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.
Loyola University New Orleans College of Law alumnus and Loyola Trustee Emeritus, Theodore (Ted) Frois, J.D. ’69, is the recipient of the 2011 St. Ives Award, the highest honor awarded by the College of Law Alumni Association.
Loyola University New Orleans College of Law graduate Brian P. Quirk, J.D. ’89, was installed as president of the New Orleans Bar Association on Nov. 18, at the Audubon Tea Room. The New Orleans Bar Association represents the interests of lawyers practicing in the New Orleans metropolitan area. The association was founded in 1924 and has 2,900 members.
Three Loyola University New Orleans alumni were named to Gambit Weekly’s 13th annual “40 Under 40,” which profiles “some of the young people who are making remarkable contributions to the New Orleans metropolitan region.”
Perryn Olson ’03, Nikki Demetria Thanos, J.D. ’10, and Sharonda Williams, J.D. ’01 were featured in the Nov. 4 issue and honored at a reception.
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David Chatelain, J.D., ’75, M.P.S., ’96, of Moreauville, La., was appointed by order of the Louisiana Supreme Court as judge pro tempore on the Third Circuit Court of Appeal.
Adams and Reese Partner Mark Surprenant (Loyola University New Orleans School of Law, J.D., 1977) has been appointed the 2010-2011 Chair of the Louisiana State Committee of the American College of Trial Lawyers. Surprenant's one-year tenure commences with the conclusion of the Annual Meeting of ACTL in Washington, DC, on September 26th, and continues through the conclusion of the Annual Meeting in San Diego, California, on October 23, 2011.