Campaign Finance

class date: 
Tue, 11/05/2013
instructor: 

Stephen Gele

 

 

Stephen Gele

 

Stephen's practice concentrates on casualty litigation, commercial litigation, environmental litigation, construction defect, federal practice, general civil, free speech, campaign finance and government relations. He has tried cases in District and City Courts in the Parishes of Orleans, Jefferson, St. Bernard, St. Charles and Lafourche, and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. He has handled appeals in the Louisiana First, Third, Fourth and Fifth Circuit Courts of Appeal, the Louisiana Supreme Court and the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. He has assisted in drafting a Louisiana Constitutional Amendment, Statute and Code of Civil Procedure Article, and has testified before the Louisiana and Georgia Legislatures regarding Islamic Sharia law, forum non conveniens and comity of judgments.

 

He has been quoted in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Times, the American Bar Association Journal, the National Law Journal, the Associated Press, the American Spectator, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the New Orleans Times-Picayune and New Orleans City Business. He has appeared on "Follow the Money with Eric Bolling" on Fox Business Network and CNN.com, as well as several radio shows in multiple states. He has presented a continuing education seminar and spoken before the Loyola University New Orleans Institute of Politics regarding campaign finance law.

 

 

Education

•                Loyola School of Law, J.D., 1993

                  - Law Review 

-       Moot Court

•                Loyola University, B.S., Political Science, minor Economics, 1990

                 

Memberships/Affiliations

•                Member: Louisiana State Bar Association

•                Admitted to practice in all Louisiana federal district courts and the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

•                Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel

•                New Orleans Association of Defense Counsel, Former President

•                Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), 1998-2002

•                Certificate in Insurance Regulation, Insurance Institute of America

•                Former Orleans Parish Criminal Sheriff Deputy

•                Former General Counsel to Young Republican National Federation, 2007-2009

•                Elected to Orleans Parish Republican Executive Committee (2011-2015)

•                Secretary of the Pelican Institute for Public Policy

National Spokesman for American Public Policy Alliance