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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. 

 

W. Evan Plauché, J.D., ’91, Managing Partner at Hailey McNamara Attorneys at Law has been selection to the 2011 Louisiana Super Lawyers magazine. Super Lawyers names only five percent of the lawyers in the state and this inclusion will be Mr. Plauché’s second as he was awarded this honor in 2007 by the Louisiana Super Lawyers.

Leslie Lanusse, Adams and Reese Labor and Employment Partner, J.D., '84 has been named a "BTI Client Service All-Star" for 2011, an elite group of attorneys nominated solely and exclusively by clients in BTI’s independent study as delivering the absolute best in client service.

Corporate counsel have named more than two dozen labor and employment attorneys as leaders in client service, and honorees say knowing clients' business needs is key to their success.

Adams and Reese Partner Louis LaCour, J.D., 1984 was elected to the Board of Directors of the Boy Scouts of America Southeast Louisiana Council. LaCour is a former Eagle Scout, LaCour has served in several positions with the Boy Scouts of America before joining the local board.

 

 

New Orleans law firm Coats Rose Yale Ryman & Lee has announced the promotion of attorney Christine M. White—a Loyola University New Orleans School of Law alumnus and one of the firm’s brightest minds—to Director within the firm’s labor and employment practice.  

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