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Jones Walker Receives Unmatched Rankings in Chambers USA
June 17, 2011

Press Release

NEW ORLEANS, June 14, 2011—Jones Walker is pleased to announce its top rankings in the 2011 edition of "Chambers USA – America's Leading Lawyers for Business."

For the fifth consecutive year, Jones Walker is the only law firm in the state of Louisiana to be ranked in the first band—the top tier—in eight areas of practice that Chambers USA covers in Louisiana. 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, and Litigation: General Commercial. The firm was ranked in the second band in Real Estate and in Construction—a new practice category added in 2011.

Jones Walker also received a third-band ranking in the area of Banking & Finance in the state of Alabama.

This year, a total of 34 Jones Walker attorneys in Alabama, Louisiana, 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*, and one attorney, Michael A. Chernekoff, recognized for his work in two states**:

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.)

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

Boyd A. Bryan – Environment (La.)

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

**Michael A. Chernekoff – Environment (La., Texas)

R. Keith Colvin – Real Estate (La.)

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

*J. Kelly Duncan – Gaming & Licensing (La.) Mr. Duncan is also listed among the world's top gaming attorneys in the 2011 edition of Chambers Global Guide.

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

H. Hughes Grehan – Banking & Finance (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.)

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

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

Charles A. Landry – Real Estate (La.)

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

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

R. Lewis McHenry  – Real Estate (La.)

Kenneth J. Najder – Corporate/M&A (La.)

Thomas M. Nosewicz – Environment: Litigation (La.)

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

Louis S. Quinn, Jr. – Real Estate (La.)

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

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

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

Richard J. Tyler –Construction (La.)

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

Richard P. Wolfe – Corporate/M&A (La.)

Richard A. Wright – Banking & Finance; 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, 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, Carrère & Denègre L.L.P. with approximately 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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