Richard Leefe, JD’74 was announced as the Louisiana State Bar Association President-Elect for the 2012-13 year and President for the 2013-14 year. For more information see, http://www.lsba.org/NewsResources/newsresources.asp?NewsID=743
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)