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Davis Allgood
Partner
Four United Plaza
8555 United Plaza Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
225.248.2038 tel
225.248.3038 fax

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Pepper Allgood has helped clients successfully resolve complex business disputes, contracting issues, and regulatory problems for over 30 years. A member of the firm's Business & Commercial Litigation and Construction Practice Groups, Pepper has counseled and represented companies and individuals in various businesses and industries, in particular energy and construction. His litigation experience over that time, in addition to many different types of contract claims, covers business tort, antitrust, and trade secret cases. Additionally, Pepper has handled litigation involving some of the largest successions administered in the area.

In the energy field, Pepper has represented pipelines, refineries, petrochemical facilities, salt dome storage facilities, exploration and production companies, energy traders, and landowners. His work has included all sorts of contract disputes, eminent domain proceedings, plant shutdowns, lease and royalty disputes, and tort actions.

In the construction arena, Pepper has counseled and represented owners, contractors, subcontractors, and design professionals, handling court disputes, arbitration, contract negotiations, and regulatory and licensing issues. He currently serves as the Chair of the Construction Subcommittee for the American Bar Association Litigation Section's Committee on Expert Witnesses.

Pepper also has significant experience handling disaster recovery issues, having represented contractors, local governments, and private nonprofit entities. Pepper has handled administrative appeals before the Federal Emergency Management Agency in connection with Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Gustav, and Sandy, and he has successfully prosecuted Hurricane Katrina claims in arbitrations against FEMA before the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals. These cases have resulted in awards and settlements that provided well over $200 million in funding that FEMA initially had denied. The Louisiana Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness has often featured Pepper as a panelist and presenter at its Emergency Management Law seminars.

Pepper serves on the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry's Education & Workforce Development Council. He is also one of the contributing authors for Jones Walker's Trade Secret Insider, a legal blog that provides insight into legal issues related to trade secrets and non-compete agreements. 

Noteworthy

  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating in Martindale-Hubbell

News

Presentations

Publications

  • Louisiana Court Treats Inevitable Disclosure Provision as Non-Compete Clause Subject to Geographic Restrictions
    The National Law Review, November 14, 2017
  • "Lawyer or Client: Does It Matter Who Hires the Expert?"
    Expert Witness Committee Newsletter, American Bar Association Section of Litigation, August 2017
  • "Navigating Admissibility and Disclosure Requirements for Lay and Expert Opinion Testimony"
    Expert Witness Committee Newsletter, American Bar Association Section of Litigation, Winter 2017, Volume 12, Issue 2, December 6, 2016
  • "Expert Witness and Consultant Discovery in Federal Court"
    The Practical Litigator, ALI-ABA, Vol. 12, No. 4, page 47, July 2001
  • "The Federal Alternative Dispute Resolution Act of 1998 and Its Impact on Federal Court Practice in Louisiana"
    Louisiana Bar Journal, Vol. 48, No. 3, page 210, October 2000

Memberships

  • American Bar Association (Member, Section of Litigation; Committees of Antitrust Litigation, Business Torts Litigation, Class Actions & Derivative Suits, and Commercial and Business Litigation)
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • The Wex S. Malone American Inn of Court