Alumni in the News

September 2014

September 15 – UHLC alumnus Jack Bacon was hired to represent Ken Armbrister, legislative director of the governor’s office, during Governor Rick Perry’s grand jury investigation.  more...

September 13 – UHLC alumnus Jonathan Elms has been appointed by New Mexico’s governor as the state’s Renewable Energy Transmission Authority. more...

September 12 – UHLC alumna Laura J. McMahon joins Baker Hostetler’s Houston office as a partner in the corporate and energy practice.   more...

September 11 – UHLC alumnus Douglas Michael Dovenbarger passed away on August 29th at the age of 64. more...

September 11 – UHLC alumnus Tony Buzbee was hired by Governor Rick Perry to be his criminal defense lawyer.  more...

September 10 – UHLC Adjunct professor Ryan McConnell and UHLC alumna Michelle Jee co-authored an article on the Corporate Counsel website discussing the actions the NFL took towards Ray Rice. more...

September 10 – UHLC alumnus Ian M. Wasser joined Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP as an attorney in its intellectual property department.  more...

September 9 – UHLC alumnus Lawrence Pirtle, Geoffrey Bracken, and Jeffrey David have been named 2014 Texas Super Lawyers. more...

September 4 – UHLC Alumnus Dan Remington was featured in a Houston Chronicle story about his stay in a historic Houston home.   more...

September 3 – UHLC alumna Nour Shatleh joined Powell Law Firm as a part of a unique mentoring program.  more...

September 2 – UHLC alumnus Frank Niehage has been appointed as the new CEO of FinTech Group AG. more...

August 2014

August 28 – UHLC alumnus R. Alan York is among the 2015 “Best Lawyers in America.” more...

August 26 – UHLC alumnus James L. Wilks has been elected President of Texas Lions Camp in Kerrville. more...

August 21 – UHLC alumnus Thompson Mitchell Ayer, Becky Jolin, Bill McDonald, Jerry Metcalf, Ricky Raven, Tim Samson, Hunter White, and Randy Williams are among the 2015 “Best Lawyers in America.” more...

August 18—UHLC alumnus Lawrence M. Bass and Juan F. Vasquez are in included among the 2015 “Best Lawyers in America.” more...

August 12 – UHLC alumnus Michael E. Clark has been named Chair-Elect of the American Bar Association’s Health Law section. more...

August 12 – UHLC alumna Nicole DeBorde was elected to the Board of Directors of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. more...

August 4 – UHLC alumnus Muhammad Aziz has been elected to the American Board of Trial Advocates. more...

August 5 - McGlinchey Stafford is pleased to announce that attorneys John R. Clayton and Melissa Gutierrez '13 have joined the firm’s Houston, Texas office. Clayton is Of Counsel and Gutierrez is an Associate, both practicing in the Commercial Litigation section. more...

July 2014

July 11- UHLC alumnus Ben Akers passed away on June 10 at the age of 57. more...

July 9- UHLC alumnus Sean Cox has joined the firm as Of Counsel in the Dallas office of Steckler LLP. more...

July 7- UHLC alumnus Carl Ceder has been recognized as one of North America’s Top Attorneys by American Registry. more...

July 5- UHLC alumnus, Joseph "Sib" Abraham Jr., has passed away and his obituary is available on ElPasoTimes.com. more...

July 2- UHLC alumnus John Powell has been certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Family Law. more...

July 2- UHLC alumna Elaine Moore passed away on June 28 at the age of 61. An obituary appeared in the Houston Chronicle. more...

July 1- UHLC alumna Dianne B. Ralston has been appointed Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Weatherford International. more...

June 2014

June 22- UHLC alumna Karthika Perumal has joined Dentons as an associate. more...

June 18- UHLC alumna Zoe B. Littlepage has been selected for admission to the Esteemed Lawyers of America. more...

June 17- Adjunct professor Ryan McConnell and UHLC alumna Michelle Jee co-authored an article on the Corporate Counsel website discussing why judges should monitor enforcement settlements. more...

June 13- UHLC alumna Catharine Yen has joined Greenberg Traurig, LLP. more...

June 10- UHLC alumnus Bill Crow has joined Opportune LLP as a managing director. more...

June 10- UHLC LLM alumna Farah Bhatti has joined the BakerHostetler law firm. more...

June 10- UHLC alumnus Michael Barron has joined ALAW as managing partner of West Coast legal functions. more...

June 3- Jackson Walker L.L.P. has added UHLC alumnus John Ransom as a partner in its Houston office. more...

