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Practice Areas

Practice concentrates on complex commercial litigation in trial and appellate courts in Louisiana and federal court systems. Has served as lead counsel in national and state class actions, multidistrict litigation, regulatory actions, antitrust, RICO, securities fraud, shareholder disputes, corporate disputes, technology, patent and intellectual property, products liability, contract claims, rights of first refusal, recovery of expenses under joint operating agreements, gas balancing cases, fraud, misrepresentation and other business torts. Defended a major utility against antitrust class action claims regarding rates and represented it before the Louisiana Public Service Commission and the New Orleans City Council.

Career

•American College of Trial Lawyers - Fellow

•International Society of Barristers

•Louisiana Bar Foundation - Fellow

•New Orleans Magazine "Top Lawyers" - Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial

Litigation; Energy Law (2013, 2014, 2018, and 2019)

•Best Lawyers in America - Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation, Energy

Law; Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants (Since 2001); Lawyer of the Year in New

Orleans, Energy Law (2015)

•Chambers USA - Litigation: General Commercial (Since 2004)

•Louisiana Super Lawyers - Class Action; Mass Torts (Since 2007); Rated among top 50

lawyers in Louisiana (2009, 2011, 2013-2017); Rated among top 50 lawyers in New

Orleans (2018)