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 & Environment 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’s work has earned her recognition among her peers as a savvy, hard-working, and formidable opponent.
Primary Area(s) of Practice
- Complex Business & Commercial Litigation
- Real Estate, Land Use & Environment
- COVID-19: Contractual & Commercial Litigation Disputes
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
- Nancy was included in the Super Lawyers list of Rising Stars in 2012, 2013, 2015, and 2016, 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).
- 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
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
- 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