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McGlinchey Attorney Amanda Stout Selected for Leadership Baton Rouge Class of 2023Read Time: 2 mins
McGlinchey Stafford is pleased to announce that attorney Amanda S. Stout has been selected for the 2023 Leadership Baton Rouge professional development program.
“Amanda is an exceptional lawyer and is deeply committed to service leadership in our community,” said Zelma M. Frederick, Managing Member of McGlinchey’s Baton Rouge office. “As an alumna of the program, I can attest to its benefits, both for participants and for our community. We are excited for the knowledge that Amanda will bring back to McGlinchey through collaboration with Leadership Baton Rouge.”
Founded in 1985 by the Baton Rouge Area Chamber, the nine-month leadership program identifies and trains high-achieving individuals, equips them with practical information concerning community issues and assets, helps to establish a communication network among the existing and emerging leaders of the community, and challenges those leaders to increase their involvement in community affairs.
“I am thrilled to be selected for this year’s class of Leadership Baton Rouge, a program with a great reputation for leadership training, career development, and improving community outcomes,” said Amanda. “I look forward to gaining more insight into the challenges and opportunities facing our community and to connecting with other dynamic leaders who also are committed to accelerating economic opportunity for everyone in the Baton Rouge area.”
A versatile litigator in McGlinchey’s Baton Rouge office, Amanda supports the firm’s clients from various industries. She maintains a diverse commercial litigation practice defending clients in consumer financial services and employment cases, as well as commercial lease and contract disputes, and others. She also chairs the firm’s Pro Bono Committee.
A leader locally, Amanda has served on the board of directors of Capital Area United Way since 2012. She has held leadership roles including Community Impact Cabinet Chair, Secretary, Chair-Elect and, most recently, Chair. In July 2022, she was honored with the CAUW’s Chairman’s Award in recognition of her service to the organization. She is also very active with First United Methodist Church.
Amanda was recognized with the “Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year” and the “Outstanding Service Project of the Year” honors by the Louisiana State Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division in 2012. She has been named among The Best Lawyers in America® for employee benefits (ERISA) law and labor law on behalf of management. She has also held numerous positions within local and state bar associations. Amanda earned her J.D. from Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center and received her bachelor’s degree from Louisiana State University.
Since 1985, Leadership Baton Rouge has graduated more than 1,400 business and professional leaders. McGlinchey is proud to have five graduates of the program among its ranks: Zelma M. Frederick (2017), Mary Terrell Joseph, J-P Perrault (2002), Kristi Richard (2015), and Michael H. Rubin.