Adams and Reese Nashville Partner in Charge Brad Lampley accepted the ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) Ice Bucket Challenge issued yesterday by the firm’s Managing Partner Chuck Adams as Lampley was doused with three buckets of water on the terrace of the 27th Floor of Adams and Reese’s office at The Fifth Third Center. Lampley then issued an ensuing challenge to University of Tennessee President Joe DiPietro and Delta Dental CEO Phil Wenk.
On Thursday, August 14th, Adams and Reese Managing Partner Chuck Adams underwent the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in New Orleans, and the firm donated $1,000 to Team (Steve) Gleason and ALS. Adams then issued the challenge to the President of LSU, F. King Alexander, Walt Leger, Speaker Pro Tempore of the Louisiana House of Representatives, and to Lampley.
The challenge has raised over $4 million globally to fight this neuromuscular disease, and Adams and Reese has long been a supporter of community organizations, such as ALS, to offer assistance to those in need.
“Steve Gleason is a true hero who suffers from ALS, and his amazing efforts to live with the disease and raise awareness is a cause that is close to our hearts,” said Jeff Brooks, Chairman of the Adams and Reese Executive Committee.
The ALS Association is one of the more than 200 organizations that the Adams and Reese employee volunteer program, also known as HUGS (Hope, Understanding, Giving and Support), donates thousands of hours and untold dollars to offer communities “hands on” activities and assistance to those less fortunate. Whether in the form of special events or participation in agency-sponsored fundraisers, Adams and Reese employees and attorneys are known throughout the region and the nation for their community action.
Adams and Reese is a multidisciplinary law firm with more than 340 attorneys and advisors strategically located in 16 offices in 15 markets throughout the southern United States and Washington, D.C. American Lawyer includes Adams and Reese on its distinguished list of the nation's top law firms - "The Am Law 200". The National Law Journal also includes the firm on the "NLJ 350" list of the nation's largest law firms.