New Orleans CityBusiness Announces Leaders in Law
Last week, New Orleans CityBusiness released its 2010 Leadership in Law Class recognizing Rachel Wisdom as a Leader in Law. Wisdom concentrates her practice in complex commercial litigation, class actions and employment law. She has served as Judge pro tempore for the First City Court of Orleans Parish on multiple occasions from 1999-2009.
Ms. Wisdom is an active member of the employment law committee of the American Bar Association Litigation Section, is a member of the executive council of the Louisiana State Bar Association Labor & Employment Section, and participated as an instructor for the National Institute of Trial Attorneys Gulf Coast Region Deposition Seminar from 2003-2006. From 2000-2005, she served as a board member and secretary of New Orleans Computer Access Program, a charitable organization that provided personal computers and training to disadvantaged New Orleans Public School first grade students and their parents. Since 2005, Ms. Wisdom has served as the Secretary to the Board of Directors of Advocates For Arts-Based Education, a nonprofit corporation that operates the Lusher Charter Schools in New Orleans. Since 2007, Ms. Wisdom has served as President of the board of directors of Rebuilding Our Community, Inc., a nonprofit organization working to assist with rebuilding efforts in New Orleans after Katrina, as well as on the Board of Advisors for Ozanam Inn, a shelter and service provider for the homeless. In 2008, Ms. Wisdom was named as a New Orleans CityBusiness Woman of the Year. Ms. Wisdom has been named to The Best Lawyers in America in the field of commercial litigation and Louisiana Super Lawyers in the field of business litigation.
Started in 2005, Leadership in Law recognizes 50 area legal professionals in four categories: firm associated, court associated, in-house counsel and educators.