Bill Mateja, a partner in Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton in Dallas, was inaugurated as the 115th president of the Dallas Bar Association, or DBA, on January 20, according to a press release.

Mateja, whose practice focuses on white-collar defense and corporate investigations, has been on the DBA Board of Directors for many years and has also served on a variety of DBA committees and sections. He is a past president of the Texas Young Lawyers Association.

Other officers serving on the board include Vicki Blanton (president-elect), of AT&T; Jonathan Childers (first vice president), of Lynn Pinker Hurst & Schwegmann; Sarah Rogers (second vice president), of Thompson Coe; Chelsea Hilliard (secretary/treasurer), of McGuireWoods, and Cheryl Camin Murray (immediate past president), of Katten Muchin Rosenman.

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