LAFAYETTE, La., April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- IBERIABANK Corporation (NASDAQ: IBKC) ("IBERIABANK"), holding company of the 124-year-old IBERIABANK (www.iberiabank.com), is pleased to announce the naming of Robert B. Worley, Jr. as Executive Vice President and General Counsel.
Worley is currently a partner with Jones Walker law firm, headquartered in New Orleans, Louisiana. He serves on the firm's board of directors and is a partner in the firm's Labor & Employment Practice Group.
"We are thrilled to add Rob to our team. For many years, he has provided us counsel primarily in the areas of labor and employment law as well as been a very good friend to the bank," says Daryl G. Byrd, President and CEO of IBERIABANK Corporation. "Rob not only brings a tremendous amount of legal expertise to our Company, but also solid business acumen that will be invaluable to all aspects of our business."
Byrd continued, "With the growth and geographic expansion we've experienced, we believe this is the right time to add talent and experience to our legal team. We are very fortunate to have someone of Rob's caliber, who is so well respected by his colleagues and clients, join our Company. I am very proud of the work and dedication of our in-house legal team. Beth Trotter, who has been with the bank since 2009, will continue to play a leadership role as Associate General Counsel."
Worley graduated with honors from University of Kentucky with a B.B.A. and earned a J.D. from Tulane University Law School in 1985.
His distinguished law career has earned Worley significant recognition locally and nationally, including a listing in The Best Lawyers in America® 2011 in the area of Labor and Employment Law (listed annually since 2005); recognition in "Chambers USA – America's Leading Lawyers for Business" in the area of Labor & Employment (annually since 2007); and listings in Who's Who in American Law; Who's Who in America; and the 2011 edition of Louisiana Super Lawyers in the area of Employment Litigation: Defense, in the area of Employment & Labor (listed annually since 2007). He was the recipient of a 2006 New Orleans CityBusiness Leadership in Law award recognizing the top 50 attorneys in New Orleans; received an AV® Peer Review Rating in Martindale-Hubbell, and serves as a Senior Counsel Member of the College of Master Advocates and Barristers.
His memberships include: Louisiana Junior Tennis Council (Chairman); Louisiana Tennis Association (Vice President); Southern Tennis Association (Constitution and Rules Committee); New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity (President, 2006–2007); New Orleans Regional Leadership Institute (Graduate); New Orleans United Way Campaign (Co-Chair, Lawyers Committee, 2003); The Tulane Law School American Inn of Court; and United Way Pacesetter Campaign Chairman for Jones Walker, 2002–2004.
SOURCE IBERIABANK Corporation