Jason Cerise

Locke Lord LLP

Jason Marechal Cerise is a Partner in the New Orleans office of Locke Lord LLP and a member of our Energy, Energy Litigation, Bankruptcy, Restructuring & Insolvency, and Consumer Finance Practice Groups. Jason focuses his practice on commercial litigation and bankruptcy, most frequently for Locke Lord’s energy clients but also across many other industries.

His experience includes first and second-chair trial and/or litigation in state and federal courts, as well as extensive appearances in bankruptcy ‎courts. Jason has also represented a variety of clients in mediations, arbitrations and regulatory‎ proceedings.

Representative Experience :

  • Jason’s energy experience includes litigation of disputes frequently arising in the course of exploration and production, including resolution of operating agreement and accounting disputes, balancing disputes, defense of “legacy” oilfield litigation, decommissioning and attendant financial security issues, and other regulatory and compliance matters. In addition to Jason’s many ongoing energy engagements, his representative past experience includes:
    • Represented Operator in action to collect JIBs and enforce working interest owners’ obligations for response costs following major blowout and resulting oil spill
    • Assisted client in coordination of efforts with MMS to insure performance of significant and complex P&A and decommissioning after sale of successor-in-interest to offshore lease
      Represented multiple clients in energy bankruptcies to enhance claims recovery, insure debtor or successor’s performance of decommissioning obligations, and protect client’s contract rights
    • Defended contribution and indemnity action brought against publicly traded parent of dissolved exploration company after settlement between plaintiff and co-defendant
    • Assisted private equity clients with structuring investment in offshore GOM assets and negotiation of upstream/midstream agreements with contract operator and interest owners
  • In addition to his energy litigation experience, Jason has also handled the following types of matters:
    • Representation of debtors, official committees, secured and unsecured creditors, landlords, utilities, governmental entities, and other constituents in complex chapter 11 reorganizations and chapter 7 liquidations and associated adversary proceedings
    • Employed as special litigation counsel for chapter 11 debtor to defend against complex environmental tort claims
    • Defense and prosecution of construction defect claims, redhibition claims, and other warranty actions
    • Foreclosure under executory and ordinary process and other enforcement of security rights
    • Litigation of multiple tort claims, including negligence, fraud, alter ego and single business enterprise, and strict liability

Education :

  • J.D./B.C.L., Louisiana State University Law Center, 2003
  • B.S., University of New Orleans, 1999

Admissions : Louisiana, 2003

Admitted To Practice :

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas


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