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  • Tulane University Law School, J.D., 1974
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Pauline Hardin
Partner
201 St. Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70170-5100
504.582.8110 tel
504.589.8110 fax

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Pauline Hardin has extensive experience litigating criminal matters, as well as business, commercial, and labor matters. She has tried more than 150 jury trials. She is a partner in the firm's Business & Commercial Litigation Practice Group, litigating criminal and commercial issues. She was previously the head of the Business & Commercial Litigation Practice Group at Jones Walker. 

In the area of white-collar and other criminal defense, Ms. Hardin has represented clients facing charges of mail fraud, wire fraud, health care fraud, false statements, bribery, public corruption, environmental violations, financial crimes, tax crimes, rape, murder and many other violations. Ms. Hardin also has been involved in commercial litigation involving bond claims, discrimination claims, contract claims, and disputes in many other areas.

Ms. Hardin worked with the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Louisiana and served as both First Assistant United States Attorney and Chief of the Criminal Division. Prior to that time, she served as an Assistant District Attorney in charge of the Orleans Parish Fraud Unit. A fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers since 1994, she has served on its Federal Criminal Procedure Committee.

Noteworthy

  • Listed in Benchmark Litigation 2018 as a Local Litigation Star and listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2019 (Copyright 2018 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC) in the areas of Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, and Criminal Defense: White-Collar (listed annually since 2005) 
  • Recognized in "Chambers USA – America’s Leading Lawyers for Business" in Band 1 in the area of Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations (listed annually since 2006)
  • Named to New Orleans CityBusiness' 2009 Leadership in Law
  • Listed in the 2018 edition of Louisiana Super Lawyers in the area of Criminal Defense: White Collar (listed annually since 2007)
  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating in Martindale-Hubbell

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Presentations

  • "Federal Search and Seizure: Probable Cause and Judicial Involvement", April 13, 2018, LSBA's Tenth Annual White Collar Crime Symposium
  • "Environmental Crimes", April 7, 2017, LSBA's Ninth Annual White Collar Crime Symposium
  • Panelist - "Healthcare Fraud – Applicable Statues and Regs – Why So Many Cases? – Draconian Sentencing Guidelines? Why Not Resolve Civilly – FCA?", April 8, 2016, LSBA's Eighth Annual White Collar Crime Symposium
  • "The Fourth Amendment in Cyber Space - How to Protect Companies and You - It's a New World", April 10, 2015, LSBA's Seventh Annual White Collar Crime Symposium
  • "Federal Search and Seizure - What to Do When the Government Raids the Plant/Any Business", April 11, 2014, Louisiana State Bar Association's Sixth Annual White Collar Crime Symposium
  • "Masters of the Courtroom", December 12, 2013, New Orleans Bar Association
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Publications

  • "Negligence and Respondeat Superior as Environmental Crimes"
    The Louisiana Environmental Lawyer, Vol. 6, No. 2, Spring 2000
  • "Environmental Criminal Law"
    Louisiana Environmental Handbook, No. 2, Chapter 29, 1997

Memberships

  • American Bar Association (Member, Section on Criminal Justice, White Collar Crime Subsection)
  • American College of Trial Lawyers (Fellow, 1994 to present)
  • Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Tulane University Law School (Instructor, Trial Advocacy) - 2008 to present