By akancher on 01/06/2022
NEW ORLEANS, LA –
Irwin Fritchie Urquhart & Moore is pleased to announce that Kelly Juneau Rookard has been elected Member. Kelly first joined the firm as a Summer Associate in 2002, then as an Associate in 2005. Kelly was elected to Partner in 2012. Kelly is Chair of the Staff Evaluation Committee, and member of both the Diversity Committee and Client Development Committee. Kelly has been an integral part of formalizing the firm Parental Leave policy and enhancing staff evaluation and training. The appointment was effective as of January 1, 2022.
Kelly Juneau Rookard, J.D. Tulane Law School; B.A. LSU, has a diverse practice in all areas of corporate litigation defense, with focuses in the areas of products liability, railroad, employment, life and disability insurance, professional liability, general casualty, and premises liability. Kelly defends mass actions, class actions and individual claims, and has extensive experience in the defense of claims from inception through to trial. She has experience in both bench and jury trials and has successfully defended claims through to verdict. She has substantial experience in the case management of complex litigation, particularly the defense of pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers, whether in the context of single-plaintiff, multi-plaintiff, or mass-consolidated personal injury products liability litigation. Her railroad practice includes the defense of employee lawsuits arising under the Federal Employers’ Liability Act and the defense of grade-crossing accidents, derailments, and trespasser claims. Her employment practice includes the defense of general educational institutions, businesses, and individuals against claims of discrimination, civil rights violations, harassment, and contract disputes. She routinely defends claims related to life and disability insurance, including those involving ERISA-qualified plans.