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W. Neil Rambin, of Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, was selected to D Magazine's 2017 list of the Best Lawyers in Dallas and was recognized on the "Best Attorneys in America" list.
Keith Nelson of the family law boutique Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson, LLP in Dallas, was selected to D Magazine's 2017 list of the Best Lawyers in Dallas.
Bill Jones, former general counsel to former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, has joined Barnes & Thornburg LLP in its Dallas and Washington, D.C. offices as a partner in the Government Services and Finance Department.
Susan Moore, corporate vice president of Advanced Micro Devices, received the Gary P. Fazzino Award for Innovation Excellence for her service as Information Technology Industry Council Board chairwoman.
JoAl Cannon Sheridan is the senior name partner in Sheridan Barrett Coble and Andrae, a full-service family law firm, in Austin.
Aaron Burkes is president of the Arkansas Development Finance Authority. He leads an agency that offers low-cost financing for affordable housing development, small industries, government, education and public facilities and healthcare. His wife, Rebecca, JD '93, is deputy director/general counsel for the Department of Arkansas Heritage. They have one son at Baylor and one son in high school.
Andy Payne, of PayneMitchell Law Group, was selected to D Magazine's 2017 list of the Best Lawyers in Dallas.
Todd Ramsey, of PayneMitchell Law Group, was selected to D Magazine's 2017 list of the Best Lawyers in Dallas.
Christopher Trowbridge, of Bell Nunnally, was selected to D Magazine's 2017 list of the Best Lawyers in Dallas.
Celeste Lawton, of Norton Rose Fulbright in Houston, was promoted to partner. Her practice concentrates on wealth transfer planning and assisting clients in all aspects of their estate planning, including advising clients with respect to marital property issues, implementing complex transfer tax planning strategies, preparing and filing gift tax returns as well as preparing traditional and complex wills, guardianship avoidance documents and trusts.
Alexandria Risinger, of Sommerman, McCaffity & Quesada, LLP in Dallas, was recognized as a Best Lawyers of America National Young Attorney Member.