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49 Jones Walker Attorneys Ranked in Chambers USA 2017
May 26, 2017

NEW ORLEANS, May 26, 2017 – Jones Walker LLP is pleased to announce its top rankings in the 2017 edition of Chambers USA.

The firm ranked regionally in 12 practices: Banking & Finance (Alabama, Louisiana); Bankruptcy/Restructuring (Louisiana); Construction (Georgia, Louisiana); Corporate/M&A (Louisiana); Energy & Natural Resources: Oil & Gas (Louisiana); Environment (Louisiana); Gaming & Licensing (Louisiana); Healthcare (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 49 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)
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 (Nationwide and LA); and Banking & Finance: Marine Finance (LA)
Elizabeth J. Futrell, Bankruptcy/Restructuring (LA)
Covert J. Geary, Litigation: General Commercial (LA)
Jeffry W. Gray, Real Estate (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)
Joseph P. Henner, Construction (GA)
William W. Horton, Healthcare (AL)
David M. Hunter, Energy & Natural Resources: Oil & Gas (LA)
Gina M. Jacobs, Corporate/Commercial (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)
Michael W. Magner, Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations (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)
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 (Nationwide and MS)
Edward R. Shohat, Litigation: White Collar Crime & Government Investigations (FL)
Neal J. Sweeney, Construction (GA)
Ann Corso Taylor, Real Estate (MS)
Zachary Taylor, III, Corporate/Commercial: Municipal Finance (MS)
Aileen S. Thomas, 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; and 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 1990, 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.