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Adams and Reese Announces Six New Partners for 2021

January 01, 2021

Adams and Reese is proud to congratulate its six attorneys who have been elected to partnership in the firm, effective January 1, 2021.

Timothy J. Anzenberger (Jackson) litigates commercial cases before federal and state courts across Mississippi and represents creditors in bankruptcy matters. He has also handled appeals in federal and state appellate courts, including presenting oral arguments before the Mississippi Supreme Court. He received his J.D., summa cum laude, from the Mississippi College School of Law in 2011 and his B.A. from North Carolina State University in 2007.

Clayton Byrd (Nashville) heads the firm’s Tennessee alcoholic beverage practice, representing clients across the state and the U.S. with matters involving every aspect of alcoholic beverages, from manufacture and sale to licensing. Byrd represents the interests of manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers, and other businesses with regard to state and federal liquor licensing and regulatory matters. He is the former Executive Director of the Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission. Byrd received his J.D., cum laude, from the Campbell University Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law in 2011, and his B.A., cum laude, from the College of Charleston in 2007.

KaShonda L. Day (Jackson) represents school districts in a wide range of education matters, with a focus on labor and employment matters. A former educator and classroom consultant, Day is the former Assistant District Counsel for the Jackson Public School District. She received her J.D. from the Stetson University College of Law in 2005, her M. Ed., magna cum laude, from the University of North Florida in 2002, and her B.A., cum laude, from Tougaloo College in 2000.

Gerard J. Gaudet (New Orleans) represents clients in maritime/admiralty litigation, commercial/corporate litigation, directors and officers litigation in closely held corporations and homeowners’/condominium owners’ associations and workers’ compensation defense. He received his J.D. from the Loyola University New Orleans College of Law in 2013 and his B.S. from Louisiana State University in 2009.

Amy L. Hanna Keeney (Atlanta) leads the firm’s Financial Services-Regulatory and Compliance Team. As a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US), Keeney provides regulatory counseling to ensure clients are collecting consent from consumers properly and protecting sensitive consumer data appropriately. She also counsels banks and financial services providers regarding compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA). Keeney received her J.D., cum laude, from the University of Florida Levin College of Law in 2010 and her B.S., magna cum laude, from the University of Florida in 2007.

Cassandra Walsh (Houston) has a broad practice that involves providing counsel in residential and commercial real estate, probate administration, and estate and wealth planning; guardianship, entity formation and corporate governance; construction; and bank finance and lending in both contested and uncontested matters. She received her J.D. from the South Texas College of Law in 2014 and her B.A. from Emory University in 2010.