Alumni in the News

November 2016

Todd Lehn '11November 30— A press release from Andrews Kurth Kenyon announced that UHLC alumnus Harve Truskett ‘08, specializing in energy transactions, has been elected to the partnership. more....

Todd Lehn '11November 23—UHLC alumnus David Griffin ’83 has been named 2016 Fellow of the Year by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.  more....

Todd Lehn '11November 21— UHLC alumnus Anthony Laporte ’93 has been elected to the American Board of Trial Advocates, according to an announcement from Financial Buzz.  more....

Todd Lehn '11November 21— UHLC alumni Ms. Sarah P. Ford ‘12 and Major David L. Ford ‘12, class 2012, were recently admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Todd Lehn '11November 18— News Fix reports that UHLC alumna Judge Phyllis Frye ‘81 has been reappointed to another term as municipal court judge.  more....

Todd Lehn '11November 17— The Palestine Herald-Press reported that UHLC alumnus Hugh Summers ‘73 received this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award from the Palestine Area Chamber of Commerce.  more....

Todd Lehn '11November 17—UHLC alumnus Elbert Ortiz ‘16 has joined the Winstead PC, Houston office. more....

Todd Lehn '11November 17—UHLC alumnus Brian Flynn ‘16 has joined the Winstead PC, Houston office. more....

Todd Lehn '11November 8—University of Houston Provost Paula Myrick Short has named UHLC alumnus Dr. JeAnna Abbott ‘88 as the Executive Director for Faculty Engagement and Development.

Todd Lehn '11November 8— UHLC alumnus Ken Janda ‘81, CEO and President of Community Health Choice, was profiled in an article appearing on the Houston Community Impact Newspapers website.  more....

November 1—UHLC Alumna Jennifer Mizulski ’13 has been named by Texas Lawyer as one of its 2016 Lawyesr on the Rise.  more....

November 1—Texas Lawyer reported that UHLC alumnus Ted Evans ‘16 has been named a 2016 Texas Equal Justice Fellow by the Texas Access to Justice Foundation. Evans will be working with Disability Rights Texas.  more....

Todd Lehn '11November 1—Weyerhaeuser Company has appointed UHLC alumna Kristy T. Harlan ‘99 as senior vice president, general counsel, and corporate secretary, according to a press release. more....

October 2016

Todd Lehn '11October 29—UHLC Alumnus Carlos Cantu ’94 has been awarded the Silver Medal Merit Award by the Homeland Security Secretary.  more....

Todd Lehn '11Todd Lehn '11October 27—UHLC law alumna Anna Archer ‘06 authored an article published in the September/October 2016 issue of the Houston Lawyer, which discusses a mentoring program at the Bob Casey Federal Courthouse in downtown Houston. A photograph of UHLC law student, Donna McIntosh talking with U.S. District Judge Gray Miller was included in the article. more....

Todd Lehn '11UHLC alumnus Tony Buzbee ‘97 was featured in an article reported by the Texas Lawyer, commenting on the verdict of nearly $55 million that he secured for his client in a case over breaches of fiduciary duty. more....

Todd Lehn '11October 26—UHLC alumnus and attorney Marc Whitehead ‘92 achieves re-certification in Social Security Disability Trial Law with the National Board of Trial Advocacy. more....

Todd Lehn '11October 20—Gray Reed welcome UHLC alumnus Kevin Davidson ‘08 to its Dallas law team. more....

October 14— UHLC alumnus Victor Carrillo '94 has been appointed to the Energy Hunter Resources Board of Directors, according to a press release on the PR Newswire website. more....

Todd Lehn '11October 12— The Montgomery County News reported that UHLC alumnus Todd Lehn '11 has joined the Montgomery County District Attorney Office as a prosecutor. more...

Dasha Krljanovic '16October 11—UHLC alumnus Dasha Krljanovic '16 has joined Thompson & Knight LLP as an associate. more...

Clint Rosenthal '02October 6— Cain & Skarnulis PLLC is pleased to announce that UHLC alumnus Clint Rosenthal '02 has joined the firm as a partner.

Jared Caplan '01Kristen Hawley '10October 5—UHLC alumni Jared Caplan '01 and Kristen Hawley '10 have been hired with Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP. more...

Jennifer Stewart '98October 4—UHLC alumnus Jennifer Stewart '98 has been recognized in HBJ's 2016 Women in Energy Leadership category, Women to Watch. more...

Michael Noe'96Jennifer Jasper'00October 3—UHLC alumni Michael Noe ’96 and Jennifer Jasper ’00 have joined Munck Wilson Mandala as Intellectual Property Partner and Litigation Partner respectively.  more...

Judge Michael Schneider '71October 3—UHLC alum Muhammad S. Aziz ’03 has been recognized on the 2016 Super Lawyers list. more...

