Role Model

Lee C. Reid, Esq.

Litigation Practice Group Leader, Adams & Reese, LLP

Annually since 1986, YLC has selected a class of outstanding New Orleanians who serve as Role Models by actively contributing to the betterment of the Greater New Orleans region. These individuals are an inspiration to YLC’s young professional members and to the community at large.

Lee C. Reid serves as Litigation Practice Group Leader with Adams & Reese, LLP. He manages the firm’s practice across 19 offices in eight states and the District of Columbia.

Lee is considered to be one of the state’s most accomplished attorneys on charter school law, and has guided many Louisiana schools through the charter application process. He has drafted legislation and policy at the local and state level, represented schools on various study groups, and has assisted in the formation of charter school organizations.

As a past Board President of Young Leadership Council, Lee applied his extensive legal background to advancing progress for New Orleans’ public education and economic development.

Lee worked to bring to fruition one of the largest economic development projects in Louisiana: the Federal City Project. Serving as lead attorney and representing the New Orleans Federal Alliance, (NOFA), Lee worked with the State of Louisiana, City of New Orleans, the Algiers Development District, US Department of the Navy, and US Marine Corps to retain 1,900 Marine Force Reservists in New Orleans.

In 2003, Lee served as Special Assistant to the General Counsel for NASA during Columbia shuttle disaster investigation. In recognition for his service, Lee received an appointment to the Return to Flight Implementation Team and was awarded with NASA’s Astronaut’s Personal Achievement Award.

Lee was appointed by the mayor to the New Orleans Arts Council, where he currently serves. As former Board Chair of the New Orleans Public Library, Lee oversaw the construction and renovation of libraries after Hurricane Katrina. Lee also serves on the boards for Infinity Science Center and Café Reconcile.

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