Mary Ellen Roy - Phelps Dunbar LLP

Mary Ellen Roy

Listed in Best Lawyers since 1995
Phone: 504-584-9254

Mary Ellen Roy practices in the area of commercial litigation. She represents media and advertising companies in pre-publication and pre-broadcast review, defamation defense, privacy law, courtroom access, public records and open meetings, reporter’s privilege, negligent misrepresentation, and other First Amendment issues. She also handles intellectual property law matters, including copyright and trademark counseling, litigation, registration, prosecution and proceedings before the U.S. Copyright Office, the Patent and Trademark Office (PTO), and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB). She has experience with various Internet and technology law issues, including domain name disputes in international arbitrations before the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), privacy and terms of use policies for websites, and anonymous speech postings.

Ms. Roy’s practice includes representing electric, gas, and water utilities in antitrust and consumer class actions, municipal franchise disputes, expropriation litigation, and regulatory proceedings before the Louisiana Public Service Commission (LPSC) and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). In addition, she represents corporate clients in a wide variety of litigation matters, including bank mergers and acquisitions, franchisor/franchisee disputes, shareholder and securities suits, entertainment law issues, unfair trade practices claims, protection of trade secrets, lender liability, real estate partnerships, arbitration, and general business torts.

University of Louisiana at LafayetteBS Harvard University Law SchoolJ.D. 1984
American Bar Association Communications Law ForumAmerican Bar AssociationLouisiana State Bar AssociationMedia Law Resource Center, Defense Counsel SectionLouisiana Bar FoundationLouisiana Coalition for Open GovernmentHarvard Club of Louisiana

Office Location

365 Canal Street, Suite 2000
New Orleans, LA 70130-6534
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2016 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Intellectual Property of the New Orleans Metro Area
Mary Ellen Roy has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2016!

Practice Areas

Litigation - First Amendment
Litigation - Intellectual Property