February 17, 2017

Jones Walker LLP

Phone: 504-582-8000

Since our inception in 1937, Jones Walker LLP has grown over the past several decades in size and scope to become one of the largest law firms in the United States. We serve local, regional, national, and international business interests in a wide range of markets and industries. Today, we have approximately 390 attorneys in Alabama, Arizona, California, the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, New York, Ohio, and Texas.

Jones Walker is committed to providing proactive legal services to major multinational, public, and private corporations; Fortune 500® companies; money center banks and worldwide insurers; and family and emerging businesses located in the United States and abroad.

We have close ties to many types of businesses and industries, and our attorneys are heralded for their experience in several practice areas. We focus on building lasting relationships with clients and gaining a thorough understanding of our clients' businesses and industries. Regardless of the size of a client, we work with each client's specific needs in mind, focusing on achieving the best results in the most efficient manner.

Contributing authors from Jones Walker LLP:

Partner
For more than 30 years, Mark Adams has defended employers in all manners of employment claims and litigation before federal and state courts and regulatory agencies. Drawing on his...
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Jay Adams, Tax, Estates, Jones Walker Law Firm
Partner
Jay Adams is a partner in the firm's Tax & Estates Practice Group. For over twenty-five years, Mr. Adams has represented clients in matters involving practically every type of state and...
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Jennifer Anderson, Jones Walker Law Firm, Labor and Employment Attorney
Partner
Jennifer L. Anderson is a partner in the firm’s Labor & Employment Practice Group and represents employers and management, exclusively, in labor and employment law matters. She is...
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Bill Backstrom, Tax, estates Attorney, Louisiana, Jones Walker Law FIrm
Partner
Bill Backstrom leads the firm's Tax & Estates Practice Group. His practice, for more than 30 years, has focused primarily on state and local tax matters in Louisiana and on a multistate...
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Partner
Will Baldwin is a partner in the firm's Admiralty & Maritime Practice Group. Mr. Baldwin's practice focuses on maritime transactions and litigation. He regularly advises and represents...
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Partner
Ned Bergin is a partner in the firm's Business & Commercial Litigation Practice Group. His commercial litigation practice focuses on utility regulation, complex and class action...
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Partner
Tim Brechtel began his career with the national accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers. His current practice focuses on assisting employers with establishing, administering, merging, and...
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Timothy P. Brechtel, Jones Walker, qualified retirement plans lawyer, employee stock ownership attorney
Partner
Tim Brechtel began his career with the national accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers. His current practice focuses on assisting employers with establishing, administering, merging, and...
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Partner
Boyd Bryan represents clients in a wide range of environmental matters, including environmental issues in transactions, environmental litigation, and regulatory issues from permitting to...
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Partner
Boyd Bryan represents clients in a wide range of environmental matters, including environmental issues in transactions, environmental litigation, and regulatory issues from permitting to...
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Daniel H. Burd, Jones Walker, Banking Industry Lawyer, Financial Regulation Attorney
Partner
Daniel Burd is a partner in the firm's Banking & Financial Services Practice Group and practices from the firm's Washington, D.C. office. Mr. Burd's practice focuses on regulatory...
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Andre Burvant, Tax, Estate Practice Group, Jones Walker Law FIrm, CPA
Partner
Andre Burvant is a partner in the firm's Tax & Estates Practice Group. He is a Certified Public Accountant in addition to being licensed to practice law in Louisiana. His practice...
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Associate
Ricardo X. Carlo is an associate in the firm's Tax & Estates Practice Group and practices from the firm's New Orleans office. His practice focuses primarily on employee benefits and...
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Robert L. Carothers, Jones Walker, Banking Services Lawyer, Financial Regulation Attorney
Partner
Rob Carothers is a partner in the firm's Banking & Financial Services Practice Group. His practice is focused primarily in the area of financial institution regulation. He has...
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Partner
Monique Cenac is a partner in Jones Walker’s Corporate & Securities Practice Group. She joined Jones Walker in 2002 and was elected to partner in 2009. Ms. Cenac’s practice focuses on...
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Partner
Susan Chambers is a partner in the Tax & Estates Practice Group and is based in the firm's New Orleans office. She concentrates her practice on the regulatory, legal and business issues...
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Stephen H. Clement, Jones Walker, Maritime Matters Lawyer, Admiralty Law Attorney
Steve Clement is an associate in the firm’s Admiralty & Maritime Practice Group and practices from the New Orleans office. Mr. Clement earned his juris doctor degree from Tulane...
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Katie Cordes, Jones Walker, Maritime Matters lawyer, Admiralty Litigation Attorney
