Adams and Reese Partner Paige Sensenbrenner has been selected among the 2015 New Orleans CityBusiness’ Health Care Heroes Class of 2015 in the Professional category as the publication honored 50 health care professionals in the New Orleans area in six categories: animal care, first responders, nursing, physicians, professionals and volunteers. Honorees are selected based on industry achievement and community involvement.
The 2015 Health Care Heroes will be honored at a noon luncheon on May 15 at The Ritz Carlton.
For the last five years, Sensenbrenner, who has practiced health care law for nearly 30 years in New Orleans, has served as the Senior Partner in Charge of the New Orleans office of the law firm of Adams and Reese LLP, one of the largest law firms in the Gulf South. Sensenbrenner is in charge of the administrative duties of 100 New Orleans attorneys and more than 250 total local employees. Firm-wide, Adams and Reese has 16 offices in seven states, 610 employees and 300 attorneys.
Sensenbrenner joined Adams and Reese in 1987 after graduating from Loyola Law School. Prior to working at Adams and Reese, he was employed as a registered nurse primarily practicing critical care. He obtained his Registered Nurse degree from the Charity Hospital School of Nursing in 1978 and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Loyola in 1983. In 1987, he obtained his Juris Doctorate from Loyola Law School in New Orleans.
Initially, Sensenbrenner focused on medical malpractice defense. Over the years, however, his litigation practice has evolved to include pharmaceutical and medical device products liability, pharmaceutical pricing claims, insurance fraud, toxic torts and accounting malpractice/fraud. He has drafted legislation for health care entities, insurance companies and pharmaceutical manufacturers, and testified before legislative committees. He also serves as outside general counsel for the Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency and the Louisiana Cancer Research Center. The LCRC members are Tulane Health Sciences Center, LSU Health Sciences Center, Xavier University and Ochsner Clinic Foundation, all brought together to create an NCI-designated cancer center. Sensenbrenner is a frequent lecturer on legal issues often with a focus on the health care and pharmaceutical industries.
Sensenbrenner is involved in numerous community and civic activities, including LSU Health Sciences Center Foundation Board of Directors (Executive Committee, former Chairman), LSU System Research and Technology Foundation Board of Directors (Executive and Litigation Committees), New Orleans Chamber of Commerce President’s Council (Co-Chair of Legislative Affairs Committee), and the Council for A Better Louisiana Board of Directors.
In 2015, he was elected to serve on the Board of Directors for the Council for A Better Louisiana, which promotes ideas for the betterment of Louisiana and draws from a rich resource of citizen leaders who bring a wealth of experience, expertise and fresh ideas to the discussion of important public policies. In 2012, he was elected to the Board of The New Orleans Chamber of Commerce, which consists of 25 business leaders across the New Orleans area who help the Chamber instill programs to support business growth.
In 2007, Sensenbrenner was named among CityBusiness' Leadership in Law for his success in law, contributions to the community and setting the pace for the legal community in the New Orleans area.