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Jones Walker Top-Ranked in Chambers USA
June 29, 2009

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NEW ORLEANS—Jones Walker is pleased to announce top rankings in the 2009 edition of "Chambers USA – America’s Leading Lawyers for Business."

For the third consecutive year, Jones Walker is the only law firm in the state of Louisiana to be ranked in the first band—the top tier—in each of the nine areas of practice Chambers USA covers in Louisiana. The firm received first-band rankings in the practice areas of Banking & Finance, Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Corporate/M&A, Energy & Natural Resources, Environment, Gaming & Licensing, Labor & Employment, Litigation: General Commercial, and Real Estate.

Additionally, Jones Walker received a second-tier ranking in the area of Banking & Finance in the state of Alabama.

This year, 24 Jones Walker attorneys were also recognized for their excellence in specific areas of law, with one attorney also recognized in the Chambers Global Guide:

H. Mark Adams – Labor & Employment (La.)

Jennifer L. Anderson – Labor & Employment (La.)

Edward Hart Bergin – Energy & Natural Resources: Utilities (La.)

John J. Broders – Energy & Natural Resources: Marine Finance (La.)

Robert R. Casey – Corporate/M&A: Tax (La.)

Michael A. Chernekoff – Environment (La.)

J. Kelly Duncan – Gaming & Licensing (La.) Mr. Duncan is also listed among the world's top gaming attorneys in the 2009 edition of Chambers Global Guide. He is one of only nine gaming attorneys from the United States listed in this publication as a notable practitioner in the area of Gaming & Gambling.

Elizabeth (Lisa) J. Futrell – Bankruptcy/Restructuring (La.)

H. Hughes Grehan – Banking & Finance (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.)

Cornelius R. Heusel – Labor & Employment (La.)

Charles A. Landry – Real Estate (La.)

F. Rivers Lelong, Jr. – Banking & Finance (La.)

Sidney F. Lewis, V – Labor & Employment (La.)

Thomas M. Nosewicz – Environment (La.)

J. Marshall Page, III – Banking & Finance (La.)

Thomas Y. Roberson, Jr. – Banking & Finance (La.)

Carl D. Rosenblum – Energy & Natural Resources: Oil & Gas (La.)

Dionne M. Rousseau – Corporate/M&A (La.)

R. Patrick Vance – Bankruptcy/Restructuring and Litigation: General Commercial (La.)

Robert B. Worley, Jr. – Labor & Employment (La.)

Richard A. Wright – Banking & Finance (Ala.)

Chambers USA rankings list law firms and attorneys in six bands, with the first band being the highest ranking a firm or attorney can receive. 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.

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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