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Former visiting law professor Jolivette-Brown confirmed for judgeship

October 7, 2011

Nannette Jolivette-Brown, J.D., LL.M., former visiting assistant clinical professor at Loyola University New Orleans in the College of Law’s Stuart H. Smith Law Clinic and Center for Social Justice, has received confirmation for a federal judgeship in the eastern district of Louisiana. Jolivette-Brown was nominated this past March by President Barack Obama.

She currently serves as city attorney in New Orleans, appointed by Mayor Mitch Landrieu, J.D. ’85, H ’05. Jolivette-Brown, who was proposed for the judgeship last year by Sen. Mary Landrieu, will be the first African-American woman to serve on the federal bench in Louisiana.

“Nannette is well equipped with substantial and vast legal experience to serve our state on the federal bench,'' Sen. Landrieu said in a statement following her confirmation. “She has a heart for justice and compassion and her life has been committed to the law and fairness."

Jolivette-Brown has more than 20 years experience leading and managing teams of attorneys and experts in winning complex litigation averting exposure to millions of dollars in liability. As a partner with Chaffe McCall, L.L.P., in New Orleans, she focused on environmental law and regulation, toxic tort litigation and commercial litigation. As a mediator, she has mediated over 100 disputes. She writes and speaks on environmental issues and on mediation as an alternative resolution to disputes.

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