McGuireWoods Partner Jay Hughes was recently named the managing partner in charge of the law firm’s Houston office.

The new title was effective Aug. 1 and follows other recent appointments.

Hughes succeeds Thomas Farrell as part of the firm’s longstanding practice of rotating key leadership positions. Farrell previously had been a lead name partner with Houston-based Nickens Keeton Lawless Farrell & Flack LLP, which McGuireWoods acquired more than six years ago. Farrell has led McGuireWoods’…