Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin appointed Patrick Wyrick to be Justice on the Supreme Court of Oklahoma. Wyrick will fill the seat left open from the retirement of Justice Steven Taylor. 
 
Alaska Governor Bill Walker appointed Tracey Wollenberg to the Alaska Court of Appeals. The appointment of Wollenberg marks the first time that an Alaska appellate court will be majority women.
 
Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC named Dorothy A. Davis and Timothy Q. Hudak as Co-Chief Executive Officers of the firm, effective March 1, 2017. 

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