Movers and Shakers is a selection of Texas attorneys who have been promoted within a firm, transferred to a new firm, established new practices, or achieved exemplary professional accomplishments. If you have a listing for Movers and Shakers, please submit an online form at texasbar.com/submissions; send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org; or mail it to Texas Bar Journal, P.O. Box 12487, Austin, TX 78711-2487. CENTRAL William Teten Jr., previously with Vinson & Elkins, and Katie Van Dyk, previously with McLean & Howard, are now associates of Greenberg Traurig, 300 W. Sixth St., Ste. 2050, Austin 78701. Joshua Bernstein, previously with Armbrust & Brown, Elizabeth Rogers, previously with the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, and Todd Kimbrough are now shareholders in the firm. Charles H. Van Orden, associate district judge of the Centex Child Protection Court in Belton, was appointed to a three-year term on the State Bar Judicial Ethics Committee. Daniel Lord, previously with Thompson & Knight, and Jamie Ryan, previously with Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, are now associates of Win-stead, 401 Congress Ave., Ste. 2100, Austin 78701. Matthew S. Dorsen has established the Dorsen Law Firm, 700 Lavaca St., Ste. 1400, Austin 78701. W. Lance Cawthon has opened Cawthon Law, 1411 West Ave., Ste. 102, Austin 78701. Catherine Robb, of counsel to Haynes and Boone in Austin, was named to the board of directors of Texas Lyceum. Monica D. Cunningham, of counsel to Kemp Smith in Austin, Denise Hyde, founder of the Law Office of Denise Hyde in Austin, Amy Clark Meachum, presiding judge of the 201st Civil District Court of Travis County, and Jo Ann Merica, special counsel to McGinnis Lochridge in Austin, all received 2015 Pathfinder Awards from the Travis County Women Lawyers’ Association. Royce Poinsett, previously with Baker Botts, is now a senior attorney with Gardere Wynne Sewell, 600 Congress Ave., Ste. 3000, Austin 78701. Wroe Jackson, previously with the Office of the Texas Secretary of State, is now chief of staff for state Sen. Joan Huffman, P.O. Box 12068, Austin 78711. Kristina F. Rollins, previously with Energy Future Holdings, Travis Phillips, and Matthew Kutac are now shareholders in Graves Dougherty Hearon & Moody, 401 Congress Ave., Ste. 2200, Austin 78701. Sydney Tuggle is now an assistant district attorney in the McLennan County District Attorney’s Office, 219 N. Sixth St., Ste. 200, Waco 76701. Brian Sullivan, previously with the Law Offices of P. Howard Bailey Jr., is now associate general counsel to the Texas Hotel & Lodging Association, 1701 West Ave., Austin 78701. Robert Henneke, previously the Kerr County attorney, is now a senior associate of Cain & Skarnulis, 400 W. 15th St., Ste. 900, Austin 78701. J. Woodfin “Woodie” Jones, of counsel to Alexander Dubose Jefferson & Townsend in Austin, received the inaugural Larry F. York Mentoring Award from the Austin Bar Foundation. Berry Crowley, of Beryl P. Crowley, Attorney and Counselor at Law in Austin, and Louis Pirkey, a member in Pirkey Barber in Austin, both received a Distinguished Lawyer Award from the group. Barbara Ellis, of counsel to Locke Lord in Austin, received its David H. Walter Community Excellence Award. Nick Bressi, previously with Hohmann, Taube & Summers, has formed the Law Office of Nicholas Bressi, 704 W. Ninth St., Austin 78701. Andrew Eisenberg is now a partner in Lee & Hayes, 11501 Alterra Pkwy., Ste. 450, Austin 78758. GULF Daniel Werlinger, previously an assistant district attorney, is now an associate of Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Friend, 800 Commerce St., Houston 77002. Nicholas N. Deutsch is now a partner in Shook, Hardy & Bacon, 600 Travis St., Ste. 3400, Houston 77002. James M. Douglas, a professor at Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law in Houston, was named president of the NAACP Houston Branch. Tara Afrakhteh Milliff is now an attorney with Crockett Law, 10565 Katy Fwy., Ste. 400, Houston 77024. Roland Garcia, a shareholder in Greenberg Traurig in Houston, served as a