Kelly D. Perrier
Kelly D. Perrier

Kelly D. Perrier

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kperrier@gamb.com504.679.9839

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

504.679.9839 | kperrier@gamb.com

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admissions

  • Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of LA
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of LA
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of LA

education

  • LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center, J.D., D.C.L. 2009
  • University of Georgia, A.B.J. cum laude 2004

Kelly Perrier practices in the areas of oil, gas and energy litigation and commercial litigation, particularly focusing on claims of historical and ongoing environmental damage allegedly caused by oil and gas exploration and production activities, commonly referred to as "legacy litigation." Despite the repetitive framework of many of the petitions, no two defendants have the same facts or defenses; consequently, Ms. Perrier has negotiated and litigated a number of ancillary—yet significant—issues, such as defense and indemnity and insurance disputes for a diverse range of defendants, including historical lessees, current operators, mineral servitude owners, working interest owners, and everyone in between.

Ms. Perrier has represented many independent oil and gas companies in disputes regarding public use of private waterways, compliance notices issued by the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality, insurance disputes following blow-outs and concursus proceedings against the State of Louisiana, among others.

During law school, Ms. Perrier interned for Chief Judge Burrell J. Carter of the Louisiana First Circuit Court of Appeal. Prior to law school, she worked as a media and political consultant for a small firm handling local and statewide campaigns.

  • Represented innumerable defendants in legacy lawsuits, and has received dismissals of all claims before a formal has been required, has drastically reduced the number of claims by the first hearing conducted in the suit, and has filed and argued a number of motions, which have resulted in dismissals with prejudice.
  • Negotiated a variety of settlement agreements, the most notable are those reached for no monetary consideration whatsoever from her clients.
  • Negotiated the validity of historical patents with the State of Louisiana.
  • Negotiated with the State of Louisiana to amicably resolve environmental compliance orders for significantly less than the initial penalty.

  • Professional Landman Association of New Orleans – 2019-2022: Board of Directors
  • Institute of Energy Law – 2019-2022: 2nd Annual Leadership Class
  • Women’s Energy Network, South Louisiana Chapter – 2017: Immediate Past President; 2016: President; 2015: President-Elect; 2014: Secretary
  • New Orleans Federal Bar Association, Younger Lawyers Division – 2012-2016: Board of Directors

Louisiana Super Lawyers, Rising Star (2014-2018)

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PUBLICATIONS

  • 2019 Women, Diversity and Change Conference,  Round Table Discussion Leader, Houston, 2019
  • Arbitration: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly, Presenter, Gordon Arata Montgomery Barnett Annual Duck Lunch and Seminar, October 2018
  • Environmental Expectation for Upstream, Midstream & Downstream in 2017 Professional Landman Association of New Orleans Executive Night, 2017
  • Oil and Gas Litigation Update, Presenter, Gordon Arata Montgomery Barnett Annual Duck Lunch and Seminar, October 2017
  • Louisiana Governor Issues State of Emergency for Coastal Louisiana Drill Deeper Blog, April 2017
  • Upstream, Midstream & Downstream: What’s on the 2017 Horizon? American Conference Institute: 2017 Women Leaders in Energy and the Environment
  • Legal Update on Status of Coastal Zone and Land Loss Lawsuits Presenter, Gordon Arata Montgomery Barnett Annual Duck Lunch and Seminar, 2017
  • Will Things Be Different in Cameron Parish? Drill Deeper Blog, June 2016
  • Environmental Management Orders: What You Need to Know Presenter, Gordon Arata Montgomery Barnett Annual Duck Lunch and Seminar, 2015
  • Coastal Use Permits: Don't Think You're Done Drill Deeper Blog, July 2015
  • Coastal Use Permits:  General or Site-Specific? Drill Deeper Blog, December 2014
  • Legacy, Levee Board and Coastal Zone Management or Why You Should Never Enter a Ground War in Asia, Presenter, Gordon Arata Montgomery Barnett Annual Duck Lunch and Seminar, 2014
  • Environmental Management Orders:  Don't Forget About Coastal Use Permits! Drill Deeper Blog, June 2014
  • Environmental Management Orders:  Timing Is in the Eye of the Beholder Drill Deeper Blog, February 2014
  • Coastal Use Permits: Their Increasing Necessity in Legacy Lawsuits and What to Know When Applying for One, Professional Landman Association of New Orleans Executive Night, 2014
  • Responding to LDEQ Enforcement Actions, Associate of Corporate Counsel CLE, 2013
  • E-Discovery: What We Have is a Failure to Communicate, Presenter, Gordon Arata Montgomery Barnett Annual Duck Lunch and Seminar, 2010

Kelly Perrier practices in the areas of oil, gas and energy litigation and commercial litigation, particularly focusing on claims of historical and ongoing environmental damage allegedly caused by oil and gas exploration and production activities, commonly referred to as "legacy litigation." Despite the repetitive framework of many of the petitions, no two defendants have the same facts or defenses; consequently, Ms. Perrier has negotiated and litigated a number of ancillary—yet significant—issues, such as defense and indemnity and insurance disputes for a diverse range of defendants, including historical lessees, current operators, mineral servitude owners, working interest owners, and everyone in between.

Ms. Perrier has represented many independent oil and gas companies in disputes regarding public use of private waterways, compliance notices issued by the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality, insurance disputes following blow-outs and concursus proceedings against the State of Louisiana, among others.

During law school, Ms. Perrier interned for Chief Judge Burrell J. Carter of the Louisiana First Circuit Court of Appeal. Prior to law school, she worked as a media and political consultant for a small firm handling local and statewide campaigns.

  • Appellate
  • Arbitration and Mediation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Employment
  • Environmental and Toxic Torts
  • Oil, Gas and Energy Litigation and Arbitration
  • Oil, Gas and Energy Regulatory
  • Products Liability
  • Energy and Natural Resources
  • Louisiana Super Lawyers, Rising Star (2014-2018)

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