Nancy Scott Degan - Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC

Nancy Scott Degan

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2003
Phone: 504-566-5249

Nancy Degan, a shareholder in the New Orleans office, serves on Baker Donelson's Board of Directors and is a member of the Business Litigation Group. She has extensive experience helping businesses and business people resolve their disputes through negotiations, trials, arbitrations and appeals. She handles bank litigation, oil and gas disputes, shareholder actions and other securities litigation, and various business torts.

University of New OrleansBA 1979Loyola University School of LawJ.D. 1983
Loyola Law Alumni Association (1990) and University of New Orleans International Alumni Association (2004) WWNO-FM (Public Radio) and Poydras HomeLoyola University Law School, 2002 – 2003 (Courts in a Federal System)

Case History

Representative Matters
  • Regularly represents banks in a variety of cases, including interest rate swap litigation, breach of contract and lender liability claims.
  • Successfully defended numerous companies in disputes with their shareholders.
  • Obtained $3.5 million summary judgment in securities fraud case.
  • Obtained $2.7 million summary judgment for national oil and gas producer in breach of contract action.
  • Successfully represented international manufacturer of products supplied to energy companies.
  • Successfully represented an international hair care manufacturer and majority stockholder in breach of contract/unfair trade practices action brought by distributor.
  • Regularly represents mineral producers and lessees in royalty and legacy litigation.

Client Comments

"Nancy is an extremely accomplished litigator. She applies both her sophisticated knowledge and experience, along with a great sense of practicality, to the matters she handles for us. I would not hesitate to recommend her for matters, both large and small."

-Pamela Pearson
Managing Counsel
Wells Fargo & Company

Office Location

201 Saint Charles Avenue, Suite 3600
New Orleans, LA 70170
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2017 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) of the New Orleans Metro Area
Nancy Scott Degan has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2017!

Practice Areas

Appellate Practice
Commercial Litigation
Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
Litigation - Securities