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Lisa Futrell and Tara Richard Named Women of the Year
October 7, 2008

Press Release

NEW ORLEANS—The firm is pleased to announce that partners Elizabeth J. Futrell and Tara G. Richard have been selected as 2008 Women of the Year by New Orleans CityBusiness. The awards, presented annually by CityBusiness since 1999, seek to recognize women whose success in business and contributions to the community set the pace in our region.

Ms. Futrell has practiced law for more than 20 years and is a member of the firm's board of directors. Since 1999, she has been a fellow in the American College of Bankruptcy. She served as past Chair of the Louisiana State Bar Association’s Advisory Commission for Bankruptcy Specialization and is the chair of the firm's Committee on Practice Standards.

Ms. Richard primarily practices in the fields of bankruptcy and creditors-debtors rights. Since joining Jones Walker, she has worked on class action litigation, citizen suits, environmental enforcement actions, toxic tort claims in Louisiana and Texas, and has represented creditors and debtors in bankruptcies under Chapters 7, 11, and 13. Her other honors include being named the Louisiana State Bar Association Outstanding Young Lawyer of 2008, being selected for the Leadership LSBA 2008–2009 class, and receiving the Louisiana State Bar Association's 2007 Michaelle Pitard Wynne Professionalism Award.

Honorees will be recognized at a luncheon November 21, 2008.

Jones, Walker, Waechter, Poitevent, Carrère & Denègre L.L.P. provides a comprehensive range of legal services to a national and international corporate client base through offices in Alabama, the District of Columbia, Georgia, Florida, Louisiana, and Texas.

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