Talbot and Rodriguez Re-Elected to Management Committee

Posted on Wednesday, June 21st, 2017 | Posted in Acknowledgements & Press Releases

New Orleans, LA – Chaffe McCall, L.L.P. is pleased to announce that Brent A. Talbot and Ivan M. Rodriguez have been re-elected to the management committee of this southeast-based law firm.

Brent A. Talbot, who has been with Chaffe McCall since 1988, serves as Practice Area Chair of the firm’s Litigation Practice Group and is a member of its Business Intake and Development Committees. Ivan M. Rodriguez is a partner in the firm’s Houston office, where he has over 20 years of executive and legal experience in the areas of Commercial Litigation, Insurance, and Admiralty & Maritime law.

Their election to these positions was confirmed on June 15, 2017, by a vote of the partnership.  “I am honored to have again been selected to continue leading our growing firm.  I appreciate everyone’s support as we move forward together,” Ivan Rodriguez said. “I look forward to continuing to work with the committee and building on recent successes in several targeted practice areas.  My goal is to continue the firm’s great momentum established through commitment to client service, focus, and responsiveness,” said Brent Talbot. “As we further grow our regional platform, we will continue to place innovative-thinking leaders in significant roles,” said firm managing partner E. Howell Crosby.  Brent and Ivan will transition into their leadership roles effective immediately.


About Brent A. Talbot

Brent A. Talbot is listed as a Louisiana Super Lawyer, The Best Lawyers in America and in other publications in the areas of Railroad Law, Product Liability Litigation, and Commercial Litigation.  He has been named New Orleans Railroad Law “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers.  He has extensive experience defending railroads, drug and medical device manufacturers, and employers.  He has defended the manufacturers of pharmaceuticals, vaccines, medical devices, tobacco, tires, furniture, automotive parts and paints, fire-resistant clothing, food products, bicycles, appliances, amusement rides, and petrochemical and agricultural products.  Brent is highly recognized for his professional and civic contributions.  Brent received a J.D. from Tulane University Law School and a B.S. from the University of Alabama.


About Ivan M. Rodriguez

As manager of Chaffe McCall’s Houston office, Ivan M. Rodriguez serves as regional and national counsel for several clients, and he regularly handles litigation involving foreign entities or arising in foreign jurisdictions.  Ivan’s practice encompasses a wide array of subjects, with a particular emphasis on matters in the maritime and energy arenas.  He has gained widespread recognition for his consistently effective litigation strategies and client service.  Chambers USA has lauded him as a “stand out” attorney for his experience in the South American markets.  Ivan received his J.D. and a B.S. from Louisiana State University.