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Jones Walker LLP Corporate Compliance & White Collar Defense Team Recognized for Outstanding Achievements
December 18, 2015

NEW ORLEANS, December 18, 2015 – Jones Walker LLP is pleased to announce that three Corporate Compliance & White Collar Defense attorneys, Michael W. Magner, Andrew R. Lee and Avery B. Pardee, have been recognized this month for their outstanding achievements in 2015.  

"We are very proud of Mike, Andy and Avery for their well-deserved honors," said Bill Hines, Managing Partner of the Jones Walker LLP. "All of this recognition is a true testament to the team's leadership and skills."

Mr. Magner, a partner in the firm's New Orleans office, recently received two prestigious honors for his leadership as a national white collar crime litigator. This week Mr. Magner was awarded the National Law Journal's White Collar Trailblazers of 2015 Award. This accolade recognizes attorneys who continue to make their mark on white collar criminal litigation and show a deep passion and perseverance in pursuit of their mission. 

Mr. Magner was also named to the Law360 White Collar MVP list, recognizing outstanding attorneys with extraordinary contributions in their areas of practice during the past year. Earlier this year Mr. Magner helped to secure a complete defense acquittal of the highest-ranking BP executive criminally charged in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. 

Mr. Lee and Ms. Pardee, both partners in the firm's New Orleans office, received the Criminal Justice Act Panel Attorney Award given by the Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers at the 30th Annual Justice Albert Tate, Jr., Awards Banquet. The attorneys were recognized for their extraordinary commitment, professionalism, and achievement for their representation of a death row client in federal habeas proceedings since 2007. 

About Corporate Compliance & White Collar Defense Practice Group Jones Walker’s Corporate Compliance & White Collar Defense Practice Group works with clients with operations across the globe to solve complex compliance issues, handle internal and government investigations, and defend against criminal prosecutions and enforcement actions. 

About Jones Walker
Jones Walker LLP (, with approximately 390 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, Mississippi, New York, Ohio, and Texas.

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