May 2014

May 29- Gov. Rick Perry has added UHLC alumna Shannon K. McClendon to the State Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology including. McClendon is an attorney and co-owner of Demand Control, LLC. more...

May 23- The Pampas News published a professional profile of UHLC alumnus Sameer Mohan. more....

May 23- The UT System Board of Regents announced that UHLC alumnus Charles Matthews has been appointed Regents’ representative to the UT Austin Intercollegiate Athletics Council for Men. more...

May 23- The Davis Enterprise reports that UHLC alumnus Jerry Adler will be keynote speaker at the Davis VFW Post 6949 annual Memorial Day ceremony. more...

May 19- UHLC alumnus Charlie Jackson Jr. has passed away. His obituary appeared in the Tyler Morning Telegraph. more...

May 12- UHLC alumnus Marvin Nathan was profiled in a Texas Lawyer article. more...

May 3- Texas Lawyer published a profile of UHLC alumnus Justin Puckett. more...

May 2- Buy-Sell Signals reports that UHLC LLM alumnus Richard C. Smith has begun his fifth year as Director of Exactech. more...

April 2014

April 29- UHLC alumnus Sameer Mohan has been named one of Law360's top eight attorneys under 40 in the energy field according to an article from Law360. more...

April 28- The Daily Cougar reports that UHLC alumnus and Texas Supreme Court Justice Jeff Brown will speak at the Law Center’s commencement on May 10. more...

April 28- UHLC alumni Amy Cadwell and Andrew Wolf, prosecutors for the Special Victims Unit within the Navarro County District Attorney's office, were profiled in a Corsicana Daily Sun article. more...

April 28- UHLC alumnus Richard Truett Houser has passed away. His obituary appeared in the Houston Chronicle. more...

April 27- UHLC alumna Nandita Berry was featured in an article published by the Amarillo Globe News. The article focused on her role as Texas Secretary of State. more...

April 27- First Financial Bank has appointed UHLC alumnus Jim Wimberley to its Southeast Texas Advisory Board of Directors, according to an article published by the Orange Leader. more...

The Rancher reports that UHLC alumna Julie Countiss has become an Assistant County Attorney for Harris County. more...

April 25- WUSA interviewed UHLC alumna and Graduate Public Interest Fellow Shiloh Carter. more...

April 25- Greenberg Traurig LLP issued a press releasing stating that UHLC LLM alumnus Robert Downing has joined the firm. more...

April 24- The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported that UHLC alumnuhs Tony Buzbee donated $1 million to the Texas A&M University School of Law. more...

April 19- As a board member of the Pearland ISD Educational Foundation, UH Law Center alumnus John Powells III has helped organize the Founder’s Campaign to raise initial funds for teacher’s grants and donated $1,000 to the campaign. more...

April 15- UHLC alumnus Carl Ceder has been chosen as a 2014 Texas Rising Star by Texas Monthly according to a press release from his law firm. more...

April 9- Grafoid Inc. has appointed UHLC alumnus Thomas H. Cruikshank as a strategic advisor, according to a Marketwire press release. The story was picked up by several news outlets, including the Wall Street Journal. more...

April 8- UHLC alumnus David White has passed away.  His obituary was published on the Bill DeBerry Funeral Directors website. more...

April 6- The JURIST website published a guest column by UHLC alumna Sara Benson regarding same-sex marriage in Illinois.  more...

April 4- Modern Mobility Aids issued a press release stating that UHLC alumnus Ken Pinckard has become its new CEO. more...

April 4- The Pinkerton Law Firm issued a press release on a fraud case in which UHLC alumnus Chad Pinkerton is representing the plaintiff.

March 2014

March 30- UHLC alumnus Marshall Bruce Fort has passed away. His obituary appeared in the Houston Chronicle. more...

March 28- The Office of the Governor has announced that UHLC alumnus Judge Olen Underwood has been reappointed to the Governing Board of the Texas Indigent Defense Commission. more...

March 27- UHLC alumnus Congressman Ted Poe (R-Texas) gave a speech on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives recognizing UHLC alumnus, Santana Gonzalez’ retirement from Chevron Corporation after thirty-five years of service. The transcript of the speech was available on PennEnergy.com. more...

March 26- United States District Judge Vanessa D. Gilmore, a UHLC alumna, was featured in an article published by the Houston Forward Times. more...

March 21- UHLC alumnus Jeff Andrews has been selected as a Texas Rising Star for a second consecutive year, according to a press release on the PR Newswire website. more...

