Chaffe McCall

Louisiana

Review

Labor and employment

Chaffe McCall’s mainstay is in New Orleans, where it has maintained a litigation practice for nearly 200 years. Julie Livaudais is the firm managing partner and labor and employment practice area coordinator She is often retained to address employment disputes for clients operating in a wide range of industries. Most recently, however, she has been retained to handle matters for two different Louisiana universities in separate matters. Livaudais represented Tulane in a lawsuit filed by a former Business School professor. The plaintiff alleged gender discrimination, arguing that she did not receive tenure on that basis. Livaudais successfully defended the university, prevailing on a motion for summary judgement and again on a motion for bill of costs for reimbursement of expenses. In addition, she also handled a matter for Loyola University in a Title IX dispute that involved male students who challenged the university’s disciplinary actions after finding for sexual misconduct complaints against them. Livaudais also prevailed on summary judgment in this case.