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Wray was hired by Lafourche Parish as a lobbyist. Her Baton Rouge-based business, Top Drawer Strategies, will advocate on tax and budget issues, infrastructure projects, policies, and other special legislation that affects Lafourche Parish. 

The piece details Charbonnet’s efforts to shift non-violent offenders from incarceration to rehabilitation programs.

The agency reviews appeals of decisions made by tax assessors across the state.  Chehardy, a lawyer and former longtime Jefferson Parish tax assessor, will also represent a commission district that encompasses Jefferson, Ascension, Livingston, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Helena, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, and Washington parishes.

Brigid Collins ’00 (counseling and criminal justice), J.D. ’03, was named to an Orleans Parish magistrate commissioner’s post by a vote of the dozen judges at Criminal District Court. Collins is a private defense attorney and a former prosecutor and can continue to practice private law while serving as commissioner. In her role as commissioner, she will set bail amounts, preside over probable cause hearings and other early court proceedings in felony cases, and sign arrest and search warrants.

Garvey, Smith, Nehrbass & North is a New Orleans-based firm whose law practice is limited to patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, and related intellectual property matters.

Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry has named Sonia Mallett, J.D. ’90, the new head of the Division of Risk Litigation for the Louisiana Department of Justice.

Roberts was named counsel in the labor and employment practice group at Phelps Dunbar’s New Orleans office.

Conrad Meyer focuses his practice on advising healthcare providers on healthcare regulatory compliance matters.

Degan was recognized as one of the “Top 250 Women in Litigation.”

Steve Copley, J.D. ’85,  Martin Landrieu, J.D. ’88, Scott O’Connor, J.D. ’89, and David Messina J.D./M.B.A. ’87 are named Super Lawyers in the 2016 edition.   Julie Deshotels Jardell, J.D. ’07, was recognized as a 2016 Rising Star in the area of Energy & Natural Resources.


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