D. Skylar Rosenbloom
Skylar is Special Counsel in the firm’s Litigation Section, where he represents clients in a wide variety of commercial disputes including professional liability, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, general business torts, construction litigation, class-action litigation, contract disputes, and numerous other corporate litigation matters. He has extensive experience in complex commercial matters. He has handled or assisted in a number of cases from inception through resolution at trial, appeal, and alternative dispute resolution.
Skylar also has extensive experience with the regulations of the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) and the Louisiana Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control (ATC) and how these laws impact manufacturers and retailers in the distilled spirits industry. His work includes submitting and obtaining permits for manufacturing and sales of distilled spirits, as well as label approval and formula approval for the burgeoning craft distilled spirits industry.
Before practicing law, Skylar worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he served as an associate in both the Dispute, Analysis and Investigations division and the Audit and Assurance division. At PwC, he handled white collar crime investigations, claim valuations, regulatory compliance, and audit & attestation services. He is a Certified Public Accountant (Exempt Status) in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Skylar’s devotion to his clients and work ethic has earned him recognition from both Super Lawyers and Chambers & Partners. Super Lawyers recognized Skylar as a Rising Super Star every year since 2014, while Chambers described Skylar as “outstanding,” praising both his “case management skills” and “business judgment” and quoting one client describing Skylar as “instrumental in obtaining a result which I found extremely satisfying.”
Skylar is a member of the Prelude Advisory Board for the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra and the National World War II Young Benefactor Committee. He previously served as a member of the Board and Treasurer for the Community Center of St. Bernard. Skylar has also been recognized by The Pro Bono Project for his service.
J.D., cum laude, from Washington and Lee University School of Law, 2007
- Managing Editor of the Washington and Lee Law Review
- B.S.B.A. in Accounting & Finance from Georgetown University, 2001
His experience includes representing:
- Local school board in insurance claim arising out of Hurricane Katrina, involving more than 120 different properties.
- Stadium owner, management company and an NFL team against various manufacturers, contractors, engineers and other consultants in a construction defect case arising out of the destruction of a stadium roof.
- Private rehabilitation center in Fair Housing Act and Americans with Disabilities Act discrimination case against a parish government.
- The Louisiana Department of Revenue in numerous cases against tax payers seeking to collect taxes and defending the validity of taxes.
- Bankruptcy estate trustees and individual investors against former officers and directors of two failed oil exploration companies for breaches of fiduciary duty, abdication of duty, and negligence.
- Local school board in handling appeal of unfavorable trial verdict in an employment dispute with potential damages exceeding 1 billion dollars. The verdict was overturned and the case dismissed in its entirety.
- Former officer and director in securities fraud case. Obtained judgment dismissing all claims against client.
- Major publicly traded company in legacy ownership dispute seeking more than $1 billion in damages. Obtained judgment dismissing all claims against client, which was affirmed on appeal
- Numerous cases for preferential and fraudulent transfers arising out of a bankruptcy.
- Local school board in lawsuit arising out of the expropriation of a school facility. Obtained a multi-million dollar settlement from the expropriating authority.
- Numerous bankruptcy estate trustees in cases against former officers, directors and other insiders for breaches of fiduciary duties, looting of corporate assets, negligence and abdication of duties.
- New York
- District of Columbia
- U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Louisiana
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
- U.S. Tax Court