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  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 1982
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William Hines
Managing Partner
201 St. Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70170-5100
504.582.8272 tel
504.582.8583 fax

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Bill Hines is Managing Partner of Jones Walker and a member of the Business & Commercial Transactions Practice Group.

In The News: New Orleans CityBusiness carried a front-page story profiling Mr. Hines as one of the leading economic developers in the City of New Orleans and the state of Louisiana.

Mr. Hines is listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2018 (Copyright 2017 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC) in the areas of Banking and Finance Law, Corporate Law, Insurance Law, International Trade and Finance Law, Project Finance Law, and Real Estate Law. He has been listed in the publication each year since 1999. Since 2007, he has been listed in Louisiana Super Lawyers in the area of Business/Corporate.

Mr. Hines has an AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating in Martindale-Hubbell.

Noteworthy

  • Recipient of CBNO-MAC 50th Anniversary Diana Lewis Citizen Participation Award (2016)
  • Recipient of UNITY of Greater New Orleans award - Outstanding Leadership to End Homelessness (2016)
  • Named to the Lawdragon "500 Leading Lawyers in America" list (2014–2015)
  • Southeast Louisiana Council, Boy Scouts of America –  Distinguished Citizen Award (2015)
  • Junior Achievement of Greater New Orleans, Inc. – Business Hall of Fame (2012).
  • 10/12 Magazine's "25 Most Powerful People on the Corridor" (2009).
  • New Orleans CityBusiness Leadership in Law Award (2005, 2007, 2009).
  • New Orleans CityBusiness Leadership in Law Hall of Fame (2010).
  • St. Charles Avenue Magazine Activist of the Year (2004).
  • Southeast Louisiana Chapter of the American Red Cross Humanitarian of the Year Award (2003) – Recognized for his outstanding involvement in local philanthropy.
  • Family Service of Greater New Orleans Ten Outstanding Persons Honoree (2002).
  • The Young Leadership Council – Role Model Award (2002).
  • Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana Sanchez to Sanchez to Smith Award (2002) – Given in recognition of an individual's active role with the Hispanic business community both locally and internationally.
  • St. Elizabeth's Guild – Volunteer Activists Award (2002) – Given in recognition of outstanding charitable, cultural, and civic volunteer services contributed to our community.
  • New Orleans Magazine – People to Watch (2002) – Given in recognition and appreciation of those who have assumed new and worthwhile challenges.
  • Victims & Citizens Against Crime, Inc. – Award of Merit (2002) – For awareness of the plight of crime victims, willingness to work with VCAC to resolve the problems of crime, and dedication to the citizens of Louisiana.
  • New Orleans Regional Chamber of Commerce – The Joseph W. Simon Memorial Award (2002) – The Chamber’s highest honor.
  • Metropolitan Crime Commission – The Philip L. Frank, Sr. Memorial Award (2002) – Awarded to a civilian who exhibits the highest standards of personal and professional integrity and in recognition of the awardee’s efforts to promote good government and suppress crime, corruption or unethical activities in the metropolitan New Orleans area.
  • MetroVision – Leadership Award (2001) – In grateful appreciation for outstanding support and leadership.
  • New Orleans Regional Chamber of Commerce – Chairman’s Award (2001) – For exemplary volunteer performance.

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Publications

  • "A Legal Compliance Program for Your Client?"
    Louisiana Bar Journal, Vol. 49, No. 1, June 2001

Memberships

Professional Honors

  • Fellows of the American Bar Foundation: Member (2002 to date)
  • Louisiana Bar Foundation: Fellow (2003 to date)
  • Justice for All Ball of The Pro Bono Project for the Greater New Orleans Region: Honorary Chair (2007)

Corporate Board Memberships

  • Ochsner Health System: Member of the Board of Directors (2003 to date); Chairman, Nominating Committee (2009 to date)

