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Adams and Reese attorney and Governmental Relations Team Leader Kevin Hayes has been elected to the Board of Governors Fifth District Seat for The Louisiana State Bar Association. The Board of Governors is comprised of 22 volunteer leaders who are charged with fiscal responsibility for the Louisiana State Bar Association and with administration of the affairs of the Association as set forth in the Articles of Incorporation.

Meeting at least six times per fiscal year, the Board consists of ex-officio members, at-large members and elected members who serve terms ranging from one to three years.

Hayes serves the Louisiana State Bar Association as House of Delegates Liaison to the Board of Governors, member of the House of Delegates, member of the Bar Governance Committee, board liaison to the Public Information Committee and board member of the Louisiana Center for Law and Civic Education. He is also President of the Association of Louisiana Lobbyists.

At Adams and Reese, Hayes focuses his practice on governmental relations, administrative law and regulatory matters. He is a former legislative staffer and lobbyist and previously served as General Counsel to Louisiana State Senator Ken Hollis and the Louisiana State Senate Commerce Committee.

Hayes was elected by his peers as President of the Baton Rouge Bar Association in 2008 after serving as President-Elect, Treasurer and Secretary and serving five terms on its Board of Directors. He received the 2001 Outstanding Young Lawyer of Louisiana award from the Louisiana State Bar Association, and was awarded the 2002 Judge Joseph Keogh Memorial Award from the Baton Rouge Bar Association.