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Representative Matters

  • Representation of clients in appellate matters in federal and Louisiana state court.
  • Secured a dismissal on summary judgment of a $100 million claim against an investment consultant in federal court litigation.
  • Secured a dismissal on summary judgment of a claim against a law firm seeking a portion of an attorney's fee awarded in multi-district litigation.
  • Successfully represented a bank in litigating bad faith claims against an insurance company.
  • Successfully represented a bank in defending numerous cases filed by victims of an alleged Ponzi scheme operated by a third-party.
  • Representation of claimants seeking to recover investment losses or other damages in FINRA arbitration proceedings.
  • Representation of law firms in connection with both fee disputes and cases involving claims of legal malpractice or negligence.
  • Representation of a public housing agency and other entities and individuals in connection with public bid and construction disputes.
  • Representation of a major manufacturer of computer equipment in a breach of contract/unfair trade practices action where the plaintiff alleged in excess of $1 billion in damages plus punitive damages. Case filed in the Civil District Court for the Parish of Orleans, State of Louisiana.
  • Successfully defended a former CEO in bankruptcy court litigation with a public company debtor.
  • Has represented various creditors in bankruptcy adversary proceedings.

Professional & Civic Activities

Professional and Civic Activities

  • American Bar Association member.
  • Louisiana State Bar Association member.
  • New Orleans Bar Association member.

Honors & Awards

Honors & Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America 2021 and 2022.
  • Louisiana Super Lawyers 2020 - 2021.
    • Rising Star 2012 - 2018.
  • New Orleans Magazine "Top Lawyer" 2013 - 2020.

News & Events

Presentations

"2015 Recent Developments in Business and Corporate Litigation," American Bar Association Business Law Section Spring Meeting, April 16, 2015.

"Employment Issues and Non-compete Agreements," Louisiana Pest Management Association Summer Convention, June 18, 2014.

Publications

  • Co-Author, "Securities Arbitration Law," chapter in Recent Developments in Business and Corporate Litigation, published annually by the American Bar Association, 2015-2018.
  • "Unscheduled Debtor Assets:  A Risk to Purchasers in Good Faith?" American Bar Association Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law, RPTE eReport, June 15, 2010.
  • Arbitration: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, ABA Business Law Section, 2005 Spring Meeting.

Practice areas

Bar Admissions

  • United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Louisiana Federal and State Courts

Education

Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University, J.D., 2004

  • Order of the Coif
  • Associate, Louisiana Law Review

Louisiana State University, 2001

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