Don M. Richard, J.D. ’68, Metairie, La., made partner at Kinney, Ellinghausen, Richard & DeShazo. Don is primarily a litigator with experience in antitrust, commercial litigation, personal injury, sexual abuse, sexual harassment, criminal law, and appellate practice. Over the course of his legal career, he has been lead counsel in more than 180 jury trials.
Steven A. Cossé, J.D. ’74, El Dorado, Ark., was elected to Murphy Oil Corp.’s Board of Directors, effective August 3, 2011. Steven retired from Murphy Oil in March 2011, where he served as executive vice president and General Counsel. He previously held positions as senior vice president, vice president, and principal financial officer while maintaining his role as General Counsel throughout his tenure with Murphy Oil Corporation.
Paige Sensenbrenner (Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, J.D., 1987), Senior Partner in Charge of the Adams and Reese New Orleans office, has been selected to the Pro Bono Task Force of the Legal Services Corporation, which will help develop additional resources to assist low-income Americans facing foreclosure, domestic violence and other civil legal problems.
Sensenbrenner was one of 50 pro bono task force members drawn from the judiciary, corporations, private practice and the legal aid community and selected around the nation by LSC Board Chairman John G. Levi.
Adams and Reese Special Counsel William Perez (Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, J.D., 1994) has been appointed to the ALSAC Leadership Council, formerly the Professional Advisory Board, of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.
St. Jude is ranked as the country's top pediatric cancer hospital and is currently rated as the most trusted nonprofit brand name in America. The hospital has more than $2 billion in assets, $1 billion in revenue, and $685 million in private donation in 2010.
Michael Moser ’93, J.D. ’02 was appointed chief operating officer of Innovation Research Engineering and Development, Inc. (I-RED), Daytona, Fla., which develops highly efficient vertical wind turbines for commercial applications.
Donna Eng, J.D. ’97, trial lawyer and appellate attorney, formed Donna Eng, P.A., in Jupiter, Fla. The firm focuses on civil and criminal appeals, employment and labor law, and criminal defense, and serves clients throughout South Florida. Donna Eng, P.A., is located at 601 Heritage Drive, Jupiter, FL, 33458. (englawpa.com)
M. Isabel Medina, the Ferris Family Distinguished Professor of Law at Loyola University New Orleans’ College of Law, was recently quoted by the Atlanta Journal Constitution regarding immigration law.
Andrea Erwin Potter, 3L, has been selected as the third-place winner of the 2011 Schwab Essay Contest. She will receive a certificate of recognition and has the possiblity of having her essay published in Family Law Quarterly, which is a Section of Family Law's scholarly journal. Andrea will be attending the ABA Annual Meeting in Toronto in early August, to be recognized for her achievement.
Law Professor Mitch Crusto facilitated a discussion among Louisiana judges and lawyers on the U.S. Constitution’s threats to state judicial independence, at the Louisiana Judicial Council’s 17th Annual “CLE of Louisiana” in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on July 11, 2011. Crusto’s presentation, entitled “Constitutional Intrusion into State Judicial Independence,” explored judges’ ethical duty to self-recuse when hearing matters involving campaign contributors, in light of recent U.S. Supreme Court’s Caperton and Citizens United decisions.