- Special Counsel
- New Orleans
Lena Giangrosso is special counsel in the Litigation Practice Group and a member of the healthcare litigation team.
Lena is an experienced litigator and trial and appellate attorney who represents businesses, individuals, and local and state governments in a broad range of commercial and civil disputes heard in federal and state courts. An effective negotiator, Lena helps clients clarify their dispute-resolution goals, identify and analyze the potential risks and benefits of various litigation strategies, and pursue solutions that meet their unique needs and circumstances.
Among other areas, Lena has extensive experience in medical malpractice, insurance defense and coverage, casualty/tort defense, Jones Act and related maritime claims, and property and construction-law disputes. She has also represented clients in transactional, intellectual property, employment, and other general business disputes. Whether handling high-volume, straightforward workers’ compensation claims or complex, highly technical asbestos litigation, Lena takes a practical, results-oriented, and cost-effective approach.
Lena’s clients have included healthcare companies, individual medical providers, insurance companies, vessel owners and operators, state agencies, manufacturers, and other organizations of all sizes.
Lena advises clients at every step in the process. She routinely conducts pre-trial discovery, handles depositions, and drafts and argues motions for summary judgment. She has served as first-chair attorney in bench and jury trials and has extensive written and oral experience before state and federal appellate courts on issues such as expert discovery and conflicts between federal and state law.
Focused on the education and professional development of early-career attorneys, Lena serves as an adjunct professor at Tulane University Law School, where she teaches Trial Advocacy. Equally committed to legal excellence, Lena served for five years as a member of the hearing committee of the Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board.