Judge Michael Schneider '71October 2—An article in The Advocate noted that Entergy Corp. has named UHLC alumna Andrea Coughlin Rowley ‘99 as senior vice president of human resources. more...

September 2016

Judge Michael Schneider '71September 30— CBS/KYTX published a profile of UHLC alumnus Judge Michael Schneider '71 in honor of his retirement.  more...

Fermeen F. Fazal '00September 29—The following UHLC Alumni have been recognized for 2016 Best Corporate Counsel. Catherine A. Konwisarz '10 for up and comer of a large legal department (in-house five years or less).  Fermeen F. Fazal '00 for up and comer of a small legal department (in-house five years or less).  Carrie Clark-Migura '07 for best solo general counsel.  Kathy Tedore '94 for best handling of a complex transaction.  more...

Alison Chen '03Jessica Crutcher '06September 27—  UHLC alumni Alison Chen '03 and Jessica Crutcher '06 have been recognized on the 2016 Honorees of 40 Under 40.  more...

September 23— UHLC Alum Scott Armstrong ‘14 named to “Houston’s Top Lawyers” list for personal injury law more....

September 22— UHLC alumnus Brent L. Vannoy ‘95 recently joined Hughes Watters Askanase LLP as a partner supporting the firm's Business Planning and Strategy, Commercial Litigation, and Labor and Employment Practice Areas, according to a press release reported by Business Wire and available on Lexis Advance.  more....

September 21—UHLC alumna Liz Shields ’07 was interviewed by Craig Cohen on the Houston Public Media show, Houston Matters.  more....

September 21— UHLC alumnus R. Alan York ‘89 is joining Reed Smith LLP's Houston office, according to a Law360 article. more....

September 19— Law 360 reported UHLC alumnus Richard Smith ‘00 has joined Quinn Emanuel as a partner in its Washington, D.C., office.  more....

September 15— Entergy Corporation (ETR) selected UHLC alumna Andrea Coughlin Rowley ‘99, as senior vice president of HR, according to a press release by PRNewswire and available from Yahoo news.    more....

September 14—The Oil & Gas Financial Journal reported that UHLC alumnus Gregory C. King ‘85 has been promoted to managing partner of EnCap Flatrock Midstream.   more....

September 13— UHLC alum Greg Deans ‘92 earns recognition on Super Lawyers listing. more....

September 12—UHLH alumni Lawrence Pirtle ‘66, Geoffrey Bracken ‘84, Kay Schwartz ‘89 and Jeffrey Davis ’92, have earned recognition as Texas Super Lawyers. more....

 

September 11—The Waco Tribune reported that UHLC alumnus Mike Harper ‘08 has been selected as the new executive director of Communities in Schools of the Heart of Texas.  more....

September 9—UHLC alumna Laura Duncan ’14 recently received the Assistant Attorney General's “Award for Excellence for Distinguished New Employees” due to her outstanding work in the U.S. DOJ's Environment & Natural Resources Division.

September 9— The Katy Rancher reports that UHLC LLM alumnus and member of the Board of Advisors to the University of Houston Health Law and Policy Institute Gerald Zimmerer '15 will be speaking to the Katy Bar Association on the topic of Texas' medical futility statute.  more...

September 9—UHLC alumnus Scott Downing '91 makes 2016 Texas Super Lawyers and Top 100 Attorneys Lists.  more...

September 6—UHLC Alumnus Muhammad Aziz '03 has been recognized for a second year by National Association of Distinguished Counsel.  more...

September 6— Texas Lawyer published a profile of UHLC alumnus Kin Gill '95more...

September 6— YourHoustonNews profiled UHLC alumnus Matthew Poston '06, who has recently become County Attorney in Liberty, Texas.  more...

September 6— Texas Lawyer has named UHLC Immigration Law Clinic advisory board member Gordon Quan '73 as one of the recipients of its 2016 Lifetime Achievement awards.  more...

September 1—UHLC Alumnus, Leslie Dippel '96, is now the president of the Austin Bar Association.  more...

September 1— A Texas Lawyer article, available from Lexis Advance, featured UHLC alumni Ken Bailey '72 and Donn Fullenweider '58 among the Texas Lawyer's 2016 Professional Excellence Award nominees.  more...  Also, Texas Lawyer has named UHLC alumni Ken Baiey '72 and Donn Fullenweider '58 as recipients of its 2016 Lifetime Achievement awards. more...

September 1—UHLC Alumni Tim Samson '90, Jerry Metcalf '73, Bill McDonald '79, Justin Switzer '98, Randy Williams '85, Hunter White '89, Becky Jolin '88, and Mitchell Ayer '89, attorneys at Thompson & Knight LLP have been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© 2017.  more...

 

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