Adams and Reese Partner Mark Spansel has been named to the Board of Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans, an umbrella agency of health and human services that provides hope, help and care for the most vulnerable and needy in the eight civil parishes of the Archdiocese of New Orleans.
Through CCANO’s ministries, programs and community partnerships, the organization provides a comprehensive network of social services that connects clients to resources and acts as a springboard to self-sufficiency for those struggling. CCANO offers life-giving programs, advocates for the voiceless, and empowers the poor and vulnerable to foster a more just society.
At Adams and Reese, Spansel is a trial lawyer with more than 30 years of experience, practicing in the areas of environmental and toxic tort litigation, energy and maritime litigation, commercial litigation and complex litigation. He has held numerous leadership positions within the firm including serving four terms as a member of the Executive Committee, Chairman of the Executive Committee, Practice Team Leader, member of the Strategic Planning Committee and member of the Expansion Committee.
Spansel has served in several professional associations including the New Orleans Association of Defense Counsel and the Defense Research Institute. He is also a Proctor Member of the Maritime Law Association of the United States and a member of St. Thomas More Catholic Lawyers Association.
In the community, Spansel serves on the Executive Committee of Greater New Orleans Inc. and is involved in the Super-Region Committee, a collaborative effort between Greater New Orleans, Inc. and the Baton Rouge Area Chamber to focus on beneficial economic outcomes for Southeast Louisiana. He has served on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the Jefferson Parish Chamber of Commerce and was the Chamber’s General Counsel. He is also a member of the Jefferson Business Council.
He formerly served as the Co-Chair of the Christian Brothers School’s Capital Campaign and was the Chairman of the 2010 Archbishop’s Community Appeal for Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans.