Adams and Reese Partner Leslie A. Lanusse has been named a 2016 BTI Client Service All-Star for the sixth consecutive year. The honor, which is awarded by BTI Consulting Group through extensive independent research and interviews with corporate counsel, recognizes Lanusse’s commitment to putting clients first and delivering outstanding results.
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 2016 report, BTI Consulting Group conducted 322 phone interviews with general counsel and top legal decision-making executives at leading organizations. A total of 312 attorneys were named to the 2016 BTI Client Service All-Star list, with 28 attorneys – including Lanusse – representing labor and employment law. Lanusse is one of just four standout “MVPs” who
In a recent interview with Law360, Michael Rynowecer, president and founder of BTI Consulting Group, said of Lanusse and her three fellow standout MVPs: “They just have this deep understanding of their clients’ businesses and the innate ability to quickly analyze relevant facts and talk about what clients ought to do.”
Rynowecer continued: “They have a drive that they’re going to outperform, outhustle and just educate the daylights out of their clients because it’s in their nature. To be able to show up like this in an unprompted manner for five or six years is just astounding.”
Lanusse is also ranked by Chambers USA, Louisiana Super Lawyers (by Thomson Reuters) and Best Lawyers (by Levine Leichtman Capital Partners) in the labor and employment practice area. In 2013, she was selected as part of the 2013 “Women of the Year” and “Leadership In Law” classes by New Orleans CityBusiness Newspaper. Lanusse is also an AV-rated lawyer by esteemed peer-rating service Martindale Hubbell®.
Lanusse has more than two decades of experience in labor and employment law. In her experience, she has defended claims of discrimination before the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission and the Louisiana Commission on Human Rights; handled claims arising under the Fair Labor Standards Act and state compensation commissions; provided defense for the Occupational Health and Safety Administration and environmental whistleblower claims before administrative agencies; provided defense for Family and Medical Leave Act claims; provided defense of claims of violation by employers of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986; and defended employers during investigations of compliance with wage and hour laws.
Lanusse, who joined the Adams and Reese New Orleans office in 1985, began her career as an insurance defense lawyer before moving her specialty to employment law nearly 20 years ago.