Cassie Giarrusso and Kyle Siegel become members of the firm

January 3, 2018

Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver is pleased to announce the promotion of two attorneys. The firm welcomes Catherine Fornias Giarrusso and Kyle W. Siegel as members of the firm. 

Catherine Fornias Giarrusso

Catherine (“Cassie”) Fornias Giarrusso represents insurers in state and federal courts throughout Louisiana in coverage and bad faith litigation.  Her insurance coverage expertise includes first-party and third-party claims involving both commercial and personal lines.  Since 2016, Louisiana Super Lawyers has recognized Cassie as a leading lawyer in the state in the area of insurance coverage.  In addition, she has advised clients on possible appeals and briefed matters in the Louisiana appellate courts and the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Cassie is licensed in Louisiana and Texas and practiced for two years with an international law firm in Houston before moving home to Louisiana in 2004. 

Cassie graduated first in her class at Tulane Law School, for which she received the Faculty Medal.  Before beginning her practice in Louisiana, Cassie served as a law clerk for Chief Justice Pascal Calogero of the Louisiana Supreme Court. 

Kyle W. Siegel

Kyle W. Siegel joined Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver in 2013. Her practice focuses on complex litigation, including products liability, insurance coverage, and general commercial disputes.

Prior to joining the firm, Kyle worked as a litigation associate at Latham & Watkins in New York, focusing primarily on securities litigation, government investigations, and white collar defense. Prior to that, Kyle served as a Law Clerk to the Honorable Rhesa Barksdale, United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Before law school, Kyle worked as a staff member of the Senate Rules Committee, as well as a media associate for a non-profit organization working to prevent teen pregnancy. Kyle received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Stanford University and her Juris Doctor from University of Virginia School of Law.

Kyle has been recognized by Louisiana Super Lawyers as a Rising Star.

About Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver, L.L.C.
Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver, L.L.C., is a litigation law firm located in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Firm has experience litigating complex civil cases throughout the country, including all types of commercial disputes, class actions, environmental cases, product liability and toxic tort cases, intellectual property cases, insurance bad faith and coverage cases, and securities arbitrations, litigation, and regulatory matters.