delegate during an investment and trade trip to Panama and Colombia led by the mayor of Houston. Roger Rider is now owner of and principal in the Mediation Offices of Roger Rider, 4615 Southwest Fwy., Ste. 600, Houston 77027. Sylvia Mayer, previously with Weil, Gotshal & Manges, is now a managing partner in S. Mayer Law, P.O. Box 6542, Houston 77265. Stewart K. Schmella is now a partner in McCormick, Lanza & McNeel, 4950 Bissonnet St., Bellaire 77401. Ken Morris, previously with the Law Offices of Ken Morris, is now a partner in Brower Brower & Morris, 24624 I-45 N., Ste. 200, the Woodlands 77386. Romi H. Nayef is now of counsel to Greenberg Traurig, 1000 Louisiana St., Ste. 1700, Houston 77002. James Grace Jr., previously with Baker Botts, and Norman R. Miller, previously with Winstead, are now shareholders in the firm. Miller also practices in Dallas. Joshua R. Flores, previously with Ebanks Horne Rota Moos, is now an associate of Crain, Caton & James, 1401 McKinney St., Ste. 1700, Houston 77010. David J. Beck, senior partner in Beck Redden in Houston, was appointed to the University of Texas System Board of Regents by Gov. Greg Abbott. Amber Adams, previously with American National Insurance Co., is now counsel to American International Group Inc., 2919 Allen Pkwy., Houston 77019. Charles E. Smith, previously with ExxonMobil, is now of counsel to Patterson & Sheridan, 24 Greenway Plz., Ste. 1600, Houston 77046. Beth Ann Dranguet, senior counsel to KBR Inc. in Houston, was elected to the board of directors of the Houston Area Women’s Center and to the board of trustees of the Women’s Resource of Greater Houston. Timothy J. Heinrich, previously of BoyarMiller, is now a principal in the Heinrich Law Firm, 5858 Westheimer Rd., Ste. 845, Houston 77057. Scott J. Duncan, previously with Porter, Rogers, Dahlman & Gordon, is now general counsel to Aim Directional Services, P.O. Box 181015, Corpus Christi 78480. David L. Roland, previously with ION Geophysical Corp., is now senior vice president, general counsel, and secretary with Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc., 15415 Katy Fwy., Ste. 100, Houston 77094. William Peterson, an associate of Beck Redden in Houston, was selected to brief and argue Mata v. Holder before the U.S. Supreme Court. Marisa Bullock, previously with Kingsbury Law Firm, is now an associate of Hegwood & Associates, 950 Gemini St., Ste. 6, Houston 77058. Gregory C. Cox, previously with Greenberg Traurig, is now an associate of Locke Lord Edwards, 600 Travis St., Ste. 2800, Houston 77002. Paul C. Van Slyke, previously with Van Slyke Law Firm, is now senior counsel to Hoover Slovacek, 5051 Westheimer Rd., Ste. 1200, Houston 77056. Shayna Sanborn, previously an attorney for the 14th Court of Appeals, is now an associate of the firm. NORTH Michael Andrews, Jacqui Bogucki, Brendan Conley, and Lauren McBride are now associates of Weil, Gotshal & Manges, 200 Crescent Ct., Ste. 300, Dallas 75201. Mark A. Platt, previously with Norton Rose Fulbright, is now a partner in McGuireWoods, 2000 McKinney Ave., Ste. 1400, Dallas 75201. Michael S. Haynes has rejoined Gardere Wynne Sewell as a partner, 1601 Elm St., Ste. 3000, Dallas 75201. Angelica Maria Hernandez, a partner in Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson in Dallas, was named attorney of the year by her firm. Brian P. Lauten, previously with Sawicki & Lauten, is now a partner in Deans & Lyons, 325 N. Saint Paul St., Ste. 1500, Dallas 75201. Ryan J. Preston, previously with K&L Gates, is now a partner in Perkins Coie, 500 N. Akard St., Ste. 3300, Dallas 75201. Michael G. Keeley, previously with Hunton & Williams, is now a partner in Norton Rose Fulbright, 2200 Ross Ave., Ste. 2800, Dallas 75201. Tracy Schrader is now of counsel to Amy Stewart Law, 530 E. Mockingbird Ln., Ste. 425, Dallas 75206. Cody L. Skipper, previously with the U.S. Department of Justice, now owns the Law Office of Cody L. Skipper, 3131 McKinney Ave., Ste. 800, Dallas 75204. Randy Robason is now a national managing partner in Grant Thornton, 1717 Main St., Ste. 1800, Dallas 75201. William J. Moore is