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One Hundred Twenty-Four Attorneys Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2013
September 24, 2012

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NEW ORLEANS— For the sixth consecutive year, Jones Walker sits atop the annual peer-review attorney rankings among Louisiana-based firms in The Best Lawyers in America® 2013 (Copyright 2012 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC).

Best Lawyers, established in 1983, is universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers ratings are based on exhaustive peer-review surveys in which thousands of attorneys cast more than two million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas. Attorneys are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered, therefore, a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers "the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice."

The following 124 Jones Walker attorneys are included in The Best Lawyers in America® 2013:

ATLANTA
H. Gary Pannell
—Banking and Finance Law, Financial Services Regulation Law

BATON ROUGE
John C. Blackman, IV
—Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, Tax Law, Trusts and Estates
Robert R. Casey—Tax Law, Trusts and Estates, Litigation & Controversy: Tax
Scott D. Chenevert—Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law
Fred L. Chevalier—Economic Development Law, Public Finance Law
Leon Gary, Jr.—Litigation: Bet-the-Company, Commercial, Environmental, Land Use & Zoning Law
Jeffry W. Gray—Real Estate Law
Charles A. Landry—Real Estate Law
B. Michael Mauldin—Corporate Law, Trusts & Estates
A. Justin Ourso, III—Litigation: Intellectual Property
James C. Percy—Litigation: Commercial, Environmental, Municipal, Real Estate 
Louis S. Quinn, Jr.—Real Estate Law
Kimberly Lewis Robinson—Tax Law
Dionne M. Rousseau—Corporate Law,  Securities/Capital Markets Law
Robert W. Scheffy, Jr.—Energy Law, Natural Resources Law, Oil & Gas Law
Robert C. Tucker—Trademark Law, Patent Law, Litigation: Intellectual Property, Patent

BIRMINGHAM
James L. Birchall—Public Finance Law
Emily Sides Bonds—Insurance Law, Litigation: Banking & Finance, Commercial, Municipal
C. Ellis Brazeal, III—Bankruptcy & Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation: Bankruptcy
Steven F. Casey—Land Use & Zoning Law, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
John W. Gant, Jr.—Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Tax Law
Katharine F. Musso—Banking and Finance Law, Insurance Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law
Michael D. Waters—Banking and Finance Law
Vernon L. Wells, II—Litigation: Bet-the-Company, Commercial, Construction

GULFPORT
George F. Bloss, III
—Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants, Litigation: First Amendment
Steven R. Cupp—Labor Law – Management
Henry F. Laird, Jr.—Litigation: Commercial, First Amendment 
Joseph Henry Ros—Litigation: Commercial, Personal Injury – Defendants

HOUSTON
Michael A. Chernekoff
—Environmental Law, Litigation: Environmental
Lauren J. Harrison—Litigation: Antitrust

JACKSON
Jeffrey R. Barber
—Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation: Bankruptcy
Neville H. Boschert—Insurance Law, Litigation: Commercial, Antitrust
H. Mitchell Cowan—Insurance Law, Litigation: Commercial, Antitrust, Banking & Finance,  Bankruptcy
Mark T. Davis—Real Estate Law
William E. Dossett—Tax Law, Trusts and Estates
Chad J. Hammons—Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation: Bankruptcy
Mark D. Herbert—Construction Law, Litigation: Construction
Kathryn H. Hester—Land Use & Zoning Law, Litigation: Land Use & Zoning
Robert B. House—Administrative/Regulatory Law
Peyton S. Irby, Jr.—Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management, Litigation: Labor & Employment
Gina M. Jacobs—Corporate Law, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law 
Kristina M. Johnson—Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation: Bankruptcy
Linda Bounds Keng—Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, Trusts and Estates
Craig N. Landrum—Banking & Finance Law, Corporate Law, Corporate Compliance Law, Corporate Governance Law, Financial Services Regulation Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law
Robert S. Lazarus—Corporate Law, Economic Development Law, Project Finance Law, Public Finance Law
David L. Martin—Administrative/Regulatory Law, Banking & Finance Law, Corporate Law, Financial Services Regulation Law, Insurance Law
J. Leray McNamara—Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
Dennis W. Miller—Energy Law, Government Relations Practice
L. Keith Parsons—Corporate Law, Corporate Compliance Law, Corporate Governance Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law, Securities Regulation
Keith R. Raulston—Insurance Law, Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants, Workers' Compensation Law – Employers, Litigation: Commercial, Antitrust, Banking & Finance, Bankruptcy, Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy), Personal Injury – Defendants
W. Whitaker Rayner—Copyright Law, Information Technology Law, Trademark Law, Litigation: Intellectual Property
Thomas B. Shepherd III—Corporate Law, Gaming Law
Stanley Q. Smith—Communications Law, Energy Law
Zachary Taylor, III—Corporate Law, Municipal Law, Project Finance Law, Public Finance Law, Securitization and Structured Finance Law
Jim B. Tohill—Real Estate Law
Randall B. Wall—Corporate Law, Municipal Law, Project Finance Law, Public Finance Law

