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Gregory M. Anding


Phone: 225.382.3485
Fax: 225.388.9133

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Greg Anding is a smart litigator and persuasive trial advocate who defends Fortune 500 and other manufacturer, energy, petrochemical, and pipeline businesses involved in toxic tort, hearing loss, and expropriation matters. He currently serves as national defense counsel for several major businesses involved in thousands of asbestos and benzene litigation claims valued into the hundreds of millions of dollars in demands. Greg is a Martindale Hubbell AV-rated attorney and Practice Group Leader of the firm’s Occupational Exposure and Toxic Tort Litigation team.

Greg brings particular depth of experience and proven skill to resolving asbestos and benzene litigation. He has handled numerous large-scale, big-ticket asbestos and benzene cases, working with many of the industry’s top professionals and serving as defense liaison counsel across a myriad of cases. 

Notably, Greg has taken two asbestos trials to verdict, several to jury selection and opening, and countless to the courthouse steps. His advocacy skill includes trials in other types of litigation as well, including hearing loss trials and several expropriation trials for pipeline companies.

Greg serves as national coordinating counsel for three major companies involved in a multitude of large-scale asbestos and benzene litigation claims across the country – with individual claims valued from millions to tens of millions of dollars at stake. After nearly three decades of defending asbestos litigation and other toxic torts, Greg brings an arsenal of experts to his defense practice. He knows many of the national plaintiff and defense firms and was a driving force in helping the firm to establish the technological infrastructure to manage its tremendous caseload in this area.

Greg’s advocacy style is fact-based and appeals to both judges and juries alike. Meticulously organized and ever-prepared, Greg’s people skills and ability to set others at ease make him both believable and persuasive when defending clients faced with plaintiffs who are extremely empathetic. He is valued by clients and colleagues alike as a formidable advocate that does not create superfluous legal spend.

Representative Experience
  • Asbestos and Occupational Exposure Litigation
    • Serves as National Coordinating Counsel for a supplier of asbestos cement pipe in litigation across the United States
    • Serves as National Coordinating Counsel for an international petrochemical company in connection with asbestos and benzene litigation
    • Serves as National Coordinating Counsel for a national paper manufacturer in connection with asbestos litigation
    • Representation of major petrochemical companies and paper production facilities in jury trials, case management and the complete work-up of the defense of claims involving both living plaintiffs and wrongful death and survival claims brought by families of deceased contractors and employees who allegedly developed and died from mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases as a result of exposure to asbestos-containing products at numerous sites during their careers
  • Benzene Litigation
    • Representation of major petrochemical companies in numerous personal injury suits brought by contractors and employees for claims allegedly related to exposure to benzene
    • Representation of major petrochemical companies in the successful exclusion of the plaintiff’s causation expert and corresponding successful motion for summary judgment, dismissing all the plaintiff’s personal injury claims for alleged exposure to benzene
  • Expropriation and Land Use
    • Representation of a major energy company in the management of a high-profile 42-inch natural gas pipeline expropriation project from the Haynesville Shale in North Louisiana near Mansfield, Louisiana to Napoleonville, Louisiana involving the acquisition of +250 miles of land through conventional agreement and expropriation litigation, as well as environmental, regulatory and governmental relations issues.
    • Representation of a global pipeline company in the successful expropriation of property for the transportation of ethylene to a major polyvinyl chloride facility
    • Representation of a major petrochemical company in several bench trials for the expropriation of property to construct common carrier pipelines spanning four parishes in south Louisiana
    • Prevailed in Louisiana Supreme Court landmark decisions establishing the appropriate method for the determination of just compensation in pipeline expropriation cases in Louisiana and route selection criteria
  • Class Action Litigation and Environmental Litigation
    • Representation of an international chemical manufacturer in a class certification hearing involving claims brought by crawfish farmers throughout Louisiana for lost crops and resulting profits allegedly caused by crawfish exposure to the client’s insecticide used to treat rice seed
    • Successfully removed several cases to federal court on the basis of a federal officer removal statute for an international rubber producer whose facility was controlled by the federal government during World War II as part of the war effort
Published Decisions
  • James Clifford Arrant, 2015 WL 2082431; -So.3d -, 2013-2878 (La. 5/5/15): landmark Louisiana Supreme Court ruling that occupational noise-induced hearing loss claims are barred in tort on the basis of worker’s compensation exclusivity.
  • Malcolm LeBlanc, 513 F.Supp.2d 641 (E.D. La 6/18/2007); 275 Fed.Appx. 319 (5th Cir. 4/22/2008) (vacated and remanded for reconsideration; 2009 WL 3837397 (E.D. La. 11/13/2009); 396 Fed.Appx. 94 (5th Cir. 9/23/2010)(affirmed): excluding the plaintiff’s causation expert and dismissing the plaintiff’s claim in a benzene personal injury suit.
  • Acadian Gas Pipeline System v. Nunley, 77 So. 3d 457 (La. App. 2 Cir. 11/2/11); 80 So. 3d 487, 2011-2680 (La. 2/10/12) (writ denied), finding in favor of Acadian Gas Pipeline on Nunley’s route selection challenges.
  • Exxon Mobil Pipeline Co. v. Union Pacific R. Co., 35 So. 3d 192, 2009-1629 (La. 3/16/10), wherein the Louisiana Supreme Court clearly set forth the principle that “necessary” in the context of expropriation refers to the necessity of the purpose for the expropriation, not the necessity for a specific location.
  • Exxon Pipeline Company v. LeBlanc, 2000-C-2559 (La. 10/05/01), 796 So. 2d 665 and Exxon Pipeline Company v. Hill, 2000-C-2535 c/w 2000-C-2559 (La. 5/15/01), 788 So. 2d 1154, which established the appropriate method for the determination of just compensation in pipeline expropriation cases in Louisiana.

  • LSU Law Center, J.D., 1995
    • Member, Order of the Coif
    • Member, Louisiana Law Review
  • Louisiana State University, B.S., summa cum laude, 1992

  • Louisiana
  • Texas
  • United States District Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana
  • United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • Pro Hac admissions in California, New York, West Virginia, New Mexico, Florida, and Minnesota
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Baton Rouge Bar Association
  • Member, Defense Research Institute
  • Member, Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel
  • Member, Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Member, Texas State Bar Association
Articles, Publications and Presentations
  • AV-rated, Martindale-Hubbell
Community Service
  • Member, Catholic High School Men's Club, 1989 to present
  • Board of Directors, Country Club of Louisiana, 2022 to present
  • Chairman, Membership Committee, Country Club of Louisiana, 2022 to present
  • Secretary, Board of Directors, Country Club of Louisiana, 2023 to present
  • Board of Directors, Men's Golf Association, Country Club of Louisiana, 2021 to present
  • Past Member, Capitol Sertoma Club, 1996-2016
  • Past Treasurer and Ball Chairman, Capitol Sertoma Hall of Fashion Ball, 2007