Ryan Kent Howell Nevin, J.D. ’11, Nashville, Tenn., joined The Nevin Law Firm as an associate. He practices in the areas of bankruptcy, estate planning, debt relief, adoptions, probate, real estate, and general practice.
Jonathan R. Katz, J.D. ’05, Metairie, La., was elected to partnership with Jones, Walker, Waechter, Poitevent, Carrere & Denegre L.L.P. Press release: http://www.khq.com/story/16446312/jones-walker-announces-new-partners-office-heads-and-board-of-directors-members
Brent Wood, J.D. ’79, PA manager with Chevron Corporation in Covington, La., was elected secretary of the board of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry.
Wesley M. Plaisance, J.D. ’07 joined the New Orleans office of Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, L.L.P., as an associate. His practice includes gaming, commercial litigation, and bankruptcy and loan restructuring.
Billy Gaudet, J.D. ’82, Adams and Reese partner in the firm’s New Orleans office, was named a Litigation Practice Group Leader.
Jeffery Carlson, J.D. ’08, Metairie, La., and Elizabeth Ford, J.D. ’09, Harvey, La., are graduates of the Young Leadership Council’s Leadership Development Series.
Glenn G. Goodier ’70, J.D. ’71, New Orleans, LA, a partner in Jones Walker’s admiralty and maritime practice, was honored by the New Orleans Bar Association as the 2011 recipient of the Distinguished Maritime Lawyer Award.
Jason P. Franco, J.D. ’05, New Orleans, La., joined the firm of Provosty & Gankendorff, L.L.C., as an associate.
Rob Dordan, J.D. ’11, New Orleans, La., recipient of the Best Comment Award for the Journal of Public Interest Law for 2011, had his work, “Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems (MERS), Its Recent Legal Battles, and the Chance for a Peaceful Existence,” 12 Loy. J. Pub. Int. L. 177, 178 (2010), cited by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit when discussing how the MERS system works in Cervantes v. Countrywide Home Loans, Inc., 656 F. 3d 1034 (9th Cir. 2011).
- Gene Dwyer, J.D. ’80, New Orleans, La., published She Walks on Gilded Splinters, the never before told story of Marie Laveau, her life and legend uncensored. (sbpra.com/GeneDwyer)