Fishman Haygood Welcomes 2023 Summer Clerks

Fishman Haygood is pleased to welcome seven summer clerks from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, Paul M. Herbert Law Center at Louisiana State University, Tulane Law School, and the University of Mississippi School of Law. These outstanding students will work alongside business and litigation attorneys in both the firm’s New Orleans and Baton Rouge offices.

Each summer associate will spend six weeks with the firm. At various points from mid-May through early August, the following clerks will receive first-hand legal experience which allows them to make meaningful contributions to Fishman Haygood clients, their legal matters, and the firm:

Elana Beiser studies at Tulane, where she is a member of the Tulane Law Review. During her time in law school, Elana has served on the Dean’s Advisory Committee and as treasurer of the Civil Law Society. Prior to her legal studies, Elana was a news editor of the Dow Jones Newswires, as well as an editor for The Wall Street Journal. In 2017, she served on the nominating jury for the Pulitzer Prizes in journalism, and she was the advisory board chair of the U.S. Press Freedom Tracker.

Harrison Bond is a dual JD/MBA student at Tulane and serves as a member of the Tulane Law Review. This past school year, he worked as a legal intern for Advantage Capital, whose goal is to foster business growth and create quality jobs in communities around the U.S. Harrison served as the Business Law Society 1L representative to the executive council, and he is vice president of the Civil Law Society. Harrison received a bachelor’s degree in economics from Vanderbilt University.

Megan Broussard studies at Louisiana State University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology. She serves as Executive Senior Editor of the Louisiana Law Review. Megan is the recipient of both the Paul M. Hebert Scholar Award and the Dean’s Tuition Scholarship. She also is a member of the Women Law Student Association. Megan is active in her community, serving organizations like the Baton Rouge Medical Center, Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank, LSU Food Pantry, Girl Scouts of America, and others.

Dylan Futrell studies at Loyola, and he earned his bachelor’s degree in marketing from LSU. Dylan serves as Casenote and Comments Editor of the Loyola Law Review. He also competed on Loyola Law’s Moot Court Maritime team. Dylan has received high scores in classes like Civil Procedure II, Torts, and Administrative Law, among others.


Kennedy Gerard studies at the University of Mississippi, and she earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Howard University. During the past school year, she served as president of the Constance Slaughter-Harvey Chapter of Black Law Students Association. Kennedy is the Associate Case Editor of the Mississippi Law Journal, a Dean’s Scholarship recipient, and a member of the Delta Theta Phi law fraternity, International Legal Honor Society of Phi Delta Phi, and Trial Advocacy board.

Sydney Rusovich also studies at Loyola, and she earned a bachelor’s degree in Arabic and international studies from the University of Mississippi. Sydney is an Ignatian Law Scholar and is a member of the International Legal Honor Society of Phi Delta Phi. She received highest grade awards in Constitutional Criminal Procedure, Legal Research & Writing I and II, and Torts I. At Ole Miss, she served as the first undergraduate student delegate to the committee that advises the chancellor on women’s issues.

Ashley Sanders, who returns to Fishman Haygood after clerking at the firm last summer, studies at Tulane where she is a member of the Tulane Law Review. She received the CALI Award for highest grades in Obligations I and Intellectual Property and is the recipient of the Harry and Anita Connick Scholarship in Law. Ashley earned a bachelor’s degree in foreign affairs and art history from the University of Virginia.

Learn more about our six-week summer program here.