Professional Activities

  • Lex Mundi – The World's Leading Association of Independent Law Firms
    • North American Vice Chairman of The Managing Partners Committee
  • American Bar Association
    • Section of Business Law
      • ABA Business Law Section Committee on Banking Law
      • ABA Business Law Section Committee on Commercial Financial Service Subcommittee on Maritime Financing
      • ABA Business Law Section Committee on Partnerships and Unincorporated Business Organizations
    • Section of International Law
    • Section of Real Property, Probate and Trust Law
    • Section of Law Practice Management
      • Member of Publishing Advisory Board (1994–1996)
  • Maritime Law Association of the United States
    • Committee on Marine Financing
    • Committee on Maritime Legislation
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
    • Section of Civil Law
    • Section of Corporation and Business Law
    • Section of International Law
    • Section of Trusts, Estates, Probate, and Immovable Property Law
  • Member of New Orleans Bar Association
    • Member of Executive Committee of Young Lawyers Division of NOBA (1984–1985)

Civic/Cultural Activities (Current Activities)

Governmental Appointments

  • Downtown Development District of the City of New Orleans
    • Commissioner (commencing 2010)
    • Chairman (July 2012-July 2013)
    • Vice-Chairman (July 2011-July 2012)
    • Immediate Past Chairman and Executive Committee Member (July 2013-July 2014)
  • Mayor Mitch Landrieu, City of New Orleans, Economic Development Transition Task Force (2010)
  • City of New Orleans' Homeless Services Working Group: Member of Executive Committee (commencing June 2011)
  • Governor Bobby Jindal, Governor of State of Louisiana, Economic Growth Advisory Council, Business Retention and Recruitment Panel (2007 to date)
  • Honorary Consul of Portugal, State of Louisiana (commencing 2000)

Civic (Economic Development)

  • Committee of 100 for Economic Development
    • Immediate Past-Chairman (commencing 2013)
    • Chairman (2010-2012)
    • Member of Executive Committee (2007 to date)
    • Member (2006 to date)
  • Greater New Orleans, Inc., The Regional Economic Alliance
    • Chairman of the Board (2004–2005)
    • Immediate Past Chair (2005–2006)
    • Member of Executive Committee (2004–2007)
    • Chairman – Healthcare Industry Cluster (2006–2007)
    • Member of Board of Directors (2004–2009)
    • Member Emeritus of Board of Directors (2009 to date, as Chairman Emeritus commencing 2010)
  • Business Council of New Orleans and the River Region: Advisory Member (2001 to date)
  • Committee for a Better New Orleans/Metropolitan Area Committee (CBNO/MAC)
    • Member of Advisory Board of Directors (commencing 2013)
    • Member of Board of Directors (2001-2008)
    • Co-chair, Economic Development Task Force (2001-2004)
    • Member of Transportation Task Force (2000-2004)
  • The Idea Village
    • Member of Board of Directors (2002 to date)
    • Immediate Past Chairman (July 2013-July 2016)
    • Chairman (July 2012-July 2013)
    • Vice-Chairman/Chairman-Elect (2010–2011)
    • Member of Executive Committee (2008-2016)
  • World Trade Center of New Orleans
    • Member of Advisory Board of Directors (2010)
    • Secretary (2009)
    • Member of Executive Committee (2000–2001 and 2008–2009)
    • Chairman of Government Affairs Committee (2008–2009)
    • Member of Board of Directors (1998–2009)
    • Vice Chairman of Government Affairs Committee (2007)
    • Member of International Business Committee (1994–2004)
    • Vice Chairman of International Business Committee (1995 and 1999)

Civic (Sports Industry)

  • Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation: Member of Board of Directors (2001 to date)

Civic (Education)

  • Tulane University President's Council: Member (2004 to date)
  • Teach for America
    • Chairman of Community Advisory Board (2004–2006)
    • Member of Community Advisory Board (2000 to date)
  • Metairie Park Country Day School: Member of Business Council (2000 to date)
  • Loyola University: College of Business Administration – Visiting Committee (2000 to date)

Civic (Cultural)

