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Jones Walker Welcomes Nine New Associates
October 8, 2010

Press Release

NEW ORLEANS, October 8, 2010— Jones Walker is pleased to announce the addition of nine new associates to the firm. 

Laura F. Ashley, Business & Commercial Litigation, New Orleans
Ronald D. P. Bruckmann, Business & Commercial Litigation, Miami
Ricardo X. Carlo
, Tax & Estates, New Orleans
Lauren E. Courtney
, Business & Commercial Litigation, New Orleans
Brooke L. Longon
, Corporate & Securities, New Orleans
Mia S. Mitchell
, Business & Commercial Litigation, New Orleans
Raechelle M. Munna
, Corporate & Securities, New Orleans
Caroline H. Parenton
, Business & Commercial Litigation, Baton Rouge
Charles E. Reeves, Jr., Corporate & Securities, Baton Rouge

Laura F. Ashley is an associate in the firm's Business & Commercial Litigation Practice Group, and practices from the firm's New Orleans office. Ms. Ashley is a 2009 graduate of the Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, where she received her juris doctor degree, magna cum laude, served as Editor-in-Chief of the Loyola Law Review, and received the Best Oralist award at Vanderbilt’s First Amendment Moot Court Competition. She recently completed a judicial clerkship with The Honorable Ivan L. R. Lemelle, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.  Ms. Ashley is a 2005 graduate of The University of Alabama, where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a minor in Spanish, with honors. She is admitted to practice in Louisiana, and is proficient in both Spanish and Farsi.

Ronald D. P. Bruckmann is an associate in the firm's Business & Commercial Litigation Practice Group, and practices from the firm's Miami office. Mr. Bruckmann is a 2010 graduate of the Washington and Lee University School of Law, where he received his juris doctor degree and served as Junior Editor of the German Law Journal. Mr. Bruckmann received his Bachelor of Arts in History and French, with distinction, from Duke University in 2007. He is admitted to practice in Florida.

Ricardo X. Carlo is an associate in the firm's Tax & Estates Practice Group, and practices from the firm's New Orleans office. His practice will focus primarily on employee benefits and executive compensation. Mr. Carlo is a 2003 graduate of the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico School of Law, where he received his juris doctor degree. In 2010, he received his LL.M. in Taxation from Georgetown University Law Center. Mr. Carlo received his Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Florida State University in 1998. He is admitted to practice in Puerto Rico, and is fluent in both Spanish and English.

Lauren E. Courtney is an associate in the firm's Business & Commercial Litigation Practice Group, and practices from the firm's New Orleans office. She is a 2010 graduate of the Vanderbilt University Law School, where she received her juris doctor degree. Ms. Mastio also received her Bachelor of Science in Human and Organizational Development and Political Science, summa cum laude, from Vanderbilt in 2006.

Brooke L. Longon is an associate in the firm's Corporate & Securities Practice Group, and practices from the firm's New Orleans office. She received her juris doctor degree, with honors, from the University of Texas School of Law in 2010. At Texas, Ms. Longon served as Managing Editor of the Texas Journal on Civil Liberties & Civil Rights, and as chairperson of the Legal Research Board, an organization that provides writing services for Texas attorneys. Ms. Longon is a 2005 graduate of Tulane University, where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science/International Relations and Philosophy, magna cum laude, after spending her junior year abroad at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Mia S. Mitchell is an associate in the firm's Business & Commercial Litigation Practice Group and practices from the firm's New Orleans office. Ms. Mitchell is a 2010 graduate of Howard University, where she received her juris doctor degree, and served as Staff Editor of the Howard Law Journal. She was president of the Intellectual Property Student’s Association, which hosted the 7th annual IIPSJ IP Conference in 2010. She is a 2007 graduate of Stanford University, where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics.

Raechelle M. Munna is an associate in the firm's Corporate & Securities Practice Group, and practices from the firm's New Orleans office. Ms. Munna is a 2010 graduate, magna cum laude, of the Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, where she was Managing Editor of the Loyola Law Review. She served as a research assistant for two professors, one writing a book on legal research and the other co-authoring a constitutional law textbook. She received her Masters in Business Administration and her Bachelor of Science in Accounting, magna cum laude, from Spring Hill College in 2006, and is also a licensed Certified Public Accountant.

Caroline H. Parenton is an associate in the firm's Business & Commercial Litigation Practice Group, and practices from the firm's Baton Rouge office. She is a 2010 graduate of the Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University, where she received her juris doctor degree and Diploma in Civil Law, magna cum laude. At LSU, Ms. Parenton was a recipient of the Chancellor's Merit Scholarship and was a member of the Legal Association of Women Club. She also received her Bachelor of Arts in English and Political Science, summa cum laude, from LSU in 2007.

Charles E. Reeves, Jr. is an associate in the firm's Corporate & Securities Practice Group and practices from the firm's Baton Rouge office. He is a 2010 graduate of the Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University, where he received his juris doctor degree and Diploma in Civil Law. Also in 2010, Mr. Reeves received his Master of Business Administration from Louisiana State University's Flores MBA program. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics and History from Washington and Lee University in 2006.

Jones, Walker, Waechter, Poitevent, Carrère & Denègre L.L.P. (www.joneswalker.com) provides a comprehensive range of legal services to a national and international corporate client base in highly regulated industries through offices in Alabama, Arizona, the District of Columbia, Florida, Louisiana, and Texas.

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