Complex Litigation



Thomas M. Flanagan
Committee Chair



Upcoming Events:

2019 Year in Review – Significant Developments in Insurance Coverage and Extra-Contractual Liability
{1 Hour CLE}
January 23, 2020

Join the panelists for a discussion including the Louisiana Supreme Court’s clarification of the prescriptive period for bad-faith causes of action, the U.S. Fifth Circuit’s endorsement of Gasquet settlements, and potential legislation in the spring 2020 session concerning the insurance bad faith statutes.

Harold Flanagan, Flanagan Partners LLP
Stephen Miles, Pipes Miles Beckman, LLC
Seth Schmeeckle, Lugenbuhl, Wheaton, Peck, Rankin & Hubbard

Thursday, January 23, 2020

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

New Orleans Bar Association
650 Poydras Street, Suite 1505
New Orleans, LA 70130

1 hour of CLE credit 

NOBA member discount: $35 (includes lunch)
Non-member price: $55 (includes lunch)
*All credit card transactions will be charged a 3% convenience fee.


  1. Contact NOBA at (504) 525-7453 or
  2. Email Briana Nelms
  3. Mail payment to the NOBA Office, 650 Poydras Street, Suite 1505, New Orleans, LA 70130
  4. NOBA members can pay online by clicking here
    *We take everything but American Express. All credit card transactions will be charged a 3% convenience fee. 

Please note our updated cancellation policy:
Payment is expected before the start of programs in order to attend. Cancellations must be received in writing two days in advance in order to receive a refund. No shows are not eligible for refunds and will be charged for the program, plus an administrative billing fee.


Committee Blog Posts:

February 2018: It’s about time: The Supreme Court clarifies § 1367(d)’s tolling provision in Artis v. District of Columbia


Recent Events:

On Tuesday, June 11, 2019,  the Complex Litigation Committee co-hosted Tips for Making (and Surviving) a Daubert Challenge  with Judge Carl Barbier, United States District Court, Camille Gauthier, Flanagan Partners, LLP, and Stephen Miles, Barasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver, LLC.

On Thursday, March 15, 2017, the Complex Litigation Committee co-hosted E-Discovery Simplified & How Your Clients Benefit From Cooperating With Difficult Opposing Counsel CLE with attorney Mark R. Beebe and litigation support specialist Nick Mole, from Adams and Reese LLP.

On Friday, November 3, 2017, the Complex Litigation Committee co-hosted Managing Multi-Jurisdictional Litigation: Opportunities and Challenges in both the State and Federal Systems CLE with speakers Stephen L. Miles and Kyle W. Siegel of Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver, L.L.C.

On October 31, 2017, Alexander M. McIntyre, Jr., of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC, presented a Louisiana Competition Law CLE.

On January 31, 2017, there was an introductory meeting for the committee to meet the chair and each other, and to also get an idea of commtitee interest for upcoming programs.

The Complex Litigation Committee was newly formed in 2016. For those interested in joining please contact NOBA at (504) 525-7453. For questions about the committee please email Thomas Flanagan.