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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

Counsel to investors in various multi-million dollar partnership disputes across the country alleging breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud and similar theories of recovery.

Member of trial and appeal team representing of one of the nation's largest aggregates companies in litigation encompassing multiple cases in both state and federal court arising from catastrophic subsidence events associated with a brine mining cavern.

Member of trial team that obtained a net award of $2 million in favor of oil stabilization contractor in a case involving an allegedly sinking shipyard, in which the plaintiff owner claimed more than $45 million in damages.

Professional Biography

Overview

As an associate in the Advocacy Department, Matt Juneau assists clients in a wide range of commercial litigation matters at both the trial and appellate levels. Mr. Juneau focuses his practice on complex litigation and has significant experience handling partnership and other business disputes, environmental cases, insurance coverage and defense, medical malpractice, construction defect cases, and employment matters. Additionally, Mr. Juneau has significant appellate experience, having either prosecuted or defended more than 100 Louisiana civil writs and appeals.

Representative Matters
  • Counsel to investors in various multi-million dollar partnership disputes across the country alleging breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud and similar theories of recovery.

  • Member of trial and appeal team representing of one of the nation's largest aggregates companies in litigation encompassing multiple cases in both state and federal court arising from catastrophic subsidence events associated with a brine mining cavern.

  • Member of trial team that obtained a net award of $2 million in favor of oil stabilization contractor in a case involving an allegedly sinking shipyard, in which the plaintiff owner claimed more than $45 million in damages.

  • Defended national and regional companies in nationwide collective actions under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
  • Saved a national bank over $25 million when a real estate developer sought to rescind a financing arrangement by securing summary judgment and maintaining it on appeal.

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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