Jones Walker Ranks in Top Tier in Chambers USA

NEW ORLEANS, June 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Jones Walker is pleased to announce its top rankings in the 2012 edition of "Chambers USA–America's Leading Lawyers for Business."

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Jones Walker is the only law firm in the state of Louisiana to be ranked in the first band—the top tier—in nine areas of practice that Chambers USA covers in Louisiana. It is the sixth consecutive year that the firm has been in the first band of eight or more practice areas. The firm received first-band rankings in the practice areas of Banking & Finance, Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Corporate/M&A, Energy & Natural Resources, Environment, Gaming & Licensing, Labor & Employment, Litigation: General Commercial and Real Estate. The firm was ranked in the second band in Construction—a new practice category added in 2011.

Jones Walker is ranked in Mississippi in the areas of Corporate/Commercial, Energy & Natural Resources, Labor & Employment, Litigation: General Commercial, and Real Estate.

The firm also received a ranking in the area of Banking & Finance in the state of Alabama.

This year, a total of 50 Jones Walker attorneys in Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas were recognized for their prominence in specific areas of law, with one attorney, J. Kelly Duncan, also recognized in the Chambers Global Guide.

H. Mark Adams–Labor & Employment (La.)

 

Jennifer L. Anderson–Labor & Employment
(La.)

 

William M. Backstrom, Jr.–Corporate/M&A:
Tax (La.)

 

Edward Hart Bergin–Energy & Natural
Resources: Utilities (La.)

 

James L. Birchall–Banking & Finance: Public
Finance (Ala.)

 

Neville H. Boschert–Litigation: General
Commercial (Ms.)

 

John J. Broders–Banking & Finance: Marine
Finance (La.)

 

Boyd A. Bryan–Environment (La.)

 

Louis E. Buatt–Environment (La.)

 

Robert R. Casey–Corporate/M&A: Tax (La.)

 

Michael A. Chernekoff–Environment (Tx.)

 

R. Keith Colvin–Real Estate (La.)

 

Cornelius R. Heusel–Labor & Employment (La.)

 

David M. Hunter–Energy & Natural Resources:
Oil & Gas (La.)

 

Peyton S. Irby, Jr.–Labor & Employment (Ms.)

 

Gina M. Jacobs–Corporate/Commercial (Ms.)

 

Craig N. Landrum–Corporate/Commercial:
Banking & Finance (Ms.)

 

Charles A. Landry–Real Estate (La.)

 

Robert S. Lazarus–Corporate/Commercial:
Municipal Finance (Ms.)

 

F. Rivers Lelong, Jr.–Banking & Finance (La.)

 

Sidney F. Lewis, V–Labor & Employment (La.)

 

David L. Martin–Corporate/Commercial (Ms.)

 

R. Lewis McHenry–Real Estate (La.)

 

Dennis W. Miller–Energy & Natural Resources
(Ms.)

 

Kenneth J. Najder–Corporate/M&A (La.)

 

J. Marshall Page, III–Banking & Finance (La.)

 

Louis S. Quinn, Jr.–Real Estate (La.)

 

Rudolph R. Ramelli–Corporate/M&A: Tax (La.)

H. Mitchell Cowan–Litigation: General
Commercial (Ms.)

 

Mark T. Davis–Real Estate (Ms.)

 

Michael B. Donald–Energy & Natural
Resources: Oil & Gas; Energy & Natural
Resources: Utilities (La.)

 

*J. Kelly Duncan–Gaming & Licensing and
Banking & Finance: Marine Finance (La.) Mr.
Duncan is also listed among the world's top
gaming attorneys in the 2012 edition of
Chambers Global Guide.

 

Elizabeth J. Futrell–Bankruptcy/Restructuring
(La.)

 

Harry Simms Hardin, III–Litigation: General
Commercial (La.)

 

Pauline F. Hardin–Litigation: White-Collar
Crime & Government Investigations (La.)

 

Curtis R. Hearn–Corporate/M&A (La.)

 

Mark D. Herbert–Litigation: Construction
(Ms.)

 

Keith R. Raulston–Litigation:
General Commercial (Ms.)

 

Carl D. Rosenblum–Energy & Natural
Resources: Oil & Gas (La.)

 

Dionne M. Rousseau–Corporate/M&A (La.)

 

Amy Garrity Scafidel–Banking & Finance (La.)

 

Thomas B. Shepherd, III
Corporate/Commercial: Gaming & Licensing
(Ms.)

 

Zachary Taylor, III–Corporate/Commercial:
Municipal Finance (Ms.)

 

Jim B. Tohill–Real Estate (Ms.)

 

Richard J. Tyler–Construction (La.)

 

Susan M. Tyler–Real Estate (La.)

 

R. Patrick Vance–Bankruptcy/Restructuring;
Litigation: General Commercial (La.)

 

Randall B. Wall–Corporate/Commercial:
Municipal Finance (Ms.)

 

Richard P. Wolfe–Corporate/M&A (La.)

 

Richard A. Wright–Bankruptcy/
Restructuring (Ala.)

Chambers USA rankings list law firms and attorneys in six bands, with the first band being the highest ranking a firm or attorney can receive. In addition to being published in the Chambers USA guide, Jones Walker's rankings are published online on the Chambers and Partners website, www.chambersandpartners.com. Chambers and Partners has published its highly regarded legal guides since 1969, relying on research and interviews to rank firms and attorneys. Chambers USA selects attorneys and law firms for inclusion in its rankings on the basis of submissions by legal practices, interviews, research, and database resources.

Jones, Walker, Waechter, Poitevent, Carrere & Denegre L.L.P. (www.joneswalker.com), with approximately 375 attorneys, provides a comprehensive range of legal services to a national and international corporate client base through offices in Alabama, Arizona, the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, New York, and Texas.

Contact: Carol Todd Thomas
504.582.8438
cthomas@joneswalker.com

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