson Walker, is now a partner in DLA Piper, 1000 Louisiana St., Ste. 2800, Houston 77002. Abdul Rahman Farukhi, Lesleigh Saunders, and Toni Wallace were promoted to felony prosecutors in the Fort Bend County District Attorney’s Office, 1422 Eugene Heimann Cir., Richmond 77469. William Gregory Bonilla is now an associate of Bonilla & Chapa, 2600 N. Gessner Rd., Ste. 218, Houston 77080. The Law Office of Mario A. Martinez has relocated to 23123 Cinco Ranch Blvd., Ste. 208, Katy 77494. Barbara Spudis de Marigny, previously with auditing and tax firm KPMG, has joined McGuireWoods as a partner, JPMorgan Chase Tower, 600 Travis St., Ste. 7500, Houston 77002. Farner & Perrin has added an office location at 1095 Evergreen Cir., Ste. 205, the Woodlands 77380. Joseph R. Struble is now an associate of Liskow & Lewis, 1001 Fannin St., Ste. 1800, Houston 77002. Courtney Cochran Butler, Alison L. Chen, Courtney E. Ervin, Giji M. John, Callie A. Parker, and Alexander D. White are now partners in Andrews Kurth, JPMorgan Chase Tower, 600 Travis St., Ste. 4200, Houston 77002. NORTH Grayson Cole Gearhart, previously with ScottHulse, is now an associate with Winstead, 500 Winstead Bldg., 2728 N. Harwood St., Dallas 75201. Jonathan R. Childers, Trey H. Crawford, and Michael J. Lang have been promoted to partners in Gruber Hurst Johansen Hail Shank, 1445 Ross Ave., Ste. 2500, Dallas 75202. Natalie J. Carlgren, David W. Cook, and Christopher S. Greer are now partners in Kelly Hart and Hallman, 201 Main St., Ste. 2500, Fort Worth 76102. Kate M. Landrum is now an associate of Winstead, 500 Winstead Bldg., 2728 N. Harwood St., Dallas 75201. Lindsey Marsh, previously a student attorney with the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law Federal Taxpayers Clinic, is now an associate of Wick Phillips, 2100 Ross Ave., Ste. 950, Dallas 75201. John T. Duncan III and Joshua M. Weaver are now shareholders in Polsinelli, 2501 N. Harwood St., Ste. 1900, Dallas 75201. Joe Gregory is now a partner in the Willis Law Group, 10440 N. Central Expy., Ste. 520, Dallas 75231. Michael W. Sweet has joined the law firm of Brackett & Ellis, 100 Main St., Fort Worth 76102. Allyn E. Hurley and Adam P. Simmons are now associates of Harris, Finley & Bogle, 777 Main St., Ste. 3600, Fort Worth 76102. Marilea Lewis has been named the managing shareholder and chief operating officer of Godwin Lewis, 1201 Elm St., Ste. 1700, Dallas 75270. Michelle Schulz and Elsa Manzanares are now partners in Gardere Wynne Sewell, and Kate Purdom is now an associate of the firm, Thanksgiving Tower, 1601 Elm St., Ste. 3000, Dallas 75201. Joyce Mazero, most recently with Haynes and Boone, is now a partner in Perkins Coie, 500 N. Akard St., Ste. 3300, Dallas 75201. Daniel M. Karp is now a partner with Fee, Smith, Sharp & Vitullo, Three Galleria Tower, 13155 Noel Rd., Ste. 1000, Dallas 75240. Courtney Solcher Marcus, previously with Norton Rose Fulbright, has rejoined Weil, Gotshal & Manges as a partner, 200 Crescent Ct., Ste. 300, Dallas 75201. Stephen McKethan, formerly of Beam & McKethan, and Bethany Espinoza, formerly of Lewellen Law, have formed McKethan Espinoza, 299 S. Columbia St., Stephenville 76401. Robert Allen, formerly of Meckler Bulger Tilson Marick & Pearson, has opened the Law Offices of Robert D. Allen, 10440 N. Central Expy., Ste. 1450, Dallas 75231. Benjamin L. Stewart is now counsel to Bailey Brauer, Campbell Centre I, 8350 N. Central Expy., Ste. 935, Dallas 75206. Jason Marlin, Jason Mueller, and Seth Roberts are now partners in Locke Lord, 2200 Ross Ave., Ste. 2200, Dallas 75201. Stanley D. Hudson and Carlos A. Fernandez, formerly with Petroff & Associates, have opened the Law Office of Stanley D. Hudson and the Fernandez Law Firm, both at 4264 W. Lovers Ln., Dallas 75209. Will S. Becker is now a partner in Andrews Kurth, 1717 Main St., Ste. 3700, Dallas 75201. Rakhee Patel, Wande Elam, and Christina Stephenson, formerly of Pronske & Patel, have joined Shackelford, Melton & McKinley, 3333 Lee Pkwy., 10th Flr., Dallas 75219. Chuck Jacaman, previously with Andrews Kurth, is now a shareholder in Winstead, 500 Winstead Bldg., 2728 N. Harwood St., Dallas 75201. Spenser Reese is now an associate of McCurley Orsinger McCurley Nelson & Downing, 5950 Sherry Ln., 8th Flr., Dallas 75225. Neil J. Orleans, previously with Goins, Underkofler, Crawford & Langdon, is now of counsel to the Law Offices of Judith W. Ross, Plaza of the Americas, 700 N. Pearl St., Ste. 1610, Dallas 75201. SOUTH CENTRAL Robert D. Kilgore, previously with Rosenthal Pauerstein Sandoloski Agather, is now of counsel to Fisher & Phillips, 300 Convent St., Ste. 1420, San Antonio 78205. F. Parks Brown is now an associate of Uhl, Fitzsimons, Jewett & Burton, 4040 Broadway, Ste. 430, San Antonio 78209. Mónica R. Trollinger has been promoted to deputy general counsel to Southwest Research Institute, 6220 Culebra Rd., San Antonio 78238. Elizabeth Kopecki is now an associate with Langley & Banack, 114 N. Panna Maria Ave., Karnes City 78118. OUT OF STATE Sarah Stasny is now a partner in Weil, Gotshal & Manges, 767 Fifth Ave., New York, N.Y., 10153 Russell Sullivan, previously staff director for the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance, is now partner in McGuireWoods and a senior adviser to McGuireWoods Consulting, 2001 K. St. N.W., Ste. 400, Washington, D.C., 20006. Dana Davis Paul has opened Paul Law Firm, 2003 S. Horsebarn Rd., Ste. 7, Rogers, Ark. 72758.
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