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Hal Watson to speak at 27th Biennial Tulane Admiralty Law Institute

Wednesday, February 7th, 2018

Chaffe McCall admiralty and maritime attorney will serve in a variety of roles during the Tulane Admiralty Law Institute on February 28 – March 2, 2018, at New Orleans Board of Trade. Houston Partner, Harold “Hal” Watson will serve as…More»


Fifth Circuit Hands Down Highly Anticipated En Banc Ruling

Friday, January 12th, 2018

On Monday, January 8, 2018, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit handed down its much anticipated en banc decision in In re Larry Doiron, Inc., setting forth a new test for determining whether a contract for…More»


Top Recognition from U.S. News & World Report “Best Law Firms” Rankings

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

Chaffe McCall Earns Top Recognition from U.S. News & World Report “Best Law Firms” Rankings Chaffe McCall announced today recognition of its national Admiralty & Maritime Law practice by U.S. News & World Report. The practice earned  Tier 1 ranking in…More»


Victory for Oil Platform Contractor at District Court and Appeals Court

Friday, October 6th, 2017

Persuasive Appellate Advocacy Contributes to Success for Client Background On November 16, 2012, an explosion occurred on an offshore oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana.  Three workers died, and several others were injured.  Chaffe…More»


Maritime Knowledge Contributes to Success for Client

Monday, September 11th, 2017

“Decision paves the way for vessel interests to seek compensation for damages sustained during mooring operations…” NEW ORLEANS, LA – In a recent decision, the operator of a Port of New Orleans wharf was found solely liable for failing to provide a…More»


Chaffe McCall Houston Office Open

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

A statement from our Firm Managing Partner, E. Howell Crosby Dear Clients, Colleagues, and Friends: We hope that those of you in the path of Hurricane Harvey have weathered the storm and are now safe and recovering. We want to thank…More»


Chaffe McCall Keeps Texas in Mind

Monday, August 28th, 2017

As Hurricane Harvey Continues to Impact Texas, Chaffe McCall Keeps Our Friends in Texas In Mind A Letter from our Firm Managing Partner, E. Howell Crosby This past week has been filled with tragedy and loss for so many in…More»


Law360 Reports Tenure Denial Bias Suit (Julie D. Livaudais)

Friday, August 25th, 2017

5th Circ. Won’t Revive Tulane Prof’s Tenure Denial Bias Suit From Law 360 | August 24, 2017 By: Vin Gurrieri The Fifth Circuit ruled Wednesday that a trial court correctly awarded Tulane University summary judgment over discrimination claims brought by…More»


Law 360 Reports “Former Ambassador To Brunei Joins Chaffe McCall”

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

From Law 360 | august 2017 By Michelle casady (August 1, 2017) — An attorney experienced in handling trials and appeals, who served as the U.S. ambassador to Brunei under President George H.W. Bush, has joined Chaffe McCall as senior…More»


“My Toughest Case” Biz Nola Features Walter Becker

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

From Biz New Orleans | May 2017 By Maria Clark Walter F. Becker, Jr., Chaffe McCall Partner and Government Investigations / Criminal Defense Practice Area Chair, was featured in Biz New Orleans “My Toughest Case…” series, which asks top attorneys…More»