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Adams and Reese is pleased to announce that New Orleans Partner Elizabeth A. Roussel has been elected to the firm’s Executive Committee.

The Executive Committee serves as the equivalent of the firm’s Board of Directors and is made up of six Partners, each elected to serve a three-year term. Roussel formerly served as the Partner in Charge of the Adams and Reese New Orleans office.

Roussel joined the firm in 2002, and focuses her practice on labor and employment litigation, commercial litigation and director and officer liability claims litigation. She has represented a wide variety of clients including financial institutions, Fortune 500 companies, public entities, nonprofit corporations, state agencies, private universities, public trusts and charter schools.

Roussel was selected among the 2011 “Women of the Year” by New Orleans CityBusiness, and she was a participant in the New Orleans Regional Leadership Institute in 2014.

“I am honored to be elected by the firm’s leadership to serve on the Executive Committee, and I look forward to helping Adams and Reese continue its growth and success as a go-to firm in each of our business communities, always working to improve and expand the high level of services we provide to our clients,” Roussel said.

In the community, Roussel is a past chair of the board of directors for the Children’s Bureau of New Orleans. She also serves on the Board of Directors for Longue Vue House and Gardens.

Roussel earned her J.D. from Tulane University Law School, in 2002, and she received her B.A. from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, in 1998.

Adams and Reese is a multidisciplinary law firm with 300 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.