Brent B. Barriere

Brent B. Barriere


Fishman Haygood L.L.P.

Recognized since 2003

New Orleans, Louisiana

Practice Areas

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Bet-the-Company Litigation

Commercial Litigation

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
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In his 30-plus years as a litigator in New Orleans, Brent Barriere has built a solid reputation as a tireless advocate for his clients. Clients praise Brent’s tenacious, dogged representation and his “industrious work ethic.” With a crisp, creative mind, Brent is able to craft inventive arguments to advance his client’s cause, and his professionalism – both in and out of the courtroom – has earned him the respective of his peers in the community.

Brent joined the firm as a partner in 2013. He practices in the firm’s Litigation Section and represents clients in a wide variety of commercial disputes, which run the gamut from breach of contract and business valuation disputes to officer and director error and omission claims to securities litigation and class action.

Chambers & Partners calls Brent “really top-notch” and “very creative” and says he is a “‘polished’ and ‘tenacious’ advocate with excellent instincts and an industrious work ethic.” The National Law Journal has named him one of Louisiana’s Top 10 Litigators. He is a Fellow in the International Society of Barristers, elected in 2007, and also a member of the International Society of Barristers. He was recently inducted into the American College of Trial Lawyers. Brent frequently lectures on litigation techniques, fiduciary duty litigation, evidence and other litigation related topics.

Location

  • 201 Saint Charles Avenue, Suite 4600
    New Orleans, LA 70170-4600

Languages

  • English

Education

  • Hamilton College, B.A., with honors, graduated 1977

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, 1981
  • Texas, 2001

Affiliations

  • American College of Trial Lawyers and International Barristers - Member

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, New Orleans (2020)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation

The Orleans Parish School Board

Represented them in connection with Hurricane Katrina property damage claims exceeding $200,000,000

Louisiana Superdome

Represented multiple parties in litigation relating to the catastrophic loss of the roof of the Louisiana Superdome

Creditor Trust, Bankruptcy Trustee and Individual Investors

In claims against officers and directors of failed oil and gas exploration company

Nationally Prominent Clothing Manufacturer

Represented Bankruptcy Trustee in claim against officers and directors and joint venture partners relating to failure of nationally prominent clothing manufacturer

Creditor Trust against Regional Supermarket Chain

Represented Creditor Trust in litigation against officers, directors and affiliates arising from failure of regional supermarket chain.

Fraudulent Conveyance Case

Represented principal defendants in largest fraudulent conveyance case ever filed in Louisiana.

Bank Takeover Actions

Represented officer and director defendants in class actions, derivative actions and former shareholder suits arising from bank takeover.

Break of Takeout Commitment

Represented borrowers and lenders relating to claim of breach of a takeout commitment.

New Orleans Fairgrounds

Represented claimants with respect to losses resulting from the destruction of the New Orleans Fairgrounds.

Hazardous Release Class Action

Represented principal defendants in largest hazardous release class action filed in Louisiana.

Motion Picture Rights Dispute

Represented various film companies and producers in dispute over ownership of motion picture rights.

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