Adams and Reese New Orleans Partner Leslie A. Lanusse has been named a BTI Client Service All-Star for the seventh consecutive year, recognizing her commitment to putting clients first and delivering outstanding results. The honor cements her status as a BTI Client Service All-Star “MVP,” a title reserved for attorneys who have achieved consecutive All-Star titles for at least two years in a row. Lanusse has appeared on BTI’s All-Star MVP list annually since 2011, receiving the most consecutive MVP titles of any attorney on the 2017 list.
The annual BTI Client Service All-Stars report is produced by BTI Consulting Group, a leading provider of independent client feedback research to legal and professional service firms. It serves as a definitive annual guide to attorneys who, through exceptional client service, command the attention of general counsel and legal decision-makers at Fortune 1000 companies and other large organizations.
To compile the 2017 report, BTI conducted more than 310 in-depth phone interviews with general counsel and top legal decision-making executives at leading organizations. A total of 319 attorneys were named to the 2017 BTI Client Service All-Star list, with 23 attorneys – including Lanusse – representing labor and employment law.
Lanusse has more than two decades of experience in labor and employment law. Her experience has included defending claims of discrimination before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Louisiana Commission on Human Rights; handling claims arising under the Fair Labor Standards Act and state compensation commissions; defense of Occupational Safety and Health Administration claims and environmental whistleblower claims before administrative agencies; defense of Family and Medical Leave Act claims; defense of claims of violation by employers of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986; and defending employers during investigation of compliance with wage and hour laws.
Lanusse is ranked by Chambers USA, Louisiana Super Lawyers (by Thomson Reuters) and The Best Lawyers in America (by BL Rankings, LLC) in the labor and employment practice areas. In 2013, she was selected as part of the 2013 “Women of the Year” and “Leadership In Law” classes by New Orleans CityBusiness. Lanusse joined the Adams and Reese New Orleans office in 1985 as an insurance defense lawyer before moving her specialty to employment law nearly 20 years ago.