Ault's practice is focused on bankruptcy, restructuring and commercial litigation. He represents clients in commercial contract disputes, defense of lien rights, acquisitions and financial litigation matters.

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Associations

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, 1986
  • Texas, 2001
  • U.S. District Courts
    • Louisiana: Eastern, Middle, Western
    • Texas: Eastern, Northern, Southern, Western

Distinctions

  • Martindale-Hubbell®
    • AV® – Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated, 1997-2017
  • Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business
    • Bankruptcy/Restructuring – Louisiana, 2015-2017
  • Best Lawyers in America®,
    • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights Law/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, 2008-2019
    • Litigation – Bankruptcy, 2011-2019
  • Super Lawyers®
    • Louisiana Super Lawyers, Business Litigation2007-2019
  • Top Lawyers, Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, New Orleans Magazine

Education & Honors

  • Louisiana State University, J.D., 1986
  • Louisiana State University, B.S., Finance, 1983

Experience

  • Commercial
  • Representation of multiple clients in commercial contract disputes.
  • Defense of servitudes and related rights of third party in connection with sale of chemical facility.
  • Defense of lien rights of multiple clients.
  • Defense of corporate and individual defendants in $100 million lawsuit arising from the sale of oil and gas properties in south Louisiana.
  • Representation of marine service company in connection with dispute with shipyard over breach of multiple shipbuilding contracts.
  • Defense of corporate pharmaceutical defendant in Thimerosal litigation across multiple states.
  • Defense of named defendant in welding rod litigation across multiple suits.
  • Defense of financial institution and officers in class action brought to contest merger.
  • More...

Papers, Presentations, & Publications

  • Co-Author, "Jurisdictional Survey of Local Requirements Governing Class Actions: Louisiana," A Practitioner's Guide to Class Actions, Published by the American Bar Association's Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section, November 2010.
  • Co-Author, "A Bankruptcy Principal: Defining Construction Surety's Interest in Contract Balances," Defense Counsel Journal, Volume 58, Number 1, January 1991.