E. Blair Schilling

Blair-Schilling

Contact Information

t: (504) 556-5533

f: (504) 310-0252

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Blair Schilling’s dedication to her cases has proven that she can handle challenges that run the gamut. Blair is adept at quickly transitioning between complex securities law cases to environmental damage disputes with ease, making her determination and ability to quickly synthesize the facts of a new case and contribute insight invaluable to the firm and its clients.

Blair is a litigation associate and represents clients in a wide-range of commercial matters in federal and state court.  Her practice spans a variety of subject matters, including class actions, coastal land loss and industrial and environmental accidents, public bid law disputes, securities fraud litigation, and contract disputes.

Prior to law school, Blair handled public and government relations for a Fortune 500 company that operates hospitals and nursing centers throughout the country.

Blair serves on the governing board for the Association for Women Attorneys and on the board of directors for the International High School of New Orleans. She is also a member of the St. Thomas More Inn of Court.

Education

  • J.D., magna cum laude, from Loyola University College of Law, 2013
    • Member of the Loyola Law Review
  • B.A. Integrated Strategic Marketing from the University of Kentucky, 2007

Publications / Presentations

Bundrick v. Anadarko Petroleum Company: Third Circuit Denies Certain Mineral Lessors the Right to Demand Restoration,” Louisiana Association for Justice publication, May 2016

Representative Matters

  • Tried a lender liability case in Broward County, Florida on behalf of a real estate development company against a hedge fund lender and its general partner that resulted in a $7.3 million judgment.
  • Tried a business tort case for Rouse’s Enterprises, Louisiana’s largest grocer, against its major supplier that settled in the middle of trial for a confidential amount.
  • Successfully defended Rouse’s Enterprises against a class-action suit with potential damages in the hundreds of millions of dollars. Class certification was denied in the district court and the denial was affirmed by the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
  • Currently represents landowners across Louisiana against some of the industry’s largest oil and gas operators for extensive land loss and groundwater contamination caused by those operators.
  • Currently represents investors from across the country against broker-dealers and financial advisors in a range of securities fraud disputes in federal court and FINRA arbitration.
  • Currently represents Wallace C. Drennan, Inc. in a multi-million dollar public bid law dispute against the New Orleans Sewage and Water Board.

PRACTICE FOCUS

BAR ADMISSIONS

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