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Andrea Mahady Price



  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Jacques L. Wiener, Jr., United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit


University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 2004

University of Virginia, M.A., 2000

Tulane University, B.A., Cum Laude, 1998


Best Lawyers, 2017 edition

AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated in Martindale-Hubbell

Benchmark Litigation, Under 40 Hot List, 2016

Louisiana Super Lawyers, 2017, Rising Star 2014-2015

New Orleans CityBusiness, 
Leadership in Law Award, 2014

Order of the Coif

Virginia Journal of International Law, University of Virginia

Dillard Fellow, University of Virginia

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana
  • Texas

Andrea Price has devoted a substantial portion of her practice to trial work for complex litigation and mass tort cases, both in federal multidistrict litigation and in parallel, consolidated state court proceedings across the country.  Most recently, she has been involved in an ongoing series of trials involving metal-on-metal hip implants in Illinois, Maryland, and Texas.  Before entering private practice, Andrea served as a Law Clerk to Judge Jacques L. Wiener, Jr. of the United States Fifth Circuit. Andrea has published on the effective use of experts at trial, and on tactics for expert cross examination.

Andrea has been recognized as a leading lawyer in the city by Best Lawyers, as a Rising Star in the State of Louisiana by Louisiana Super Lawyers, and as a Future Star by Benchmark Litigation.  She also was recently named to Benchmark Litigation’s inaugural Under 40 Hot List for 2016.

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Notable Representations
  • Defense of hip implant manufacturer in multi-district litigation and in Illinois state consolidated proceedings, including defense verdict following five week jury trial.
  • Defense of hip implant manufacturer in multi-district litigation, including complete defense verdict after eight week jury trial.
  • Defended major oil company against United States in first-ever trial for civil penalties under the Oil Pollution Act amendments to the Clean Water Act, where the court awarded the U.S. less than 3% of $247 million in penalties sought.
  • Prevailed at arbitration hearing on novel contract issue arising out of drilling moratorium in the Gulf of Mexico on behalf of major oil company client.
  • Successful defense of consortium of welding manufacturers in multi-district litigation and state court proceedings resulting in complete defense verdicts in jury trials, including a four-plaintiff case jury trial in Civil District Court for Orleans Parish, and a multi-plaintiff jury trial in federal court in Cleveland, Ohio.
  • Defense of registered representative challenging a disciplinary sanction imposed by FINRA and affirmed by the SEC, resulting in decision by United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to reverse and vacate SEC’s decision.
Professional and Civic Activities

Andrea has served on the Board of Directors of the Younger Lawyers Division of the Federal Bar Association in New Orleans and on the board and as past President of the New Orleans Chapter of the Association for Women Attorneys. Andrea also is a member of the Newcomb College Alumnae Association’s Board of Directors and serves as Treasurer of that organization.

Publications and Presentations


  • “Hybrid Witnesses and Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26,” ABA Mass Torts Journal, (Fall 2012) (co-author with Kristin L. Beckman)
  • “Making Your Case with an Expert: How to Choose and Prepare Experts Effectively,” ABA Trial Techniques Committee Newsletter (Spring 2011)
  • “Expert Cross Examination Preparation for New Lawyers: Before and During Trial,” Verdict, The Journal of the ABA Trial Practice Committee (2009)


  • "Legislative and Case Law Update” and “Getting the Most Out of Expert Witnesses,” National Business Institute’s Seminar on Advanced Issues in Personal Injury Litigation (June 2015)
  • “How will the ACA Reduce Damage Awards?," National Business Institute's Affordable Care Act Seminar (December 2014) 
  • “Under Payment of Claims: Staying on the Good Side of Bad Faith,” National Business Institute's Seminar on Lessons Learned from Key Bad Faith Court Rulings (June 2012)