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Gregory F. Rouchell

Partner
Class Action and Complex Litigation Team Leader
Litigation
Liaison Partner Associates

Gregory “Greg” Rouchell is a Partner in the firm’s New Orleans office and is a member of the Litigation Practice Group. Greg also serves as the firm’s Class Action and Complex Litigation Team Leader, as well as the Liaison Partner for Associates. He is also an active member of the firm’s Recruiting Committee.

For the past thirteen years, Greg has represented and provided legal advice to a wide array of clients. Greg’s representative experience includes the following:

  • Serving as national labor and employment counsel for a Company with thousands of employees throughout the United States and advising and defending it with respect to all phases of labor and employment law;
  • Successfully defending claims brought against employers pursuant to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 1981 of the Civil Rights Act of 1866, Section 1983 of the Civil Rights Act of 1866, the Equal Pay Act of 1963, the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (“ADEA”), the Americans With Disabilities Act (“ADA”), the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”), the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”), the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (“GINA”), the Uniformed Services Employment Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (“USERRA”), and the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (“WARN Act”);
  • Drafting, implementing and ensuring enforcement of nationwide and state-specific Arbitration Agreements, Class Action Waivers, confidentiality agreements, and non-compete/non-solicitation agreements;
  • Drafting and developing effective written policies and procedures for Employee Handbooks that will ensure compliance with applicable state and federal laws and decrease the threat of future litigation;
  • Defending class action lawsuits against employers, manufacturers, retailers and chemical companies under both federal and state law;
  • Advising businesses with regards to contract enforcement and other commercial matters;
  • Prosecuting and defending claims for breach of contract in high stakes commercial disputes between Landlords and Tenants, Insurers and Insureds, as well as manufacturers and suppliers;
  • Defending corporations and financial institutions in lawsuits alleging fraud, lost business opportunity and breach of fiduciary duty;
  • Defending corporations in lawsuits filed by the State Attorney General alleging deceptive trade practices and fraud;
  • Prosecuting actions on behalf of large commercial creditors;
  • Defending products liability lawsuits against manufacturers of drugs/medical devices, automotive component parts, asbestos containing products, residential and commercial flooring, HVAC systems, kitchen appliances and windows;
  • Defending lawsuits alleging professional liability against insurance agents and engineers; and
  • Defending personal injury lawsuits based on premises liability, negligence and strict liability.

Born and raised in New Orleans, Greg attended Jesuit High School before obtaining his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Louisiana State University (“LSU”) in Baton Rouge. Following his undergraduate studies at LSU, Greg returned to New Orleans where he graduated in the top 11% of his class from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law.

After working as a Summer Associate for the firm in 2001 and 2002, Greg joined Adams and Reese as an Associate in 2003 and became a Partner in 2010. Greg currently serves as the President of the New Orleans Association of Defense Counsel (“NOADC”), and he is a member of the New Orleans, Louisiana, and Federal Bar Associations. Greg has participated in numerous professional organizations, including the American Bar Association (“ABA”), the Defense Research Institute (“DRI”), the Professional Liability Underwriting Society (“PLUS”), and the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (“CLM”).

Greg is also actively involved in non-legal community organizations, as he currently serves on the Board of Directors and is the acting Secretary for Boys Hope/Girls Hope of Greater New Orleans. Greg also previously served on the Board of Directors for the New Orleans Pro Bono Project, a non-profit organization that provides legal assistance to qualifying individuals throughout the New Orleans community.

In his free time, Greg enjoys traveling, music, reading, golf, LSU and Saints football, as well as spending time with family and friends.