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  • George Mason University School of Law, J.D., 2009; Executive Editor, George Mason Law Review; Member, Moot Court Board
  • Louisiana State University, B.S., Economics, 2005, summa cum laude
Bar Admissions
  • Louisiana, 2009
  • Texas, 2015
Court Admissions
  • Fed. Cir., 2016
  • 5th Cir., 2009
  • E.D. La., 2009
  • M.D. La., 2009
  • W.D. La., 2009
  • S.D. Tex., 2013
  • Ct. Intl. Tr., 2016
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Christopher Cazenave
Partner
201 St. Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70170-5100
504.582.8408 tel
504.589.8408 fax

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Christopher D. Cazenave is a partner on the firm’s Construction practice team. Mr. Cazenave focuses his practice on construction litigation and alternative dispute resolution. He represents a variety of clients in the construction industry including owners, general contractors, engineers, and subcontractors across a broad spectrum of construction-related claims. He is licensed to practice in both Louisiana and Texas and has represented clients in Louisiana and Texas state courts, several U.S. District Courts throughout the nation, the American Arbitration Association, and the International Court of Arbitration.

Mr. Cazenave also has extensive eDiscovery litigation experience ranging from cases involving a small number of data points to complex construction matters involving hundreds of individuals and multiple storage environments. With attention to information governance issues that owners and contractors often face, he advises clients on eDiscovery issues involving litigation hold administration, information management, and electronic data discovery process and policy. He has also managed and coordinated ESI preservation and productions on behalf of several large corporations in response to regulatory agency and law enforcement investigations and informational requests.

Representative Matters

  • Represented subcontractor in payment dispute and defective workmanship claim in both federal court and the International Court of Arbitration relating to the construction of a $3 billion fertilizer plant in Iowa.
  • Represented general contractor in payment dispute relating to repair of several pumping stations in New Orleans damaged during Hurricane Katrina.
  • Represented surety in connection with claim by subcontractor for nonpayment.
  • Represented petrochemical company as owner relating to a defective workmanship claim involving retubing a large boiler.
  • Represented general contractor in payment dispute and defective workmanship claim with the Plaquemines Parish Government.
  • Represented general contractor in fraud case involving construction of three CVS stores in Texas. 
  • Represented owners and subcontractors in several states in connection with mechanics’ lien disputes.
  • Represented national contractor in licensing dispute with the Louisiana Contractor Licensing Board.

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Memberships

  • Texas Bar Association (Member, Construction Law Section)
  • ACEDS (Member)
  • Louisiana Bar Association (Member, Louisiana Bar Journal Editorial Board)
  • Construction Financial Management Association (Member, Greater New Orleans Louisiana Chapter)
  • The Pro Bono Project (Member, Justice for All Ball Committee)
  • CASA Jefferson
  • Boys and Girls Hope of New Orleans
  • American Bar Association
  • Bar Association for the Fifth Circuit
  • Federal Bar Association
  • New Orleans Bar Association