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8 Ranked Lawyers

About

Provided by Fishman Haygood LLP

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.

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Litigation: Securities - Louisiana
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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

"Fishman Haygood LLP is an excellent law firm."

Work highlights

Fishman Haygood LLP represented investor Victor Trahan in claims against his former financial adviser alleging a conspiracy to breach fiduciary duties owed to the investor.

Fishman Haygood LLP advised Endo Health Solutions in opioid litigation involving claims arising from the Louisiana Unfair Trade Practices Act.

Notable practitioners

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

Jason Burge practices in the areas of Securities Arbitration and Litigation, Lender Liability, Commercial Litigation, and Appellate Practice. He represents individual and institutional investors and borrowers in securities fraud and lender liability cases in state court, federal court and bankruptcy court, as well as FINRA arbitrations.  He also both prosecutes and defends class actions in the areas of lender liability and insurance.
"Jason is responsive, thorough in his work and communicates effectively to ensure a timely completion." "Jason is excellent." "I was very happy with the service I received from Jason."

Lance McCardle frequently represents investor clients and has experience in cases involving allegations of securities violations, fraud and breaches of fiduciary duty.
"Lance is excellent in his representation." "Lance has an extraordinary working knowledge of state and federal securities law, and superb technical skills."

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.

Lori Mince's broad practice encompasses product liability, First Amendment and contract disputes.
"Lori is highly knowledgeable about Louisiana law." "She is a highly regarded and very smart commercial litigator."

James Swanson regularly handles disputes involving allegations of fraud and breach of fiduciary duty as part of his wider litigation practice.
"James has a very strong presence in court hearings, with excellent presentation."

Ranked Lawyers at
Fishman Haygood LLP

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Litigation: General Commercial

Brent B Barriere
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Brent B Barriere
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James R Swanson
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James R Swanson
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Lori G Mince
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Lori G Mince
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Kerry J. Miller
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Kerry J. Miller
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Litigation: Mainly Plaintiffs

James R Swanson
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James R Swanson
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Lance McCardle
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Lance McCardle
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Litigation: Securities

James R Swanson
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James R Swanson
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Lance McCardle
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Lance McCardle
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