Alex B. Rothenberg
Alex B. Rothenberg

Alex B. Rothenberg

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arothenberg@gamb.com504.679.9826

201 St. Charles Avenue
40th Floor
New Orleans, LA 70170

504.679.9826 | arothenberg@gamb.com

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admissions

  • Louisiana
  • Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of LA
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of LA
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of LA
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of TX
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of TX
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of TX
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of TX
  • U.S. Supreme Court

education

  • Tulane University, J.D. magna cum laude 2012
  • Emory University, B.A. 2008

judical clerkships

Honorable Nannette Jolivette Brown, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana, 2012-2013

Alex Rothenberg’s practice focuses on oil, gas and energy litigation and complex commercial and construction litigation. He also has experience in the areas of admiralty, insurance defense and family law.  Alex was heavily involved in the multi district litigation concerning Chinese drywall and helped obtain the dismissal of one of his clients pursuant to the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act.  In re Chinese Manufactured Drywall Prods. Liab. Litig., 168 F. Supp. 3d 918 (E.D. La. 2018).

Alex’s practice also involves significant appellate advocacy for both plaintiffs and defendants.  He has recently helped secure impressive wins in State and federal appellate courts.  Alex assisted in obtaining the affirmance of a trial court judgment awarding his client, a residential developer, nearly $5,000,000 in damages and ordering the local government to allow his client to procced with constructing its development.  Lonesome Dev., LLC v. Town of Abita Springs, 2021-1463 (La. App. 1 Cir. 05/29/22); 343 So. 3d 831, writ denied, 2022-01158 (La. 1/01/22); 349 So. 3d 3.  In another matter, Alex helped secure his client approximately $4 million in registry funds after nearly 30 years of prior litigation.  Jump v. McFarland, No. 21-30729, 2022 WL 2437586 (5th Cir. July 5, 2022).  In representing defendants, Alex obtained a complete victory for his client, the Sewerage & Water Board, where plaintiffs sought to seize more than $10.5 million in state assets.  Ariyan, Inc. v. Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans, 29 F.4th 226 (5th Cir. 2022), cert denied, 143 S.Ct. 353 (2022).  Most recently, Alex obtained a full dismissal of a Fair Housing Act claim against his client upon a rare interlocutory appeal.  La. Fair Hous. Action Ctr., Inc. v. Azalea Garden Props., L.L.C., 82 F.4th 345 (5th Cir. 2023).

Before joining the firm, Alex clerked for the Honorable Nannette Jolivette Brown of the Eastern District of Louisiana. Alex was awarded the Dean’s Scholarship and served as Senior Articles Editor of the Tulane Law Review.

In his free time, Alex enjoys myriad hobbies such as running, tennis, squash, reading historical biographies, collecting vintage Jazz Fest posters, and spending time with his wife, Diana, and son, Declan.

  • Ariyan, Inc. v. Sewerage & Water Bd. of New Orleans, 29 F.4th 226 (5th Cir. 2022), cert. denied, No. 22-52, 2022 U.S. LEXIS 4638 (U.S. Oct. 17, 2022).
  • Alex was involved in the Chinese Drywall MDL for several years, representing several Chinese entities. Alex and the defense team were successful in obtaining the dismissal of one entity under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act and were ultimately able to negotiate a favorable resolution of all claims.
  • Alex regularly represents large corporations in civil litigation on diverse subject matter such as breach of contract, detrimental reliance, product liability, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, the Communications Act of 1934, and much more.

  • Louisiana Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Professional Landmen’s Association of New Orleans (PLANO)

  • Selected to The Best Lawyers in America® for Appellate Practice and Commercial Litigation; Listed in Best Lawyers since 2024
  • Selected to Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for Commercial Litigation, Energy Law, Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants and Oil and Gas Law; listed in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, 2021 - 2023
  • Selected to Louisiana Super Lawyers – Rising Stars list, Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters), 2016 to 2022

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Alex Rothenberg’s practice focuses on oil, gas and energy litigation and complex commercial and construction litigation. He also has experience in the areas of admiralty, insurance defense and family law.  Alex was heavily involved in the multi district litigation concerning Chinese drywall and helped obtain the dismissal of one of his clients pursuant to the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act.  In re Chinese Manufactured Drywall Prods. Liab. Litig., 168 F. Supp. 3d 918 (E.D. La. 2018).

Alex’s practice also involves significant appellate advocacy for both plaintiffs and defendants.  He has recently helped secure impressive wins in State and federal appellate courts.  Alex assisted in obtaining the affirmance of a trial court judgment awarding his client, a residential developer, nearly $5,000,000 in damages and ordering the local government to allow his client to procced with constructing its development.  Lonesome Dev., LLC v. Town of Abita Springs, 2021-1463 (La. App. 1 Cir. 05/29/22); 343 So. 3d 831, writ denied, 2022-01158 (La. 1/01/22); 349 So. 3d 3.  In another matter, Alex helped secure his client approximately $4 million in registry funds after nearly 30 years of prior litigation.  Jump v. McFarland, No. 21-30729, 2022 WL 2437586 (5th Cir. July 5, 2022).  In representing defendants, Alex obtained a complete victory for his client, the Sewerage & Water Board, where plaintiffs sought to seize more than $10.5 million in state assets.  Ariyan, Inc. v. Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans, 29 F.4th 226 (5th Cir. 2022), cert denied, 143 S.Ct. 353 (2022).  Most recently, Alex obtained a full dismissal of a Fair Housing Act claim against his client upon a rare interlocutory appeal.  La. Fair Hous. Action Ctr., Inc. v. Azalea Garden Props., L.L.C., 82 F.4th 345 (5th Cir. 2023).

Before joining the firm, Alex clerked for the Honorable Nannette Jolivette Brown of the Eastern District of Louisiana. Alex was awarded the Dean’s Scholarship and served as Senior Articles Editor of the Tulane Law Review.

In his free time, Alex enjoys myriad hobbies such as running, tennis, squash, reading historical biographies, collecting vintage Jazz Fest posters, and spending time with his wife, Diana, and son, Declan.

Honorable Nannette Jolivette Brown, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana, 2012-2013

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  • Appellate
  • Arbitration and Mediation
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction
  • Employment
  • Environmental and Toxic Torts
  • Oil, Gas and Energy Litigation and Arbitration
  • Oil, Gas and Energy Regulatory
  • Oil, Gas and Energy Transactions
  • Products Liability
  • Chemical, Industrial and Manufacturing
  • Construction
  • Energy and Natural Resources
  • Insurance
  • Maritime
  • Telecommunications and Utilities
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