  • New Orleans Arts Council
    • Honorary Emeritus Board Member (commencing 2016)
    • Vice-Chairman and Executive Committee Member (2005–2006 and 2014–2015)
    • Immediate Past Chairman (2010–2013)
    • Chairman of the Board (2007–2009)
    • Member of Board of Directors (2003 to date)
  • New Orleans Jazz Orchestra
    • Chairman of the Board (2006–2011)
    • Member of Board of Directors (2003 to date)
  • Louisiana State Museum Foundation
    • Member of Board of Directors (1998 to date)
    • Secretary (1999–2002)

Civic (Social Service)

  • UNITY of Greater New Orleans 
    • Immediate Past Chairman (commencing 2016)
    • Chairman (commencing 2014-2016)
    • Vice-Chairman (2013-2014)
    • Member of Board of Directors (commencing 2012)
  • Bayou District Foundation: Member of Advisory Board of Directors (2009 to date)
  • Emeril Lagasse Foundation: Member of Board of Directors (commencing 2015)
  • Louisiana Appleseed: Member of Board of Directors (2008-2016)

Governmental Appointments (Past Activities)

  • City of New Orleans "Bring Back New Orleans" Commission (Post-Katrina): Co-Chairman of Economic Development Subcommittee (2005–2006)
  • City of New Orleans Economic Development Advisory Committee (2002–2008)
  • City of New Orleans New Municipal Complex Advisory Committee (2003–2004)
  • City of New Orleans Hollywood South Board of Directors: Co-Chairman (2005–2006)
  • City of New Orleans Homelessness Blue Ribbon Task Force (2004–2006)
  • City of New Orleans Retain Our Military Alliance (2004–2006)
  • Mayor C. Ray Nagin, Mayor of City of New Orleans, Transition Team (2002)
  • Governor Kathleen B. Blanco, Governor of State of Louisiana, Economic Development Transition Team (2003)
  • Louisiana National Football League Stadium Advisory Committee (appointed by Governor of State of Louisiana)
    • Member of Panel (2001–2004)
    • Member of Executive Committee (2001–2004)
    • Chairman of Architectural, Financial, Legislative and Legal Committee (2001–2004)

Civic (Past Activities)

