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Fishman Haygood LLP

Litigation

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What the team is known for

Strong litigation group noted for its versatile civil disputes practice. Expertise includes defending public companies against securities class actions, as well as bringing high-value recovery actions against broker-dealers and investment advisers. Further experience representing government bodies seeking recovery of taxes. Also noted for its significant First Amendment capabilities. Expert in working with clients from the construction, media and real estate sectors, among others. Offers first-class and extensive experience in the representation of plaintiffs.

Strengths

"They are very detail-oriented, good at listening and strategic," comments an interviewee, adding: "They stay on the details and are very focused."

One source says: "The firm has a deep bench and the people there are really smart and very nice, which is a great combination."

Another reports: "They have some really good lawyers - it's a strong firm."

Work highlights

Represented Knauf Gips, an international manufacturer of building products, in numerous product liability cases.

Notable practitioners

Brent Barriere is a highly regarded litigator who primarily focuses his practice on complex bankruptcy and securities disputes.
"He is phenomenal."

James Swanson regularly handles disputes involving allegations of fraud and breach of fiduciary duty as part of his wider litigation practice.
"He is a terrific strategist." "A strong, thoughtful and tenacious trial lawyer."

Kerry Miller 's practice covers breach of contract, unfair trade, product liability and personal injury matters. He possesses experience representing clients in state and federal litigation, as well as multidistrict disputes.
"He is very professional and accomplished."

Lance McCardle frequently represents investor clients and has experience in cases involving allegations of securities violations, fraud and breaches of fiduciary duty.
"He is meticulous." "Everything he does is very intentional and very professional."

Lori Mince 's broad practice encompasses product liability, First Amendment and contract disputes.
"She is highly knowledgeable about the litigation business, not just in terms of being booksmart but also in terms of having a great instinct for the practical application of the law."

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Overview

The litigators at Fishman Haygood represent clients in a number of areas, including securities arbitration, complex commercial litigation, media law, construction, land use, arbitration, executive employment, environmental litigation, and contract disputes. 

In addition to being known as the "go-to" firm in Louisiana for first amendment and media work, we handle high stakes commercial litigation, often including issues of unfair trade practices, fiduciary breaches and bad faith business conduct, . We also have a concentration in property litigation, including environmental remediation and land loss issues. And we are involved in a number of international arbitrations, investor-state disputes, and cross-border commercial disputes.

Litigation Department

Fishman Haygood LLP

firm
Department location

201 St Charles Avenue

Suite 4600

New Orleans

Louisiana

USA

LA 70170-4600

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Louisiana

Litigation: General Commercial


Brent B Barriere
Band 1
James R Swanson
Band 1
Kerry J. Miller
Band 3
Lori G Mince
Band 1

Litigation: Securities


James R Swanson
Band 1
Lance McCardle
Band 2