- Business Litigation
- Complex Business, Bankruptcy and Utility Litigation
- Energy Litigation
- Environmental Law
|Contact Info||Telephone: (504) 556-4048|
Fax: (504) 556-4108
|University ||Tulane University, B.A., 1994|
|Law School||Tulane University, J.D., 1997|
|Admitted||1998, Louisiana; 1998, New York; 1998, New Jersey|
|Born||New Orleans, Louisiana, 1948|
Ms. Determan is a member of the firm's oil and gas litigation practice group. Her litigation experience includes the representation of oil companies in the defense of claims made by landholders regarding property contamination and pipeline matters. Additionally, her practice includes bankruptcy matters, a general commercial litigation practice, and other business-related disputes.
Ms. Determan also developed a nationwide alternative dispute resolution program pursuant to the Magnuson Moss Warranty Act for automobile manufacturers through a national non-profit consumer protection organization.
Ms. Determan received a law degree and certificate in environmental law from Tulane University. Additionally, she served as an extern at the National Labor Relations Board and at the United States District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana.
Ms. Determan is admitted to practice in Louisiana and New York, and is a member of the Louisiana, New Orleans, and American Bar Associations. She previously served for three years as chairman of the Public Access and Consumer Protection Committee of the Louisiana Bar Association and continues to be a member of that committee. She also currently serves as legal and insurance chair to a non-profit women's organization.
She has lectured at CLE programs on how to conduct witness interviews, researching and challenging expert credentials, and recent developments in the discovery laws.
Honors & Affiliations
•New Orleans, Louisiana State and American Bar Associations - Member
•Louisiana State Bar Association - Public Access and Consumer Protection Committee - Former Chairman and Member, 2001 to present; Notary Public Study Subcommittee - Member
•Co-author, Challenging Expert Credentials
•Co-author, What Do You Mean I Need to Worry About the Creditors Duties of Officers and Directors of Filing Companies?
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