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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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.
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.
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.
U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier, J.D., ’70, will oversee civil lawsuits brought forth by fishermen, rig workers and others, stemming from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Read more...
Dennis C. Cuneo, J.D. ’76, Loyola University New Orleans board of trustee member and College of Law graduate, will lead the recently launched Washington, D.C., office of Fisher & Phillips LLP, a leading national labor and employment law firm. Additionally, firm colleague and fellow Loyola law graduate Edwin G. Foulke Jr., J.D.
Loyola University New Orleans College of Law graduate, Charles Rice, J.D. ’95, has been named president and chief executive officer of Entergy New Orleans, Inc., the electric and gas utility that serves the City of New Orleans. He will begin his new role at Entergy New Orleans June 14.
Lemmon is the 2010 recipient of the St. Ives Award, named for the patron saint of lawyers. The award is presented annually to a College of Law alumnus who has volunteered services to the college or the university, maintained the highest standards of the profession and furthered the mission of the alumni association. Lemmon will be honored at the annual College of Law alumni luncheon on Friday, Jan. 29, at the Hotel InterContinental New Orleans, 444 St. Charles Ave.
James Kovota, A'91, L'94, is an attorney with Sullivan, Stolier & Resor in New Orleans, where he practices healthcare law. Kovota has worked for the firm since 1994. His work focuses primarily on healthcare fraud, abuse and compliance; provider reimbursement; provider licensure and Medicare/Medicaid participation; administrative appeals; and contractual issues.
Edwin Murray, A'82, L'85, is the Louisiana state senator for District 4, which includes the Lakeview neighborhood in Orleans Parish. Murray has received numerous honors, including being named to Who's Who In American Politics (19th Edition) and honored as Legislator of the Year in 1999, 1998 and 1997.