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Jan M. Hayden Named Chair of The Pro Bono Project of New Orleans

(New Orleans, LA / August 1, 2013) Jan M. Hayden has been named Chair of the Board of Directors for the Pro Bono Project of New Orleans and will serve an 18-month term, concluding in December 2014.

A shareholder in the New Orleans office of Baker Donelson, Ms. Hayden is a member of the Firm's Financial Institutions Group. Her practice is concentrated on assisting clients with reorganizations under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code, and she has represented creditors and debtors in mass tort bankruptcies. A graduate of the Paul M. Hebert Law Center of Louisiana State University, Ms. Hayden has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America® since 1993 and recognized as one of the top ten lawyers in Louisiana by Louisiana Super Lawyers since 2007. She is a fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy, and is also listed in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business. Ms. Hayden was named the 2011 "Woman of the Year in Restructuring" by the International Women's Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation for her contributions to the restructuring and insolvency community.

Ms. Hayden is also active in the New Orleans community, serving as Chair for the Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana. In 2012, New Orleans City Business named Ms. Hayden to the "Women of the Year" list for her professional accomplishments and involvement in the local community.

The Pro Bono Project of New Orleans is non-profit organization dedicated to providing free, quality civil legal services to the underserved. By engaging volunteer attorneys to render pro bono services, The Pro Bono Project serves clients in Orleans, Jefferson, St. Bernard, St. Tammany and Washington parishes. For more information, visit The Project's website.

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