Jones Walker Bolsters Gulf Presence With Watkins Deal

Law360, New York (August 30, 2011, 4:25 PM EDT) -- Louisiana business law heavyweight Jones Walker Waechter Poitevent Carrere & Denegre LLP announced Tuesday that it would acquire Mississippi-based Watkins Ludlam Winter & Stennis PA, creating a 375-attorney firm with offices in six states and a strong presence across the Gulf Coast.

The firm, which will continue under the name Jones Walker and be led by managing partner William Hines, will pick up 67 new attorneys, a government relations specialist and Mississippi offices in Jackson, Gulfport and Olive Branch. The deal is expected to be completed...
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