  • Council for a Better Louisiana
    • Immediate Past Chairman (2010)
    • Chairman of the Board (2009)
    • Chairman-Elect (2008)
    • Member of Board of Directors (2002 to date)
  • United Way for the Greater New Orleans Area
    • Chairman of the Board (2005–2006)
    • Immediate Past Chairman (2006–2007)
    • Member Board of Trustees (2002–2011)
    • Member of Executive Committee (2002–2007, 2009 to date)
    • Vice Chair of Board of Trustees (2004–2005)
    • 2003 United Way Greater New Orleans Campaign Chair
  • MetroVision
    • Chairman of the Board (2001–2003)
    • Member of Executive Committee (1999–2003)
    • Chairman, National Marketing and Diplomats Program (2000)
    • Member of Board of Directors (1999–2003)
  • WYES-TV 12
    • Chairman, Council of Past Chairmen (June 2008–June 2009)
    • Immediate Past Chairman (June 2007–June 2008)
    • Chairman of the Board (2005–2007)
    • Vice-Chairman (2003–2005)
    • Secretary and Member of Executive Committee (2000–2003)
    • Member of Board of Trustees (1998–2008)
  • The National World War II Museum
    • Member of Board of Trustees (2007–2016)
    • Chairman, Audit Committee (2011–2016)
    • Member of Executive Committee (2013–2015)
  • Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, Inc.: Member of Board of Trustees (2000–2003 and 2007–2015)
  • New Orleans Recreation Development Foundation
    • Member of Executive Committee (2011–2013)
    • Member of Board of Directors (2011–2015)
  • Committee for a Better New Orleans/Metropolitan Area Committee (CBNO/MAC)
    • Member of Board of Directors (2001–2008)
    • Co-chair, Economic Development Task Force (2001–2004)
    • Member of Transportation Task Force (commencing 2000)
  • The New Orleans Center for Creative Arts Institute: Member of Board of Directors (2001–2007)
  • Preservation Resource Center: Member of Board of Directors (2006–2009) 
  • Second Harvest Food Bank: Member of Board of Directors (2000–2007)
  • Anthony Davis Foundation
    • Member of Executive Board (commencing 2016)
  • The Horizon Initiative: Member of Executive Committee and Board of Directors (2007-2014)
  • New Orleans Regional Medical Complex: Member of Board of Directors (2006-2014)
  • New Orleans Regional Chamber of Commerce
    • Member of Executive Committee/Vice-Chair – Economic Development (2001–2003)
    • Member of Executive Committee/Vice-Chair – Community Development (2000)
    • Member of Board of Directors (1999–2003)
    • Member of New Orleans Council Executive Committee (1994–1996)
    • Member of New Orleans Area Development Committee (1993–1996)
  • New Orleans Regional Leadership Institute
    • Member of Board of Directors (2000–2004)
    • Graduate of Class of 2000
  • Association for Corporate Growth: Member of Louisiana Board of Directors (2004–2009)
  • Xavier University of Louisiana President's Council: Member (2002–2005)
  • University of New Orleans Foundation: Member of Board of Directors (2002–2014)
  • Top 10 by 2010: Member of Steering Committee (2000–2005)
  • New Orleans Board of Trade: Member of Board of Directors (2002–2007)
  • Juvenile Diabetes Foundation – Louisiana Chapter: Member of Board of Directors (1999–2005)
  • Co-chair of 2003 Final Four New Orleans Host Committee – NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship (2001–2003)
  • New Orleans Saints Business Initiative Committee: Co-Chair (2001–2002)
  • Louisiana Artworks Guild: Member of Executive Committee and Board of Directors (2004–2006)
  • Longue Vue House and Gardens
    • President of Board of Directors (1999 and 2000)
    • Member of Board of Directors (1995–2001)
  • Center for Development & Learning
    • Member of Board of Trustees (2001–2009)
    • Vice-Chairman (2003–2005)
  • The School-to-Career Partnership, Inc.: Member of Governing Council (2003–2006)
  • French-American Chamber of Commerce, Louisiana Chapter: Member of Board of Directors (2001–2006)
  • World Affairs Council: Member of Board of Directors (2001–2003)
  • Pontchartrain Institute for Environmental Sciences Advisory Committee (UNO): Member (2002–2005)
  • University of New Orleans: Member of College of Business Administration Advisory Board (2005–2009)
  • Graduate of 1986 Metropolitan Area Committee Leadership Forum
    Graduate of 1986–1987 Young Volunteer Leadership Development Program – Co-sponsored by the Junior League of New Orleans and the United Way for the Greater New Orleans area
  • Volunteer and Information Agency (A United Way Agency)
    • Member of Board of Directors (1987–1992)
    • Chairman of Legal Committee of Board of Directors
    • Chairman of Ad Hoc Committee on By-laws of Board of Directors
  • Friends of the Cabildo
    • Member of Board of Directors (1989–1996)
    • Vice President – Administration (1992)
    • Member of Accessions Committee (1994–1996)
  • Princeton University
    • Member of the Executive Committee of the Alumni Council of Princeton University (September 1988–June 1990)
    • Princeton Alumni Association of New Orleans (PAA/NO)
      • President of PAA/NO (March 1986–August 1989)
      • Secretary/Treasurer of PAA/NO (January 1983–March 1986)
    • Alumni Trustee of the Class of 1978 Memorial Fund for Princeton University
  • Academy of the Sacred Heart
    • Member of Capital Campaign Cabinet (1996–1999)
    • Member of Development Committee (1995–1999)
    • Parent Annual Giving Class Co-Chairman (1995–1996 and 1996–1997)
  • Newman School
    • Vice President of Newman School Alumni Association (1988–1992)
    • Co-chairman of Alumni Division of Annual Fund Drive and Capital Campaign for Newman School (1986–1988)
    • Alumni Captain for Annual Fund Drives at Newman School (1983–1986) (responsible for fund raising in five alumni classes)
  • The Hurstville Association: Founder and President of neighborhood association representing approximately 70 households (January 1987–January 1989)

Languages

  • Basic French