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Baker Donelson Expands Bankruptcy Practice with Addition of Jan M. Hayden

(New Orleans, LA/October 27, 2011) Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC, is pleased to announce the addition of Jan M. Hayden to its New Orleans office.

Ms. Hayden, who joins as shareholder, concentrates her practice in the field of business reorganizations, workouts and bankruptcy. She has represented trustees, debtors-in-possession, creditors' committees and secured creditors in all types of cases and has been involved in most of Louisiana's largest business bankruptcies. Ms. Hayden has been recognized as a leading bankruptcy attorney by The Best Lawyers in America®, Chambers USA: America's Leading Business Lawyers and Louisiana Super Lawyers, where she has been listed as one of the top 10 lawyers in Louisiana since 2007. She was recently named by Best Lawyers as the 2012 New Orleans Bankruptcy Litigation Attorney of the Year, and was also the Best Lawyers 2010 New Orleans Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights Attorney of the Year.

A 1979 graduate of the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University, Ms. Hayden has served on the Local Bankruptcy Rules Committee and has served two terms as the Chairperson of the Consumer Protection, Lender Liability and Bankruptcy Section of the Louisiana State Bar Association. She is a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy and the Louisiana State Bar Foundation, is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, and has been named to the Louisiana State University Law Center Hall of Fame. Ms. Hayden, who serves as Treasurer of The Pro Bono Project, was recognized by the Louisiana State Bar Association with its Pro Bono Publico Award in 2009.

Ms. Hayden was previously with the firm of Heller, Draper, Patrick & Horn L.L.C.

"A widely recognized leader in the field of bankruptcy law, Jan brings a wealth of experience that expands the quality representation offered by Baker Donelson's multi-state bankruptcy practice," says Roy C. Cheatwood, managing shareholder of the Firm's Louisiana offices. "We're proud to welcome her as we continue to grow in Louisiana."

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