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6 Ranked Lawyers

About

Provided by Jones Walker LLP

Jones Walker LLP litigators provide litigation counsel, advice, and support to many of the world's largest corporations, as well as to prominent local and regional companies. We are experienced in a wide variety of substantive areas, including:

  • Antitrust and trade regulation
  • Banking
  • Bankruptcy
  • Construction
  • Contracts
  • Environmental and toxic torts
  • Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA)
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual property
  • Labor and employment
  • Oil and gas
  • Products liability
  • Professional liability
  • Public utility regulation
  • Securities
  • Transportation
  • White collar crime


Our group handles disputes in many types of forums. In addition to appearing in state and federal courts in Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, Florida, and throughout the country, we represent clients before a variety of state and federal agencies.

We are experienced with alternative dispute resolution (ADR). We have appeared in proceedings under the auspices of the American Arbitration Association, National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD), and the International Chamber of Commerce, as well as under the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules of 1976. Jones Walker has qualified mediators, National Association of Securities Dealers Regulation (NASDR) arbitrators, and others experienced in resolving disputes outside of the courts.

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Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations - Louisiana
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What the team is known for

Regional powerhouse that provides comprehensive expertise across an extensive range of civil and criminal disputes. A full-service firm that provides excellent litigation experience across the construction, bankruptcy, environment and energy areas. Adept at handling various white-collar matters, including cases involving antitrust and RICO violations, fraud and bribery. Regularly defends against big-ticket class actions involving matters such as product liability and securities issues. Recommended for its experience in alternative dispute resolution proceedings and its impressive national coverage. Represents clients, from leading corporations to local entities, in both state and federal courts.

Strengths

"It has a very deep bench of very good lawyers."

Work highlights

Jones Walker LLP advised Robert Calloway, along with several other officers of the failed First NBC Bank, against allegations of conspiring to defraud First NBC Bank by disguising the true financial status of certain borrowers and their troubled loans, among other claims.

Jones Walker LLP advised Dynamic Industries on a claim for insurance coverage resulting from alleged damage to a submarine cable located off the shore of Saudi Arabia.

Notable practitioners

Robert Bieck offers a wealth of experience representing banks, brokers and other corporate clients in securities litigation.

Mark Cunningham is a highly-experienced trial and appellate lawyer with notable expertise in white-collar criminal defense matters. He acts for clients in antitrust and IP disputes, among others.

Covert Geary's practice covers product liability, professional liability and personal injury matters. He also offers experience handling litigation arising out of the energy and insurance sectors.

Pauline Hardin offers longstanding experience defending clients in an array of white-collar matters, as well as conducting sensitive internal investigations.
"Pauline is a down-to-earth lawyer who is great with clients."

Michael Magner draws on over three decades of litigation experience to handle fraud, money laundering and trade secret disputes for his clients.

Richard Schroeder focuses his practice primarily on corporate legal compliance programs, internal investigations, and government enforcement proceedings. He co-leads the Corporate Compliance and White Collar Defense team.

Patrick Vance frequently acts for clients in a range of commercial disputes and offers noted expertise in bankruptcy and employment cases. He handles matters across a variety of sectors, including financial services, telecommunications and healthcare.

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Litigation: General Commercial

R Patrick Vance
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R Patrick Vance
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Covert J Geary
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Covert J Geary
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Litigation: Securities

Robert Bieck
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Robert Bieck
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Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations

Mark Cunningham
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Mark Cunningham
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Michael Magner
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Michael Magner
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Pauline Hardin
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Pauline Hardin
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