March 2019

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Robin Russell, JD '86

Robin Russell was named deputy managing partner for Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP. The accomplished attorney has held many titles throughout her 33-year run with the firm. She previously served as managing partner of the Houston office, and for many years co-chaired its national bankruptcy and restructuring practice.

Jenny McCumber, JD '93

Jenny McCumber has been appointed to the Los Alamos Community Foundation Board of Directors. She also serves on the Los Alamos School Board and is a board member of the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation.

Sydney B. Hewlett, JD '97

Sydney B. Hewlett was appointed by Governor Greg Abbott as Judge of the 18th District Court in Johnson and Somervell Counties. She serves as the chairman of the Cleburne Business & Standards Commission.

Matthew Nielsen, JD '01

Matthew Nielsen has joined the white collar defense group as a partner in the Dallas office of Bracewell LLP. Matthew has over 17 years of experience defending corporations, corporate executives and employees, and securities industry professionals in civil and criminal investigations, as well as securities investigations and litigation. He represents U.S. and international clients on matters related to federal and state securities laws, U.S. export controls and sanctions laws and regulations, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, whistleblower complaints, accounting fraud and healthcare fraud.

Jennifer Adams, JD '02

Jennifer Adams has joined Hogan Lovells' Houston office as a partner in its Environment and Natural Resource practice. Jennifer joins the firm from Koch Companies Public Sector, where she served as chief counsel of litigation for eight years leading large teams focused on environmental matters that involved complex interplay between legal, regulatory, commercial, governmental, and public stakeholders.

Calvin Cowan, JD '03

Calvin Cowan, a partner at Sanderford & Carroll, P.C. in Temple, Texas, was one of seven attorneys that earned board certification in Construction Law in 2018 as determined by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Allison Dickson, JD '07

Allison Dickson was selected as this year's Rising Star by the Girl Scouts of Central Texas.

Danielle Ahlrich, JD '09

Danielle Ahlrich has been selected as one of five finalists for the legal category of Austin Under 40, which recognizes Austinites under 40 who demonstrate professional excellence and a commitment to community service. She is with Martens, Todd, Leonard & Ahlrich in Austin.

Jennifer Salim Richards, JD '11

Jennifer Salim Richards has been named a partner with Stanton LLP in Dallas.

Scott W. Weatherford, JD '11

Scott W. Weatherford has been elected partner at Jackson Walker (Austin). His trial practice focuses on trade secret, intellectual property, and technology-related commercial disputes. Scott advocates on behalf of Fortune 500 companies, start-ups, and local business owners in state courts, federal courts, arbitrations, and administrative agencies across the state.

Andee L. Hartig, JD '12

Andee L. Hartig has been elected partner at Jackson Walker in Austin. She represents public and private companies, real estate investment trusts, real estate investment funds and institutional real estate investors as sellers, purchasers, developers, and equity investors in the acquisition, development, debt and equity financing, management, leasing, and sale of improved and unimproved real estate. Andee's experience includes multi-asset portfolio acquisitions and dispositions, joint ventures, and the acquisition and disposition of real estate assets through various corporate and partnership structures.

William P. Dunne III, JD '15

William P. Dunne III, has joined the Dallas office of Shapiro Bieging Barber Otteson LLP as an associate and a litigator in the firm's Banking & Financial Services and Insurance practice areas.

Ryan Sinclair, JD '16

Ryan Sinclair was appointed District Attorney for the 355th Judicial District in Hood County. He previously served as the first assistant district attorney and is an adjunct professor at Southwestern Adventist University. He is president and former vice president of the Hood County Bar Association and a member of the State Bar of Texas, National District Attorneys Association, Texas District & County Attorneys Association, and the American Bar Association. He is board treasurer of the Paluxy River Children's Advocacy Center, board member of the Hood County Children's Charity Fund, and a member of Leadership Granbury. Additionally, Ryan is a former board member of Preserve Granbury and the Waco Historic Landmark Preservation Commission.

Hannah Brewer, JD '17

Hannah Brewer recently joined the Dallas District Attorney's Office as an Assistant District Attorney. Her article entitled "Expungement in Texas" (2019) was accepted for publication in the South Texas Law Review, Volume 60, Issue 2, and she was invited to present the article at the South Texas Law Review's 25th Annual Symposium: Ethics in Criminal Law.