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50 Jones Walker Attorneys Ranked in Chambers USA 2016
May 27, 2016

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NEW ORLEANS, May 27, 2016 – Jones Walker LLP is pleased to announce its top rankings in the 2016 edition of Chambers USA.

The firm ranked regionally in 11 practices: Banking & Finance (Alabama, Louisiana); Bankruptcy/Restructuring (Louisiana); Construction (Louisiana); Corporate/M&A (Louisiana); Energy & Natural Resources (Louisiana); Environment (Louisiana); Gaming & Licensing (Louisiana); Labor & Employment (Louisiana); Litigation: General Commercial (Louisiana, Mississippi); Real Estate (Louisiana, Mississippi); and Corporate/Commercial (Mississippi). The firm also ranked nationally in Gaming & Licensing. 

This year, 50 Jones Walker attorneys in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, 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 for Gaming & Gambling.

  • 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 (AL)
  • Neville H. Boschert, Litigation: General Commercial (MS)
  • 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 (TX)
  • Fred L. Chevalier, Banking & Finance: Public Finance (LA)
  • R. Keith Colvin, Real Estate (LA)
  • Mark A. Cunningham, Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations (LA)
  • Mark T. Davis, Real Estate (MS)
  • J. Kelly Duncan, Gaming & Licensing; Banking & Finance: Marine Finance (LA)
  • Elizabeth J. Futrell, Bankruptcy/Restructuring (LA)
  • Covert J. Geary, Litigation: General Commercial (LA)
  • Jeffry W. Gray, Real Estate (LA)
  • Pauline F. Hardin, Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations (LA)
  • Harry Simms Hardin, III, Litigation: General Commercial (LA)
  • Curtis R. Hearn, Corporate/M&A (LA)
  • Joseph P. Henner, Construction (GA)
  • Mark D. Herbert, Litigation: Construction (MS)
  • David M. Hunter, Energy & Natural Resources: Oil & Gas (LA)
  • Gina M. Jacobs, Corporate/Commercial (MS)
  • Susan Floyd King, Environment (MS)
  • Craig N. Landrum, Corporate/Commercial: Banking & Finance (MS)
  • Robert S. Lazarus, Corporate/Commercial: Municipal Finance (MS)
  • F. Rivers Lelong, Jr., Banking & Finance (LA)
  • Sidney F. Lewis, V, Labor & Employment (LA)
  • Matthew A. Mantle, Corporate/M&A: Tax (LA)
  • Marjorie A. McKeithen, Energy & Natural Resources: Oil & Gas (LA)
  • Kenneth J. Najder, Corporate/M&A (LA)
  • J. Marshall Page, III, Banking & Finance (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)
  • Edward R. Shohat, Litigation: White Collar Crime & Government Investigations (FL)
  • Neal J. Sweeney, Construction (GA)
  • 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)
  • William W. Waring, Jr., Healthcare (LA)
  • Michael D. Waters, Banking & Finance: Mainly Regulatory (AL)
  • Richard P. Wolfe, Corporate/M&A (LA)

Chambers USA ranks law firms and attorneys in six bands, with the first band being the highest ranking a firm or attorney can receive. There are also six additional categories for attorney recognition. 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.

About Jones Walker
Jones Walker LLP ( is among the 120 largest law firms in the United States, serving local, regional, national, and international business interests with offices in Alabama, Arizona, the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, New York, Ohio, and Texas. The firm is committed to providing a comprehensive range of legal services to major multinational, public and private corporations, Fortune® 500 companies, money center banks, worldwide insurers, and emerging companies doing business in the United States and abroad.