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The law firm of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC, has announced that the 2011 recipients of the Baker Donelson Diversity Scholarship are law students Sharonda Childs, Jervonne Newsome and Bobbi Roquemore.

Ms. Roquemore, who is in her second year at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, will be a summer associate in the Firm's New Orleans office. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Marquette University and was a journalist for ten years at prominent publications prior to entering law school.

Dawn Tezino Jones, J.D. ’01, Kingwood, Texas, a shareholder with MehaffyWeber, was elected chair of the National Bar Association Commercial Law Section and chair of the 25th Annual Corporate Counsel Conference to be held in February 2012. Dawn is licensed to practice law in both Texas and Louisiana and practices in the firm’s premise liability, personal injury, and labor and employment areas.

 

Sharon Bridges, J.D. ’94, current General Counsel and immediate past vice president of the National Bar Association, the nation’s oldest and largest national association of predominantly African American lawyers and judges, joined the law firm of Adams and Reese as a litigation partner in the firm’s Jackson, Mississippi office.

 

Majeeda Snead, J.D. ’84, clinical professor in the Stuart H. Smith Law Clinic and Center for Social Justice at Loyola University New Orleans’ College of Law, was one of five local African-American women recently honored by the Urban League of Greater New Orleans.

Bryan Haggerty ’80, M.B.A. ’90, J.D. ’99, was appointed city attorney for Slidell, La. Bryan has been a practicing attorney in Slidell since 1995.  See full press release:  http://www.newsbanner.com/articles/2011/08/13/news/doc4e4696a123c93900033716.txt

 

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.

 

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.

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. 

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