Adams and Reese announced its 2024 law firm leadership roles.
B. Jeffrey Brooks, Partner in the DC office and key member of the Government Relations Practice, will serve his sixth term as Adams and Reese Executive Committee Chair. Adams and Reese’s Executive Committee consists of six partners, elected by fellow partners, to serve three-year terms. Brooks previously served a one-year term as Chair of the DEI Committee in 2023.
Ed Laizer, Litigation Partner in New Orleans, and Britton Bonner, Partner in Intersection of Business and Government (IBG) in Mobile, will join the Firm’s Executive Committee. Bonner previously served as a Practice Group Leader (PGL) for the IBG Practice Group.
Laizer and Bonner replace Clarence Wilbon and David Toney, whose EC member tenures have concluded.
Wilbon, Litigation Partner in Memphis, served as Adams and Reese’s Executive Committee Chair in 2023. He will transition back to DEI Committee Chair, a role he previously held from 2020-2022. Toney is a Construction Team Co-Leader, Partner, and resident in the Houston office.
Practice Group Leaders
Lee Reid will join fellow Partner Brad Lampley as an IBG PGL. Reid previously served as a Litigation PGL.
Johnny Domiano will transition from New Orleans Partner in Charge to Litigation PGL. He joins fellow Partners and Litigation PGLs Liz Roussel of New Orleans, Chris Derden of Houston, and Jeff Trotter of Jackson.
Partners in Charge
- Matt Guy, who leads the Firm’s Insurance and Maritime teams, will serve as New Orleans Partner in Charge.
- Gabe Pinilla, Construction Litigation Partner, will serve as Denver’s Partner in Charge.
- Herschel Vinyard, IBG Partner, will serve as Jacksonville’s Partner in Charge.
“Our leaders embody the firm’s core values of client service, collaboration and collegiality, all of which are needed to best represent our clients across our footprint,” said Adams and Reese Managing Partner Gif Thornton. “We thank these attorneys for their leadership and contributions in 2023. We welcome those who are assuming new leadership roles in 2024.”