Five graduates of the University of New Orleans have earned spots in the 2016 class of “Leadership in Law,” recognized for their past accomplishments and continuing potential.
Alumni honored include
Jim Letten (’76), Lynn Luker (’78), David Salley (’85), Scott Schneider (’94)
and Christopher Couch (’97).
Letten, now senior counsel for Butler Snow LLP, was at one time the longest serving U.S. attorney nationwide. He helped to develop an experiential learning program at his law school alma mater, Tulane University.
studied psychology at UNO prior to receiving her law degree, also from Tulane.
With several additional advanced degrees and a partnership on her resume early
on, she ran her own law firm until tapped as Judge Pro Tempore for Civil
District Court by the Louisiana Supreme Court.
founded his firm just before Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and kept the practice
afloat, with now over twice the number of staffers. He serves in a mentorship
role to young attorneys, modeling professionalism.
focuses on higher education law at the law firm of Fisher and Philips, with
expertise in sexual misconduct concerns. He also served as Tulane’s in-house
counsel, helping both administrators and students.
grown his New Orleans-based firm of Couch Conville & Blitt into a
multistate operation, specializing in creditor/consumer relations and
collections compliance law. His firm performs regular fundraising and charity
events, most recently assisting flood victims in several parishes. Additionally,
Couch is a three-time class participant.
The "Leadership in Law" program is in its 12th year. All five alumni are regarded by the New Orleans City Business’s Leadership in Law publication as “local professionals who have
distinguished themselves within the legal industry as well as the larger