Haynes and Boone has greatly boosted its Austin office with the hire of Michael Jewell. Jewell is taking the firm’s new government affairs counsel position. Before joining Haynes, Jewell served as a director of Texas government and regulatory affairs at Reliant Energy and RRI Energy.
John Woodruff rejoins Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP. Woodruff was previously with the firm from 2004 to 2008, afterwhich he joined KPMG LLP. He will be stationed in the Houston office as a partner in the tax group. Gardere is an AmLaw 200 firm with offices in Austin, Dallas, Houston and Mexico City.