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On November 4, 2021, the University of New Orleans honored Jeff Brooks as a distinguished alumnus from its College of Liberal Arts, Education and Human Development. Distinguished alumni were honored at the 2021 Distinguished Alumni Gala held at The National WWII Museum in New Orleans.

The University of New Orleans honors alumni who have distinguished themselves in their fields to reflect honor upon UNO, who provide service to their communities and the University; who are recognized for outstanding accomplishments and are a credit to the University of New Orleans.  The gala also serves as a primary fundraiser for the University of New Orleans Alumni Association.

“We are proud to congratulate our friend and colleague Jeff Brooks on this honor, and we appreciate his contributions to our firm, our clients, and his community,” said Gif Thornton, Managing Partner of Adams and Reese.

Brooks holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from The University of New Orleans. He went on to Loyola University College of Law, where he received his J.D. in 1993.

Brooks joined Adams and Reese in 1997, establishing the firm’s office in Washington, D.C., and adding several lawyers and lobbyists to build a substantive legislative practice. Brooks oversees a team of government relations attorneys in representing their clients’ interests on Capitol Hill in areas including energy, transportation, public works, budget appropriations, education and financial services.