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2017 Ihlenfeld Lecture - Fall

A First-Hand Account of the New Orleans Monuments Litigation: Adam Swensek

WVU Law Ihlenfeld Lecture - photo of Adam Swensek

Adam Swensek is the chief deputy city attorney for the City of New Orleans. 

He oversees the appellate division of the City of New Orleans and serves as lead trial counsel in many of the City’s highest-profile civil disputes.

From 2015-17, he successfully argued the city’s case in both the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Louisiana Supreme Court for removing four Confederate monuments.  

Swensek’s practice areas include administrative law, zoning and land use, historic preservation, public contracting, civil rights, tax, and constitutional law. Before entering public service, he practiced as a commercial litigator at a leading New Orleans law firm. 

Swensek earned his JD from Tulane Law School.

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