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Law Alumni Stephen Panus, J.D. '95, has been named as the new vice president of communications for the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA).  Mr. Panus received his juris doctor from Loyola Unviersity New Orleans College of Law in 1995 and his undergraduate from the University of South Carolina. 

Lee Reid, ’96, J.D.’99, was appointed chairman of the New Orleans Public Library Board. Lee, a partner with Adams and Reese in New Orleans, joined the NOPL board in 2007, and serves as vice chair of the NOPL Foundation. The chair position is appointed by the Mayor of New Orleans.

 

Timothy Averill, J.D.’85, took over as the Louisiana Supreme Court’s judicial administrator in January. Timothy worked 19 years as a deputy judicial administrator for the court. He recently worked in the law office of retired Chief Justice Pascal Calogero, J.D.’54, after completing a two-year fellowship with the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.

 

The law office of Herman, Herman, Katz & Cotlar, L.L.P. is proud to welcome Carl Allen “Trey” Woods, III as the firm’s newest associate.

Ameca Reali, L'11 and Adrienne Wheeler, L'11, co-founders of Cooperative Advocacy for the People were selected by Echoing Green, a leading network for next-generation social innovators, as 2011 Echoing Green Fellows—two of 22 named today’s boldest social change visionaries in the fields of human rights, health, and the environment, among others.

For more information, see the complete press release from Echoing Green.

Paul G. Pastorek ’76, J.D. ’79, River Ridge, La., was appointed chief counsel and corporate secretary for EADS North America, Arlington, Va., where he directs the company’s legal activities, including the contracts, export control, and compliance functions, and serves as secretary to the company’s Board of Directors. Prior to joining EADS North America, Paul served as the Louisiana state superintendent of education. He was appointed in 2007 by the Louisiana State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education and served two consecutive terms.

 

 

Adams and Reese is pleased to announce that Ira Gonzalez has joined Adams and Reese as an Associate in the firm's New Orleans office as part of the Litigation Practice Team. Gonzalez has experience in environmental, real estate, land use and zoning law.

Robert J. David, J.D. ’69, managing partner of Gainsburgh, Benjamin, David, Meunier & Warshauer, L.L.C., continues to be recognized for his many accomplishments in the legal arena.

Hailey McNamara's Managing Partner Michael P. Mentz, J.D., ‘81 has been selected to CityBusiness’ Leadership in Law Class of 2011. Started in 2005, Leadership in Law recognizes 50 area legal professionals in four categories: firm associated, court associated, in-house counsel and educators. Honorees are attorneys who have achieved success in their law practice, made contributions to the community and had an impact on the local legal industry.

Edward T. Hayes, L'98, was named a member of Leake Andersson law firm.  Mr. Hayes concentrates his practice on both litigation and international trade. He serves on the board of directors of the World Trade Center, co-chairs ALFA International's international law practice group, is a member of the NAFTA Chapter 19 roster of arbitrators, and represents the city at the Office of the US Trade Representative in Washington, DC. 

 

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