McGlinchey Stafford PLLC is pleased to announce Camille Bryant and Hillary Barnett Lambert, Associates in the firm’s New Orleans office, have been appointed to leadership roles within the Association for Women Attorneys (AWA).
Lambert was elected President for 2017 and Bryant was appointed as Programs Committee Chairperson at the AWA’s January 19 meeting. Both will serve one-year terms in their respective roles. Lambert previously served as AWA’s Vice President, and both attorneys have previously co-chaired the AWA’s annual Food & Funds Challenge, a fundraiser for Second Harvest Food Bank.
“I am proud of the work our attorneys do as active members of the legal and business communities in New Orleans. Camille and Hillary, through their involvement in AWA, represent McGlinchey Stafford’s commitment to women’s initiatives and advancement in the legal profession,” said Rudy Aguilar, Managing Member of McGlinchey Stafford.
“We are fortunate to have Camille and Hillary as leaders within AWA and the New Orleans legal community,” said Ashley Liuzza, outgoing AWA President. “I am confident they will help us continue to make a positive impact in New Orleans through our membership events and community-focused programs.”
Bryant defends and counsels clients in employment discrimination matters for both union and non-union workforces, assisting with matters involving collective bargaining, grievance handling, working within the framework of a union contract, and other general legal counsel. Bryant has also defended manufacturers of heavy equipment, automobiles, and other consumer products in products liability matters, and has experience in medical malpractice defense. She received her J.D. from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law in 2013 and her B.S. from Southern University and A&M College in 2010.
Lambert advises clients in connection with revolving and term loan facilities, construction loans, letter of credit facilities, and restructurings. She also represents community development districts and economic development districts in connection with real estate development and infrastructure finance and advises institutional investors in the municipal finance area. Lambert received her J.D. from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law and her M.B.A. from Loyola University New Orleans in 2012. She received her B.S., cum laude, from Tulane University in 2008.
AWA is a nonprofit professional association whose membership includes both women and men and represents every sector of the legal community. AWA aims to foster the exchange of information among its members, to encourage and facilitate the participation of women in economic and social decision-making in the community, and to advance the interests and improve the status of women in the legal profession and in society.