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Aaron D. Brooks (’88), Director of Ethics Investigation Division, Louisiana Ethics Administration
Campaign Finance, Personal Financial Disclosure, and Governmental Ethics

Aaron Brooks serves as the lead attorney on major ethics violation lawsuits and is the manager supervisor of an eight person investigative task force handling approximately 200 cases annually. Prior to joining the Louisiana Ethics Administration in 2009, Mr. Brooks was an Assistant District Attorney for 21 years for the Louisiana 19th Judicial District.


Stacie Diblieux (’04), Louisiana Department of Justice
Complex Litigation and Antitrust

Stacie is a 2004 graduate of the LSU Law Center and holds a degree in economics from LSU.  After beginning her legal career in private practice on the defense side, Stacie joined the Louisiana Department of Justice.  She has been handling plaintiff side complex litigation on behalf of the state for the past 13 years and works alongside other state attorneys general, the US DOJ and FTC, as well as private firms engaged in complex litigation. Stacie’s cases of note have included litigation and investigations related to the Katrina insurance claims, Katrina canal breaches, BP oil spill, Apple ebooks antitrust conspiracy, Toyota unintended acceleration claims, Volkswagen diesel emissions fraud claims, and numerous cases against pharmaceutical companies.  Stacie’s pharmaceutical cases include the national generic drug price-fixing litigation and the state’s litigation related to the national opioid crisis against the opioid drug manufacturers, which she leads.  Stacie is also a frequent continuing education speaker and has mentored law clerks within the Louisiana DOJ for 12 years. She is the section chief of the Department’s Complex Litigation Unit.


Jamie Flowers—Assistant US Attorney, MDLA
Prosecuting and Defending Federal Criminal Trials

Jamie A. Flowers is an Assistant US Attorney for the Middle District of Louisiana.  Prior to joining the DOJ in 2014, Mr. Flowers was a member of the JAG Corps where he served in a number of capacities, including serving as a Legal Assistance attorney and Senior Trial Counsel.  He has also served as a trial attorney with the US Office of Homeland Security.  At the DOJ, Mar. Flowers practice involves prosecuting violations of federal criminal law in the Middle District of Louisiana focusing primarily on organized and violent crime, drug trafficking, human trafficking, child exploitation, and civil rights offenses. He has also been cross-designated to the Civil Division for the purpose of representing the United States in its Affirmative Civil Enforcement actions, namely filing civil lawsuits on behalf of the United States to recover government money lost to fraud.

Mr. Flowers is a graduate of Hampton University and the Mercer University College of Law.  He has served as a Trial Advocacy instructor at LSU since 2017.


Gregory D. Frost (’81), Partner, Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, LLP
Hot Topics in Healthcare Regulation

Gregory D. Frost, a partner in the Baton Rouge office, practices exclusively in the area of healthcare. He concentrates his legal practice primarily on the representation of not-for-profit, for-profit and governmental hospitals, and has extensive experience assisting home health agencies, physicians and other types of healthcare providers. Mr. Frost is experienced in Medicaid supplemental reimbursement, complex commercial transactions involving the merger and acquisition of healthcare providers, provider contractual and operational issues, licensure, fraud and abuse, and other regulatory matters. He has wide experience dealing with HIPAA and health information issues, and was one of the first attorneys in the country to be Certified in Healthcare Privacy by the American Health Information Management Association.  Mr. Frost was vice president of Legal and Governmental Affairs of the Louisiana Hospital Association for over eight years. He has lectured at Louisiana State University, Tulane University, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Southern University, and the College of St. Francis. He regularly speaks before trade and professional organizations and legal audiences. Mr. Frost served on the adjunct faculty of the College of St. Francis and was the organizer of the HIPAA Privacy WorkGroups and the annual Louisiana HIPAA and EHR Conference. In addition to numerous articles on health law issues, he is the editor of Louisiana Health Information Law Manual, which is currently in its eleventh edition and used as a textbook at ULL.