Associate
Katie Cordes is an associate in the firm's Admiralty & Maritime Practice Group and practices from the New Orleans office. Ms. Cordes is a 2013 graduate of Tulane University Law School...
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Jason Culotta, Jones Walker Law Firm, Labor and Employment Attorney
Associate
Jason Culotta is an associate in the firm's Labor & Employment Practice Group and practices from the firm's New Orleans office. Mr. Culotta received his juris doctor degree, cum laude,...
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Katie Cordes Darden, Jones Walker, Labor Disputes Lawyer, Admiralty Maritime Attorney
Associate
Katie Cordes Darden is an associate in the firm's Admiralty & Maritime Practice Group and practices from the New Orleans office. Ms. Darden is a 2013 graduate of Tulane University Law...
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The Disaster Prep & Recovery Blog will provide timely insights and updates on recent local, state and federal developments focused on assisting individuals and companies impacted by a...
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Nicole M. Duarte, Jones Walker, oil and gas litigation lawyer, water law attorney
Partner
Nicole Duarte is a partner in the firm’s Business & Commercial Litigation Practice Group and practices from the firm's Houston office. She represents clients in the areas of oil and gas...
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Partner
Marc Dunbar is a partner in the firm's Government Relations Practice Group. For more than a decade, Mr. Dunbar has served as counsel to a host of gaming clients. His practice focuses on...
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J. Kelly Duncan, Jones Walker Law Firm, Gaming Attorney
Partner
Kelly Duncan is a partner in the firm's Admiralty & Maritime Practice Group and a past member of the firm's Board of Directors (2006-2014). He is head of the firm's Gaming practice. Mr...
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Jones Walker's Estate Planning & Administration practice provides a variety of estate planning and personal planning services for individuals and families, including wills, lifetime...
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Micah J. Fincher, Jones Walker, Trademark Infringements Lawyer, Patent Litigation Attorney
Associate
Micah Fincher is an associate in the firm's Intellectual Property (IP) section within the Business & Commercial Litigation Practice Group. His practice focuses on both protecting...
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Partner
John Fletcher is a partner in the firm's Tax & Estates Practice Group and practices from the Jackson, Mississippi office. With more than twenty years' experience in the legal, corporate...
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Michael Foley, Labor Employment, Jones Walker Law Firm
Associate
Michael Foley is an associate in the Labor & Employment Practice Group in the firm's New Orleans office. Prior to joining Jones Walker, Mr. Foley was a law clerk for the Honorable Brian...
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Blake Fulton, private project finance, corporate debt restructuring attorney, government lawyer, economic development, Jones Walker, DC law firm
Associate
Blake M. Fulton is an associate in the firm's Business & Commercial Transactions Practice Group in the Jackson office. Mr. Fulton concentrates his practice in the areas of public and...
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J. Andrew Gipson, Banking and financial services lawyer, Jones Walker law firm
Special Counsel
Andy Gipson is special counsel in the firm's Banking & Financial Services Practice Group and practices from the firm's Jackson office. He focuses his practice in securities, banking,...
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Joan S. Guilfoyle, Banking and Finance Lawyer, Jones Walker Special Counsel
Special Counsel
Joan S. Guilfoyle is special counsel in the firm's Banking & Financial Services Practice Group in the Washington, D.C. office. Ms. Guilfoyle's practice concentrates on corporate and...
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The Jones Walker Gaming Practice offers full-spectrum legal, dispute resolution, government relations and legislative advocacy services to clients in every sector of the gaming industry. To...
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Partner
Curt Hearn is the practice group leader of the Corporate & Securities Practice Group. He handles mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures, as well as capital raising transactions for a...
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Jane H. Heidingsfelder, Jones Walker, MSHA Employer Representation Lawyer, Injury Reporting Policy Attorney
Partner
Jane Heidingsfelder is a partner in the firm's Labor & Employment Practice Group in the New Orleans office. She has extensive experience representing clients in a wide array of...
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Thomas P. Hubert, Jones Walker, Defamation Lawsuits Lawyer, Unfair Trade Practices Attorney
Partner
Thomas Hubert is a partner in Jones Walker's Labor & Employment Practice Group and a lead trial attorney for the firm's Trade Secret Non-Compete Team. Since 1989, Mr. Hubert has...
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Ryan D. Israel, Jones Walker, financial institutions lawyer, government contractors attorney
Special Counsel
Ryan D. Israel joined the firm as special counsel in 2011 from the government affairs law firm, Butera & Andrews, where he represented financial institutions, trade groups, and...
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Antoinette M. Jackson, Jones Walker, Public Housing Agencies Lawyer, residential subdivisions attorney
Partner
Toni Jackson has more than 20 years of real estate experience in both the private and public sector focusing primarily in commercial transactions. She currently practices in the areas of...
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Partner
