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Jones Walker Announces Election of Members to the Board of Directors, New Partners, Office Head
January 4, 2011

Press Release

NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 6, 2011—Jones Walker is pleased to announce that partners J. Kelly Duncan and R. Christian Johnsen, having served an initial one year term, have been re-elected to the firm's Board of Directors for a second four-year term, commencing January 1, 2011. Also announced, Bradley R. Byrne has been designated office head of the firm’s Mobile and Montgomery offices.

Jones Walker's nine-member Board of Directors is composed of the following partners:

Jones Walker also announced today that nine attorneys have been elected to partnership, effective January 1, 2011:

  • Nicole M. Duarte, Business & Commercial Litigation, Houston
    Ms. Duarte received her juris doctor degree, magna cum laude, from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University, in 1992. At LSU, she served as Articles Editor of the Louisiana Law Review. Ms. Duarte received her masters degree and bachelor of arts degree, cum laude, also from Louisiana State University. She is licensed to practice in Alaska and Louisiana.
  • Warren A. Fleet, Energy, Baton Rouge
    Mr. Fleet is a 1980 graduate of the Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University, where he received his juris doctor degree. He received his Bachelor of Arts from Xavier University and served as General Counsel of the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources for 11 years.

  • Christopher M. Hinsley, Real Estate, Miami
    Mr. Hinsley received his juris doctor degree from The University of Michigan Law School in 1998. He received his bachelor of arts degree, cum laude, from Princeton University. He is a member of the Arizona, Florida, Missouri and North Carolina bar associations.

  • Joseph F. Lavigne, Labor & Employment, New Orleans
    Mr. Lavigne is a 2002 graduate of Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University, where he received his juris doctor degree. He received his bachelor of science degree from Catholic University.

  • Katharine F. Musso, Banking and Financial Services, Birmingham and New Orleans
    Ms. Musso received her juris doctor degree from Harvard Law School in 1987. She received her undergraduate degree, cum laude, also from Harvard University. She is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) as certified by the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists.

  • Kimberly L. Robinson, Tax and Estates, Baton Rouge
    Ms. Robinson received her juris doctor degree from Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University in 1998. She received both master of arts and bachelor of arts degrees also from Louisiana State University. She served as special counsel for the Office of the Governor of the State of Louisiana and as Assistant Secretary for the Office of Legal Affairs with the Louisiana Department of Revenue prior to joining Jones Walker.

  • Andy St. Romain, Real Estate, Baton Rouge
    Mr. St. Romain is a 2004 graduate of Southern University Law Center, where he received his juris doctor degree, summa cum laude. He was a member of the Southern University Law Review. He received his bachelor of science degree from Louisiana State University.

  • Lance M. Sannino, Maritime & Admiralty, New Orleans
    Mr. Sannino received his juris doctor degree from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University, in 2004, as well as a bachelor of civil law degree. He is a graduate of the University of Mississippi, where he received his bachelor of business administration degree.

  • Stephanie Reed Traband, Business & Commercial Litigation, Miami
    Ms. Traband is a 1998 graduate of Tulane University Law School, where she received her juris doctor degree, cum laude. She received her bachelor of arts degree from the University of Tennessee, summa cum laude.

Jones, Walker, Waechter, Poitevent, Carrère & Denègre L.L.P. (www.joneswalker.com), with more than 300 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, Louisiana, and Texas.

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