Theresa Gallion (’82), Member, Cornell Smith LLC
Social Movements, Social Change and the Legal Profession

Theresa M. Gallion is a Theresa Gallion is a partner in the Tampa office of Fisher & Phillips, LLP and the founding partner of the Tampa and Orlando offices. During her 30 years of practice as a labor and employment attorney, she has represented clients in a wide variety of industries, with particular emphasis on colleges and universities, hospitality, health care, telecommunications, and retail.  She is one of the firm’s most experienced trial lawyers, having successfully tried over 40 jury trials in employment cases. Theresa specializes in complex and collective actions. In addition, a substantial portion of her practice is devoted to management training on such topics as equal employment opportunity, diversity, and management skills. Theresa is “AV” Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and has been recognized as a Florida Super Lawyer since 2007. She has also been listed in Chambers USA, America’s Leading Business Lawyers since 2004 and in The Best Lawyers in America since 2006.  Theresa earned both her B.S. and J.D. from LSU.


Karleen J. Green—Partner, Phelps Dunbar


Walter Green, Partner, Phelps Dunbar
Prosecuting and Defending Federal Criminal Trials

Walt Green practice focuses on white collar criminal defense and governmental investigations, litigation and cybersecurity law.  Until 2017, he served as the United States Attorney for the Middle District of Louisiana. On March 13, 2014, President Barack Obama nominated Mr. Green for the position of United States Attorney for the Middle District of Louisiana. The U.S. Senate unanimously confirmed Mr. Green’s nomination on May 1, 2014, and he was sworn in on June 2, 2014.  Mr. Green earned his B.A. from Louisiana State University and his J.D. from Tulane Law School. He served on active duty in the United States Marine Corps from 1993 to 1997. Afterwards, he joined the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Las Vegas, Nevada, as an Assistant United States Attorney. In 2000, he returned to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to serve as an Assistant United States Attorney. His prior duties as an Assistant United States Attorney include Weapons of Mass Destruction Coordinator, Anti-Terrorism Task Force Coordinator, Anti-Terrorism Advisory Committee Coordinator, Deputy Criminal Chief, and First Assistant United States Attorney. Additionally, he served as the Acting U.S. Attorney from July 1, 2013 to June 2, 2014.  In addition to his duties as U.S. Attorney, Mr. Green served as the Executive Director of the National Center for Disaster Fraud (“NCDF”), formerly the Hurricane Katrina Fraud Command Center, located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The NCDF is the central point for the receipt and processing of disaster fraud-related complaints nationwide. Mr. Green continues to serve in the United States Marine Corps Reserve as the Officer-in-Charge of the Environmental Services Division, Marine Forces Reserve, and currently holds the rank of Colonel.


Emily Black Grey (’00), Partner, Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, LLP
Hot Topics in Healthcare Regulation

Emily is the Section Manager of the firm’s healthcare section, one of the largest in Louisiana. She represents healthcare providers in a wide range of issues including routine operational matters, regulatory compliance, fraud and abuse, licensing, provider enrollment, contracting, joint ventures, and healthcare transactions including hospital/physician integration. Emily’s clients range from Fortune 500 companies to individual healthcare professionals and include hospitals and health systems, surgery centers, pharmacies, physicians and their practices, healthcare management and consulting companies, and other healthcare providers. As stated by Chambers USA, “Emily’s [clients] praise her ‘positive attitude and orientation towards results and resolution.’ She is noted for her handling of transactional regulatory matters and offers noted experience in licensing.”
Emily advises her clients on healthcare matters such as Stark and anti-kickback laws, EMTALA, HCQIA, state licensing regulations, Conditions of Participation, and other similar requirements. She assists providers who are seeking a new license, revising an existing license or buying or selling a facility. Additionally, she represents providers under scrutiny from licensing and certification agencies and before their state licensing boards. She also represents providers in collection suits and in recoupment actions initiated by payors.  Emily has held leadership positions with the American Health Lawyers Association, the American Bar Association, the Louisiana State Bar Association’s Health Law Section, the Louisiana Law Institute, and the Baton Rouge Bar Association. She is a frequent speaker and author on healthcare issues for the Louisiana Hospital Association and the American Health Lawyer’s Association.