Scott Jenkins is a partner in and leader of the firm's Admiralty & Maritime Practice Group. His practice focuses on several areas within maritime law, including coastwise trade,...
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Partner
Mr. Katz is a partner in the firm's Tax & Estates Practice Group. Mr. Katz' practice focuses predominately on federal taxation, with a particular focus in federal and state new markets...
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P.J. Kee, Jones Walker, trade secret theft attorney, computer fraud lawyer
Associate
P.J. Kee is an associate in the firm's Labor & Employment Practice Group and a member of the Trade Secret Non-Compete Team. His practice focuses on protecting clients from—as well as...
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Associate
Rav Khinda is an associate in the firm's Tax & Estates Practice group and practices in the firm's New Orleans office. Mr. Khinda is a 2014 graduate of Tulane University Law School where...
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Craig N. Landrum, Jones Walker, Banking Industry Lawyer, Insurance Representation Attorney
Partner
Craig Landrum is a partner in the firm's Banking & Financial Services Practice Group and practices from the firm's Jackson office. His practice focuses on bank regulatory law, corporate...
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Larry C. Lavender, Jones Walker, International Finance Regulation Attorney, Government Policy Lawyer
Director of Government Relations
Larry Lavender is Director of Government Relations for Jones Walker. Before joining the firm, he served for five years as the Chief of Staff of the Financial Services Committee for the...
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Joseph F. Lavigne, Jones Walker, unfair trade practices lawyer, noncompete violations attorney
Partner
Joe Lavigne is a partner in Jones Walker's Labor & Employment Practice Group and a lead trial attorney for the firm's Trade Secret Non-Compete Team. His practice focuses on prosecuting...
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Special Counsel
Brian E. Lawlor is Special Counsel in the firm's Real Estate Practice Group. His practice focuses on affordable housing and housing finance to which he offers deep industry knowledge and...
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Partner
Alexandra Layfield joined Jones Walker's Corporate & Securities Practice Group in 2008. Ms. Layfield's practice is exclusively transactional, concentrating principally on the areas of...
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Associate
Mary Margaret (Spell) LeBato is an associate in the firm's Labor & Employment Practice Group and practices from the firm's New Orleans office. Ms. LeBato joined Jones Walker in 2009...
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Matthew S. Lejeune, Jones Walker, Admiralty Matters Lawyer, Maritime Litigation Attorney,
Associate
Matt Lejeune is an associate in the firm's Admiralty & Maritime Practice Group and practices from the firm's New Orleans office. Mr. Lejeune joined Jones Walker in August 2009,...
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Special Counsel
George LeMaistre is a member of the firm's Banking & Financial Services Practice Group. He practices in the areas of banking, financial institutions, and associated regulatory matters....
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Associate
Stephen Ludovici is an associate in the firm's Business & Commercial Litigation Practice Group and a member of the Banking & Creditor Rights Team, practicing from the firm's Miami...
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Matthew Mantle, State, Local Tax, Louisiana, Jones Walker Law FIrm
Partner
Matthew Mantle is a partner in the firm’s Tax & Estates Practice Group and practices with the State & Local Tax Team out of the firm's New Orleans office. Matt concentrates...
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Matthew McDonald, Jones Walker, civil litigation lawyer, government affairs attorney
Partner
Matthew McDonald is a partner in the firm's Business & Commercial Litigation and Government Relations Practice Groups. He practices in the areas of civil litigation and government...
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Partner
Ben Meroney began practicing law in 1991, concentrating his practice in intellectual property matters in 1993. His practice encompasses the full range of intellectual property matters,...
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Special Counsel
Stan Millan is a member of the firm's Business & Commercial Litigation Practice Group, and he divides his practice between transactional and litigation work. His practice consists of...
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Dennis W. Miller, Jones Walker, governmental relations lawyer, public utility law attorney
Partner
Dennis Miller is a partner in the firm's Government Relations Practice Group and practices from the firm's Jackson office. With his practice focused primarily on legislative and...
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Chris Pace, Business, Commercial Transactions Attorney, Jones Walker Law FIrm
Partner
Chris Pace is an attorney in the firm's Business & Commercial Transactions Practice Group and practices from the firm's Jackson office. He concentrates his practice in the areas of...
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Alex Prochanska, Jones Walker Law Firm, Business and Real Estate Attorney
Special Counsel
Alex Prochaska is special counsel in the firm’s Business & Commercial Transactions and Real Estate Practice Groups in the Lafayette and Baton Rouge offices. Mr. Prochaska’s practice...
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Kirkland E. Reid, Jones Walker, financial institutions lawyer, title companies attorney
Partner
Kirk Reid is a partner in the firm's Business & Commercial Litigation Practice Group and practices from the firm's Mobile office. Mr. Reid's practice focuses primarily on complex civil...
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Associate
