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Adams and Reese Partner Jaimmé Collins Appointed Chair of Firm’s Diversity Committee

1/4/2013
Adams and Reese Partner Jaimmé Collins has been appointed Chair of the firm’s Diversity Committee, responsible for the overall diversity efforts within the firm’s offices in the southern United States and Washington, DC.
 
At Adams and Reese, Collins focuses her practice in the areas of commercial litigation and general business, working on cases involving contract disputes, disputes between corporate directors and shareholders, property disputes, commercial insurance disputes, toxic torts, products liability, medical malpractice and personal injury cases.
 
In the community, Collins is a member of the Leadership Louisiana Class of 2012-2013, and she is an active member of the Young Leadership Council (YLC), where she has served as an Executive Officer and Board Member. She is also a member of the Louisiana Association of Black Women Attorneys, The Greater New Orleans Louis A. Martinet Legal Society, and a board member of the Children's Bureau of New Orleans.
 
Within the practice of law, Adams and Reese is a pioneer in the development and expansion of diversity and has received several accolades for its diversity efforts.
 
Adams and Reese ranks among the Top 200 Law Firms in diversity among its attorneys according to the 2012 “Diversity Scorecard”, an annual ranking compiled by the Minority Law Journal. The firm has also been named one of the Top 100 Law Firms for Diversity by MultiCultural Law magazine; and recognized in Women 3.0 magazine among the Top 100 Law Firms for Women.
 
Adams and Reese is a recipient of the following diversity awards: “Unity Award” by Sarasota’s Biz941 Magazine; “Corporate Counsel Women of Color® Diversity Award of Excellence”; “Certificate of Commendation” from the Louisiana State Bar Association; “Encouraging Diversity” Minority Business Award from the Birmingham Business Journal; and the International Paper “Lighthouse Award” for the firm’s diversity initiatives and fostering diversity in the legal profession.
 
Adams and Reese is a multidisciplinary law firm with offices strategically located throughout the southern United States and Washington, DC.  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 250" list of the nation's largest law firms.