Areas of Practice
  • Tulane University Law School, J.D., 2007, summa cum laude; Order of the Coif; Associate Articles Editor, Tulane Law Review; Tulane 34 Award; Tulane Criminal Law Clinic
  • Georgetown University, B.A. in American Studies, 2004, magna cum laude; John Carroll Scholar; Lena Landegger Award
Bar Admissions
  • Louisiana, 2007
Court Admissions
  • 5th Cir., 2007
  • 7th Cir., 2017
  • E.D. La., 2007
  • M.D. La., 2007
  • W.D. La., 2007
Avery Pardee
201 St. Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70170-5100
504.582.8358 tel
504.589.8358 fax

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Avery Pardee is a partner in the firm's Business & Commercial Litigation Practice Group and a member of the firm’s Corporate Compliance & White Collar Defense team. Ms. Pardee's practice focuses on criminal defense, internal and government investigations, and commercial litigation.

She defends individuals and entities in criminal prosecutions and government investigations, conducts and advises on internal investigations, assists with responses to government subpoenas, and helps develop and implement compliance programs. She has particular experience in anti-corruption and anti-bribery compliance. 

Ms. Pardee's commercial litigation practice includes shareholder derivative litigation, RICO litigation, fraud, and other complex commercial disputes.

Ms. Pardee received her juris doctor degree, summa cum laude, from Tulane University Law School in 2007, where she was a member of the Order of the Coif, Associate Articles Editor of the Tulane Law Review, and recipient of the Tulane 34 Award. She received her bachelor of arts degree, magna cum laude, from Georgetown University in 2004, where she was a John Carroll Scholar and recipient of the Lena Landegger Award.



  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating in Martindale-Hubbell
  • Listed in the 2018 edition of Louisiana Super Lawyers in the area of Business Litigation (listed annually since 2014)
  • Recipient  of Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers' Criminal Justice Act Panel Attorney Award (2015)
  • Recipient of Camille F. Gravel Pro Bono Award (2009)




  • "Compliance Programs", October 1, 2014, Postlethwaite & Netterville Compliance Seminar, Lafayette
  • "Internal Investigations", February 15, 2012, Jones Walker Legal Seminar for Greater New Orleans Charter Schools
  • "Anti-Corruption Compliance", May 12, 2011, The University of New Orleans Energy Accounting & Technology Conference



  • Association of Women Attorneys (Recording Secretary, 2014; Programs, 2015)
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Georgetown University Alumni Admissions Program
  • Georgetown Scholarship Program Chair for GUAAP Committee 215
  • Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Amicus Committee
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Tulane University Law School, American Inn of Court
  • Tulane Law Review, Member, Board of Advisory Editors
  • Women's White Collar Defense Association