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  • Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University, J.D., 1996, Order of the Coif; Appellate Advocacy Board
  • Louisiana State University, B.A., 1990
  • Certified Public Accountant, Inactive
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  • Louisiana, 1996
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  • E.D. La.
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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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Brandon Black practices in the areas of complex litigation involving business and commercial transactions, environmental and toxic torts, federal False Claims Act, construction litigation, catastrophic injuries, bankruptcy, state and local tax issues, as well as all aspects of insurance coverage disputes.

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

Mr. Black also handles a broad spectrum of state and local administrative matters before various boards, commissions, and administrative agencies, such as the Louisiana Professional Engineering and Land Surveying Board, Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors, Louisiana Liquefied Petroleum Gas Commission, and Louisiana Behavior Analyst Board.

Prior to joining Jones Walker, Mr. Black was a CPA and 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. Mr. Black joined Jones Walker in 2005, and became a partner at Jones Walker in 2006.

Noteworthy

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2018 (Copyright 2017 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC) in the area of Litigation - Banking and Finance
  • Recognized as a "2013 Top Rated Lawyer" in the area of Commercial Litigation by Corporate Counsel and The American Lawyer Magazines
  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating in Martindale-Hubbell

News

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 (Member, Board of Directors, July 2003 to date; 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 (Member, Board of Directors, January 2014 to date; President, 2015)
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • St. Aloysius Catholic Church & School (various committees and activities, 1995 to date)
  • 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, 2011 to date)