Gordon Arata Welcomes Associate Attorney Marianna Knister

Gordon Arata welcomes Marianna Knister to its New Orleans office. Marianna, a New Orleans native, practices as a civil litigator and trial attorney, representing clients in a wide range of industries, including construction and energy. Her practice extends to complex litigation, appeals, civil procedure, commercial litigation and risk management. 

Marion Weinstock, a member of Gordon Arata Montgomery Barnett’s management committee said, “We are delighted to welcome Marianna to the firm. Her background and experience are in perfect keeping with our practice, our client base and our mission of providing exemplar service to clients.” 

Before joining Gordon Arata Montgomery Barnett, Marianna was an associate attorney at Lobman Carnahan Batt Angelle & Nader. Prior to obtaining her law degree, Marianna served as the Executive Assistant to the Honorable Mary L. Landrieu, and as a Director of Governmental Issues at Van Ness Feldman in Washington, D.C. 

Marianna obtained both her Juris Doctor and Graduate Diploma in Comparative Law from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University. While at the Law Center, Marianna was a Senior Associate on the Journal of Energy Law and Resources and served as the Executive Director of Programming on the LSU Student Bar Association. She also earned her undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University in Mass Communication, with a concentration in Political Communication. While at LSU, Marianna was a member of Phi Sigma Theta honor society. 

Gordon Arata, with offices strategically located in Louisiana and Texas, continues to evolve to meet the demands of its clients across the Gulf Coast and beyond. The firm represents savvy clients across a wide array of practice areas and industries, including energy, construction, finance, banking, real estate, tax, employment, bankruptcy and creditors rights, chemical, manufacturing, maritime, telecommunications and public utilities. The firm is a member of Primerus, an International Society of Law Firms.

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