NEWS & EVENTS
On August 19, 2014, a judge in the 19th Judicial District Court granted a preliminary injunction against Governor Bobby Jindal and several state agencies and officers, enjoining their actions to prevent the use of assessments in Louisiana public schools aligned with Common Core State Standards, a set of content standards adopted by more than 40 states.read more
Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver is pleased to announce that Judy Y. Barrasso, Celeste Coco-Ewing, George C. Freeman, III, John W. Joyce, Stephen H. Kupperman, H. Minor Pipes, III, Thomas A. Roberts, Richard E. Sarver, and Steven W. Usdin have been selected for inclusion in the 2015 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.read more
Aug 07, 2014
Coco-Ewing and Berger to Serve as Adjunct Professors of Trial Advocacy at Tulane Law School
Partners Celeste Coco-Ewing and Jamie L. Berger will serve as adjunct professors of Trial Advocacy at Tulane Law School in the spring semester.read more
Jul 17, 2014
Firm Wins Summary Judgment for CGL Insurer
On July 16, 2014, the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed summary judgment for the firm’s client, a CGL insurer, finding that the policies’ professional liability exclusions precluded any duty to defend the insured architecture firm...READ MORE ...read more
Jul 02, 2014
Victory in the U.S. Fifth Circuit
In October 2011, the Firm successfully defended a broker-dealer, Morgan Keegan & Co., Inc., in an auction-rate case brought by individual investors. The case was one of the first of its kind to be tried in the country. Plaintiffs appealed to the U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit and the case was argued in September 2012. On July 1, 2014, the Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court’s judgment. READ MORE ...read more
Jun 06, 2014
Judy Barrasso Awarded “Best in Litigation” and Firm Awarded “Best in US South” at the 2014 Euromoney LMG Women in Business Law Awards
The firm is honored to have been chosen among so many great firms in our region, and we are very proud of Judy and her accomplishments.read more
Jun 04, 2014
"Legal Corner: Legal Protection for Your App"
By: Michael Balascio and Michelle Rutherford
One of the most important steps any company can take is to protect its assets. Intellectual property assets, such as applications, are no different from any other asset and deserve equal protection. This article discusses the three main types of protection that might be available for your app.
The firm has been named by Chambers USA as top tier among commercial litigation firms in Louisiana. The Firm has earned this distinction every year since 2004. Inread more
Apr 28, 2014
The firm wins summary judgment for Merrill Lynch
We recently represented Merrill Lynch and one of its financial advisors in an action for detrimental reliance and negligence in Louisiana state court.read more
The firm is proud to announce that Jamie L. Berger was recently selected for New Orleans CityBusiness' "Ones to Watch: Law Firms".read more
By: Michael Balascio, Jimmy Michaels and Michelle Rutherford
After deciding to launch a new venture, one of the first questions fledgling entrepreneurs are faced with involves choosing a business form for their new entity. Generally speaking, there is no one correct choice of entity that is proper for all new ventures; instead, founders must consider the pros and cons of each type of entity, along with their own backgrounds, level of funding, and appetites for risk, when deciding how to organize their new venture.
Partners Judy Barrasso and Stephen H. Kupperman presented at the New Orleans Bar Association’s Bench Bar Conference at the Beau Rivage Resort in Biloxi, Mississippiread more
George Freeman served as a panelist at the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) Compliance & Legal Society Annual Seminar held March 30th – April 2nd in Orlando, Florida. George’s panel focused on “Arbitration: The Way We Were & The Way We Are Now.”read more
WHEN EXPERIENCE MATTERS...
Barrasso Usdin's lawyers have decades of experience litigating complex civil cases throughout the country.
Our experiences include all types of commercial disputes, class actions, environmental, product liability, and insurance bad faith and coverage cases, and securities arbitrations, litigation and regulatory matters.
We have represented clients in virtually every type of complex civil case. Our lawyers have received an array of professional awards, and have been recognized by their peers as outstanding litigators.
As Chambers USA declared in awarding the firm the highest rank in the state for commercial litigation, "[t]his consistently excellent boutique fields a number of state-leading litigators, and is well equipped to handle the largest and most complicated litigation cases in the state and throughout the region."