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Craig Isenberg

Member

Clerkships

  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Henry A. Politz, Chief Judge, United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

Education

Tulane University Law School, J.D., Summa Cum Laude, 1996

Amherst College, B.A., Cum Laude, 1992

Recognitions

Benchmark Litigation, Litigation Star or Future Star, since 2011

Best Lawyers, 2018 and 2019

Lexology Client Choice Award, 2019

New Orleans CityBusiness, Leading Lawyer

New Orleans CityBusiness, 
Leadership in Law Award, 2013

New Orleans Magazine, Top Lawyers

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Louisiana
  • New York

Craig serves as the firm's managing partner.  He is a trial and appellate lawyer focusing on complex litigation matters, including mass and toxic torts, environmental, commercial, and product liability matters.  Craig has extensive trial experience in high-stakes litigation – trying jury and bench trials across the country.  He has tried a significant Clean Water Act case against the Department of Justice, numerous toxic tort trials involving hundreds of plaintiffs, and a variety of different complex commercial matters.  He has represented clients in many different industries, including chemical, oil and gas, financial, agricultural, pharmaceutical, and consumer products. 

Best Lawyers Award Badge   Benchmark Litigation 2020 - Litigation Star
Notable Representations
  • Trial counsel for major refining company against United States in first-ever trial for civil penalties under the Oil Pollution Act amendments to the Clean Water Act.
  • Trial counsel for major refining company defending over 1000 personal injury, property damage and business interruption claims arising out of oil spill.
  • Representing industrial gas company in multi-million dollar breach-of-contract suit.
  • Representing major oil and gas companies in oil field litigation. 
  • Defense of welding rod manufacturers in multi-district product liability litigation in Cleveland, Ohio and state court proceedings, resulting in five complete defense verdicts in jury trials.
  • Representing major pipeline company in oil spill litigation related to homeowner property claims in Utah.
  • Defense of drug manufacturer in state court proceeding regarding drug pricing claims brought by State of Louisiana.
  • Representing accounting firm in $100 million lawsuit brought by statewide retirement funds.
Professional and Civic Activities

Craig also is actively involved in professional and civic activities. He previously served on the Board of Directors of the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, and as chair of the New Orleans Bar Association’s Committee on Environmental Law and Toxic Torts. Craig has taught Trial Advocacy at Tulane University Law School and at the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel’s Trial Academy. 

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Past Experience
  • Mayer Brown, Washington, D.C.
  • Sullivan & Cromwell, London, England