January 24, 2014
Tulane Law School Dean David Meyer, Professor Joel Friedman and 19 Tulane Law graduates are among 50 Leadership in Law 2014 honorees chosen by New Orleans CityBusiness.
This is the 10th year that the CityBusiness editorial board has recognized outstanding members of the legal profession for their career and community achievements.
By virtue of being selected for the third time, two Tulanians have been named to the Leadership in Law Hall of Fame: Joe Bruno (L ’78) of Bruno & Bruno and Russ Herman (L ’66) of Herman, Herman & Katz.
Second-time honorees are Gibby Andry (L ’89) of Gibby Andry Law; Walter Becker (L ’82) of Chaffe McCall; and Michael Schneider (L ’83) of Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann.
Other Tulane alumni selected: Phil Antis (L ’04), Gordon Arata McCollam Duplantis & Eagan; Darryl Berger (L ’72), The Berger Company; David Bland (L ’79), LeBlanc Bland; Philip Brickman (L ’98), Fowler Rodriguez; Jaye Calhoun (L ’91), McGlinchey Stafford; Guy Curry (L ’92), Curry & Friend; Asher Friend (L ’03), Jones Walker; John Hainkel III (L ’87), Frilot; Kent Lambert (L ’93), Baker Donelson; Frank Lamothe III (L ’69),Lamothe Law Firm; Leon Rittenberg III (L ’92), Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer; Josh Rubenstein (L ’97), Scheurmann & Jones; John Sinnott (L ’95), Irwin Fritchie Urquhart & Moore; and Chris Teske (L ’00), Gieger, Laborde & Laperouse.
Friedman, a 37-year Tulane law faculty member, specializes in labor and employment discrimination law, advises the Tulane Law Review, directs the law school’s summer institute of Chinese Law and Business Transaction and is the point person on creating joint degree programs with several Chinese law schools.
Meyer, who joined Tulane in 2010, is a nationally recognized scholar in family and constitutional law. He clerked for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Byron White, served as legal advisor to the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal in The Hague and practiced law in Washington, D.C., and Chicago before going into academia.
The honorees are set to be recognized at a March 24 cocktail reception, 5-7:30 p.m. at the New Orleans Museum of Art.