Michael R. Rhea is an associate in the firm's Business & Commercial Litigation Practice Group and practices from the firm's Baton Rouge office. He is a 2012 graduate of the Paul M....
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Laurie M. Riley, Jones Walker, civil rights attorney, employment related litigation lawyer
Partner
Laurie Riley defends employers in civil rights and other employment-related litigation, including litigation under federal laws, such as Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the...
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Peter Rivas, Jones Walker Law Firm, Banking and Financial Services Attorney
Partner
Peter Rivas is a partner in the firm's Banking & Financial Services Practice Group. He counsels clients on a wide range of corporate and securities matters, including mergers and...
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Dionne M. Rousseau, Jones Walker, acquisitions transactions lawyer, public private companies attorney
Partner
Dionne Rousseau has served as the lead outside corporate and securities counsel for 12 public companies, and as boardroom lawyer for three of those companies. She has more than 25 years of...
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Associate
Graham Ryan is an associate in the firm's Business & Commercial Litigation Group. He joined the firm in 2011 after receiving both a juris doctor degree and a Diploma in Comparative Law...
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Partner
Rob Scheffy is a partner in and acting Practice Group Leader of the firm's Real Estate Practice Group and a member of the Energy Industry Team. He has an extensive commercial real estate...
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Thomas Shepherd, Gaming Attorney, IAGA President, 2014, Jones Walker Law FIrm
Partner
Tommy Shepherd is a partner in the firm’s Business and Commercial Transactions Practice Group. As an accomplished gaming attorney, he served as President of the International Association of...
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John J. Spidi, Jones Walker, corporate finance attorney, bank regulatory matters lawyer
Partner
John J. Spidi is a partner in the firm’s Banking & Financial Services Practice Group in the Washington, D.C. office. He concentrates in corporate, securities, and bank regulatory...
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Andy St. Romain, Jones Walker Law Firm, Real Estate Attorney
Partner
Andy St. Romain is a partner in the firm's Real Estate Practice Group and is a member of the Energy Industry Team. His practice involves a variety of commercial real estate transactions,...
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James Stewart, Jones Walker Law Firm, Banking and Finance Attorney
Partner
James C. Stewart is a partner in the firm’s Banking & Financial Services Practice Group in the Washington, D.C. office. He has extensive experience representing financial institutions...
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Justin Stone, Tax Controversies Attorney, Estate Planning Lawyer, Jones Walker, law firm
Associate
Justin Stone is an associate in the firm's Tax & Estates Practice Group and practices in the firm's New Orleans office. Mr. Stone's practice focuses on state and local tax controversies...
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Alex Trostorff, Jones Walker Law Firm, Corporate Transactions Attorney
Partner
Alex Trostorff is a partner in the firm's Tax & Estates Practice Group. His practice primarily encompasses transactional work for corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies...
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Richard Tyler, Jones Walker Law Firm, Business Litigation Attorney
Partner
Richard Tyler is a partner in the firm's New Orleans office and co-chair of its construction practice. He is a graduate of Georgetown University and the Georgetown University Law Center. Mr...
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Christopher Ulfers, Jones Walker Law Firm, Admiralty and Maritime Attorney
Associate
Christopher Ulfers is an associate in the firm's Admiralty & Maritime Practice Group and practices from the New Orleans office. Prior to joining Jones Walker, Mr. Ulfers externed for...
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Partner
Rae Vasquez is a partner in Jones Walker's Real Estate Practice Group. Her practice involves a variety of commercial transactions, including real estate; secured public finance; drafting...
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Michael Waters, Jones Walker,  partner, Banking and Financial Services Practice Group, corporate and securities law, financial institutions
Michael Waters is a partner in the firm's Banking & Financial Services Practice Group, and has practiced corporate and securities law, primarily in the financial institutions area, for...
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Partner
Trevor Wilson is a partner in the firm's Tax & Estates Practice Group. Mr. Wilson practices in the areas of federal income taxation, business formation, tax-exempt organizations,...
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Samuel H. Winston, Corporate Compliance Lawyer, White Collar Crime Attorney, Jones Walker Law Firm
Associate
Sam Winston is an associate on the Corporate Compliance & White Collar Defense team and represents companies and individuals in business crime and corporate compliance matters. His...
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Neal C. Wise, Jones Walker, Corporate Counsel Lawyer, financial institutions attorney
Associate
Neal Wise is an associate in the firm’s Banking & Financial Services and Business & Commercial Transactions Practice Groups. His practice focuses on the representation of financial...
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Hansford P. Wogan, Jones Walker, Admiralty Matter Attorney, Personal Injury Lawyer
Associate
Hansford (“Ford”) P. Wogan is an associate in the firm's Admiralty & Maritime Practice Group and practices from the New Orleans office. His practice is primarily litigation-oriented...
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