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June 2021

Jennifer A. Hasley ’95June 28th - UHLC alumna, Lola Lin ’99, has been named Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary of Howmat Aerospace, according to a Business Wire press release. more...

Jennifer A. Hasley ’95June 3rd – UHLC alumnaCecilia Ibarra-van Oostenrijk ’05, has joined Blank Rome’s Houston office as Mexican Counsel in the Corporate, M&A, and Securities group, according to a press release from the firm. more...

Jennifer A. Hasley ’95June 2nd - UHLC alumnus, Harris Butler, III ’81, was named one of Virginia’s Go To Lawyers in Employment Law, according to Virginia Lawyers Weekly. more...

May 2021

Jennifer A. Hasley ’95May 27th – UHLC alumna, Jennifer A. Hasley ’95, is the new president of Houston Bar Association, according to a press release from Houston Bar Association. more...

Tarush Anand ‘06May 26th – UHLC alumnus, Tarush Anand ‘06, was spotlighted in a Houston Business Journal article noting that he was announced as part of the HBJ’s 40 under 40 Class of 2021, according to a press release from Houston Business Journal. more...

Katherine Sermas ’14May 20th – UHLC alumna, Katherine Sermas ’14, has been promoted to shareholder at Wilson, Cribbs & Goren PC, according to a press release from the Houston Business Journal. more...

Mary Goodrich Nix ’97May 18th – UHLC alumna, Mary Goodrich Nix ’97, has joined Lynn Pinker Hurst & Schwegmann as a partner, according to a press release from PR Newswire. more...

Melinda Eitzen ’94May 12th – UHLC alumna, Melinda Eitzen ’94, was named to 2021 D Magazine’s Best Lawyers in Dallas, according to a press release from D Magazine. more...

David Baluk ’11May 7th – UHLC alumnus, David Baluk ’11, an attorney with Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz and Stogner was named to Texas Rising Stars for 2021, according to a press release from his law firm. more...

Craig Smith ’10May 5th – UHLC alumnus, Craig Smith ’10, has been named Chief Executive Officer for Driscoll Health Plan, according to a press release from Nueces County Record Star. more...

Laura S. Martone ’04May 4th - UHLC alumna, Laura S. Martone ’04, has rejoined Bracewell LLP as a partner in the New York Office, according to a press release from the firm. more...

Laura Gibson ’84May 3rd – UHLC alumna, Laura Gibson ’84, has been elected as the next State Bar of Texas president-elect, according to a press release from The Texas Lawyers. more...

Diane St. Yves ’06May 1st – UHLC alumna, Diane St. Yves ’06, was spotlighted in The Texas Bar Journal’s May 2021 issue, according to The Texas Bar Journal. more...

April 2021

April 28th – UHLC alumni, John D. Cornwell ’05 and Justin K. Ratley ’14, have been promoted to equity shareholder and shareholder respectively at Munsch Hardt according to a press release from the firm.  more...

April 26th - UHLC alumnus, James Garrett ’09, has joined Latham & Watkins’ Houston office as a partner in the Corporate Department, according to a press release from PR Newswire.  more...

April 8th - UHLC alumnus, Scott McCoy ’96, has been hired to serve as the Denver International Airport's new general counsel and executive vice president, according to an article available on ColoradoPolitics.com.  more...

April 7th – UHLC alumnus, Marcy H. Greer ’90, was honored with the 2021 Gregory S. Coleman Outstanding Appellate Lawyer Award from the Texas Bar Foundation, according to a press release from the Texas Bar Foundation.  more...

April 6th – UHLC alumnus, John S. Polzer ’05, partner at Duane Morris LLP has been appointed to the Retail Contractors Association (RCA) Advisory Board, according to a press release from the firm.  more...

April 1st – UHLC alumnus, Ian R. Goldberg ’11, has been promoted to partner at Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP, according to a press release from the firm.   more...

March 2021

March 25th - UHLC alumna Adria Conklin ’02 has joined DLA Piper’s Litigation and Regulatory practice as a partner, according to a press release from the firm.  More...

March 23rd - UHLC alumna Erin Bullard ’15 has been named a 2021 Texas Rising Star by Super Lawyers, according to a press release from Bissinger, Oshman & Williams.  More...

