The Austin office of Baker Botts LLP has announced three promotions of attorneys to partner, effective January 1.
Evan Young, whose practice focuses on trial and appellate litigation, is the first. He has argued cases before both the U.S. Supreme Court and the Texas Supreme Court. He has represented clients across the country before every level of the state and federal judiciary.
Joey Gray, who has broad experience in intellectual property matters, with an emphasis on patent litigation, is the second. He has assisted in the representation of clients in a variety of technological fields, such as wireless communication, computer software and electronic payment processing.
Mollie Duckworth, who represents both public and private companies in connection with M&A transactions, and represents issuers and investment banking firms in public offerings and private placements of equity and debt securities, is the third.
Husch Blackwell has announced that Alexandra C. Jashinsky has joined the firm’s Austin, Texas office as an associate. Jashinsky will focus her practice on real estate and development matters.
Prior to joining Husch Blackwell, Jashinsky served as a fair housing advocate with the Austin Tenants’ Council. While there, she assisted clients with discrimination claims under the Fair Housing Act and negotiated with property managers regarding reasonable accommodation requests on behalf of people with disabilities.
Jashinsky received her J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law (2013). During law school, she gained experience from several legal internships and served as a student attorney for the UT Law Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic. Jashinsky received her B.A., magna cum laude, from San Diego State University (2009).
Husch Blackwell is an industry-focused, full-service litigation and business law firm with locations in 16 U.S. cities and in London. It represents national and global leaders in major industries that include energy and natural resources; financial services; food and agribusiness; healthcare, life sciences and pharmaceuticals; real estate, development and construction; and technology, manufacturing and transportation. Its attorneys provide deep expertise and insights to overcome obstacles, identify opportunities and create meaningful results for its clients.
The Lorenzana Law Firm PC, a multi-practice law firm based in Austin, has announced the hiring of Ali A. Akhtar as a partner
Akhtar has been a full-time practicing lawyer in Austin and the surrounding areas since 1999. His primary focus and area of experience has been in doing trial and negotiation work on behalf of plaintiffs, who have suffered personal injury or wrongful death through auto accidents, medical malpractice, or on-the-job accidents.