John Jakuback and Sean McLaughlin Elected to Management Committee

Kean Miller is pleased to announce that John F. Jakuback and Sean T. McLaughlin have been elected to the Firm’s seven-member Management Committee. Mr. Jakuback and Mr. McLaughin will each serve a two-year term beginning January 1, 2024. They join Managing Partner Linda Perez Clark, Esteban Herrera, Erich Rapp, Mark Marionneaux and Bill Caughman on the Firm’s management team.

About John F. Jakuback
John Jakuback is a Partner in the Baton Rouge and Houston offices, practicing in the areas of commercial and personal injury litigation. John defends Fortune 500 corporations, regional businesses, municipalities, and local contractors faced with a variety of disputes. He has extensive experience in defense cases involving complex industrial maintenance and construction contracts, oil and gas catastrophic loss litigation, retail casualty litigation, slip and fall claims, and premises liability claims. John is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell and listed in The Best Lawyers in America from 2008-2024 and as Lawyer of the Year in 2020 and 2022.

About Sean T. McLaughlin
Sean McLaughlin is a Partner in the New Orleans office, practicing in the energy, maritime, commercial litigation, and tax groups. Sean primarily represents clients in litigation involving breach contract, commercial lease disputes, tax controversies, high-exposure personal injury, and contractual indemnity/additional insured status. He has successfully tried bench and jury trials to conclusion in state courts, federal district courts, the United States Tax court, and the State of Louisiana Board of Tax Appeals. Sean is listed in Louisiana Super Lawyers as a Rising Star for 2015-2018.

About Kean Miller
Kean Miller is one of the largest and best recognized law firms in the Gulf South region. For more than 40 years, the Firm has been innovating and growing, revolutionizing the standards for excellence in client service, and earning numerous awards for its market-leading practices and thoughtful and creative legal representation. Consistently named to the National Law Journal’s NLJ 500 and the Law 360 Top 400 lists, Kean Miller is Mansfield 6.0 certified, an honor bestowed for a select group of law firms which demonstrate a genuine commitment to diversity in the legal profession. The Firm’s collaborative culture, people-first approach, and devotion to quality are foundational to the Firm’s continued success, reflecting its reputation in the market. From the Firm’s eight offices in Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Lafayette, Shreveport, Lake Charles, Houston, and The Woodlands, and more than 200 attorneys, Kean Miller delivers sophisticated and meaningful counsel to Fortune 500 leaders, national businesses, and local companies.

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