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Adams and Reese’s Jaimmé Collins Named To International Association of Defense Counsel

6/19/2017
Adams and Reese Partner and Diversity Committee Chair Jaimmé Collins of the firm’s New Orleans office accepted an invitation to join the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC), IADC President John T. Lay announced.

The IADC is composed of leading corporate attorneys and insurance executives throughout the world. Its members are distinguished partners in large and small law firms, senior counsel in corporate and insurance law departments, and insurance executives. Collins received a thorough review by the Membership Committee and the IADC Board of Directors. The standards for membership in the IADC are very exacting, ensuring that membership is offered only to those who have distinguished themselves in the profession.

“I am extremely humbled an honored to be invited to join such a prestigious organization,” Collins said. “IADC is one of the leading organizations when it comes to strengthening our profession. I am looking forward to serving – specifically furthering my mission of diversity and inclusion in partnership with IADC.”

In her role with Adams and Reese, Collins provides general corporate governance advice and handles related litigation for clients. She counsels clients on contractual and general business issues as well as compliance issues related to government regulatory agencies.

Collins has conducted a number of internal investigations and is experienced in quickly assessing risks and managing the response with clients by working with investigating governmental authorities, the media and outside consultants. She also has handled commercial litigation involving breach of contract, disputes between corporate directors and shareholders, property disputes, insurance coverage and products liability.

In addition, Collins is a member of the Board of Directors for University Medical Center New Orleans Hospital and the Children’s Bureau of New Orleans – an agency dedicated to offering free mental health services exclusively to children. In 2014, she received the Urban League Empowerment Award from the National Urban League, was honored with the 2013 National Diversity Council's Glass Ceiling Award for her diversity efforts and leadership in the workplace. In 2011, she received "Women of the Year" honors from New Orleans CityBusiness, and she received the Karl Connor Award from the A.P. Tureaud Chapter of the Black Law Students Association at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law.