Frank Holthaus (’75), Principal, Holthaus Law
Prosecuting and Defending Federal Criminal Trials

Frank Holthaus is the principal shareholder of Holthaus Law. He has over forty years of trial experience. Graduating LSU Law Center in 1975, Mr. Holthaus clerked for Louisiana Supreme Court Justice Johan A. Dixon, Jr. before establishing his practice in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Mr. Holthaus is the past president of the Baton Rouge Bar Association, past president of the Criminal Law Section of the Louisiana State Bar Association. He is board certified in criminal law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Mr. Holthaus been named a Louisiana Super Lawyer every year since 2008 and is a member of the Top 50 Lawyers in Louisiana. He is a member of the adjunct faculty at the Louisiana State University Law School.


Katherine King (’81), Partner, Kean Miller
Energy/Administrative

Katherine King is a partner in the Baton Rouge office of Kean Miller. She joined the firm in 1989. Katherine has more than 25 years of experience before the Louisiana Public Service Commission (LPSC) with a focus on the regulation of Louisiana’s electric, telecommunications and pipeline industries. She has provided project development and electric regulatory advice with respect to a number of generation projects. Katherine has been heavily involved in advising generator clients with respect to generation project structures that satisfy client needs while complying with both Federal energy regulatory law and LPSC requirements. She also advises major industrial companies with respect to power supply contracts, federal and state electric regulatory compliance, and self-generation and she represents these clients before the LPSC in electric regulatory proceedings. Katherine serves as counsel to the Louisiana Energy Users Group (LEUG), an intervention group whose members are major industrial companies, and represents electric generators and project developers in regulatory proceedings before the LPSC, and in individual contract negotiations and project development.  She is listed in The Best Lawyers in America (2012-2020 – Administrative / Regulatory Law, Communications Law, and Energy Law), Chambers USA (Energy & Natural Resources: Utilities, 2018 and 2019), Louisiana Super Lawyers (2007-2009 and 2011-2014), and Baton Rouge Business Report’s Influential Women In Business 2005. Katherine was named a Baton Rouge Lawyer of the Year in Energy Law by Best Lawyers 2019.

Katherine earned her J.D. from the LSU Law Center in 1981. She served as a law clerk to the Hon. Elven E. Ponder of the First Circuit Court of Appeal of Louisiana from 1981 to 1984 and to the Hon. John V. Parker, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Louisiana, from 1984 to 1986. She earned her B.S. from Louisiana State University in 1976.


Catherine Maraist (‘98)  Partner, Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, L.L.P.
Prosecuting and Defending Federal Criminal Trials

In September 2017, Catherine Maraist entered private practice after a distinguished career with the Department of Justice where she was the Civil Chief in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Louisiana, a position she  held since 2011. Prior to assuming the role of Civil Chief, she served as the Appellate Chief for the office and also prosecuted all types of cases as a criminal Assistant United States Attorney from 2003-2012. As a member of the Middle District of Louisiana’s Health Care Strike Force, she prosecuted criminal health care fraud cases working along with federal agents from the FBI, the HHS, and the IRS. She currently works with these agencies and others in investigating and prosecuting civil fraud cases brought pursuant to the federal False Claims Act, and in defending the United States’ interests in other civil cases brought in the district. Prior to joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office, she worked as a Trial Attorney from 1999-2002 at the Aviation and Admiralty Section of the Department of Justice’s Torts Branch in Washington D.C. under the Attorney General’s Honor Program, and as a law clerk to the Honorable Henry A. Politz, Chief Judge of the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. She received her J.D. in 1998 from LSU Law School, where she was the Articles Editor of the Louisiana Law Review and a member of Order of the Coif. Ms. Maraist has taught at various CLE programs on criminal, civil, and appellate subjects, and has taught regularly at the LSU Law School’s Trial Advocacy Program since 2002. She is the co-author of several legal texts and casebooks involving civil matters.


Quentin Messer, President & CEO of New Orleans Business Alliance
Strategies in Economic Development & Legal Practice Business Development

As the leader of the accredited economic development organization (AEDO) focused on growing the Orleans Parish economy, Quentin leads initiatives and programs related to making New Orleans the most attractive city of its size for financial and human capital investment. He has overall responsibility for executing NOLABA’s ProsperityNOLA strategy, which is the five year strategic plan for New Orleans’ economic growth developed in 2013. Currently, NOLABA is integrating the talent development and place-making programmatic work of The Network for Economic Opportunity into its historical business attraction, retention and marketing activities.  Immediately before joining NOLABA, Quentin was the Assistant Secretary for Louisiana Economic Development, (LED) the state department of economic development. In addition to his memberships on the Board of Directors of the New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau, Audubon Nature Institute, City Park Improvement Association, University of New Orleans Research and Technology Foundation, New Orleans Workforce Development Board and Lusher Public Charter School, Quentin is a member of the Board of Trustees of Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University (f/k/a Our Lady of the Lake College), and the Board of Directors of the Research Park Corporation (Baton Rouge, LA).


