Alumni Notes | December 2016

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Kevin Delaney, JD '87

Group Photo of Quanex Award Winners

Kevin Delaney, Senior Vice President - General Counsel and Secretary of Quanex Building Products Corp., celebrates Quanex's award of "Legal Department of the Year for Transitions/Acquisitions" by Texas Lawyer. The award ceremony was November 1 at the Belo in Dallas.

Carol Payne, JD '93

Carol Payne of Estes Thorne & Carr, PLLC in Dallas, was recognized as a 2016 Super Lawyer and included on the 2016 list of Top 50 Women Texas Super Lawyers.

Christian Ellis, JD '98

Christian Ellis is a founding partner of Bonds Ellis Eppich Schafer Jones LLP in Fort Worth.

Suzanne C. Ferguson, JD '00

Suzanne C. Ferguson joined the Miami office of Robinson+Cole as a member of the firm's Business Transactions Group.

R. Heath Cheek, JD '06

R. Heath Cheek of Bell Nunnally & Martin LLP, served as vice-chair of the State Fair of Texas Development Team. The 24-day fair - one of the largest annual events in the world and the biggest in Texas - raised $1.2 million to support scholarships for inner city Dallas and rural Texas students attending in-state colleges and universities. The Development Team was tasked with helping raise funds through Fair activities such as the Youth Livestock Auction, the Big Tex Golf Classic, the Champion's Club Dinner and the Big Tex Sporting Clay Shoot.

Elisaveta "Leiza" Dolghih, JD '06,

Elisaveta "Leiza" Dolghih of Godwin Bowman & Martinez PC, in Dallas, was promoted to shareholder.

Laci Bowman, JD '08

Laci Bowman of Godwin Bowman & Martinez PC, in Dallas, was promoted to shareholder.

Derek Cook, JD '11

Derek Cook of Lynch, Chappell & Alsup, was awarded Attorney of the Year for Legal Aid of North West Texas for Midland County in recognition of his pro bono work.

Patrick Sheridan, JD '11

Patrick Sheridan joined Bonds Ellis Eppich Schafer Jones LLP in Fort Worth.

Elissa I. Henry, JD '16

Elissa I. Henry founded Elissa I. Henry Law Firm, PLLC in Round Rock, Texas. Elissa serves as legal counsel for Central Texas business startups and establishes businesses seeking to reorganize or expand. She also serves clients in the areas of immigration law, family law, and personal injury.