- New Orleans
Chris Cazenave is a partner in the Litigation Practice Group. He focuses on construction litigation and alternative dispute resolution.
Chris advises clients in all facets and at every step of construction-related disputes, including early dispute avoidance, pre-litigation counseling, settlement, mediation, arbitration, pre-trial strategy development, and trial. He understands that disputes on a project can lead to costly delays or threaten successful outcomes altogether, and works closely with clients to manage risks and determine the most effective, results-oriented resolution to keep projects on time and on budget. Fully prepared to take a matter to trial, he and others on his team have received $100s of millions for clients in arbitration awards and jury verdicts involving multi-billion dollar projects.
Chris represents owners, general contractors, subcontractors, lenders, and other stakeholders and businesses from across the construction industry. He has successfully handled many multimillion-dollar disputes across the United States in federal and state courts and in arbitration before the American Arbitration Association and the International Chamber of Commerce.
With deep experience in a broad range of subjects, Chris has counseled clients in matters involving oil and gas facilities; petrochemical facilities; condominium, retail, and office space; entertainment venues; and other projects. Chris draws on a network of skilled consultants to create and manage efficient teams of in-house counsel, Jones Walker attorneys, and outside professionals, as needed.
Chris is active in the American Bar Association Forum on Construction Law, a presenter at industry conferences, and the author of a number of papers on construction-litigation issues.