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I act as general counsel to two national credit data exchanges, one in the consumer space, and one in the small business space.


I am an active member in the ABA's Antitrust, Business, Healthcare and Litigation Sections. 


Practice areas


  1. Health Care: 30%
    27 years
  2. Antitrust: 30%
    37 years
  3. Commercial Real Estate: 20%
    37 years
  4. Corporate: 10%
    22 years
  5. Appeals: 10%
    37 years

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Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz

201 St. Charles Avenue
Suite 3600
New Orleans, LA, 70170


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200707/16/2016
LAEligible to practice law198807/08/2016
ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law197805/11/2016
HILimited license to appear with local counselUnknown10/07/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
FellowLitigation Counsel of America2009
SuperlawyerSuper Lawyers2007
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2005
Phi Beta KappaNorthwestern University1974
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AssociateSidley & Austin1978 - 1988
Association namePosition nameDuration
Louisiana State Bar Association, Lawyers' Assistance ProgramChairman, Executive Committee2012 - Present
American Bar FoundationFellow2011 - Present
American Health Lawyers AssociationMember2011 - Present
State Bar of TexasMember2007 - Present
Dallas Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Federal Bar AssociationMember1988 - Present
Louisiana State Bar AssociationMember1988 - Present
New Orleans Bar AssociationMember1988 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1978 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationMember1978 - Present
Louisiana Lawyers Assistance ProgramVice-Chair2010 - 2012
Northwestern University Club - Dallas/Ft. WorthPresident2009 - 2010
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
WaterCraft Mangement LLC v. Mercury Marine, 457 F.3d 484 (5th Cir. 2006)Affirmance of favorable verdict
Surgical Care Center v. Hosp. Serv. Dist. No. I, 171 F.2d 231 (5th Cir. 1999) (en banc)En banc reversal of dismissal
Turner v. Purina Mills, Inc., 989 F.2d 1419 (5th Cir. 1993)Jury verdict against client reversed and rendered
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Publication nameTitleDate
ABA Antitrust Law Section publicationAntitrust Law Developments - General Exemptions and Immunities2003
ABA Antitrust Law Section publicationAntitrust Law Developments - General Exemptions and Immunities2002
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Northwestern University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1978
Northwestern UniversityPolitical ScienceMA - Masters1976
Northwestern UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1974
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Ethics, Law Office Managment & Professionalism for New PractitionersSustance Abuse and Stress2013
Multi-Section CLETreatment of Non-Compete Agreements in Louisiana Appellate Courts2012
ABA Spring Antitrust MeetingSurgical Care Center of Hammond Litigation2003