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Claire Elizabeth Juneau

Claire Juneau is an associate attorney in the New Orleans office of Kean Miller. She joined the firm in 2011 and practices in the litigation group, including energy and petrochemical, oil field legacy sites, and appeals.

Prior to joining the firm, Claire served as a Law Clerk to Supreme Court Associate Justice Jeffery Victory. She also served as a judicial intern to First Circuit Court of Appeal Judge Randolph Parro.

Representative Experience

  • Representation of major oil and gas companies in lawsuits alleging that soil, sediment, groundwater, drinking water, and other types of environmental contamination were caused by oil and gas exploration and production activities, gas processing/midstream operations, and refining operations throughout Louisiana
  • Representation of major oil and gas companies in oil field legacy cases involving Louisiana Act 312, as well as claims for alleged breaches of mineral leases, surface lease, and the Louisiana Mineral Code
  • Representation of major oil and gas company in cases involving land loss and subsidence asserted under the Louisiana Coastal Zone Management Act
  • Representation of pipeline companies at the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources
  • Appellate counsel for major oil and gas company
  • Obtained successful reversal of appellate court decision at the Louisiana Supreme Court in representation of major oil and gas company
  • Representation of major oil and gas company in connection with claims of environmental property damage related to exploration and production activities resulting in complete dismissal of claims at the summary judgment stage
  • Representation of major oil and gas company in successful claim for indemnity under terms of sale agreement
  • Representation of major oil and gas company in connection with claims for underpayment of royalties and lease cancellation resulting in complete dismissal of claims at the summary judgment stage

Education

Claire received her B.A., summa cum laude, in 2007 from Louisiana State University. Claire received her J.D., magna cum laude, in 2010 from the LSU Law Center where she was a member of the Order of the Coif, and was a member of the Louisiana Law Review.  Claire was named to the Chancellor's List and was given the CALI Award for the highest grade in Civil Law Property, Employment Law, Comparative Labor Law, and Employment Discrimination. 

Admitted

  • Admitted, Louisiana, 2010; United States District Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana, 2012; United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 2012

Memberships

  • Louisiana State and Baton Rouge Bar Associations; Women's Energy Network, Southeast Louisiana Chapter

Articles, Publications and Presentations

Community Service

  • Treasurer, Women’s Energy Network-Southeast Louisiana Chapter
  • Committee Member, New Orleans’ March of Dimes Signature Chefs’ Showcase
  • Judge, Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Flory Trials
  • Committee Member, Junior League of Baton Rouge's Fest for All Committee
  • Co-Chair, Kean Miller Belly Up with the Bar Committee, Baton Rouge Bar Association, 2012
  • Former Program Director, Women’s Energy Network-Southeast – Louisiana Chapter
  • Board Member, Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre