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Provided by Kelly Brechtel Becker

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Appellate

Business Litigation

Energy Litigation

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Kelly Becker is a litigator whose appellate practice regularly includes cases before the Louisiana courts of appeal, the Louisiana Supreme Court, and the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal. Her practice focuses on complex litigation, including environmental, energy, and commercial matters. Based on her experience, Kelly is frequently retained to write amicus briefs on behalf of businesses and trade organizations in matters of industry-wide significance. Kelly is certified by the Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization as an Appellate Practice Specialist. She is one of only thirteen lawyers in the state of Louisiana with this designation.

Kelly is regularly engaged to assess the viability of appeal and often participates at the trial stage of a case as an appellate strategist. Kelly also handles strategic motion practice at the trial court level. Currently, Kelly manages legal strategy and briefing for several oil and gas industry clients in the Louisiana coastal land loss docket.

Kelly is the co-chair of Liskow's Energy Litigation Practice Group and chair of the Appellate Practice Group. Kelly is involved with various industry organizations and is a member of several appellate committees. She is regularly recognized for her appellate practice by The Best Lawyers in America and the New Orleans Magazine.

Professional Memberships

The Foundation For Natural Resources and Energy Law, Member

Louisiana Oil & Gas Association, Member

Louisiana State Law Institute Council Member

Louisiana State Law Institute, Code of Civil Procedure Committee

Louisiana State Bar Association – Member, Appellate Section

New Orleans Bar Association, 2019, 2020, 2021 Board of Directors

New Orleans Bar Association, Chairperson of Appellate Practice Subcommittee Co-Chair

Liskow & Lewis, Member of the Firm’s Board of Directors

New Orleans Bar Association, 2014 – Chair, Oil and Gas Subcommittee

Louisiana State Bar Association

American Bar Association - Appellate Committee

Federal Bar Association

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Energy & Natural Resources: Oil & Gas - Louisiana
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Band 3

Kelly Brechtel Becker advises clients on a range of environmental and energy-related disputes. She is noted for her expertise in appellate cases and is cochair of the firm's energy litigation group.
"She is strong in the appellate space."

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