now a partner in Andrews Kurth, 1717 Main St., Ste. 3700, Dallas 75201. David T. Bamberger, previously with McKool Smith, Jeffrey D. Smith, and Kristi L. Kautz are now senior associates of Fletcher, Farley, Shipman & Salinas, 9201 N. Central Expy., Ste. 600, Dallas 75231. Jillian J. Keith is now a partner in Wilson Elser, 901 Main St., Ste. 4800, Dallas 75202. Andrew Mayo, previously with DLA Piper, is now junior litigation counsel at STMicroelectronics Inc., 750 Canyon Dr., Ste. 300, Coppell 75019. Bill Whitehill, previously with Gardere Wynne Sewell, is now a justice of the 5th Court of Appeals, 600 Commerce St., Ste. 200, Dallas 75202. Shawn Tuma, previously with Britton- Tuma, Matt Bracy, previously with Nesbitt, Vassar & McCown, and Bob Garrey, previously with Clouse Dunn, are now partners in Scheef & Stone, 2600 Network Blvd., Ste. 400, Frisco 75034. Angela Laughlin Brown, previously with the Nacol Law Firm, is now of counsel to Patel Law, 1211 E. 15th St., Plano 75074. Wendy B. Mills, previously with WB Mills, is now a shareholder in Kennedy Law, 1445 Ross Ave., Ste. 4950, Dallas 75202. Floyd R. Hartley Jr., previously with Godwin Lewis, is now a partner in Allred Daniel & Wilcox, 675 Town Square Blvd., Ste. 200, Garland 75040. Cliff A. Wade, previously with Settle- Pou, is now an attorney with Cliff Wade Law, 3131 McKinney Ave., Ste. 600, Dallas 75204. Emily K. Lehmberg is now an associate of Hiersche, Hayward, Drakeley & Urbach, 15303 Dallas Pkwy., Ste. 700, Addison 75001. Mandisa “Mandy” S. Price, associate of Weil, Gotshal & Manges in Dallas, was named the 2014 National Outstanding Young Lawyer by the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division. Merrill E. Jones and Paul T. Elkins are now associates of Harris, Finley & Bogle, 777 Main St., Ste. 1800, Fort Worth 76102. Steven L. Green, previously with Underwood Perkins, is now a partner in Richardson Koudelka, 3838 Oak Lawn Ave., Ste. 450, Dallas 75219. Sadie Harrison Fincher, previously with Thompson & Knight, is now an associate of Bourland, Wall & Wenzel 301 Commerce St., Ste. 1500, Fort Worth 76102. Robert C. Hilton, previously with Patton Boggs, is now a partner in McGuireWoods, 2000 McKinney Ave., Ste. 1400, Dallas 75201. Benjamin Wells Whitehill, previously with Sprouse Shrader Smith, is now an associate of Gardere Wynne Sewell, 1601 Elm St., Ste. 3000, Dallas 75201. Anna Hodges Patterson, previously with Kelly Hart & Hallman, is now an associate of Cotten Schmidt & Abbott, 550 Bailey Ave., Ste. 600, Fort Worth 76107. Stephen L. Tatum, managing partner in Cantey Hanger in Fort Worth, received the Luther (Luke) H. Soules III Award from the Litigation Section of the State Bar of Texas. Lawrence Foust, previously with Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, is now executive vice president for legal services and the chief legal officer with the Children’s Health System of Texas, 1935 Medical District Dr., Dallas 75235. SOUTH CENTRAL Justin T. Woods, previously with Allen & Associates, and Robert M. Disque III are now associates of Goldman & Associates, 10100 Reunion Pl., Ste. 800, San Antonio 78216. WEST Melissa Silverstein is now the director of intellectual property and technology transfer at the University of Texas at El Paso, 500 W. University Ave., El Paso 79968. OUT OF STATE Jana R. McCreary is now the owner of McCreary Law Office, 2700 University Blvd. W, Ste. C-2, Jacksonville, Florida 32217. R. Brandon Bundren, previously with Duane Morris, is now a senior attorney with Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, 1600 Division St., Ste. 700, Nashville, Tennessee 37203. Andrew M. Miller, previously with Blank Rome, is now a partner in Simmer Law Group, 600 New Hampshire Ave. NW, Ste. 10-A, Washington, D.C. 20037. M. Shane Johnson, previously with U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York, is now an associate of Hogan Lovells, 875 Third Ave., New York, New York 10022. Roy J. Rodney Jr. is now managing partner in Rodney & Etter, 620 N. Carrollton Ave., New Orleans, Louisiana 70119.
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