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Nancy Scott Degan Elected to American Law Institute

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Nancy Scott Degan, office managing shareholder of Baker Donelson's New Orleans office, has been elected to the American Law Institute (ALI).

The ALI is the leading independent organization in the United States, which produces scholarly work in order to clarify, modernize and improve the law. Members of the organization, who include lawyers, judges and academics, have the opportunity to influence the development of the law in both existing and emerging areas, to give back to the profession to which they are dedicated, and to contribute to the public good. The ALI elects individuals who reflect the excellence and diversity of today's legal profession and who have demonstrated an interest in improving the law. Ms. Degan is one of 58 newly elected members of the ALI and is the only Louisiana representative in the 2017 new member class.

Ms. Degan is a member of Baker Donelson's Business Litigation Group and recently served on the Firm's Board of Directors. She has extensive experience helping businesses and business people resolve disputes through negotiations, trials, appeals and alternative disputes resolution. Ms. Degan served as chair of the 60,000-member American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Litigation from 2014 – 2015 and currently chairs the ABA Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary, which reviews qualifications for presidential nominations to the federal bench. A frequent author and speaker on substantive and procedural topics, trial practice and leadership skills, Ms. Degan has been recognized as a leading lawyer by several national publications, including Chambers USA, Benchmark Litigation and The Best Lawyers in America.

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