Alan G. Brackett

Alan G. Brackett


Mouledoux, Bland, Legrand & Brackett

Recognized since 2016

New Orleans, Louisiana

Practice Areas

Admiralty and Maritime Law

Workers' Compensation Law - Employers

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Member Alan G. Brackett, who is one of the firm founders, leads the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act defense team, which also handles claims arising under the Defense Base Act and War Hazards Compensation Act. Alan litigates claims nationwide for large corporations and insurance companies, including Chubb and American Longshore Mutual Association.

As supported by the many peer honors he has received, including The Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers, Alan has developed a reputation as an extremely skilled litigation attorney, who maintains the highest standards of professionalism, qualities that have attributed to him being widely recognized as one of the top litigators in the industry. He has developed long-standing relationships within the judicial system, enabling him to resolve his clients’ claims more efficiently.

Alan is known for being personally invested in his clients, many of whom he has worked with for decades. “I am a facilitator by nature. I like listening to people and solving problems. My goal is always to clearly understand the objectives of who I am representing, so everything can move toward that result on the best terms possible.”

He has been highly involved in his profession. Alan is a fellow of the College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers whose members have been nominated by their peers for possessing “the highest professional qualifications and ethical standards, character, integrity, professional expertise and leadership” during their careers. He is also a fellow of the Louisiana Bar Foundation, American Bar Foundation and Claims and Litigation Management Alliance. Alan has been a contributing author to The Longshore Textbook and has served as Chairman of the Advisory Committee and Seminar Moderator for the Loyola University College of Law Annual Longshore Conference since 1998. He has lectured at numerous maritime, labor and workers’ compensation law seminars around the country and abroad.

Born and raised in Massachusetts, Alan came to New Orleans to attend Tulane University and has lived here ever since, becoming active in the community. He serves on the Vestry and as a Verger for Christ Church Cathedral. He previously served on the Executive Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana and two terms as President of the Disciplinary Board. He is a past chair of the Board of Trustees of St. Martin’s Episcopal School.

Contact & Links
Location
  • 701 Poydras Street, Suite 600
    New Orleans, LA 70139
Education
  • Tulane University, J.D., graduated 1984
  • Tulane University, B.A., graduated 1982
Bar Admissions
  • Texas, 2020
  • Louisiana, Louisiana State Bar Association
  • United States, Supreme Court of the United States
  • United States, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • United States, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • United States, United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • United States, United States District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana
  • United States, United States District Court, Middle District of Louisiana
  • United States, United States District Court, Western District of Louisiana
Affiliations
  • Louisiana Access to Justice Commission, Louisiana Bar Foundation - Board of Directors Representative
  • Loyola University College of Law, Annual Longshore Conference - Chairman (1998-Present); Advisory Board Member (1998-Present); Seminar Moderator (1998–Present)
  • Louisiana Bar Foundation - Immediate Past President; President (2022-2023); Treasurer (2020-2021); Secretary (2019-2020); Board Member (2013-Present); Fellow; Member, Access to Justice Committee
  • DOL-Joint Bar Association - Board Member (2010-Present); President (2012)
  • Greater New Orleans Barge Fleeting Association, Inc. - Member, Advisory Board Member and General Counsel (1994–2009)
  • Maritime Law Association of the United States - Proctor Member
  • American Bar Association - Member
  • Louisiana State Bar Association - Member
  • New Orleans Bar Association - Member
  • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel - Member
  • New Orleans Association of Defense Counsel - Member
  • Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute - Member
  • Defense Research Institute - Member
  • Louisiana Civil Justice Center - Former Treasurer and Board Member

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Admiralty and Maritime Law
  • Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
Special Focus:
  • COVID-19
Awards:
  • The Best Lawyers in America – Admiralty/Maritime (2017-2024); Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers (2024)

  • American Bar Association, Fellow
  • College of Workers Compensation Lawyers, Fellow
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance, Fellow
  • Martindale-Hubbell – AV Preeminent
  • Super Lawyers – Top 50 Lawyers in Louisiana (2020, 2023, 2024)
  • Super Lawyers – Top 50 Lawyers in New Orleans (2020, 2023, 2024)
  • Louisiana Bar Foundation – President’s Award (2019, 2021)
  • New Orleans Magazine Top Lawyers –Admiralty & Maritime Law (2017, 2019, 2020, 2023), Workers Compensation Law (2016, 2017, 2018, 2020, 2021)
  • New Orleans CityBusiness – Leadership in Law Hall of Fame (2005, 2018, 2020)
  • Louisiana Super Lawyers – Workers’ Compensation, Transportation/Maritime (2008-2024)
Additional Areas of Practice:
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

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Supreme Court Defines “Waters of the United States”


In a case arising under the Clean Water Act, 33 U.S.C. §1521, et seq. (“CWA”), the Supreme Court has examined the meaning of the term “waters of the United States.”

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U.S. Fifth Circuit Affirms Decision Finding Violation of “Active Control Duty” under Scindia


U.S. Fifth Circuit Affirms Decision Finding Violation of “Active Control Duty” under Scindia

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Audiologists are “Physicians” Under the Longshore Act


Audiologists are “Physicians” Under the Longshore Act

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Shipowner Violates Scindia’s “Active Control” Duty; Liable to Longshoreman for Over $1MM in Damages


Shipowner Violates Scindia’s “Active Control” Duty; Liable to Longshoreman for Over $1MM in Damages

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DLHWC Implements Several New Procedures


DLHWC Implements Several New Procedures

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Virtual Formal Hearings Are Now Mandated


Virtual Formal Hearings Are Now Mandated

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