Michael Monahan—Principal of Astrolabe, LLC
Video Game Law

Michael Monahan is the principal of Astrolabe, LLC where he focuses on “soft IP law” — e.g., trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets – and other issues arising from technology and consumer-facing content.  For over 20 years, he has helped businesses large and small with the establishment, development and protection of intellectual property assets.  His sub-specialty is the law of video games, including MMOs, and the intellectual property concerns and other special legal and business issues that arise in that space. Mr. Monahan is a 1995 graduate of Georgetown University ad a 1998 graduate of the LSU Law Center. At LSU, he was a member of the Law Review and graduated Order of the Coif.  After receiving his law degree, Mr. Monahan was an associate at McGlinchey Stafford and Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein McAlister & Hilbert.  In 2006, Mr. Monahan moved to Chicago and joined Pattishall, McAuliffe, Newbury, Hilliard & Geraldson where he became a partner prior to founding Astrolabe.  Mr. Monahan has lectured extensively on intellectual property and videogame issues and teaches a seminar in videogame law at the Chicago Kent School of Law.


Darrel Papillion (’94), Partner, Walters, Papillion, Thomas, Cullens, LLC
Managing the Personal Injury Case

A veteran Louisiana trial lawyer, Mr. Papillion handles complicated  wrongful death and serious personal injury cases.  His practice focuses on all areas of personal injury and wrongful death law including products liability, automobile accidents, premises liability, sexual abuse litigation, and industrial accidents.  Mr. Papillion has served as an adjunct law professor at LSU Law for nearly 10 years.  He served as President of the Louisiana State Bar Association for 2016-2017.


Harry J. (“Skip”) Philips, Jr., (‘83), Partner, Taylor, Porter, Brooks and Philips, L.L.P.
Strategic Thinking for Lawyers

Harry J. “Skip” Philips, Jr., currently serves as the Firm’s Managing Partner and is a member of the Firm’s Executive Committee.  His primary practice areas include state and federal civil trial and appellate litigation, including banking, commercial, insurance, personal injury, insurance coverage, and products liability cases.  His practice also includes corporate law, in which he serves as counsel to non-profit organizations.  He received his Juris Doctor from Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center in 1983, where he was the editor- in- chief of the Louisiana Law Review and elected to Order of the Coif. He received a Bachelor of Science from L.S.U. in 1972, where he was a distinguished military graduate in the Army ROTC program. He is admitted to practice in all Louisiana state courts, the three federal district courts in Louisiana, the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Supreme Court of the United States. Mr. Philips is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and he is a fellow of Litigation Counsel of America.  He received his B.S. and J.D. degrees from LSU.


Marta-Ann Schnabel,  Shareholder, O’Bryon & Schnabel, PLC
Serving the Public and the Profession

