Jim Letten, who was recently appointed to the Louisiana State Bar Association’s Disciplinary Board, has been invited to address and conduct a workshop with incoming Loyola University Law School students on Aug. 13, Louisiana State University Law School students on Aug. 16 and Tulane University Law School students on Aug. 19. He, along with a team of distinguished members of the Louisiana Bar, will engage with new 1L law students as part of a two-hour program, which will begin with addresses by a Louisiana Supreme Court justice.
As one of the group leaders, Jim will conduct breakout sessions with the students to explore ethics and professionalism issues through a series of hypothetical situations. Jim’s participation in incoming law student orientations at Loyola, Tulane and Louisiana State University Law Schools began more than two decades ago.
Jim’s practice areas include Foreign Corrupt Practice Act and other corporate compliance, internal and external investigations, white-collar and regulatory defense and commercial litigation. Prior to joining the firm, Jim was appointed United States Attorney by President George W. Bush in 2005 and continued in President Barack Obama’s administration. He was the longest-serving U.S. Attorney with more than 11 years of continuous service and one of only three U.S. Attorneys in the country appointed by successive presidents from different parties. Jim also served as organized crime chief from 1988 – 1994 and as first assistant U.S. Attorney for the eastern district of Louisiana from 1994 – 2001. He is also a retired Navy commander.