Phelps Dunbar LLP

Litigation Department

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What the team is known for Continues to represent major corporations and municipal bodies in civil and criminal disputes, including large-scale class actions. Acts for plaintiffs and defendants in matters such as construction defect and toxic tort claims, as well as offering significant expertise in securities litigation. Also handles sensitive white-collar criminal cases. Maintains offices in New Orleans and Baton Rouge.

Work highlights Successfully defended Bloomin' Brands against a lawsuit brought against it by Mr. Mudbug for breach of contract after refusing to pay an invoice for food which had been rejected by Bloomin' Brands on the basis of poor quality.

Notable practitioners

Christopher Ralston centers his practice on the handling of commercial disputes arising across a range of sectors. His areas of expertise include trade secret, breach of contract and unfair trade matters.

David Patron frequently represents clients active in the oil and gas, retail and pharmaceutical sectors. His wide-ranging practice includes advising on trade secret, unfair trade, discrimination and antitrust disputes.

Harry Rosenberg enjoys an enviable reputation in the market for his adept handling of complex white-collar cases and commercial disputes. Clients report: "He has a very good courtroom presence and is a very strategic thinker."

Lindsay Calhoun regularly assists on an array of commercial disputes, including litigation involving breach of contract, trade secret misappropriation, unfair competition and false advertising allegations.