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Distinctions

Adams and Reese is consistently recognized in the legal industry for professional excellence, as well as for our dedication to serving our communities. Our distinctions are a direct result of our clients, attorneys, advisors and staff.

FIRM RECOGNITIONS
  • Am Law 200 - Nationally ranked among highest grossing law firms,
    American Lawyer Magazine, 2004-2016
  • National Midlevel Associate Survey - Nationally ranked #17 in firm satisfaction, American Lawyer Media, 2016
  • NLJ 500 - Nationally ranked among the top 200 of the nation's largest law firms,
    National Law Journal, 2003 - 2016
  • Best Lawyers in America® List Since 1983 - Over 115 Attorneys Annually Ranked "Leaders in their Field, Best Lawyers®, 2008 - 2017
  • Best Law Firms in America® List - Over 175 Practice Areas Ranked Nationally and by City,
    Best Lawyers® / U.S. News and World Report, 2008 - 2017
  • Benchmark Litigation - Listed Among Highly Recommended Firms,
    Louisiana Litigation, 2013 2016
  • Chambers USA® - Top Ranked Attorneys, Leaders in their Field - Since 2006
  • Chambers USA® - Top Tier Ranked Practice Areas - Since 2006
  • Chambers USA® - Ranked Tier #1,
    Media and Entertainment Practice, Tennessee, Since 2010
  • Chambers USA® - Ranked Tier #1,
    Energy and Natural Resources Practice, Mississippi, Since 2010
  • Law360 Largest Law Firms List, Law 360, 2014 - 2016
  • IP STARS - Highly Recommended Globally in Intellectual Property,
    Managing Intellectual Property, 2013 - 2016
  • South's Top Government Affairs Firms and Lobbyists - No. 1 in Alabama, Louisiana, Tennessee; No. 2 in Mississippi; No. 5 in South Carolina, Southern Political Report Magazine, 2015
  • Best Economic Development Law Firms in Louisiana,
    Southern Business and Development, 2015
  • Economic Development Partner of the Year,
    St. Tammany Economic Development Foundation, 2015
  • Securities Law Firm of the Year, Louisiana,
    Acquisition International's M&A Awards, 2014
  • Project Finance Firm of the Year - USA, Finance Monthly, 2013, 2011
  • Banking and Finance Firm of the Year - USA, Finance Monthly, 2011
  • Top Entertainment Firm List Ranked #3 in Nashville,
    Nashville Business Journal, 2009 - 2015
  • Tennessee Firm of the Year Honors: IP Law Firm of the Year; Litigation Law Firm of the Year; Media Law Firm of the Year; Florida: Corporate Law Firm of the Year; and Louisiana: Banking and Finance Law Firm of the Year in Louisiana, Corporate INTL Magazine, 2013
  • Trademark Practice - Nationally ranked among Top 150 in the United States,
    IP Today, 2008 - 2013
  • Top Patent Firms, IP Today, Since 2009
  • 5,000 Fastest Growing Privately Held Companies, INC Magazine, 2010 - 2011
  • Mid-Size Hot List - Nationally ranked Top 20 law firms, National Law Journal, 2009
  • Top 15 Percent Nationally in Litigation, Intellectual Property, Complex Commercial and Complex Employment, BTI Litigation Outlook, 2015-2017
  • Client Service A Team - Outstanding Client Service, BTI Consulting Group, 2006 - 2016
  • BTI Brand Elite: Best Branded Law Firms, Top Innovative National Law Firms - Client Perceptions of the Top Innovative National Law Firms, BTI Consulting Group, 2014 - 2016
  • Power Rankings 2016: Law Firms with the Best Client Relationships,
    BTI Consulting Group, 2016
  • Top 100 Law Firms in Mergers and Acquisitions - Guide to Corporate Transactions,
    BTI Consulting Group, 2007
  • Market Movers - One of 22 law firms named nationally for shaping the legal markets,
    Client Relationship Scorecard - Power Rankings, BTI Consulting Group, 2007-2008
  • Super Lawyers® - Over 100 Attorneys listed in Mid South, Florida, Texas,
    Louisiana and South Carolina Since 2010
  • Go-To Law Firms for the Top 500 Fortune Corporations,
    American Lawyer Corporate Counsel, 2013 - 2016
  • Go-To Law Firm for Leading Financial Services, American Lawyer, 2007 - 2009
  • Go-To Law Firm in Litigation, American Lawyer, 2007 - 2011
  • Go-To Law Firm in Intellectual Property, American Lawyer, 2011 - 2012
  • Best Places to Work in New Orleans, New Orleans CityBusiness, 2004 - 2016
  • Best Places to Work in Baton Rouge, Baton Rouge Business Report, 2014 - 2015
  • Best Places to Work in Mississippi, Mississippi Business Journal, 2006 - 2016
  • Best Places to Work in Mississippi, First Place, Mississippi Business Journal, 2014, 2013
  • Best Places to Work in Nashville, Nashville Business Journal, 2011, 2008, 2007
  • Best Places to Work in Memphis, Memphis Business Journal, 2008, 2016
  • Best Places to Work in Birmingham, Birmingham Business Journal, 2006, 2011
  • Top Workplaces in New Orleans, First Place, Appreciation of Employees,
    nola.com / The Times-Picayune, 2015, 2016
  • Healthiest Employers, Birmingham Business Journal, 2010 - 2015
  • Healthiest Employers in Middle Tennessee, Nashville Business Journal, 2013
  • Healthiest Employers, Tampa Bay Business Journal, 2012
  • Mid-South's Healthiest Employers, Memphis Business Journal 2010 - 2013
  • Mid-South's Healthiest Employers, First Place, Memphis Business Journal, 2011


