All eyes were on South Carolina as communities there were devastated by catastrophic flooding in October. To assist flood victims in Columbia and the surrounding areas, Adams and Reese employees contributed directly and through its community service program, HUGS (Hope, Understanding, Giving and Support) to the “United Way of the Midlands” and to “Central SC Chapter of the American Red Cross” splitting a total of $3,284 collected.
According to Adams and Reese Human Resources Director, Linda Soileau, “We have lived through similar devastation in many of our regional offices previously…flooding in Tennessee, Hurricanes in New Orleans, Houston and along the Gulf Coast, tornadoes in Birmingham, and in October, catastrophic flooding in South Carolina.” Soileau continued, “We understand the difficulties our communities face after a disaster, and know that every contribution is important to recovery efforts.”
The Adams and Reese employee volunteer program, also known as HUGS (Hope, Understanding, Giving and Support), touches more than 100 organizations firm-wide and donates thousands of hours and untold dollars to offer communities “hands on” activities and assistance to those less fortunate. Whether in the form of special events or participation in agency-sponsored fundraisers, Adams and Reese employees and attorneys are known for their community action.
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Adams and Reese is a multidisciplinary law firm with nearly 300 attorneys and advisors strategically located in 16 offices in 15 markets throughout the southern United States and Washington, D.C. American Lawyer includes Adams and Reese on its distinguished list of the nation's top law firms - "The Am Law 200". The National Law Journal also includes the firm on the "NLJ 350" list of the nation's largest law firms.