March 23rd - UHLC alumnus Craig Stocker ’12 has been named a 2021 Texas Rising Star by Super Lawyers for the fourth consecutive year, according to a press release from Schouest, Bamdas, Soshea & BenMaier PLLC.  More... 

March 23rd - UHLC alumni Kati Orso ’08, Jamila Brinson ’10, and Catharine Yen ’11 have been named 2021 Texas Rising Stars by Super Lawyers, according to a press release from Jackson Walker LLP.  More... 

March 15th – UHLC alumnus Justin Tschoepe ’11 has joined Yetter Coleman LLP as a partner in the firm's energy litigation practice, according to a Law360 article.  More...

March 12th - UHLC alumna Jessica Quinn ’96 has been hired by Baylor Scott & White Health as Senior Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer, according to a press release.  More...

March 10th - UHLC alumna Jennifer Rangel ’95 has joined Holland & Knight’s Austin office as a partner, according to a press release from the firm.  More...

March 9th- UHLC alumnus John S. Polzer ’05 has joined Duane Morris LLP as a partner in the firm’s Trial Practice Group in its Dallas office, according to a press release from the firm.  More...

March 6th  - UHLC alumna Adrienne Arnold ’17 has been promoted to partner at Lazan Glover & Puciloski, a real estate property law firm in Great Barrington, MA, according to an article available on The Berkshire Eagle’s website.  More...

March 5th  - UHLC alumna Florence Kusnetz ’73 was featured in an article available on the Jewish Herald-Voice (JHV)’s website.  More...

March 3rd - UHLC alumnus Mark Waite ’94 has been named office managing partner in Houston according to a press release from the firm.  More...

Feb 2021

February 24th – UHLC alumnus Chris Ponder ’08 has been promoted to partner at Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP, according to a press release from the firm. More… 

February 23rd – UHLC alumnus Kristina Williams ’11 has been appointed Judge of the 192nd Judicial District Court in Dallas County, according to a news release from Office of the Texas Governor. More… 

February 10th – UHLC alumnus Billie J. Ellis ’78 received the 2021 Dan Rugeley Price Memorial Award from the Texas Bar Foundation, according to the organization. More… 

February 10th – UHLC alumna Marcy H. Greer ’90 received the 2021 Gregory S. Coleman Outstanding Appellate Lawyer Award from the Texas Bar Foundation, according to the organization. More… 

February 3rd – UHLC alumna Mili Gosar ’14 has been appointed Deputy Chief of Staff – Operations of the Department of Interior, according to a press release and an Environment & Energy Daily News article. More… 

Jan 2021

January 27th – UHLC alumna, Dr. Quianta Moore ’09, has been named the first Huffington Fellow in Child Health Policy, according to a press release from Rice University. More…

January 27th – UHLC alumna, Hillary Lewis ’08, has joined Mathematica Policy Research, Inc. as its first chief information security officer, according to a press release from Mathematica. More…

January 19th – UHLC alumnus, Judge Joginder Dhillon ’99, is the new probate judge for the Sacramento County Superior Court according to a report from JD Supra. More…

January 16th – UHLC alumna, Mishell Parreno Taylor ’03, has been appointed to serve on the Hispanic National Bar Association Latina Commission according to a press article from Littler. More…

January 11th – UHLC alumnus, Mike Mullen ’19, has joined the Houston office of Chamberlain Hrdlicka as an associate in the Intellectual Property practice, according to a press release from the firm. More…

January 11th – UHLC alumna, Mia Lorick ’14, has joined Locke Lord’s Houston office as a litigation partner, according to a press release from the firm. More…

January 5th – UHLC alumni, Nancy McEvily Davis ’11 and Timothy R. Geiger ’11, have been elected for partnership at Bracewell LLP, according to a press release from the firm. More…

January 1st – UHLC alumnus, Gary DiMuzio ’92, has been promoted to shareholder at Simmons Hanly Conroy, according to a press release from the firm. More…

January 1st – UHLC alumnus, Robert Ayers ’10, has been elected to partner at Holland & Hart, according to a press release from the firm. More…

January 1st – UHLC alumni, James D. Cypert ’12 and Dhiraj N. Suvarna ’07, have been promoted to partners at Gee & Zhang LLP, according to a press release from the firm. More…

December 16th – UHLC alumnus, Stephen J. Quezada ’11, has been elected a fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation, according to a press release from the Texas Bar Foundation. More…

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