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  • Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center
    JD, 1996
    Order of the Coif; Appellate Advocacy Board

  • Louisiana State University
    BA, 1990

  • Certified Public Accountant, Inactive
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  • US District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
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Brandon Black
Partner
Four United Plaza
8555 United Plaza Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
225.248.2128 tel
225.248.3128 fax

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Business & Commercial Litigation Practice

Brandon Black is a partner in the firm's Business & Commercial Litigation Practice Group. His practice focuses primarily on commercial litigation, bankruptcy, banking, construction, and personal injury.

Mr. Black has handled numerous matters including creditors' rights cases in bankruptcy court, federal district court and state court, consumer lending cases, foreclosures, lender liability, personal injury defense, insurance coverage disputes, construction litigation, state deceptive trade practice laws, mortgage servicing matters, general commercial litigation, state procurement disputes, employment disputes, government contracts, and federal False Claims Act cases.

Prior to joining Jones Walker, Mr. Black was a staff accountant at KPMG from 1991–1993. He also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Frank J. Polozola, United States District Judge for the Middle District of Louisiana, from August 1996–July 1997. Mr. Black was an associate from 1997–2002 and a partner from 2003–2004 at the law firm of Taylor, Porter, Brooks & Phillips, L.L.P. in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where he practiced commercial litigation, bankruptcy, banking, corporate, general federal practice, and state procurement.

Noteworthy

  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Litigation – Banking and Finance (also listed in 2018)
  • Corporate Counsel and The American Lawyer magazines, "Top Rated Lawyer," Commercial Litigation (2013)
  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating in Martindale-Hubbell

Representative Matters

  • Representation of an international EPC contractor in False Claims Act cases arising out of work done for FEMA after Hurricane Katrina
  • Representation of an international EPC contractor in numerous matters in Louisiana, including construction cases, personal injury defense, and class action defense
  • Representation of numerous entities in litigation regarding state and local tax matters
  • Representation of a healthcare company on numerous matters, including state regulatory matters
  • Representation of numerous banks regarding loan work-outs, bankruptcy matters, commercial foreclosures, forbearance agreements, fraudulent conveyance, and preference actions
  • Representation of replicated a grass and lighting contractor in construction matters and public bid law matters
  • Representation of contractors in a dispute regarding nonpayment and consequential damages arising out of a greenfield fertilizer plant construction project
  • Representation of a common carrier in a dispute regarding the lease of tractor trailer rigs with an international banking institution
  • Representation of chemical companies in class actions regarding alleged emissions
  • Representation of an international EPC contractor in a class action involving the flood of 2016
  • Representation of numerous individuals involving will contests and alleged elder abuse
  • Representation of numerous creditors in bankruptcy matters
  • Representation of numerous clients involving general commercial litigation
  • Representation of clients in RICO actions
  • Representation of clients on public bid law and procurement issues
  • Representation of clients before state boards and commissions

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Presentations

  • "Mentoring Young Lawyers", 2010
  • "Workout Strategies for the Secured Lender", 2004
  • "Legal Ethics", 2003

Memberships

  • American Association of Certified Public Accountants
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • American Bar Association
  • ARC of Baton Rouge, Board of Directors; Treasurer, Board of Directors (July 2004-June 2006); Vice President (July 2006-June 2007); President (July 2007-June 2009)
  • Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit
  • Baton Rouge Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association Seminar, Chair (2004)
  • Greater Baton Rouge Hope Academy, Board of Directors; President (2015)
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • St. Aloysius Catholic Church & School (various committees and activities)
  • Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants
  • Special Olympics Louisiana, Competitions Committee (January 2004-2006); Swim Meet Director, March (2000-2006); Board Member (2007-2008)
  • The Wex S. Malone American Inn of Court
  • Tiger Aquatics Board Member, President