Lee Vail Joins Lafayette Square Conservancy Board of Directors

Kean Miller LLP is pleased to announce that R. Lee Vail has joined the Lafayette Square Conservancy (LSC) Board of Directors.  The Lafayette Square Conservancy is dedicated to revitalizing, maintaining and improving Lafayette Square.    Lafayette Square is New Orleans’ second-oldest park.
About LSC:
In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the park was largely unsafe for use due to debris and downed trees.  In addition, a combination of drought and decreased tree canopy caused further damage to the turf of the park.  The LSC was launched by a team of nearby residents, citizens, and downtown businesses who shared the goal of returning the park to its former glory and implementing a five-year plan to re-establish Lafayette Square as one of New Orleans’ premier destinations.  The LSC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit managed by an all-volunteer Board of Directors. The LSC works closely with the City's Department of Parks and Parkways and the Downtown Development District, and routinely hosts planting and clean-up days, as well as community events.
About Lee Vail:
Lee Vail is an associate attorney in the New Orleans office of Kean Miller.  He joined the firm in 2010 and practices in the environmental, intellectual property, patent, and corporate litigation groups.  He is a Registered Professional Engineer in Louisiana and Wisconsin.  Lee is also a registered Patent Attorney and is licensed to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. His patent practice includes the prosecution of patent applications, and patentability research and requirements.  Prior to joining Kean Miller, Lee served as Manager of Environmental Affairs for a worldwide oil and gas company.  Lee earned his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Louisiana State University in 1978.  He earned his M.S. in Petroleum Engineering from Tulane University in 1983 and his M.B.A. from the University of New Orleans in 1987. Lee earned his J.D., cum laude, in 2010 from the Loyola University New Orleans School of Law, where he was recognized as a Crowe Scholar.  He earned his Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from Tulane University in 1990.

About Kean Miller
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