McGlinchey News Release
Andrew Albritton and Tiyanna Lords Selected for State Bar Leadership ClassRead Time: 2 mins
McGlinchey is pleased to announce that Andrew M. Albritton and Tiyanna Lords (New Orleans) have been selected as two of 20 young lawyers from across the state for the Leadership Louisiana State Bar Association (LSBA) 2023-2024 class.
“Andrew and Tiyanna are wonderful attorneys who are on their way to having successful careers in the law and as leaders in our community,” said Mag Bickford, Managing Member of McGlinchey’s New Orleans office. “We at McGlinchey are very proud to call them our colleagues and members of the McGlinchey Family. We congratulate them on this well-deserved recognition of their talents.”
The Leadership LSBA program offers exposure for young lawyers regarding how the LSBA operates and the important issues facing the Association and the legal industry. The program originated in 2002 as a result of the efforts of then-LSBA President Larry Feldman, a McGlinchey Member who retired in 2021. Farren Lorraine Davis was a member of the LSBA 2021-2022 Class.
Andrew represents the firm’s clients in a wide variety of matters. Whether advising management on labor and employment best practices and policies, or defending clients’ interests when employment litigation or government investigations arise, Andrew is skilled at developing a rapport with and understanding of his clients that equips him to get the results they seek. Andrew serves as Chair of McGlinchey PRIDE, the firm’s resource group for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and ally attorneys.
Earlier this year, Andrew was selected as a finalist for the LSBA Young Lawyers’ Hon. Michelle Pitard Wynne Professionalism Award, which recognizes the high standards of professionalism in the legal community. He graduated cum laude from Tulane University Law School in 2021 and received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Louisiana Lafayette in 2017.
In her practice, Tiyanna helps financial institutions remain compliant and competitive, given the intricate regulatory framework in which they operate. A gifted researcher, Tiyanna represents banks, sales finance companies, mortgage companies, FinTechs, and online lenders with issues ranging from fifty-state surveys of compliance requirements to vendor contracting, payment systems, privacy, and data security. She also advises on matters related to consumer loan documentation, e-commerce and digital lending, underwriting, and licensing, and tracks legislation to keep her clients apprised of trending legal topics.
A passion for supporting businesses in their success drove Tiyanna to earn a joint J.D./M.B.A. from Loyola University in 2020 and a bachelor’s degree from Loyola University in 2017. Tiyanna has published articles for the American Bar Association focused on the changing legal environment and how these laws have impacted her clients’ business models over time.
This spring, Tiyanna and Andrew participated in the Bar and Grille law firm cooking competition and fundraiser hosted by the Young Lawyers Section (YLS) of the New Orleans Bar Association, which supports the Veteran Justice Fellowship. McGlinchey swept the competition, earning top brass in six categories, including commitment to the theme, execution of the concept, and delicious food.