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Marjorie A. McKeithen Affiliates with Jones Walker
April 21, 2009

Press Release

McKeithenNEW ORLEANS—Jones Walker is pleased to announce that Marjorie A. McKeithen, APLC has affiliated with the firm as of counsel, working with the firm's Energy Industry and Government Relations teams. She will serve as an independent contractor and practice from the firm's New Orleans office.

Ms. McKeithen affiliates with the firm after serving as Secretary for the Louisiana Mineral Board and Assistant Secretary to the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources, Office of Mineral Resources, where she oversaw the granting and administering of mineral leases on state-owned lands and water bottoms. She was in the private practice of law from 1992–2006, after clerking for the Honorable Frank J. Polozola in the U. S. District Court, in the Middle District of Louisiana. Previously, she served as campaign manager to her father, W. Fox McKeithen, for his initial campaign for the office of Louisiana Secretary of State.

William H. Hines, Managing Partner, commented, "Ms. McKeithen is very well respected throughout the state for her knowledge of state environmental issues and for her conscientious service to the Louisiana Mineral Board. She will be an invaluable resource to the firm and its clients in advising on matters of environmental and energy policy and regulatory issues. We are extremely pleased to have Marjorie affiliated with our law firm."

"After serving in Louisiana state government, I look forward to returning to the practice of law, and could not be more pleased to be affiliated with Jones Walker. They are highly regarded throughout the Gulf South and have a broad ranging client base that anyone would be honored to represent," said Ms. McKeithen.

Ms. McKeithen received her juris doctor degree from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University, in 1991, and received her Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Land Management from Louisiana State University in 1987. Currently, she is a Commission Member of the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission, and she previously served on the board of the Louisiana Board of Commerce and Industry, the organization that administers Louisiana business incentives, including the Quality Jobs, Enterprise Zone, and Industrial Tax Exemption programs.

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, Arizona, the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, and Texas.

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