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Dermot S. McGlinchey Lifetime Achievement Award Presented to Gayle and Tom Benson

/EIN News/ -- NEW ORLEANS, March 15, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- McGlinchey Stafford will be recognized as part of the 2018 Tulane Alumni Awards with the presentation of the Dermot McGlinchey Lifetime Achievement Award. 

McGlinchey Stafford has been a major player in the New Orleans legal market for more than 40 years. The firm’s attorneys remain committed to numerous professional, civic, and charitable endeavors in the city, with a focus on community modeled after that of the late Dermot S. McGlinchey, who co-founded the firm in New Orleans in 1974. 

Mr. McGlinchey was a leading lawyer of his generation and noted civic activist, and received his undergraduate and law degrees from Tulane. He balanced his 35-year legal career with substantial commitments to professional, civic, and charitable endeavors in New Orleans, and received numerous accolades for his leadership within the legal profession and the greater community.

One of seven Tulane Alumni Association awards bestowed upon members of the Tulane community each year, the Dermot McGlinchey Lifetime Achievement Award was established in 1996 and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated service, volunteer involvement, and commitment to Tulane and their hometown communities.

Gayle and Tom Benson will receive the award from Tulane University and the Tulane Alumni Association on Saturday, March 24 at the 45th Tulane University Alumni Awards Gala, to be held at The National WWII Museum in New Orleans. The Bensons are known for their philanthropic efforts and ownership of the New Orleans Saints and New Orleans Pelicans.

Past recipients and a list of award criteria can be found on the Tulane Alumni Association website.

McGlinchey Stafford is a full-service law firm providing innovative legal counsel to business clients nationwide. Guiding clients wherever business and law intersect, McGlinchey Stafford’s 180 attorneys are based in 14 offices in Alabama, California, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, New York, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas, and Washington, DC. To learn more about McGlinchey Stafford, visit

Contact: Katherine McCoy Rivera, Communications & Public Relations Manager | (504) 596-2829 | 


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