Areas of Practice
  • Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University, J.D. and B.C.L., 2008, magna cum laude; Moot Court; Chancellor's List
  • Louisiana State University, B.A. in Journalism, 2004
Bar Admissions
  • Louisiana, 2008
Court Admissions
  • 5th Cir., 2008
  • E.D. La., 2008
  • M.D. La., 2008
  • W.D. La., 2008
David Theard
201 St. Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70170-5100
504.582.8402 tel
504.589.8402 fax

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David Theard is a partner in the firm's Labor & Employment Practice Group. His practice focuses primarily upon Title VII, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), workers' compensation retaliation, noncompete agreements, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) compliance and position letters, and business and commercial litigation. In addition, Mr. Theard has handled and assisted with matters involving commercial contracts; covenants not to compete; and errors and omissions for insurance agents, directors, and officers.

Mr. Theard is also an author for the Trade Secret Insider, a legal blog committed to providing timely legal insights on trade secrets,non-competes, computer fraud, and data theft.

Mr. Theard joined Jones Walker in 2008 after receiving his Juris Doctor degree and Bachelor of Civil Law, magna cum laude, from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University. He received his bachelor of arts degree from Louisiana State University in 2004.


  • Named a "Rising Star" in the area of Employment & Labor in the 2018 edition of Louisiana Super Lawyers (listed annually since 2014)




  • Federal Bar Association
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • New Orleans Bar Association