Jones Walker Elects 4 New Partners

NEW ORLEANS — Jones Walker LLP has elected four new partners and re-elected Lauren Mastio and Chad Theriot to its board of directors for four-year terms. The firm also elected Andy Lee to its board of directors for a one-year term.

“We are proud to welcome our newly elected partners, who bring a wealth of diverse experience and share our commitment to growth and high-quality client service,” said Jones Walker Managing Partner Bill Hines. “I am also pleased to continue working with Lauren and Chad on the firm’s board of directors and welcome Andy’s leadership and perspective in this role.”

Jones Walker’s newest partners include former special counsel attorneys Alfred Rufty and Mallory Wynne as well as former associates Thomas Kimball and Jane White.

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Mastio is a partner in the Litigation Practice Group in the New Orleans office and a re-elected member of the board of directors. She advises and represents renewable energy and oil and gas industry clients on a wide variety of matters and also has an active construction law practice, where she counsels owners, contractors, and subcontractors in construction litigation and a range of commercial disputes. She is active in the New Orleans community, most notably as a member and past board president of the New Orleans Hispanic Heritage Foundation and as a board member and past president of the March of Dimes Louisiana State Market and New Orleans Market, respectively.

Lee is a partner in the Litigation Practice Group in the New Orleans office, head of the firm’s privacy and data security team, and co-leader of the Technology Law Industry Team. He maintains a national appellate and trial practice focused on business and commercial disputes. He also advises clients in the areas of data privacy and cybersecurity resilience and recovery and is regularly called on to lead legal and incident response teams in response to cybersecurity incidents. He is a founding board member of the Ellis Marsalis Center for Music in the 9th Ward and has served as a director of several other area nonprofit boards, including New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity and the Bureau of Governmental Research.

Rufty is a member of the maritime litigation, arbitration and dispute resolution team in the New Orleans office. For three decades, he has represented vessel owners and operators, offshore service companies, marine insurers, shipyards, cargo owners, and other industry players. His clients include domestic and foreign companies with interests and operations throughout the Gulf Coast, in Mexico and beyond.

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Wynne is a member of the Corporate Practice Group and the commercial transactions team in the New Orleans office. She provides transactional counsel to clients operating across multiple industries, including representing clients in markets that are closely tied to the economy of the Gulf Coast, such as maritime, energy, oil and gas, construction, shipping, petrochemical, and manufacturing. She serves on the Anti-Defamation League’s South-Central Region executive board and is also a member of the Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association.

Kimball is a member of the Corporate Practice Group in the New Orleans office. He represents public and private company clients in a number of industries, including healthcare, construction, energy, transportation, telecommunications, and hospitality, on matters involving state and federal securities law, general corporate law, corporate governance, and mergers and acquisitions.

White is a member of the Corporate Practice Group in the New Orleans office. She assists clients on a variety of commercial transactions matters, including drafting and negotiating commercial contracts. Her experience also includes assisting clients with aircraft purchases, sales and leases.

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One of the biggest law firms in the nation, Jones Walker has offices in Alabama, Arizona, the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, New York and Texas. It serves local, regional, national and international business interests. 

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