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The law firm of Adams and Reese LLP ranked among the Top Workplaces in New Orleans by and The Times-Picayune in the publication’s inaugural “Top Workplaces” recognition event. Honorees were announced at an awards breakfast held this morning at the Sheraton Hotel.

Only 40 companies were selected among the more than 700 entries across the city. Adams and Reese also ranked No. 1 among “Appreciation” by its employees and had the highest score in that category among surveyed employees at all companies.

Honorees will be profiled in Sunday’s special “Top Workplaces” insert in The Times-Picayune. ranked companies this year via an employee survey process conducted by Workplace Dynamics and also through nominations by companies across the Greater New Orleans area.

Adams and Reese also has ranked by New Orleans CityBusiness among the “Best Places to Work” for 11 consecutive years. In 2012, the law firm was named No. 1 in the large company category among the “Best Places to Work.”

Adams and Reese was chosen as an honoree based on the results of an online employee survey completed by New Orleans office employees. Factors that influenced the firm's ranking were such benefits as competitive salaries, maternity and day-care options, health, prescription and dental benefits, 401(k) and profit sharing plans, life and disability plans, employee recognition programs and a commitment to personal health by holding an annual Health Fair, weight loss program and providing discounts for health club memberships.

Additionally, the opportunity for all employees to participate in HUGS, the firm’s award-winning corporate philanthropy program, weighed in heavily to make Adams and Reese one the top employer-friendly companies in the city. For attorneys, the opportunity to participate in CA&RE, the firm’s official pro bono program, is considered a unique and important part of belonging to the firm. 

Aside from the Adams and Reese New Orleans office, the Baton Rouge, Birmingham, Jackson, Memphis, Nashville and Tampa offices have also been recognized among the “Best Places to Work” by publications in their respective communities.