Nancy A. Cundiff


Nancy A. Cundiff is a partner in the New Orleans office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Complex Business & Commercial Litigation and Real Estate & Land Use Practices. 

Nancy’s combined experience litigating complicated contract disputes and large tort claims gives her unique insight into the business concerns of her clients and a knack for finding practical solutions to complex legal issues. This grasp of the big picture frequently allows her to identify opportunities for early resolution of disputes and to root out potential obstacles in negotiations. Nancy manages negotiation of commercial leases for clients throughout the country, and has assisted real estate developer clients in issues ranging from zoning and permitting, construction defect claims, and navigating the EB5 immigrant investment process. Nancy also counsels clients in the hospitality industry nationwide in premises liability and risk matters. She draws on her extensive commercial leasing and transactional experience to counsel clients in management of risk allocation and in defending premises liability claims. Her work has earned her recognition among her peers as a savvy, hard-working, and formidable opponent. 


  • Contributing author, “The Role of Loss Adjusters and Consultants in the First-Party Insurance Claim: A Policyholder Perspective,” Committee on Insurance Coverage Litigation, Coverage, Vol. 17, No. 1, American Bar Association, September/October 2006
  • Contributing author, “Hurricane Katrina: It’s an Ill Wind That Blows No Good,” Panel Presentation, ABA 35th Annual Conference on Environmental Law, Keystone, Colorado, March 2006
  • “Independent Fire Insurance v. Sunbeam: Applying the Daubert-Foret Standard at the Summary Judgment Level,” Casenote, 47 Loy. L. Review 943, Summer 2001

Professional Presentations

  • Speaker, “Impacts of the FMLA on Your Small Business,” Covington Bar Association, Spring 2015 
  • Speaker, “Confronting Catastrophe: Pandemics, Hurricanes, Terrorists – Oh My!” American Bar Association Litigation Section CLE on Insurance Coverage, Tucson, Arizona, February 27, 2008


  • State Bar Admissions
    • Louisiana
  • United States District Courts
    • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
    • United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana
    • United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana
  • United States Courts of Appeals
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit



United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

USDC Eastern District of Louisiana

USDC Middle District of Louisiana

USDC Western District of Louisiana


  • International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) 
  • Transportation Lawyers Association (TLA) 
  • Louisiana State Bar Association

Awards & Honors

  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America® 2023 — Commercial Litigation
  • Nancy was included in the Super Lawyers list of Rising Stars in 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, and 2023 a select designation given to only 2.5% of lawyers in the state of Louisiana. 
  • Placed First Overall and Runner-Up Best Oralist in Stetson University International-Environmental Moot Court Competition in 2001 (Judicial Panel included a sitting Member of the Hague International Court of Justice). 


Loyola University School of Law

Juris Doctor, cum laude, 2002

  • William Crowe Scholar (top 10% of graduating class) 
  • Law Review 
  • Moot Court 

University of Southern Mississippi

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Honors, 1998

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