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  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 1979
  • University of Virginia, B.A., 1972, with distinction; Echols Scholar; Omicron Delta Kappa; Raven Society; Dean's List; NROTC Scholarship; Intermediate Honors
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  • Louisiana, 1979
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  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1984
  • 5th Cir., 1980
  • 11th Cir., 1999
  • E.D. La., 1979
  • M.D. La., 1981
  • W.D. La., 1980
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Edward Bergin
Partner
201 St. Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70170-5100
504.582.8222 tel
504.589.8222 fax

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Ned Bergin is a partner in the firm's Business & Commercial Litigation Practice Group. His commercial litigation practice focuses on utility regulation, complex and class action litigation, contract litigation, energy litigation, and antitrust matters. Mr. Bergin represents publicly held entities in these areas, and his clients include large nationwide telecommunications providers and energy production and cogeneration companies.

Mr. Bergin is Co-chair of the firm’s Committee on Practice Standards, and serves as the firm’s Claim Counsel, Loss Prevention Partner and Audit Response Partner. He is an appointed member of the Rules of Professional Conduct Committee of the Louisiana State Bar Association.

Mr. Bergin's public utility regulatory practice focuses primarily on practice before the Louisiana Public Service Commission, where he has represented telecommunications and electric companies, water and sewer companies, and certain large industrial consumers.

Noteworthy

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2019 (Copyright 2018 Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC) in the areas of Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, and Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) (listed annually since 2005)
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers® as the 2016 Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) "Lawyer of the Year" in New Orleans
  • Named the Best Lawyers’® 2014 New Orleans Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) "Lawyer of the Year"
  • Recognized in "Chambers USA – America's Leading Lawyers for Business" in the area of Energy & Natural Resources: Utilities (2009–2017)
  • Listed in the 2018 edition of Louisiana Super Lawyers in the area of Business Litigation (listed since 2013)
  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating in Martindale-Hubbell

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  • American Bar Association (Member, Sections of Litigation, Antitrust Law, and Public Utility, Communications and Transportation Law)
  • Louisiana State Bar Association (Rules of Professional Conduct Committee; Member, Legislation Committee; former Assistant Bar Examiner, Torts)
  • Federal Bar Association
  • New Orleans Bar Association