NEW ORLEANS, March 14, 2016 – Butler Snow is proud to announce two attorneys have been named to the 2016 CityBusiness Leadership in Law list. Jim Letten and Victor J. Franckiewicz, Jr. will be recognized at a reception on May 16 at The New Orleans Museum of Art.
Leadership in Law recognizes metropolitan area legal professionals in four categories: firm associated, court associated, in-house counsel and educators. Honorees were selected based on their pacesetting professional leadership, community involvement and achievements.
“We congratulate Jim and Vic on this honor,” said Don Clark, Jr., chairman of Butler Snow. “Both Jim and Vic’s civic contributions and accomplishments showcase their desire to maintain a superior level of involvement within the community. They are both very deserving of this title.”
Letten’s practice areas include investigations and white collar crime, appellate and written advocacy and civil rights in the energy industry. He is a member of the Federal Bar Association and the Louisiana Bar Association. He serves as co-chair of the American Bar Association’s computer crime, intellectual property and trade secrets sub-committee. He is vice-chair of the New Orleans Metropolitan Crime Commission board, a board member of the New Orleans Police and Justice Foundation and Crimestoppers New Orleans and an advisory board member of Court Watch New Orleans. He is a retired Navy commander and Naval Criminal Investigative Service agent.
Letten is currently serving as an assistant dean of experiential learning at the Tulane University Law School. He received a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of New Orleans and Juris Doctor from Tulane University School of Law. Prior to joining the firm, he served continuously as the longest serving United States Attorney in the nation with over 11 years of continuous service.
Franckiewicz’s practice areas include zoning and land use, real estate development and finance, administrative law, environmental counseling, environmental litigation, and economic development. Franckiewicz previously served in the Mississippi Senate and as mayor of Bay St. Louis, Miss. He also led a 15-member legal team restructuring the Regional Transit Authority in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina. Franckiewicz is a member of the American Bar Association, Louisiana Bar Association and the Mississippi Bar Association. He received both his bachelor’s of science degree in urban studies and his master’s of city planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Franckiewicz received his Juris Doctor from Loyola University. He serves on the adjunct faculty of the Tulane University School of Architecture.