DIVERSITY RECOGNITIONS

  • Human Rights Award, Louisiana State Bar Association, 2014
  • Law Firm Diversity Award, National Bar Association Corporate Law Section, 2013
  • Among Top 200 Law firms In Diversity, Minority Law Journal, Since 2008
  • Unity Award in Large Company Category, Biz941 Magazine, 2012
  • Corporate Counsel Women of Color Diversity Award of Excellence,
    Corporate Counsel Women of Color, 2011
  • Top 200 Law Firms for Women Equity Partners, American Lawyer, 2012
  • Women in Law Firms - Nationally ranked among nation's best law firms for women,
    American Lawyer, 2009
  • Commitment to Diversity Award, Human Resources Management Association, 2011
  • Commendation of Diversity Principles, Louisiana State Bar Association, 2010
  • Encouraging Diversity Award, Finalist, Minority Business Awards,
    Birmingham Business Journal, 2009, 2007
  • Encouraging Diversity Award, First Place, Minority Business Awards,
    Birmingham Business Journal, 2008
  • Lighthouse Award - Fostering diversity in the legal profession,
    International Paper Legal Department, 2006
  • Top 100 Law Firms for Diversity, MultiCultural Law Magazine, 2008
  • Diversity Recognition - Top 100 Law Firms for Women, Women 3.0 Magazine, 2008


COMMUNITY RECOGNITIONS

  • Community Award - Corporate Citizen Finalist,
    Birmingham Business Journal Nonprofit Awards, 2016
  • Community Award - Business of the Year (Sarasota),
    Goodwill Manasota, 2016
  • Community Award - Among the 50 Most Generous Workplaces in Sarasota,
    Sarasota Herald-Tribune, 2014
  • Community Award - Corporate Philanthropy Award,
    Tampa Bay Business Journal, 2012, 2013
  • Community Award - Good Samaritan Award, STARC 2012
  • Community Award - United Way Community Partnership Award,
    United Way of Sarasota, 2012
  • Blue Ribbon of Recognition at "Soup's On" Hunger Awareness Luncheon,
    St. Petersburg Free Clinic, 2012
  • Community Award - Corporate Philanthropy Award,
    Nashville Business Journal, 2010
  • Community Award - Cumberland Gold Volunteer Award,
    United Way Nashville, 2008
  • Urban Forest Recognition - Replenishment of trees along Gulf Coast,
    Mississippi Urban Forest Council, 2009
  • Business Partner of the Year, Goodwill Industries of Greater New Orleans, 2007
  • Chamber Member of the Year, Jefferson Chamber of Commerce, 2007
  • Cumberland Volunteer Award and Gold Award, United Way Nashville, 2008
  • Chamber Member of the Year, Jefferson Parish Chamber of Commerce, 2007
  • Community Award - Innovator of the Year, Adams and Reese Partnership with Louisiana Appleseed and ConocoPhillip, New Orleans CityBusiness, 2007
  • Education Partner of the Year, WDSU-TV 6 and UNO Business Alliance, 2003
  • Corporate Volunteer Effort Award, WDSU-TV 6 and UNO Business Alliance, 2003
  • Excellence in Corporate Community Service,
    Points of Light Foundation, Washington DC, 1993
  • Corporate Philanthropist of the Year,
    Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater New Orleans Chapter, 2006
  • Distinguished Partner of the Year Award, Louisiana Department of Education,
    Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, 1995


