Craig L. Caesar

Craig L. Caesar

Phelps Dunbar LLP

Recognized since 2005

New Orleans, Louisiana

Practice Areas

Antitrust Law

Commercial Litigation

Litigation - Antitrust

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Clients turn to Craig Caesar's trial and appellate experience for help with complex business disputes and government investigations. His decorated background of courtroom success has earned him the trust of regional and national clients in health care, manufacturing, telecommunications and financial services. He advises clients on a variety of issues, from antitrust and trade regulation matters to state and federal litigation. For nearly 20 years, Craig has served as the principal outside counsel for two national credit data exchanges from their inception to their current positions as leaders in the telecommunications and financial services industries.

Craig represents clients on matters involving:

  • Health Law
  • Managed Care
  • Litigation
  • Trials
  • Antitrust
  • Government Enforcement and Investigations
  • eDiscovery, Document Review and Investigation Services
  • Data Protection, Privacy and Cybersecurity

Craig served as the Notes & Comments Editor of the Northwestern University Law Review at Northwestern University School of Law and is a member of the University's Leadership Circle. He also shares his free time preserving the artifacts and personal accounts of the "Greatest Generation" as a Two-Star Member of the Patriots Circle of the National World War II Museum in New Orleans.

  • 365 Canal Street, Suite 2000
    New Orleans, LA 70130-6534
  • Northwestern University, graduated 1976
  • Northwestern University, M.A. Political Science, graduated 1976
  • Northwestern University, graduated 1974
  • Northwestern University, B.A. Political Science, graduated 1974
Bar Admissions
  • Illinois, Illinois State Bar Association
  • Louisiana, Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Texas, State Bar of Texas
  • American Bar Association - Member
  • American Bar Foundation - Fellow
  • Dallas Bar Association - Member
  • Federal Bar Association - Member
  • Illinois State Bar Association - Member
  • Litigation Counsel of America - Fellow
  • Louisiana State Bar Association - Member
  • New Orleans Bar Association - Member
  • Texas Bar Association - Member

Phelps Dunbar LLP
Headquarters: New Orleans, Louisiana

154 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

42 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America awards

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Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Antitrust Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation - Antitrust
Special Focus:
  • Counseling
  • Health Care
  • Litigation
  • Trade and Professional Associations
  • Phi Beta Kappa
Additional Areas of Practice:
  • Appellate Practice
  • Franchise Law
  • Health Care Law
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property

Representative Matters
  • Prevailed in an 11-year case on behalf of major marine products manufacturer involving 3 separate trials on federal and state law liability and damage issues and appeals in defense of Robinson-Patman.
  • Unanimous en banc reversal in health care client's favor of federal appeals court decision interpreting "Parker v. Brown/State Action" doctrine under Sherman Act.
  • Representation of national PPO in multiple litigation and arbitration matters involving provider/payor disputes.
  • Defeated certification of nationwide class of patients and providers in health care network litigation.
  • Qui tam litigation defense for health care clients.
  • Representation of clients in grand jury and Federal Trade Commission antirust investigations.
  • Successful defense against enforcement of implied obligations of "continuous operation" for worldwide retailing chain.
  • Successful defense of national feed supplier in distribution litigation.
  • Antitrust counseling of health care clients and trade associations.
  • Obtained Department Of Justice Business Review approval of proposed clinic merger and of credit data exchange creation and expansion.

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