March 20- UHLC alumna Melodie Elizabeth Krane passed away on March 11, according to an obituary in the Austin American-Statesman. A memorial service will be held at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin on June 16. more...

March 17- An article by UHLC alumna Leah Greene about the differences between the guarantees of the Affordable Care Act and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act appeared in Texas Lawyer. more...

March 10- UHLC alumna Sarah Harris has been appointed general counsel of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, according to an article on the Corporate Counsel website. more...

March 10- UHLC alumnus Robert Smith McKee has passed away. His obituary appeared in the Houston Chronicle.

March 5- UHLC alumna Nelda Luce Blair was appointed by Governor Perry to the Texas Economic Development Corp. according to a Targeted News Service article. more...

March 7 - UHLC alumni Wade Johnson and Vishal Patel have been selected for inclusion in Texas Rising Stars® 2014 by Thomson Reuters. more...

February 2014

Feb. 27 - UHLC alumnus Sam R. Moseley has received the 2014 Sam B. Hall Jr. Civic Service Award from East Texas Baptist University, according to an article in the Gilmer Mirror. more...

Feb. 25 - UHLC alumnus Ed Cole joined PIASCIK as international senior tax manager. He was previously tax director at Deloitte Tax in their Washington national tax practice. more...

Feb. 25 - UHLC alumna Debbie Ramirez has joined the law firm of Modrall Sperling as a shareholder in the Santa Fe, N.M., office according an article from State Tax Notes Magazine. more...

Feb. 20 - UHLC alumna Anne Culotta was appointed associate vice president for technology transfer at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. more...

Feb. 18 - UHLC alumna Tamecia Harris has joined McGlinchey Stafford as an Associate. more...

Feb. 16 - UHLC alumnus Jeffrey Bickham passed away on February 8 in Houston. more...

Feb. 16 - UHLC alumna Ann Thornton Field received an Outstanding Director Award from the Philadelphia Business Journal. more...

Feb. 16 - UHLC alumnus Paul Johnson was interviewed by the Cross Timbers Gazette regarding his bid for reelection as the Denton County Criminal District Attorney. more...

Feb. 11 - UHLC alumnus Judge Frederick Eugene Edwards passed away on February 10. more...

Feb. 5 - UHLC alumnus Robert M. Schick announced the formation of a Houston litigation boutique, Schick & Copeland LLP, to direct complex commercial litigation including energy, environmental, intellectual property and product liability cases and class actions.  more...

January 2014

Jan. 29- UHLC alumna Judy Feinstein has passed away. Her obituary appeared in the Brown County Democrat. more...

Jan. 29- UHLC alumnus Bruce Levy was named as one of the “100 Physician Leaders to Know in the ASC Industry” in an article on Becker’s ASC Review website. more...

Jan. 29- UHLC alumnus Robert Lynch has passed away. His obituary appeared in the Houston Chronicle.
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Jan. 27 - Fish & Richardson announced UHLC alumnus Wasif Qureshi has been selected as a member of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellows program for 2014. more...

Jan. 22 - Alexander Dubose Jefferson & Townsend (ADJT) announced added UHLC alumna Mary Hogan Greer as firm partner in their Austin office. more...

Jan. 22 - Adams and Reese Partner Ray Ferrera has been selected Partner in Charge of the firm’s Houston office, effective January 1, 2014. The firm has 16 Partners in Charge, one for each of its offices across the southern United States and Washington DC. more...

Jan. 21 - UHLC alumnus John Petrelli has been elected to partner at BakerHostetler. more...

Jan. 18 - Gov. Rick Perry has appointed Jacob Montilijo Monty of Houston to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for a term to expire Aug. 31, 2015. The board sets policies and coordinates efforts to improve higher education in Texas. more...

Jan. 10 - UHLC alumnus Brian Boyle has become a partner at Norton Rose Fulbright. more...

Jan. 9 - UHLC alumnus Jim Evans was featured in a Q&A session available on the Houston Chronicle blog’s website regarding his candidacy for judge for the 308th Family District Court. more...

Jan. 8- UHLC alumna Nandita Berry was sworn in as Texas Secretary of State on Tuesday, January 7. more...

Jan. 7 - UHLC alumna Laura Yaeger was interviewed by DrugWatch.com regarding INFUSE Bone Graft litigation. more...

Jan. 7 - UHLC alumna Liz Klingensmith has been promoted to partner at Haynes and Boone LLP according to a press release from the firm. more...

Jan. 7 - UHLC alumnus E. Lee Morris has been elected COO of Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr PC according to an article from the D Magazine website. more...

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