Monique Gougisha Doucette - Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
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Monique Gougisha Doucette

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2016

Ms. Doucette joined Ogletree Deakins in 2009.  She practices primarily in the area of employment litigation and represents management in claims arising under Title VII, ADA, FMLA, ADEA, as well as other federal and state employment laws.  She also regularly represents employers in various state and federal administrative proceedings.  Ms. Doucette has significant experience with litigating employment matters in a variety of business sectors such as construction, insurance, banking, hospitality, education, health care and manufacturing.

Ms. Doucette is a frequent speaker on various employment law topics and contributing author to publications such as theLouisiana Bar Journal and HR Magazine. She is also an avid supporter of the local arts and education in New Orleans by serving on the board of directors for the New Orleans Ballet Association and the Arts Council of New Orleans, and volunteering as a mentor at several Orleans Parish high schools. She is a member of the A.P. Tureaud Chapter of the American Inns of Court and serves as a co-chair on the ABA Employment Rights and Responsibilities Committee's Diversity Initiative Task Force.

Additional Information


Ms. Doucette has obtained summary judgments or dismissals on behalf of clients in a variety of cases and successfully defended those decisions in the appellate courts. Some of her successful summary judgments or dismissals include:

  • Successfully obtaining dismissal of an ADEA and ADA claim filed against a national insurance company
  • Obtaining summary judgment dismissal of sexual harassment and hostile work environment claims on behalf of a large freight and shipping corporation, with the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals affirming summary judgment for the defendant
  • Obtaining summary judgment dismissal of a pregnancy discrimination claim on behalf of one of the largest banks in world
  • Successfully defending and dismissing a race discrimination and retaliation claim against one of Louisiana's largest construction companies
Other Court Admissions
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
Loyola UniversityBA Tulane University School of LawJ.D.
National Employment Law CouncilNew Orleans Bar AssociationLouisiana State Bar AssociationAmerican Inns of Court (New Orleans, A.P. Tureaud Chapter)American Bar AssociationNational Bar Association

Office Location

One Shell Square, Suite 3500
701 Poydras Street
New Orleans, LA 70139
United States

Practice Areas

Employment Law - Management