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Zoë W. Vermeulen


Zoë is a partner in the New Orleans office of Kean Miller.  She has extensive experience in labor and employment, commercial litigation, offshore energy, and admiralty/maritime matters.  Her labor and employment practice includes litigation and counseling.  She regularly defends employers in discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wage-and-hour claims, including claims under Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Fair Labor Standards Act.  Zoë also advises employers regarding employment and non-compete agreements, employment policies and practices, and compliance with various state and federal laws, including the FMLA, ADA, FLSA, and Davis-Bacon Act.  

Zoë also advises and represents clients in litigation related to lease disputes, joint operating agreements, contractual defense and indemnity obligations, offshore decommissioning obligations, IBLA appeals, Jones Act issues, high-exposure personal injury, and maritime contracts. 

Zoë is a member of the 2022 class of Fellows of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD). She is listed in The Best Lawyers in America in the area of Labor and Employment for 2024.


Zoë earned her J.D., magna cum laude, from Tulane University Law School, where she was a member of the Order of the Coif and Moot Court Board.  She earned her B.A. in Public Relations from Louisiana State University.  

  • Admitted, Louisiana, 2012; United States District Court for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana; United States Fifth Circuit
  • 2022 Fellow, Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD); New Orleans, Louisiana State, Federal and American Bar Associations; Women's International Shipping & Trading Association (Marketing Committee Representative New Orleans Chapter); Mariners Club; Association for Women Attorneys; Women's Energy Network
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