Persis Dean, an accomplished trial and arbitration lawyer with extensive experience representing clients in tort claims and commercial disputes, was promoted to partner. “We are so happy to welcome Persis to the partnership,” said partner Andy Hicks. “She combines exceptional legal expertise with top-tier client service skills and will help lead the firm to even greater success.” Matthew W. Davis and Brandon Winchester, two key players in the firm’s commercial litigation practice, were promoted to senior counsel.