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Matthew C. Juneau

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As an associate in the Advocacy Department, Matthew C. Juneau assists clients in a wide range of commercial litigation matters. 

Featured Experience

Obtained summary judgment in favor of a restaurant owner and its insurer in a slip and fall case.
Secured the dismissal of a personal injury claim against a railroad based on lack of personal jurisdiction.
Obtained summary judgment in favor of a contractor in an injury case using the independent contractor defense.

Professional Biography

Overview

Mr. Juneau's experience includes contract and commercial disputes, insurance coverage and defense matters, construction cases, property disputes, personal injury defense and employment cases. Additionally, Mr. Juneau has significant experience in transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, and land use and zoning.

Representative Matters
  • Obtained summary judgment in favor of a restaurant owner and its insurer in a slip and fall case.
  • Secured the dismissal of a personal injury claim against a railroad based on lack of personal jurisdiction.
  • Obtained summary judgment in favor of a contractor in an injury case using the independent contractor defense.
  • Obtained summary judgment in favor of a national bank on a plaintiff's $20 million claim regarding a failed financing arrangement.
  • Defended national and regional companies in nationwide collective actions under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
  • Counseled a national snack food company in an asset sale totaling more than $20 million.
  • Acquired stock of a single real estate asset corporation on behalf of an LLC client.
  • Reviewed and revised a website's terms and conditions to provide the broadest possible legal protections.
  • Analyzed zoning and land use regulations for clients in order to advise them on obtaining necessary rezoning needed for intended uses of properties.
  • Saved a national bank over $25 million when a high-profile commercial real estate developer sought to rescind a $40 million interest rate swap and obtain lost profits associated with modifications to a hotel that the plaintiff contended were necessitated by the bank's refusal to extend a letter of credit. Court granted motion for summary judgment and affirmed in Fifth Circuit.

Professional Honors & Activities
  • Listed as a Louisiana Rising Star in Louisiana Super Lawyers in Business Litigation (2017 – 2019)
  • Recipient – Baker Donelson's 2011 New Orleans Office Pro Bono Award
Publications
  • Co-author – "New Risks Without Rewards: More OSHA Liability for General Contractors," Law360, ContractorSafety.net (July 2012)
Speaking Engagements
  • "The Inside Scoop: Understanding and Reducing Legal Risks in the Workplace" (December 2018)
  • Co-presenter – "The Year in Review: Significant Employment Decisions from the Last Twelve Months," Baker Donelson Labor and Employment Seminar (May 2015)
  • Co-presenter – "Common Issues that Arise During the Employment Relationship: Employee Discipline, Avoiding Retaliation, and Wage and Hour Concerns," Baker Donelson Employment Law Seminar for Employers, New Orleans, Louisiana (May 2013)
  • Co-presenter – "The Fair Labor Standards Act: Recent Developments and Audits," Baker Donelson Employment Law Seminar for Employers, New Orleans, Louisiana (May 2012)
  • Co-presenter – "Depositions," 2012 Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel Associate Skill Set CLE (February 2012)

Industries

Education

  • Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center, J.D., 2010, magna cum laude
    • Order of the Coif
    • Louisiana Law Review (Articles Editor, Member)
    • Member – Moot Court Board, 2009 – 2010
    • 2010 Judge John R. Brown Admiralty Moot Court Competition Quarterfinalist
    • 2009 Robert Lee Tullis Moot Court Competition Champion
    • Chancellor's List
  • Louisiana State University, B.A., 2007, magna cum laude

Admissions

  • Louisiana, 2010
  • U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana, 2010
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, 2010

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