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Managing Partner: William H Hines
Number of partners: 232 Number of other lawyers: 107

Firm Overview:
Jones Walker LLP is among the 120 largest law firms in the United States. With offices in Alabama, Arizona, the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, New York, and Texas, the firm serves local, regional, and international business interests.

Industries:
Banking & Financial Services; Construction; Energy, Environmental & Natural Resources; Gaming; Healthcare; Hospitality; Industrial, Petrochemical & Advanced Manufacturing; and Maritime.

Practices:
Alternative Dispute Resolution; Antitrust & Trade Regulation; Aviation; Banking & Financial Services Practice; Bankruptcy, Restructuring & Creditors'-Debtors' Rights; Commodities & Logistics; Construction Practice; Corporate; Corporate Compliance & White Collar Defense; Disaster Preparedness & Recovery; Economic Development; Energy & Natural Resources Practice; Entertainment Law; Environmental & Toxic Torts; Finance; Gaming Practice; Government Contracts; Government Relations & Legislative Advocacy; Healthcare Practice; Intellectual Property; International; Labor & Employment; Latin America; Litigation; Maritime Practice; Mergers & Acquisitions; Privacy & Data Security; Private Equity; Project Development & Finance; Public Finance; Real Estate; Securities; Tax; and Telecommunications & Utilities.

International Work:
Jones Walker has handled international transactions on five continents, with a concentration in Latin America, Europe, and Asia. The firm's attorneys provide clients with seamless and efficient service by working closely with correspondent and affiliate counsel in foreign countries. This network enables the firm to devise complex, multi-faceted solutions in a cross-border environment, while assuring consistent delivery of legal services worldwide.

Jones Walker has particular experience in the area of counseling financial services businesses, including insurers, banks, mutual funds, and producers. The firm has advised multinational insurance company clients on company formation; foreign regulatory issues with respect to variable life, annuity, and health insurance products; foreign laws governing authorization, licensing, marketing practices, agents, and brokers; bancassurance; and the drafting and interpretation of insurance policies. It has also advised foreign governments in connection with insurance and pension reform legislation.

The firm has handled international construction projects, cross-border mergers and acquisitions, and international joint ventures, and have successfully closed project financings related to large international infrastructure projects, including major development projects, joint ventures, investments and/or asset acquisitions, service agreements, and engineering, procurement, and construction contracts throughout the world.

Through its relationship with an international metals and mining company and its subsidiaries, the firm has gained extensive experience representing US-based companies operating in foreign countries. This unique partnering relationship involves the handling of virtually all of the client's international business matters, providing representation with respect to all major acquisitions, joint venture arrangements, privatization transactions, product sales agreements, drilling and earthworks projects, offshore and onshore engineering, procurement, construction, and maintenance contracts, strategic alliance agreements relative to the outsourcing of facility operations, transportation agreements, and other operating agreements relative to international mining and smelting operations.

In the international tax area, we regularly structure overseas operations in connection with cross-border mergers and acquisitions to minimize foreign tax liabilities and overall worldwide tax rates, including the use of hybrid financing techniques and foreign entities.

Jones Walker has significant experience in handling international maritime and commercial litigation and arbitration matters. The firm regularly represents clients in UNCITRAL and ICC arbitrations, and have overseen litigation filed with foreign tribunals. It represents both domestic and foreign clients before US tribunals in international matters.

In connection with international corporate compliance matters, through its corporate compliance practice, Jones Walker regularly advises clients with respect to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the Foreign Assets Control Regulations administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), the USA Patriot Act, the Homeland Security Act, US anti-boycott legislation, and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. Jones Walker also advises international clients on the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS), US bilateral investment treaties with foreign countries, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), and the Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA).

The firm's attorneys have lived and studied around the world and bring a unique cultural perspective to the practice. Moreover, they are conscious of the differences between civil and common law systems, and have written and spoken extensively on the subject. Members of this practice are fluent in Spanish, French, and German, and routinely handle complex matters using their foreign language skills.

Jones Walker’s membership in Lex Mundi, the world’s leading network of independent law firms, provides it with a global reach that extends far beyond the firm’s US footprint to more than 100 countries around the world.

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This firm is also ranked in:

Global 2021 High Net Worth 2020

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Trends and Developments

Construction Law 2021 in USA

Authors: Neal Sweeney, Chad Theriot, Tiffany Raush, William Underwood

Law and Practice

Construction Law 2021 in USA

Authors: Neal Sweeney, Chad Theriot, Chris Cazenave, Bill Shaughnessy

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Alabama

Banking & Finance
Band 3
Healthcare
Band 2
Georgia

Construction
Band 2
Louisiana

Banking & Finance
Band 1
Bankruptcy/Restructuring
Band 1
Corporate/M&A
Band 1

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Alabama

Banking & Finance: Mainly Regulatory


Michael Waters
Band 1
Robert Carothers
Band 2

Bankruptcy/Restructuring


C. Ellis Brazeal, III
Band 4

Corporate/Commercial


Beau Grenier
Band 2

Healthcare


William W. Horton
Band 1

Top Ranked Lawyers

Senior Statespeople
George J. Fowler, IIITransportation: Shipping/Maritime: Litigation (outside New York)
Band 1
Michael WatersBanking & Finance: Mainly Regulatory
R Patrick VanceBankruptcy/Restructuring
Neal SweeneyConstruction
Neal SweeneyConstruction
Craig LandrumCorporate/Commercial: Banking & Finance
Aileen S ThomasCorporate/Commercial: Municipal Finance
Curtis R HearnCorporate/M&A
Jonathan A HunterEnergy & Natural Resources: Oil & Gas
Robert E HoldenEnvironment
J Kelly DuncanGaming & Licensing
Thomas B Shepherd IIIGaming & Licensing
Sidney LewisLabor & Employment
Edward R ShohatLitigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
Mark CunninghamLitigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
Michael MagnerLitigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations
Pauline HardinLitigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations

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Alabama, Birmingham
Alabama, Mobile
Florida
Georgia
Louisiana, Baton Rouge
Louisiana, Lafayette

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Head Office

201 St Charles Avenue

New Orleans

Louisiana

USA

LA 70170-5100

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