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Jones Walker LLP Announces Kimberly Lewis Robinson's New Role as Secretary of Revenue for the State of Louisiana
December 7, 2015

Press Release

NEW ORLEANS, December 7, 2015 – Jones Walker LLP announced today that Kimberly Lewis Robinson has been tapped by Governor-elect John Bel Edwards to serve as Secretary of Revenue for the State of Louisiana. 
Ms. Robinson's appointment was announced this afternoon by Governor-elect Edwards during a press conference in Baton Rouge. In her new role, Ms. Robinson will lead the Louisiana Department of Revenue and is tasked with repairing the state's budget. She has been serving as a member of the Governor-elect's Transition Team for Finance. 
"Kim has been a tremendous asset to Jones Walker. While we will all miss her terribly, we could not be more proud of her being tapped for this role to serve the state of Louisiana," said Bill Hines, Managing Partner of the firm. 
Ms. Robinson joined Jones Walker in 2008 and has been a critical member of the firm's State & Local Tax Team. 
"Kim will be a great Secretary of Revenue," said Bill Backstrom, leader of the firm's Tax & Estates Practice Group. "Her experience both in public service and at Jones Walker will help Kim lead the Department in the coming years. We will miss Kim and we look forward to working with her as she assumes her new position."
Prior to joining Jones Walker, Ms. Robinson served as special counsel for the Office of the Governor of the State of Louisiana, where she provided legal counsel to Governor Kathleen Babineaux Blanco. During her tenure with Governor Blanco, Ms. Robinson served as a liaison to the Departments of Revenue and Economic Development, and served as senior policy adviser on economic development, insurance, and revenue policy. Ms. Robinson also worked for six years in the Louisiana Department of Revenue, serving as Assistant Secretary for the Office of Legal Affairs and Confidential Assistant to the Secretary. 

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