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Adams and Reese attorney Ashley Jackson graduated from the Spring 2024 Session of the Baton Rouge Business Report Executive Leadership Academy, an exclusive program for advancing professionals with personal development, professional growth, and leadership training. The Business Report is the primary business publication in the Louisiana state capitol.

Jackson becomes one of close to 500 executive leaders to complete the Baton Rouge leadership program. Networking with and learning from CEOs and executive leaders within the Baton Rouge area, program participants complete five sessions of training and development.

Past participants have been leaders across a wide range of organizations and industries, including professional services, banking, retail, communications, real estate, law, digital media, economic development, education, and government.

At Adams and Reese, Jackson is a leading member of the firm’s Education Team within the national law firm’s Intersection of Business and Government Practice Group. She represents institutional clients primarily in education law, including their operational, regulatory, and labor and employment matters.

Before joining Adams and Reese, Jackson was formerly an attorney with the Louisiana Department of Education, assistant attorney general with the Louisiana Department of Justice, and administrative law judge with the Louisiana Workforce Commission.

With the LDOE, Ashley provided legal counsel pertaining to a variety of labor and employment related matters; represented the Department in EEOC claims, employment-related litigation matters, and disclose of documents; and developed and conducted employee onboarding.

Jackson earned her J.D. from Southern University Law Center, and her B.A. from Columbia College.