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.
- J.D., magna cum laude, from Tulane University School of Law, 1981
- Articles Editor of the Tulane Law Review
- Order of the Coif
- B.A., with honors, from Hamilton College, 1977
Brent has handled a number of interesting matters, including representing:
- The Orleans Parish School Board in connection with Hurricane Katrina property damage claims exceeding $200,000,000.
- 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.
- Bankruptcy trustee in claim against officers and directors and joint venture partners relating to failure of nationally prominent clothing manufacturer.
- Creditor Trust in litigation against officers, directors and affiliates arising from failure of regional supermarket chain.
- Principal defendants in largest fraudulent conveyance case ever filed in Louisiana.
- Officer and director defendants in class actions, derivative actions and former shareholder suits arising from bank takeover.
- Borrowers and lenders relating to claim of breach of a takeout commitment.
- Claimants with respect to losses resulting from the destruction of the New Orleans Fairgrounds.
- Principal defendants in largest hazardous release class action filed in Louisiana.
- Various film companies and producers in dispute over ownership of motion picture rights.