MOBILE
Palmer C. Hamilton
—Banking and Finance Law, Corporate Compliance Law, Corporate Law
Ben H. Harris, III—Litigation: Commercial
George A. LeMaistre, Jr.—Banking and Finance Law, Corporate Law, Commercial Litigation
Ronald A. Snider—Banking and Finance Law, Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law
Richard A. Wright—Banking and Finance Law, Real Estate Law, Litigation: Banking & Finance

NEW ORLEANS
Robert B. Acomb, Jr.—Admiralty & Maritime Law, Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants, Litigation: Personal Injury – Defendants, Railroad Law
H. Mark Adams—Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management, Litigation: Labor & Employment
Jesse R. Adams, III—Litigation & Controversy – Tax, Tax Law
William M. Backstrom, Jr.—Litigation & Controversy – Tax, Tax Law
Edward B. Benjamin, Jr.—Tax Law, Trusts and Estates
Edward H. Bergin—Litigation: Bet-the-Company, Commercial, Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
Richard D. Bertram—Admiralty & Maritime Law
Robert B. Bieck, Jr.—Litigation: Banking & Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions, Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy), Securities 
Timothy P. Brechtel—Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, Tax Law
John J. Broders—Admiralty & Maritime Law
Andre B. Burvant—Litigation & Controversy – Tax, Tax Law
Thomas A. Casey, Jr.—Commercial Litigation
Susan K. Chambers—Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, Tax Law
R. Keith Colvin—Real Estate Law
Mark A. Cunningham—Administrative/Regulatory Law, Antitrust Law, Litigation: Bet-the-Company, Commercial, Antitrust, Mergers & Acquisitions
J. Kelly Duncan—Admiralty & Maritime Law, Gaming Law
David F. Edwards—Trusts and Estates, Litigation: Trusts & Estates
Madeleine Fischer—Insurance Law, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants, Litigation: Commercial, Product Liability – Defendants
Elizabeth J. Futrell—Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation – Bankruptcy
Covert J. Geary—Litigation: Commercial, ERISA
Glenn G. Goodier—Admiralty & Maritime Law
Alida C. Hainkel—Commercial Litigation
Carl C. Hanemann—Corporate Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law
Harry Simms Hardin, III—Appellate Practice, Railroad Law, Litigation: Bet-the-Company, Commercial,  Intellectual Property, Patent, Real Estate
Pauline F. Hardin—Criminal Defense: White Collar, Litigation: Bet-the-Company, Commercial 
Curtis R. Hearn—Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law, Venture Capital Law
Miriam Wogan Henry—Trusts and Estates, Litigation: Trusts & Estates
Cornelius R. Heusel—Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management 
William H. Hines—Banking and Finance Law, Corporate Law, Insurance Law, International Trade and Finance Law, Project Finance, Real Estate Law
Thomas P. Hubert—Litigation: Labor & Employment
Grady S. Hurley—Admiralty & Maritime Law, Litigation: Bet-the-Company, Commercial, Construction, Personal Injury – Defendants
Jonathan R. Katz—Tax Law
Tracy E. Kern—Employment Law – Management, Litigation: Labor & Employment 
Edward J. Koehl, Jr.—Admiralty & Maritime Law
Keith M. Landry—Trademark Law
Charles W. Lane, III—Antitrust Law, Commercial Litigation
Andrew R. Lee—Commercial Litigation
F. Rivers Lelong, Jr.—Corporate Compliance Law, Corporate Governance Law, Corporate Law, Real Estate Law
Robert T. Lemon, II—Admiralty & Maritime Law
Sidney F. Lewis, V—Employment Law – Management, Labor Law –Management 
Joseph J. Lowenthal, Jr.—Commercial Litigation
R. Lewis McHenry—Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Real Estate Law
Stanley A. Millan—Environmental Law
Kenneth J. Najder—Corporate Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law, Securities Regulation
Louis S. Nunes, III—Tax Law
J. Marshall Page, III—Banking and Finance Law, Corporate Law, International Trade and Finance Law, Venture Capital Law
David G. Radlauer—Antitrust Law, Litigation: Antitrust
Rudolph R. Ramelli—Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, Tax Law
Carl D. Rosenblum—Oil & Gas Law
Jack H. Shannon—International Trade and Finance Law
William H. Strait—Mining Law
Jefferson R. Tillery—Admiralty & Maritime Law
Alex P. Trostorff—Litigation & Controversy – Tax, Tax Law
Richard J. Tyler—Construction Law, Litigation: Construction
Susan M. Tyler—Banking and Finance Law, Equipment Finance Law, Real Estate Law
R. Patrick Vance—Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation: Bet-the-Company, Commercial, Banking & Finance, Bankruptcy
Edward Dirk Wegmann—Litigation & Controversy – Tax, Litigation: Commercial, Banking & Finance, Construction, Real Estate, Trusts & Estates  
Richard P. Wolfe—Corporate Law, International Trade and Finance Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law, Securities Regulation
James E. Wright, III—Admiralty & Maritime Law
Scott T. Zander—International Trade and Finance Law

OLIVE BRANCH
Scott B. Hollis—Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
Gary P. Snyder—Real Estate Law, Litigation: Real Estate
James E. Woods—Litigation: Real Estate 

Jones, Walker, Waechter, Poitevent, Carrère & Denègre L.L.P., with more than 375 attorneys, 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, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, New York, and Texas.

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