For the second consecutive year, New Orleans CityBusiness has named Adams and Reese the #2 “Best Place to Work” in New Orleans.
Charlie Cerise, Partner in Charge of the New Orleans office, and Linda Soileau, Human Resources Manager, accepted the award on behalf of the firm. “Adams is Reese is one of the best places to work because our employees are the best,” says Cerise. “This year especially, during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, our employees worked tirelessly to keep the office running while they faced extreme personal struggles. While facing those struggles, they kept morale and attitudes at the highest levels. This award is due to their hard work.”
Adams and Reese rated a morale index of 90.7, employing a staff of 240 professionals in New Orleans according to CityBusiness. Factors that also influenced the firm's ranking were such benefits as competitive salaries, maternity and day-care options, health, prescription and dental benefits, 401(k) and profit sharing plans, life and disability plans, employee recognition programs and a commitment to personal health by holding an annual Health Fair and providing discounts for health club memberships. The $200,000 Employee Disaster Relief Fund and “free garage sale” available to employees post- Katrina, also weighed in heavily to make Adams and Reese one the top employer-friendly companies in the city.
Adams and Reese is a multidisciplinary law firm with 300 attorneys. The firm has offices in Baton Rouge, LA; Birmingham, AL; Houston, TX; Jackson, MS; Mobile, AL; Nashville, TN; New Orleans, LA; and Washington, DC. American Lawyer Magazine recently named Adams and Reese to its distinguished list of the nation’s top 200 firms - “The Am Law 200.”