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Effective January 1, 2014, Adams and Reese Partners Mitch Boult, Nashville, and Tom O’Brien, New Orleans, will serve on the Adams and Reese Executive Committee, which serves as the management for the Firm and consists of six Capital Partners, each elected by the Partners to serve a three-year term. Executive Committee elections were held at the Adams and Reese November Partnership meeting.

Boult joined Adams and Reese in 2005 as part of a merger with Stokes Bartholomew. Boult is the former Practice Group Leader for the Special Business Services Group, in which he led the Intellectual Property, Energy, Governmental Relations, Entertainment, Labor and Employment, ERISA and Health Care Practice teams. He has vast experience in domain name and trademark disputes and in all forms of transactional work involving intellectual property, including branding strategies, audits, licensing, franchising and due diligence. His areas of practice include a broad scope of industries and intellectual property specialties. He works closely with the firm’s Litigation Group on enforcement matters and collaborates with the Corporate and Tax teams on the intellectual property aspects of mergers, acquisitions and other transactions. 

Boult is ranked among Best Lawyers® (by BL Rankings, LLC) - Intellectual Property; Super Lawyers® (by Thomson Reuters) - Intellectual Property, International Law; Best Lawyers® Lawyer of the Year (by BL Rankings, LLC) in Trademark Law, 2013; Best of the Bar - Nashville Business Journal; and IP Stars, Managing Intellectual Property – “Guide to the Leading IP Firms and Attorneys in the United States,” 2013. He also received the Lexology Client Choice Award - Intellectual Property/Trademarks - Tennessee, 2013.

O’Brien joined Adams and Reese in 1979, and throughout his tenure, he has played an important role in the expansion of the firm to its current regional footprint of 16 offices in seven states throughout the Southeast and in Washington, DC. In his legal practice, he has more than 30 years of experience dealing with transactions and litigation arising out of the exploration, development, production, transportation and regulation of oil and gas operations in the Gulf Coast Region. He has litigated matters ranging from personal injury and property damage claims to collisions, towage, oil pollution, limitation of liability, salvage, oil field liens, construction disputes, contract litigation and marine and energy insurance coverage issues. He is co-author of Oilfield Risks and American Maritime Law

O’Brien was named among Leadership in Law – New Orleans CityBusiness Class of 2006, and he is ranked among Louisiana Super Lawyers® - Transportation/Maritime and Best Lawyers® - Admiralty and Maritime Law.