PRO BONO RECOGNITIONS

  • Top 200 Pro Bono Firms in the Nation, American Lawyer, Since 2012
  • Pro Bono Publico Award - Baton Rouge, Louisiana State Bar Association, 2012
  • Pro Bono Publico Award - New Orleans, Louisiana State Bar Association, 2012
  • Pro Bono Law Firm of the Year, New Orleans Pro Bono Project, 2011
  • Pro Bono Law Firm of the Year, Are You Safe, 2011
  • Friend of Pro Bono Award, Louisiana State Bar Association, 2008, 2011
  • Outstanding Contribution to Volunteer Lawyer Project, Houston Bar Association, 2011
  • Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project, Mississippi Bar Association, 2010
  • Alabama State Bar Recognition, Committee on Volunteer Lawyers Program, 2010
  • Alabama State Bar Pro Bono Award, Alabama State Bar Association, 2010
  • Volunteer for Justice. Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands,
    Nashville Pro Bono Program, 2010
  • Mandatory Pro Bono Policy Recognition, Tennessee Bar Association, 2009
  • Big Mover in Pro Bono - American Lawyer Pro Bono Report, American Lawyer, 2009, 2008
  • The Pro Bono Project Benefactor / Justice for All Ball, The Pro Bono Project, 2009
  • Outstanding Contribution Award Pro Bono Work Mid-SizeFirm, Houston Bar Foundation, 2010
  • Memphis Area Legal Services Pro Bono Award, 2008
  • Equal Access Star, Houston Bar Association, 2007
  • Pro Bono Firm of the Year, New Orleans Pro Bono Project, 2001
  • Pro Bono Publico Award, Louisiana State Bar Association, 2001
  • Pro Bono Firm of the Year, Mississippi Pro Bono Project, 2001


MARKETING RECOGNITIONS

  • First Place Events, Houston Astrodome Event,
    Southeastern Legal Marketing Association, 2015
  • First Place Community Relations; Honorable Mentions in Events and Practice Development,
    Legal Marketing Association Southeastern Chapter, "Your Honor" Awards, 2014
  • Runner-Up, Community Relations - HUGS 25th Birthday,
    Legal Marketing Association Southeastern Chapter, 2013
  • Top 50 MLF 50: Top Law Firms in Marketing and Communications,
    American Lawyer Law Journal Newsletters, 2007 - 2011
  • First Place, Community Relations Marketing Project,
    Legal Marketing Association, 2008
  • First Place, Public / Media Relations - "Partnering for Pro Bono - Update"
    Southeastern Legal Marketing Association, 2008
  • First Place, Direct Mail - "Houston Rodeo Invitation"
    Southeastern Legal Marketing Association, 2008
  • First Place, Promotional - "Retreat Swag"
    Southeastern Legal Marketing Association, 2008
  • Second Place, Client Development - "New Orleans/Baton Rouge Cross Marketing"
    Southeastern Legal Marketing Association, 2008
  • First Place, Promotional - "Diversity Awareness Campaign"
    Southeastern Legal Marketing Association, 2007