- New Orleans
Luis Llamas is a partner in the Litigation Practice Group. He concentrates his practice on admiralty disputes, complex commercial litigation, employment law, and international law, and advises clients on corporate transactions.
Luis is a highly respected litigator who practices out of Jones Walker’s New Orleans and Miami offices. In addition to helping clients resolve a broad range of commercial disputes, he also devotes part of his practice to domestic and international business matters and transactions, including acquisitions, joint ventures, and general corporate issues.
Luis has handled cases across the United States and Latin America involving marine casualties, products liability, unfair trade practices, breach of contract, transportation law, and alleged violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), among other disputes. He has litigated cases before state and federal courts as well as in arbitrations before the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID).
In his employment litigation practice, Luis regularly prosecutes and defends covenants not to compete and unfair competition claims, and obtains injunctions to prevent breach of non-compete agreements, employee raiding, unfair competition, and the use or disclosure of trade secrets. He provides strategic advice to clients on matters involving the recruitment and hiring of executives and other key personnel, and also counsels management on the use and structuring of enforceable restrictive covenants and other tools that help employers retain employees and prevent the loss of proprietary information.
As a transactional attorney, Luis regularly counsels clients on a broad range of issues and assists in navigating many of their day-to-day legal challenges. His corporate practice involves the representation of domestic and multinational
companies, family offices, and entrepreneurs.
Luis is a sough-after speaker and panelist. Among other presentations, he has spoken on legal and regulatory issues related to US-Cuba relations, including changes in Export Administration Regulations administered by the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) and the Cuban Assets Control Regulations administered by the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).
Luis is fluent in Spanish.