Achievements

Eric Hudson '07, a graduate of your law school, was recently appointed Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Texas.

Steven W. Hays, J.D. ’95 was elected partner at Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, L.L.P. Steven is a registered patent attorney in the Intellectual Property group of the firm and is based in the Pittsburgh, Pa., office. He focuses his practice on patent and trademark prosecution and litigation, assisting clients in protecting and enforcing their intellectual property rights, providing non-infringement/freedom to operate and invalidity opinions, and preparing and reviewing licensing agreements.

Gina Mushmeche, J.D. ’98, Henderson, Nev., was selected to be one of the State Chairs for Nevada by the Council on Litigation Management (CLM). In addition, Gina is the State Lead Chair.

Full Press Release: http://www.prlog.org/11691506-council-on-litigation-management-announces-gina-mushmeche-as-2011-2012-state-chair.html
 

Richard Cortizas, J.D. ’02, New Orleans, La., Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s executive counsel, was appointed acting city attorney and head of the law department.

Press Release: http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2011/10/richard_cortizas_takes_over_as.html

 

Charles “Chuck” Bourque, Jr., J.D. ’90, Houma, La., retired from the Louisiana National Guard after nearly 30 years of service. During Hurricanes Katrina, Ike, and Gustav, Chuck flew rescue and assist missions in south Louisiana and was one of the guardsmen who helped rescue survivors in the waterlogged areas of New Orleans after Katrina. As an attorney, Chuck specializes, in part, in maritime and aviation cases.

Carol A. Newman, J.D. ’84 was named one of the Top Ten Business Women of the Year by The American Business Women’s Association (ABWA). This is a national program that honors 10 outstanding members for achieving excellence in career, education, and community involvement. Carol, who also does business as Newman Title Insurance Agency, lost her home and was displaced due to Hurricane Katrina. Not only did she survive and relocate to Baton Rouge, she expanded her private law practice with offices in both New Orleans and Baton Rouge.

Erin Guruli, J.D. ’03 was named director of career services and employer relations for the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center. Previously, Erin served as a business development director for Special Counsel, a national, full-service legal staffing organization in Washington, D.C.

Full Press Release: http://www.lsu.edu/ur/ocur/lsunews/MediaCenter/News/2011/09/item35569.html
 

Whitford “Whit” Remer, J.D. ’10, Washington, D.C., is the policy analyst for Environmental Defense Fund’s Mississippi River Delta Restoration project. In this role, Whit works to advance EDF’s federal coastal restoration policy goals. His key responsibilities include monitoring and responding to congressional developments, securing adequate funding for restoration efforts, and preparing research to help increase public and decision-maker awareness of restoration efforts.

Morris Bart, J.D. ’78, New Orleans, La., was voted a “Best Attorney” for 2011 by Gambit readers.

Allan Berger, J.D. ’74, Metairie, La., was voted a “Best Attorney” for 2011 by Gambit readers.

Frank G. DeSalvo, Sr. ’65, J.D. ’68, New Orleans, La., was voted a “Best Attorney” for 2011 by Gambit readers.

For the entire article visit: http://www.bestofneworleans.com/gambit/goods-and-services/Content?oid=1872115

Gordon McKernan, J.D. ’92, Baton Rouge, La., of Gordon McKernan Injury Lawyers, has written a booklet called Who is Your Lawyer? in which he tries to show that we all need representation from a higher source. Please feel free to contact the firm (pjones@igotgordon.com) for a free copy of Who is Your Lawyer?

Full Press Release: http://www.prlog.org/11670097-confessions-of-faith-based-practice.html

 

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