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Mark Barbre has been elected to another term for the Federal Bar Association FY2023 as Vice President for the Fifth Circuit.

Mark Barbre has been elected to another term for the Federal Bar Association FY2023 as Vice President for the Fifth Circuit.

Jun 16, 2022

After a fierce election, on June 16th, Mark Barbre was re-elected as Vice President for the Fifth Circuit for the Federal Bar Association (FBA) FY2023 national officers. He will serve a two-year term, beginning October 1, 2022 and expiring September ...

Chambers and Partners recognized Jamie Watts in 2022.

Chambers and Partners recognized Jamie Watts in 2022.

Jun 15, 2022

Chambers and Partners has named Jamie Watts to its 2022 rankings of leading lawyers in the "Energy & Natural Resources: Utilities - Louisiana" practice area. Jamie represents industrial users of electricity and utility clients in a rang...

Brooke Barnett-Bernal is spearheading efforts to open Capital Renaissance International School (CRIS) for August 2022.

Brooke Barnett-Bernal is spearheading efforts to open Capital Renaissance International School (CRIS) for August 2022.

Jun 10, 2022

Upon finding out that their childrens' school - Baton Rouge International School (BRIS) - would be permanently closing at the end of the 2021 - 2022 school year, Brooke Barnett-Bernall and other shocked parents of students came together to preser...

Adrian Nadeau was installed as a 2022-2023 member of the LSBA’s Board of Governors on June 9th at a ceremony held during the LSBA’s Annual Meeting.

Adrian Nadeau was installed as a 2022-2023 member of the LSBA’s Board of Governors on June 9th at a ceremony held during the LSBA’s Annual Meeting.

Jun 9, 2022

The 2022 - 2023 officers and members of the Louisiana State Bar Association's Board of Governors were installed June 9 at a ceremony at the LSBA’s Annual Meeting in Destin, Florida. Long Law Firm's own Adrian Nadeau was installed a...

Catherine Smith has been appointed to serve on the 2022-2023 LSBA YLD Wills for Heroes Committee.

Catherine Smith has been appointed to serve on the 2022-2023 LSBA YLD Wills for Heroes Committee.

Jun 1, 2022

Catherine Smith will serve on the Louisiana State Bar Association Young Lawyer's Division Wills for Heroes Committee for a one year term, June 2022 - June 2023.  The Wills for Heroes project provides free wills and estate planning documen...

Mark Barbre attended the United States Fifth Circuit Judicial Conference from May 5 through May 7, 2022.

Mark Barbre attended the United States Fifth Circuit Judicial Conference from May 5 through May 7, 2022.

May 7, 2022

Mark Barbe was one of a select number of attorneys invited to attend the United States Fifth Circuit Judicial Conference this past May.  The conference included circuit, district, magistrate, and bankruptcy judges of the Fifth Circuit (TX, LA, a...

Adrian Nadeau attended the LSBA's Board of Governor's Leadership Orientation in Point Clear, Alabama from April 28 - May 1, 2022.

Adrian Nadeau attended the LSBA's Board of Governor's Leadership Orientation in Point Clear, Alabama from April 28 - May 1, 2022.

May 2, 2022

Adrian Nadeau recently attended the Louisiana State Bar Association's Board of Governor's Leadership Orientation on April 28th through May 1st this year in Point Clear, Alabama. He was elected to the Board of Governor's in 2020 and his te...

Mark Barbre attended the Federal Bar Association's Capitol Hill Day and Leadership Summit in D.C. on April 28-30, 2022.

Mark Barbre attended the Federal Bar Association's Capitol Hill Day and Leadership Summit in D.C. on April 28-30, 2022.

Apr 30, 2022

From April 28th through April 30th, Mark Barbre was in Washington D.C. attending the Federal Bar Association's Capitol Hill Day and Leadership Summit. Capitol Hill Day (CHD) is a motivating and mobilizing event in which FBA leaders and members...

Wendell Clark and Mike McKay attended Companion Animal Alliance's FurBall on April 9, 2022.

Apr 9, 2022

On April 9, 2022, Wendell Clark and Mike McKay attended CAA's FurBall 2022, of which LLF was one of many co-sponsors, to support CAA in their mission to provide compassionate care and adoption hope to East Baton Rouge’s lost, abandoned...

Jamie Watts participated in J.P. Morgan's Public Finance Transportation & Utility Investor Forum in New York on March 30, 2022.

Jamie Watts participated in J.P. Morgan's Public Finance Transportation & Utility Investor Forum in New York on March 30, 2022.

Mar 30, 2022

Jamie Watts recently participated in J.P. Morgan’s Public Finance Transportation & Utility Investor Forum as a presenter on Ratepayer-Backed Securitization in Louisiana conducted in New York on March 30, 2022.  As a member of the Utili...

Brooke Barnett-Bernal authored a Legal Trends article for the Baton Rouge Business Report's November issue

Dec 23, 2021

LLF Partner, Brooke Barnett-Bernal, recently authored a Legal Trends article for the Baton Rouge Business Report! Titled “Emojis and the law: Why these cartoonish symbols have evidentiary value,” Brooke delved into how the increasing...

On November 21,2021 Mike Patterson presented a CLE at the Louisiana State Bar Association’s annual New York CLE on mediation titled “Preparation v. Improvisation: The Path to Mediation Success”.

Nov 21, 2021

  On November 21,2021 Mike Patterson, along with Hal Adkins, presented a CLE at the Louisiana State Bar Association’s annual New York CLE on mediation titled “Preparation v. Improvisation: The Path to Mediation Success”. The p...

2021 Dale Clary presenter at ACECL-AIA Emerging Leaders Participants

Aug 19, 2021

On Thursday, August 19, Dale Clary spoke to the engineers and architects from across the state attending the 2021 Emerging Leaders Institute, presented by AIA Louisiana and ACEC of Louisiana. He spoke on the topic of Risk Management: Carefully wordin...

Dale Clary spoke on a legal and insurance panel on the first virtual AIA Louisiana Conference on Architecture.

Dale Clary spoke on a legal and insurance panel on the first virtual AIA Louisiana Conference on Architecture.

Sep 24, 2020

On September 24, Dale Clary spoke on a legal and insurance panel on the first virtual AIA Louisiana Conference on Architecture.  Topics covered included the impact of COVID-19 on architecture practice and business (including unique insurance iss...

BOARD OF ETHICS IN the MATTER OF Jordan MONSOUR and Walter Monsour

Jul 6, 2022

Recently, the Louisiana Supreme Court issued a per curiam opinion in one of the cases handled by Mike Patterson and Brooke Barnett-Bernal involving the Code of Governmental Ethics.  In this opinion, the Louisiana Supreme Court held the...

"Expert Testimony Required to Prove Accounting Malpractice"

Jul 6, 2022

Long Law Firm is excited to share the news of a recent Louisiana Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal opinion in one of the accounting malpractice cases handled by Mike Patterson and Brooke Barnett-Bernal involving the withdrawal of audi...

Michael Patterson appointed as Discovery Special Master

Jul 6, 2022

Michael Patterson was appointed as Discovery Special Master in the consolidated cases involving the University Medical Center complex in New Orleans. He will be responsible for overseeing compliance with the case management order and handling discove...

Long Law Firm Charges Forward: Now accepting credit card payments

Jul 6, 2022

Clients will be able to simply log in to process transactions from your computer, tablet, or mobile phone. We securely handle transaction information, eliminating the need for storing sensitive cardholder information. Visa, MasterCard, American Expre...

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