Steve Corso, a former assistant U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Texas and also a former enforcement attorney with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, has joined Haynes and Boone as a partner in Houston.
Devon D. Sharp has been promoted to a shareholder in Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr in Dallas. She is in the firm's business litigation section and labor and employment practice group.
Wendy B. Mills has joined Kennedy Law in Dallas as a shareholder and vice president. She represents clients in a variety of business-related litigation and transaction matters involving trademark, copyright, contract and employment issues.
Sabina Bramlett has joined Fox Rothschild in Dallas as a partner in the firm's taxation and wealth planning practice.
Rachel A. de Cordova has joined Phelps Dunbar in Houston as a partner in the regional marine and energy practice groups.
Elizabeth "Lizzie" Pannill Fletcher, a trial attorney, has been promoted to a partner in Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing in Houston.
Ryan Roberts has joined Weil, Gotshal & Manges as an associate in its Dallas office. Roberts is a member of the firm's tax, benefits and executive compensation department.
Brandon Hedblom has joined Stibbs & Co. in Spring as an associate. His primary practice area is commercial litigation.
R. Heath Cheek has become a partner in Bell Nunnally & Martin in Dallas. He is in the firm's litigation, labor, employment and benefits, creditors' rights and intellectual property practice areas.
Christopher Porter, a trial lawyer, has been promoted to a partner in Yetter Coleman in Houston.
Drew Baldinger has returned to Andrews Kurth as a business transactions partner in Houston.
Jared Wood has joined Winstead as an associate in Fort Worth. He is in the firm's corporate and securities and mergers and acquisitions practice group.
Jillian J. Keith, a litigator, has joined Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker as a partner in Dallas.
Jessica Epperson has joined Polsinelli in Dallas as of counsel to the firm's national corporate and transactional practice.
Jonathan Judkowitz has joined Winston & Strawn as a partner in the firm's corporate transactions group in Houston.
Tracy Schrader has joined insurance coverage boutique Amy Stewart Law in Dallas as of counsel.
Saman "Yigal" Saghian, a transactional attorney, has joined Crain, Caton & James in Houston as an associate.
Henry S. May Jr., an energy lawyer, has joined Caldwell Boudreaux Lefler in Houston as special counsel.
Frank S. Wu has joined Haynes and Boone as a partner in Houston. Wu is cochairman of the firm's greater China practice group.
Sharon Israel, a Houston partner in Mayer Brown, has been named president of the American Intellectual Property Law Association.
Jacylyn "Jackie" Gardner Austein has joined Winstead in Austin as an associate in the commercial litigation practice group.
Shawn Stephens has joined King & Spalding in Houston as a partner in the tort and environmental litigation practice.
Samantha A. Fant has joined Kelly Hart & Hallman in Fort Worth as an associate.
Katarzyna "Kasia" Brozynski has joined Gordon & Rees as a partner in Dallas.
Allison Brauer has joined Criss & Kraft in Dallas as a medical malpractice associate.
Charlie Florsheim has joined Winstead in Fort Worth as a shareholder in the corporate, securities and mergers and acquisition practice group.
Eugene R. Egdorf has become managing partner for commercial litigation in The Lanier Law Firm in Houston.
Elsa Manzanares, a partner at Gardere Wynne Sewell, has been selected by the Dallas Regional Chamber to participate in the 40th Class of Leadership Dallas.
Adam C. Rehm, a registered patent attorney and former U.S. patent examiner, has joined Polsinelli as a shareholder in Dallas.
Todd H. Colvard, a litigator, has joined Ford Nassen & Baldwin as of counsel in Houston.
Angela Offerman, an associate with Kane Russell Coleman & Logan in Houston, has been selected chairwoman of the Young Lawyers Committee of the State Bar of Texas Bankruptcy Section.
Jim Moseley, who has served as a justice on the Fifth Court of Appeals, will join Gray Reed & McGraw in Dallas on Sept. 2. He will chair the firm's appellate section.
Natalie Smeltzer, a Dallas associate in Weil, Gotshal & Manges, has been named the 2014 Lend-a-Lawyer and will spend three months working full time on pro bono matters.
Pablo Almaguer, private attorney involvement group coordinator for Texas RioGrande Legal Aid in Edinburg, has received the Judge Sam Williams Award from the State Bar of Texas.
Bridget Moreno Lopez has been appointed managing partner of Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson in Dallas.
Tarron Gartner-Ilai has joined the insurance coverage boutique Amy Stewart Law in Dallas as a principal.
Robert A. Jacobson, a tax attorney, has joined Bracewell & Giuliani in Houston as a partner.
Cassie Stinson has been named a shareholder in BoyarMiller in Houston.
Emily G. Cottingham has joined The Law Offices of John David Hart in Fort Worth as an associate.
Claire E.B. Garza has joined Kelley Kronenberg as an associate in Houston. She handles matters involving admiralty and maritime law.
Shauna Wright, partner in Kelly Hart & Hallman in Fort Worth, has been awarded the 2014 Pro Bono Coordinator Award from the State Bar of Texas.
Mary Goodrich Nix and Jeffrey D. Dunn have been promoted to equity shareholders in Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr in Dallas. Plus more new positions, appointments, awards and honors.
Mandy Price, a corporate associate with Weil, Gotshal & Manges in Dallas, has been named the 2014 Outstanding Young Lawyer of Texas by the Texas Young Lawyers Association. Plus more new positions, appointments, awards and honors.
Akash Sethi has become the first managing partner of McGuireWoods' newest office in Dallas. He is a private equity attorney. Plus more new positions, appointments, awards and honors.
Jean C. Frizzell, a partner in Reynolds Frizzell Black Doyle Allen & Oldham in Houston, has become a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. Plus more new positions, appointments, awards and honors.
Lorin M. Subar has joined The Willis Law Group in Dallas as senior counsel in the commercial litigation practice. Plus more new positions, appointments, awards and honors.
Katherine Bandy Weber has joined Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker in Dallas as of counsel. Plus more new positions, appointments, awards and honors.
Ted L. Field has become a tenured professor at South Texas College of Law. Plus more new positions, appointments, awards and honors.
David Starr has been named vice president and general counsel of The LaSalle Group Inc. in Irving. Plus more new positions, appointments, awards and honors.
Michael Beckelman has been named deputy regional managing partner of the Houston office of Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker. Plus more new positions, appointments, awards and honors.
Bret Madole has joined Carrington Coleman Sloman & Blumenthal in Dallas as a partner in and leader of the firm's corporate practice. Plus more new positions, appointments, awards and honors.