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Adams and Reese Partner Michelle Craig received the “Millennial in Law” award at the 2014 Millennial Awards, recognizing New Orleans business professionals under the age of 40 who are making a difference in the New Orleans community. The awards ceremony, produced by Cleveland Spears III and his Spears Consulting Group, a part of its Social Renaissance series, was held at the Civic Theatre on July 26, and Lauren Thom (“Fleurty Girl”) and Jason Williams, New Orleans Councilmember-at-Large, were among those who announced the 21 honorees in areas such as Law, Economic Development, Business, Music, Tourism, etc.
Adams and Reese Partner Ryan Owen has been selected as a candidate for membership in the 2014-2015 Leadership Sarasota County Program. Leadership Sarasota County is made up of some of the city's top business leaders, and is part of a nationwide network of programs developed to encourage continuing stewardship and oversight of the community.
Adams and Reese attorney Scott Levy, in the firm’s Baton Rouge office, has been accepted into the 2014-2015 class of Leadership LSBA, a Young Lawyers leadership program designed by the Louisiana State Bar Association. This program was created in 2002 and provides exposure to how the LSBA functions as well as the pressing issues that face the Association and the legal profession. It also provides participants with general information on the responsibilities of volunteer leaders.

Recent Media Mentions

Adams and Reese real estate attorney and New Orleans Partner Justin Schmidt was interviewed in The Times-Picayune article, “Mow a lawn, get a lot; New Orleans program would reward neighborly upkeep,” as the New Orleans City Council consider an ordinance that would create a Mow to Own program to allow residents, under certain conditions, to buy lots from the city, possibly at steeply discounted prices, in exchange for having maintained them for a year.

Adams and Reese Partner Jack Pringle, practice team leader of the firm’s Privacy, Data Security and Information Governance practice, was interviewed by the Baton Rouge Business Report in the article, “More Than an IT Guy - As companies face rising occurrences of high-tech breaches, law firms add data security to their practice specialties.”
Adams and Reese attorney John Surma, in the firm’s Houston office, was interviewed by EHS Today in the article, “OSHA Cites Sterling Shipyard for Continuing To Expose Workers To Hazards,” in which the Texas barge builder Sterling Shipyard was cited by OSHA for 16 serious, repeat, failure-to-abate safety violations.

Recent Announcements

The law firm of Adams and Reese is proud to launch the first edition of the Adams and Reese “Women Out in Front” newsletter, highlighting the law firm’s women attorneys’ achievements, awards, recognitions, and professional and community involvement.
The law firm of Adams and Reese is proud to announce the formation of a new practice area, “Privacy, Data Security and Information Governance,” that brings together attorneys from several practices and industries to serve clients’ needs in emerging issues related to the legal and business challenges associated with the effective management of critical information.
Adams and Reese attorney Leslie Wickes, Special Counsel, has been elected Partner in Charge of the firm’s Jacksonville office. The firm has 16 Partners in Charge, one for each of its offices across the southern United States and Washington DC.