T&K Welcomes New Associates

Dallas – Thompson & Knight LLP is pleased to welcome 10 Associates to the Firm. State Bar of Texas admission is anticipated fall 2016.

Austin Office
James Z. Zhu (Government and Regulatory) received a J.D., cum laude, (2016) from Harvard Law School and B.B.A., with high honors, in Business Honors and Finance (2013) and B.A., with high honors, in Plan II (2013) from The University of Texas at Austin.

Dallas Office
Matthew B. Alexander (Bankruptcy) received a J.D., with honors, (2016) from The University of Texas School of Law and B.A. in English and Political Science (2013) from Southern Methodist University. He served as a Judicial Intern for the Honorable Jeff Bohm, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Texas (2014) and Full Committee Intern for the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary (2013).

Catharine A. Hansard (Corporate and Securities) received a J.D., summa cum laude, (2016) from Texas Tech University School of Law and B.A. in Government and a minor in Sociology (2010) from The University of Texas at Austin. She served as a Law Clerk for the Office of the Texas Attorney General, Administrative Law Division (2014) and Judicial Intern for the Honorable Robert L. Jones, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Texas (2014).

Monica A. Hart (Real Estate and Banking) received a J.D., summa cum laude, (2015) from Texas Tech University School of Law and B.B.A., cum laude, in Marketing (2012) from Texas A&M University. She served as a Judicial Clerk for the Honorable Mary Lou Robinson, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas (2015-2016); and a Judicial Intern for the Honorable Martin Hoffman, 68th Civil District Court (2013) and for the Honorable Edward Spillane, Municipal Court (2011). Monica is licensed to practice in Texas.

Jessica L. Kirk (Tax) received a J.D., magna cum laude, (2016) from SMU Dedman School of Law, an M.S. in Architecture (2010), and B.S. in Design (2007) from University of Nebraska. She served as a Legal Intern for Yum! Restaurants International – KFC Global & Pizza Hut Global (2014) and American Airlines – Corporate Real Estate (2013). She also served as a Judicial Extern for the Honorable Kerry P. FitzGerald, Court of Appeals for the Fifth District (2013); the Honorable Martin Hoffman, 68th Judicial District Court (2013); and the Honorable Elizabeth Lang-Miers, Court of Appeals for the Fifth District, State Court Education Program (2013).

Marc A. Lombardi (Corporate and Securities) received a J.D. (2016) from The University of Texas School of Law and B.A. in Psychology (2011) from The University of Texas at Austin. He served as a Judicial Intern for the Honorable Judge Jane Boyle, Federal Court for the Northern District of Texas (2014).

Brett W. Rector (Healthcare, Trial) received a J.D. (2015) from the University of Virginia School of Law and B.A., summa cum laude, in Religious Studies and a secondary major in Government (2009) from The College of William and Mary. He served as a Judicial Clerk for the Honorable Michael Urbanski, U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia (2015-2016) and a Judicial Intern for the Honorable Barbara M.G. Lynn, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas (2013). Brett is licensed to practice in Texas.

Mackenzie M. Salenger (Trial) received a J.D., magna cum laude, (2016) from Wake Forest University School of Law and B.A., summa cum laude, in Psychology (2012) from Southern Methodist University. She served as a Legal Intern – LGBT Rights, Reproductive Justice, and Gender Equity Project for ACLU of Southern California (2014).

Houston Office
Kelsie M. Haaland (Corporate and Securities) received a J.D., magna cum laude, (2016) from South Texas College of Law and B.A. in History and a minor in Business (2012) from Texas A&M University. She served as a Law Clerk for Baker Hughes, Inc. in Global Real Estate Transactions (2014-2015).

Dasha Krljanovic (Corporate and Securities) received a J.D., magna cum laude, (2016) from University of Houston Law Center and B.A. in Economics, first class honors with distinction, (2013) from Simon Fraser University. She served as a Judicial Intern for the Honorable Larry Weiman, 80th Civil District Court (2014).