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Practice areas


  1. Class Action: 20%
  2. Telecommunications: 20%
  3. Business: 20%
  4. Banking: 20%
  5. Litigation: 20%

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  • Neil David Kodsi

    Kent is a top notch trial lawyer. If I ever needed co-counsel in Louisiana, he is the first lawyer I would think of.


    Neil Kodsi Employment and labor Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC

201 St Charles Ave Ste 3600
New Orleans, LA, 70170-3600


LAEligible to practice law199307/08/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
RatedChambers & Partners USA Guide2010
Top Lawyers in New OrleansNew Orleans Magazine2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerPhelps Dunbar2000 - 2004
AssociatePhelps Dunbar1993 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar Association, Litigation Section, Pretrial Practice and Discovery CommitteeChair2008 - Present
American Bar AssociationAssociate Editor - Litigation News2008 - Present
Louisiana State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Fifth Circuit Court Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar Association, Litigation Section, Business Torts Litigation CommitteeVice-Chair2006 - 2008
American Bar Association, Litigation Section, Business Torts Committee, Fiduciary Duties SubcommitteeChair1996 - 2006
Publication nameTitleDate
Louisiana Law ReviewClass Action Settlements in Louisiana2000
Louisiana: Microcosm of a Mixed JurisdictionThe History of the Absorption of American Civil Procedure and Evidence in Louisiana1999
Louisiana Law ReviewCertification of Class Actions in Louisiana1998
Loyola Law ReviewA Practical Guide to Commercial Damages in Louisiana1998
American Bar Association Business Torts NewsletterAnticounterfeiting Consumer Protection Act Marks New Era for Civil Litigants1997
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Tulane University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
Denison UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1990
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
American Bar Association, Section of Litigation Annual MeetingThe Legal Tsunami: How to Manage the Crisis When Your Industry Faces a Product-Related Mass Tort,2008
4th Securities Litigation ConferenceSecurities Fraud Issues in the Valuation and Markdown of Residential Mortgage Backed Securities & Related Collateralized Debt Offerings and Derivatives: Understanding Securities Valuation and Credit Risk Analysis2008
Annual Meeting of the American Bar AssociationDeepening Insolvency — Contours of a New Tort,2007
American Bar Association Section of Litigation Annual MeetingConfronting Catastrophe: Pandemics, Hurricanes, Terrorists - Oh My!2007
American Bar Association, Section of Litigation Committee on Corporate CounselData Security Breach — Claims and Defenses When Personal Information Gets Loose2006
Annual Meeting of the National Conference of Bankruptcy JudgesCurrent Issues in Lender Liability in the Wake of Enron2003
Annual Meeting of the American Bar Association, Section of LitigationOperating a Business in the Vicinity of Insolvency2002