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Cliff LaCour

Cliff LaCour

Volunteer Adjunct Faculty Member, Civil Pre-trial Litigation Intersession

Tulane Law School

Lafayette, LA

Attorney at NeunerPate

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Tulane Law School

Volunteer Adjunct Faculty Member, Civil Pre-trial Litigation Intersession

- Provide instruction to law students focus on civil litigation including brief writing and oral argument
techniques.
- Provide critiques of oral arguments of mock motion and instruction on deposition techniques.

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NeunerPate

Attorney

Assigned to the federal litigation, employment litigation, and maritime practice groups:
- Handle and participate in federal cases involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act; Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act; National Wildlife Refuge Act; Oil Pollution Act; Jones Act; Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, and other statutes.
- Assigned to defense team of shareholder’s derivative claim against publicly traded corporation.
- Assigned to defense team of several Deepwater Horizon claims.
- Assigned to trial team for federal litigation involving claims of fraud and breach of contract.
- Research complex legal issues in the fields of constitutional law, federal and state civil procedure, employment law, real estate law, property, maritime law, and other related issues as needed.

Serve as member of the firm’s Technology Committee:
- Implemented secure cloud based storage service for transfer of client files.
- Spearheaded complete redesign of firm website.
- Instituted client-centric policy to actively monitor federal filings for new claims against existing clients.
- Tasked with review and selection of electronic discovery review system for multiple matters including multi-district litigation.
- Coordinated and managed electronic discovery projects utilizing Autonomy Introspect review system.
- Provided simple troubleshooting for technology issues within the firm.
- Evaluate proposals from leading legal and office technology vendors.

Career

United States District Court, Western District of Louisiana

Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Tucker L. Melançon

- Drafted legal memoranda explaining the results of research and prepare draft opinions and orders for consideration by Judge Melançon.
- Participated in and managed four month long criminal Medicare fraud trial.
- Managed civil and criminal dockets and interact with attorneys on a daily basis.
- Conducted telephone conferences and participate in pre-trial conferences and trial proceedings.
- Researched complex issues of federal and state law including issues.
- Reviewed briefs, motions, and other attorney submissions.
- Appointed to an additional year-long term of service on the basis of merit and performance.

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Gold, Weems, Bruser, Sues, & Rundell

Associate Attorney

- Assigned to the commercial litigation and employment litigation practice groups.
- Prepared motions, memoranda in support of motions, pleadings, petitions, appellate briefs, and other legal documents as necessary, and attend and participate in trial proceedings in federal and state courts.
- Drafted legal memoranda explaining the results of research for partners and senior associates.
- Managed client files and cases and interact with clients and other attorneys on a daily basis.
- Researched complex legal issues in the fields of civil procedure, employment law, real estate law, property, probate law and other related issues as needed.

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Tulane University

JD, Law

Tulane University Law School

JD, Law

Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

BS, Accounting