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Recent Articles / Publications

“Overview of Special Master Appointments in Louisiana State and Federal Court” article appeared in the October/November Louisiana State Bar Journal 2015. The article addresses the rise in class actions, mass torts and multi-district litigation and that the need for special master services has increased. T
In the most recent edition of Southern Business and Development, the 2015 Best of Economic Development in Louisiana were named in a series on “The Best of Economic Development in the American South.” In covering everything from Louisiana’s Three Best Assets to Louisiana’s Three Best Restaurants, the law firm of Adams and Reese was named as a 2015 Best Economic Development Law Firm.
The Adams and Reese Fall 2015 issue of the “Women Out in Front” newsletter, highlighting the law firm’s women attorneys’ achievements / awards / recognitions, and professional / community involvement as they continue to make a difference in the firm’s 16 communities throughout its regional footprint and beyond.

Recent Newsletters / Alerts

This is a follow-up to our July 24, 2015 bulletin regarding OSHA’s new Confined Spaces in Construction Standard. OSHA has announced that it will, again, delay the enforcement of this new standard – which provides construction workers with protections similar to those found in the manufacturing and general industry – until January 8, 2016.
OSHA critics often complain that the maximum allowed penalties have not changed since 1990 when the penalties were set at $7,000 (other than serious and serious) and $70,000 (repeat or willful). The “Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015” will both cause a dramatic increase in those amounts and will result in those amounts being indexed to the Consumer Price Index.
Recently, the Tennessee Supreme Court entered its opinion in Rye v. Women’s Care Center of Memphis, MPLLC. In it, the Supreme Court held the analytical framework governing summary judgments in Tennessee state courts since 2008 is unworkable.

Recent Seminars / Presentations

With the success of two prior conferences, the Memphis World Trade Club, Adams and Reese, FedEx, Canada and CN Worldwide are partnering to host the 3rd Annual Memphis Multi Modal Conference, “Global Logistics and the Global Economy." The conference brings together the transportation and logistics industry in a stimulating forum that encourages dialogue with and insight from Federal, State and local officials as well as leading intermodal and international experts from Fortune 500 companies.  The conference will be held at The Peabody Hotel, 149 Union Avenue, in Memphis on May 11 and 12.
Building on the success of three prior conferences, the Memphis World Trade Club, CN, Flextronics, Adams and Reese LLP, and FedEx are partnering with other corporate supporters and Canada to host the 4th Annual Memphis Multi Modal Conference, “Memphis: Gateway to the World."  Drawing from a wide representative range in the transportation and logistics industry, the conference offers a stimulating forum comprised of leading intermodal and international experts from Fortune 500 businesses, as well as representatives from Federal, State and local government.  The conference will be held at The Peabody Hotel, 149 Union Avenue in Memphis on May 11 and 12.
Adams and Reese is proud to have been among the sponsors of the 2008 Arts Council of New Orleans’ Community Awards and Luncheon. The event took place May 9th at the Hilton Riverside Hotel in New Orleans.  The law firm has been a longtime supporter of the Arts Council, and partner Robert A. Vosbein, Sr. serves as Secretary on the Board of Directors.

Recent Events

(CLE) 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003. 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 - Baton Rouge, LA
Adams and Reese is hosting a Forestry Law Seminar in conjunction with the College of Forestry and Agriculture at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas on Thursday, April 21, 2005.  The one-day seminar is designed for professional law managers, landowners, private consultants, bankers, industrial foresters and realtors.