(New Orleans, LA / March 28, 2014) Baker Donelson announces that Donna Fraiche has been named a recipient of the 2014 Esprit de Femme Award, an annual award given by the Louisiana State University's Women's Center.
Ms. Fraiche, a shareholder in the New Orleans and Baton Rouge offices of Baker Donelson, was among eight recipients of the award at the annual Esprit de Femme Awards Sunrise Celebration on March 27, 2014. This award was established in 2009 and serves as an acknowledgement of a person who has made exceptional efforts toward the advancement of women in Louisiana.
A member of the Firm's health law and public policy departments, Ms. Fraiche concentrates her practice in the general representation of health care organizations, companies and individuals in major regulatory, public policy and litigation efforts. She serves on Baker Donelson's nominating committee and is the past chair of the Firm's Women's Initiative. Ms. Fraiche was appointed the Honorary Consul-General of Japan for New Orleans in 2008 and was re-appointed in 2013. She is chair of the Louisiana Health Care Commission and was the first woman president of the American Health Lawyers Association. Listed in Best Lawyers in America since 1993, Ms. Fraiche is one of two Louisiana delegates to Vision 2020.
The Louisiana State University's Women's Center promotes the advancement of women's issues and gender equality and is involved in several signature programs and initiatives throughout the year including the Women's History Month Celebration.