201 St. Charles Avenue, Suite 4600
New Orleans, LA 70170

+1 504 586 5525

Litigation Star

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Brent has over thirty-five years of experience litigating commercial cases, both at Fishman Haygood and at Phelps Dunbar, his former firm. He represents clients in a wide variety of commercial disputes, including bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, securities litigation, breach of contract, business valuation disputes, and class actions. Brent has developed a national practice niche representing trustees and receivers in varied litigation. He is currently receiver’s counsel in S.E.C. v. Arthur Lamar Adams, which arises from a $100 million Ponzi scheme that defrauded hundreds of investors (possibly the
largest Ponzi scheme in Mississippi’s history). 

Brent is an active member of the Louisiana State Bar Association – Bankruptcy Section; Committee on Business Bankruptcy; Subcommittee on Chapter 11 Reorganization Section; House of Delegates (1990 to present); Budget Committee (2002 to present). Brent has been named one of Louisiana’s Top 10 Litigators by The National Law Journal. He is among a select group of lawyers, recognized in Chambers USA, as well as being listed in The Best Lawyers in America and in Super Lawyers. Brent is also a member of the American College of Trial Lawyers and the International Society of Barristers. 

Chambers & Partners
calls Brent “really top-notch” and “very creative” and says he is a “‘polished’ and ‘tenacious’ advocate with excellent instincts and an industrious work ethic.” 

Brent frequently lectures on litigation techniques, fiduciary duty litigation, evidence and other litigation related topics. 


Updated Sep 2022