In over thirty five years as a litigator, she has handled a wide range of cases including business disputes, professional malpractice defense, construction litigation, employment matters and insurance issues. She is a cum laude graduate of Loyola University of New Orleans College of Law, where she was a member of Law Review. In addition to her law practice, Ms. Schnabel is a member of the Patterson Mediation Group and has trained at Pepperdine University’s Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution.  She served as Editor of the Louisiana Bar Journal from 2001-2003. When she was sworn into office on June 9, 2006, Ms. Schnabel became the first woman to serve as President of the Louisiana State Bar Association. She was honored to receive the LSBA’s President’s Award on four separate occasions–in 1998, 2004, 2010, and 2014. Ms. Schnabel is also a past President of the New Orleans Bar Association and the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel.  The Chief Justice appointed her to the Louisiana Supreme Court’s Judicial Campaign Oversight Committee in 2007, and in 2014 she became the Committee’s Chairperson. In May of 2010, she was honored as the recipient of the David A. Hamilton Lifetime Achievement Award for her work as an advocate for Access to Justice. As part of her commitment to public service, Ms. Schnabel also heads the Board of the non-profit Louisiana Civil Justice Center, an organization she helped to found in the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. She is also the Chair of the newly formed Louisiana Access To Justice Commission. In 2014, she was honored to receive the Calogero Justice Award from the Louisiana Bar Foundation, and in 2015 she was named a “Woman of the Year” by New Orleans City Business.  Ms. Schnabel is currently the Louisiana Representative to DRI, and she is the Vice Chair of the DRI Law Practice Management Committee. She was recently appointed to the Center for Law and Public Policy and participated as an author and editor of the DRI Law Practice Management Handbook, which was published in 2014. She is a frequent lecturer on a variety of legal issues, including mediation and arbitration, law practice management, ethics, and professionalism.


Kathleen E. Simon—Member, O’Bryon & Schnabel, PLC
Serving the Public and the Profession

Kathleen E. Simon joined O’Bryon & Schnabel in October of 2015 and brings to the firm almost 30 years of experience in litigation practice in the areas of personal injury, casualty, and insurance coverage defense, including arson and fraud claims; pre-suit evaluations, negotiations, medical fraud and prescription drug issues. Her knowledge of the Louisiana attorney discipline system and ethics issues is also extensive. Her career began with the firm of Simon & Rees first as an associate and then a partner when the firm became Simon Rees & Simon. Upon retirement of senior partner, E. Kelleher Simon in March of 2002, Kathleen joined the firm of Porteous, Hainkel & Johnson. Once again, she rose through the ranks at PH&J and became a partner in the Covington office. With the litigation boom post-Katrina, Kathleen’s practice expanded to include complex litigation and bad faith claims.  Kathleen is a member of numerous Bar organizations and is currently involved in the Covington and Louisiana Bar Associations and St. Tammany Inns of Court. For more than 12 years she has served as a hearing officer for the Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board, and she is now the chairman of one of the hearing committees. She has been active with the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel and serves on its Board of directors. She served as a faculty member and mentor as chair of the LADC Trial Academy, a three day CLE program for young defense lawyers. Participants “learn by doing” and go through the phases of trial from opening statement through closing argument including direct and cross examination of witnesses including experts, for over 15 years.

Kathleen is a graduate of Tulane University and Loyola University School of Law.


Chris Tyson—Professor, LSU Law Center
Business Development

Chris Tyson is a Professor of Law at the LSU Law Center.  Mr. Tyson Professor Tyson joined the Law Center faculty in 2010 as an Assistant Professor. He teaches and writes in the areas of property, real estate development, local government law and urban land use and development.  Professor Tyson earned his B.A. in Architecture, with honors, from Howard University; a Masters of Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School and a J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center. While at Georgetown, Professor Tyson served as articles editor of the Georgetown Journal of Gender and the Law and received the Dean’s Certificate of Recognition of Special and Outstanding Service to the Law Center Community.  Prior to earning his law degree, Professor Tyson worked in management consulting and in the Washington, DC office of United States Senator Mary L. Landrieu. After earning his law degree, Professor Tyson worked as an associate in the Real Estate Practice at the law firm Jones Walker, LLP in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He has been honored as one of the Baton Rouge Business Report’s 2010 Top Forty Under 40, the National Bar Association’s Top 40 Lawyers Under 40 for 2011 and the New Leaders Council’s 2011 Top 40 Under 40. He is also a recipient of the National Bar Association and Impact’s 2011 Excellence in Activism award.  Professor Tyson was the 2015 Democratic candidate for Louisiana Secretary of State.

Professor Tyson is currently on leave from LSU while he serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer at Build Baton Rouge.  The mission of Build Baton Rouge is bringing people and resources together to promote equitable investment, Innovative development, and thriving communities across all of Baton Rouge. Build Baton Rouge also administers the city’s more than $5 million HUD community development funds entitlement.


