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Leslie Lanusse, Partner in the New Orleans office of Adams and Reese, has accepted invitation into the Litigation Counsel of America, an invitation-only trial lawyer honorary society limited to 4,000 Fellows, representing less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers.

The 2014 Fall Conference & Induction of Fellows will be held October 8-10 at the Waldorf Astoria, The Roosevelt Hotel, in New Orleans.

Fellows are selected and invited into Fellowship after being evaluated on effectiveness and accomplishment in litigation and trial work, along with ethical reputation. The purpose of the LCA is to recognize deserving, experienced, and highly qualified lawyers, to provide an outlet for scholarly authorship of legal articles on trial and litigation practice, to provide additional sources for professional development, to promote superior advocacy and ethical standards in the practice of law, to assist in community involvement by its membership, and to advance a superior judiciary, by taking relevant positions on issues or legislation affecting judicial compensation and/or benefits, as well as those affecting the American litigation processes.

The composition of the LCA is aggressively diverse, with recognition of excellence among American litigation and trial counsel across all segments of the bar.

At Adams and Reese, Lanusse has more than two decades of experience in the representation of management in all phases of employee relations. Her experience has included defending claims of discrimination before the EEOC and the Louisiana Commission on Human Rights; handling claims arising under the Fair Labor Standards Act and state compensation commissions; defense of OSHA and environmental whistleblower claims before administrative agencies; defense of FMLA 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 has been named by corporate counsel to theBTI Client Service All-Stars” from 2011-2014. Lanusse is also ranked by Chambers USA, Louisiana Super Lawyers (by Thomson Reuters) and Best Lawyers (by BL Rankings, LLC) in Labor and Employment Law. In 2013, she was selected among the 2013 class of “Women of the Year” by New Orleans CityBusiness as the publication recognized 50 individuals for their professional career and community contributions.