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Jones Walker Ranks in Top Tier in Chambers USA
June 12, 2012

Press Release

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

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.)

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.)

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.)

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, 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 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.

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