Michael S. Walsh (‘83), Of Counsel, Taylor, Porter, Brooks and Philips, L.L.P.
Strategic Thinking for Lawyers

With 30 years’ experience representing individual and corporate clients in complex criminal and civil litigation and enforcement cases throughout the country, Mr. Walsh’s experience spans a variety of grand jury and trial matters, involving public corruption, antitrust, healthcare, False Claims Act, Lacey Act Violations and environmental matters. Mr. Walsh’s experience includes federal and state trials, with primary trial responsibility in more than 100 cases including commercial and 1983 Federal Civil Rights cases. Mr. Walsh received his Juris Doctor from Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center in 1983. He received a Bachelor of Science from L.S.U. in 1979. In addition to be admitted to the bar in Louisiana, he is also admitted to practice in the State of Texas. Mr. Walsh is the past Chair of the Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board having and is an adjunct professor of law at Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center, where he teaches a course on Professional Responsibility and Ethics. He is a frequent lecturer on ethics, professionalism and litigation skills having done so in the states of Louisiana, Florida, California, Texas and Mississippi. He is the current Chair of the Louisiana State Bar Association’s Criminal Law Section having been elected by the section’s members to serve in that role. Prior to attending LSU, Mr. Walsh served in the United States Army as a Military Policeman having graduated from the United States Military Police School.


Edward J. Walters, Jr. (‘75), Partner, Walters, Papillion, Thomas, Cullens, L. L. C.
Managing the Personal Injury Case

Edward J. Walters, Jr., a partner in the Baton Rouge law firm of Walters, Papillion, Thomas, Cullens, received his B.S. from LSU in 1969 and his J.D. from the LSU Law Center in 1975.  He has practiced for over 39 years representing plaintiffs in personal injury cases. He is Board Certified in Civil Trial Advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. He is an Adjunct professor of law at the LSU Law Center where he and Mike Patterson jointly teach a trial skills course entitled “Advanced Trial and Evidence Seminar.” He is a frequent lecturer and writer on litigation, evidence, ethics and professionalism topics and has been the editor of the Baton Rouge Bar Association‘s monthly magazine Around the Bar for 30 years.


Honorable Erin Wilder-Doomes (’99) Magistrate Judge, Middle District of Louisiana
Exploring the Role of the Magistrate

Hon. Erin Wilder Doomes was appointed as a Magistrate Judge for the Middle District Court of Louisiana on January 6, 2016.  Judge Doomes earned her B.S. from Iowan in 1995 and her J.D. from the LSU Law Center in 1999.  Wilder-Doomes was previously a member of the Baton Rouge law firm of Stewart Robbins & Brown, where she specialized in civil litigation. She was formerly a commercial litigation counsel with the Baton Rouge office of Phelps Dunbar.


Randy Young—Partner, Kean Miller
Energy/Administrative

Randy Young is a partner in the Baton Rouge office of Kean Miller. He joined the firm in 1992 and practices in the areas of energy, telecommunications, utility regulation, pilotage regulation, and also in environmental litigation. Randy has 25 years of experience in electric utility regulation and environmental law.  He has represented industrial manufacturing, refining, and related companies before the Louisiana Public Service Commission (LPSC) and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). He has represented independent generation companies and power marketers in matters before the LPSC and has represented a telecommunications company in multi-state regulatory complaint proceedings. Randy has also represented industry associations in matters before the Louisiana Pilotage Commission. Randy has extensive experience in complex toxic tort litigation, class action proceedings and settlements, insurance claims litigation, and he has represented clients in connection with environmental remediation and Superfund/CERCLA issues and litigation.  Randy is an AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell, and was elected to The Best Lawyers in America (Woodward White, Inc) in 2007-2020 by his peers. He was named by Best Lawyers as a Baton Rouge Lawyer of the Year in Administrative/Regulatory Law for 2018. Randy is also listed among the top energy & natural resources lawyers in the State of Louisiana by Chambers USA in 2011 – 2019.

Randy earned his B.S. in 1983 from the University of Southwestern Louisiana where he received Outstanding Graduate honors. He earned his J.D. in 1992 from the LSU Law Center where he was a member of the Order of the Coif, Academic Hall of Fame, Phi Kappa Phi, and recipient of the Jules F. Landry Scholarship Award for 1991 – 1992. He also attended the summer law program at Universite’ d’Aix Marseille III in Aix en Provence, France.