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Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver, L.L.C.

Litigation

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What the team is known for

Dominant litigation boutique fielding an elite team able to handle a broad range of disputes, including insurance, product liability and securities cases. Frequently called on to handle bad faith cases. Also offers significant expertise in financial regulations, including defending against enforcement proceedings. Sector expertise covers chemicals, energy and pharmaceuticals. Also has a sizable client base of major insurance companies.

Strengths

"It's a very good team with a strong bench," reports one interviewee.

Another says: "Barrasso is known for their trial skills and I wholeheartedly endorse them. They don't stand on formalities, they just want to get the job done."

Work highlights

Represented Hilcorp Energy Company and its affiliates in a number of legacy disputes across South Louisiana concerning alleged environmental damage by historical oil and gas exploration activities.

Notable practitioners

Celeste Coco-Ewing handles litigation for clients active in the healthcare, insurance, and oil and gas sectors, among others. She offers particular expertise handling product liability and toxic tort cases.
"She is incredibly organized, makes everything seem seamless, has a very nice demeanor and presents very well to both juries and judges." "She is an excellent trial lawyer in her own right and she excels in bringing together all the elements and winning the case.”

Craig Isenberg is recognized for his vast experience representing clients in high-stakes trials. His commercial litigation practice includes product liability claims and toxic tort disputes.
"He is very professional, smart and easy to work with. He is aggressive when he needs to be and isn't when he doesn't need to be."

George Freeman boasts an excellent reputation among peers for his litigation practice and is regularly sought out by clients for his expert handling of securities cases.
"An excellent lawyer." "He's a formidable litigator and he does a very good job; when I'm against him I remember how miserable it is to be his opponent."

Jamie Berger is highly regarded for her securities litigation practice. She regularly represents clients before the SEC and FINRA, and is adept at handling regulatory investigations.

Judy Barrasso routinely handles personal injury, breach of contract and product liability disputes and has significant expertise representing insurance companies.
"She is one of the finest lawyers in the state." "She presents the problem early in the process and gives you advice on how to solve it and doesn’t let it drag out."

Richard Sarver enjoys an excellent reputation for his product liability practice and has noteworthy experience in cases arising in the pharmaceutical industry.
"When you're in the foxhole you want Rick beside you." "He has an innate ability to cut through a lot of litigation and come up with the key points that he needs to present to the judge or jury."

Stephen Kupperman has a wide-ranging commercial litigation practice and offers particular expertise in contract disputes and security matters.
"He is a very technically skilled litigator."

Steven Usdin possesses a highly regarded litigation practice that regularly sees him handle a variety of commercial disputes for clients in the oil and gas, utilities and pharmaceutical sectors.
"He is smooth, very well regarded and capable."

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Overview

Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver, L.L.C., is a litigation law firm located in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Firm has experience litigating complex civil cases throughout the country, including all types of commercial disputes, class actions, environmental cases, product liability and toxic tort cases, intellectual property cases, insurance bad faith and coverage cases, and securities arbitrations, litigation, and regulatory matters.


Clients

Allied World Insurance Co.

Allstate

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Blanchard & Co.

Chubb

CITGO Petroleum Corp.

Eaton Corp.

Hilcorp

Homesite

Johnson & Johnson

Liberty Mutual

Monsanto

Morgan Stanley

Owens Corning

Praxair

Raymond James

UBS Financial Services

Wells Fargo

Industries

Energy & Utilities

Financial Institutions

Health Care & Life Sciences

Industrials & Manufacturing

Insurance

Mining and Oil & Gas

Litigation Department

Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver, L.L.C.

firm
Department location

909 Poydras Street

24th Floor Suite 2350

New Orleans

Louisiana

USA

LA 70112

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Louisiana

Litigation: General Commercial


Celeste Coco-Ewing
Band 3
Craig Isenberg
Band 3
Judy Y Barrasso
Band 1
Richard E Sarver
Band 1
Stephen H Kupperman
Band 1
Steven W Usdin
Band 1