Alan’s professional activities have included serving as an adjunct professor at Tulane Law School; serving as chairman and vice-chairman of various committees and subcommittees of the American Bar Association; being active in a leadership role locally and nationally in the Anti-Defamation League (e.g., Regional Board Chairman; Vice-Chairman, National Legal Affairs Committee; National Executive Committee); and serving on Governors’ and Mayors’ task forces and trade missions. He is a member of the bars of Louisiana and Washington, D.C.
A native of New Orleans, Alan graduated from Newman High School as the Second Honor Student (and was All-State in basketball) and thereafter attended Tulane University on a basketball scholarship and graduated cum laude.
He graduated from Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. where he served as the Articles Editor for the Georgetown Law Journal and was selected as Best Editor” of the Law Journal.
He served as a law clerk for the Honorable Charles Fahy on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and practiced law at Covington & Burling in Washington, D.C. for four years before returning home to New Orleans in 1975.
Alan has been recognized by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Business Lawyers; Best Lawyers in America; and Louisiana Super Lawyers . He has also been named in “Top Lawyers of New Orleans” and “Top 50 Attorneys in New Orleans” and is a fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America.
Alan is also certified as a mediator.
Alan has been married to Sherrie since 1972 and has four children.
Honors and Awards
Chambers USA: America’s Leading Business Lawyers
Best Lawyers in America
AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated
New Orleans CityBusiness Leadership in Law Class of 2007 and 2018
Louisiana Super Lawyers since 2007
Top Lawyers of New Orleans by New Orleans Magazine
Selected Among “Top 50 Attorneys in New Orleans” by Local Newspaper
Corporate LiveWire - Global Awards in the area of Bankruptcy & Restructuring, 2016
1970-1971: Law Clerk, Judge Charles Fahy, United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, Washington, D.C.
1969-1970: Articles Editor - Georgetown Law Journal, Selected Best Editor of Georgetown Law Journal
1967: Graduated cum laude, Tulane University
1963: Second Honor Student, Newman High School
Selected to Top 100 Prep Basketball Players in History of New Orleans
Basketball Scholarship - Tulane University, 1963-1967
All-State Basketball - 1963
•“Chapter 11 Alert: Liquidating Trusts Remain a Viable Alternative for Unsecured Creditors (and Deficiency Secured Claims) ” May 2016
•“Class Action Alert - A New Strategy: An Unconditional Tender to the Named Plaintiff to Moot a Class Action ” April 2016
•“Bankruptcy in a Civil Law State (Louisiana): Traps for the Unwary and Strategies for the Wary - Volume 3, Issue 1 ” May 2014
•“Bankruptcy in a Civil Law State (Louisiana): Traps for the Unwary and Strategies for the Wary - Volume 2, Issue 2 ” August 2013
•“Bankruptcy in a Civil Law State (Louisiana): Traps for the Unwary and Strategies for the Wary - Volume 1, Issue 2 ” July 2012
•“Bankruptcy in a Civil Law State (Louisiana): Traps for the Unwary and Strategies for the Wary - Volume 1, Issue 1 ” March 2012
Litigation Counsel of America (Fellow); Adjunct Professor, Tulane Law School; American Bar Association, Chairman and Vice-Chairman of various Committees and Subcommittees; Governor’s Economic Development Advisory Panel, Member; Governor’s Super Bowl Task Force, Member; Mayor’s Trade Mission to Japan, Member; Anti-Defamation League, Chairman, Regional Board, Vice-Chairman, National Legal Affairs Committee, Member, National Executive Committee, National Commission and National Civil Rights Committee; Covington & Burling, 1201 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, D.C.; Judge Charles Fahy, United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, Washington, D.C., Law Clerk