Adam Zuckerman is the co-chair of the Firm’s Oil & Gas Industry Service Team. Mr. Zuckerman represents clients in a wide variety of complex commercial litigation matters with an emphasis on oil and gas litigation, environmental litigation arising out of oil and gas exploration and production activities, and natural gas pipeline expropriation proceedings.
Mr. Zuckerman also has extensive experience with salt dome activities, including brine solution mining and storage facilities. Mr. Zuckerman serves as the co-chair of the Firm’s Oil & Gas Industry Service Team.
Mr. Zuckerman’s litigation experience involves numerous aspects of the oil and gas industry. He has litigated a wide range of environmental issues (including groundwater and surface contamination as well as subsidence issues), royalty disputes, title and lease disputes, Louisiana Oil Well Lien Act claims, operating agreement and other breach of contract disputes, downhole and other alleged equipment failures, and the like.
Mr. Zuckerman also has significant experience defending against personal injury lawsuits and toxic tort class action and mass action lawsuits. In connection with his litigation practice, Mr. Zuckerman routinely works with experts on complex engineering, geophysical, environmental, operational and other technical matters. Mr. Zuckerman served as Judicial Law Clerk to Chief Justice Pascal F. Calogero, Louisiana Supreme Court.
- Loyola University School of Law, J.D., 1998
- University of Georgia, B.S., 1995
- Louisiana, 1998
- U.S. District Courts, Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
- Ongoing defense of Coastal Zone Management Act lawsuits asserted by various Parishes.
- Represented a natural gas pipeline company in state and federal expropriation proceedings to acquire the necessary servitudes for the construction of multiple natural gas pipelines traversing the northern and southern regions of Louisiana.
- Successfully represented an oil and gas exploration and production company in a multimillion dollar claim arising out of the alleged breach of preferential rights in a joint operating agreement.
- Defeated class certification in a class action arising out of the release of a chemical that allegedly dispersed throughout a community, and successfully defended a subsequent mass action with more than 5,000 plaintiffs.
- Successfully defended an oil and gas exploration and production company against claims that exposure to NORM caused the plaintiff’s cancer.
Professional Honors & Activities:
- Member – Louisiana Bar Association
- Member – American Bar Association
- Member – Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation
- Member – Louisiana Oil and Gas Association
- Recognized as a “Top Lawyer” in Energy Law by New Orleans Magazine (2015, 2016)
- Named – New Orleans City Business Leadership in Law Honoree (2017)
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