Richard E. Baudouin
J.D., cum laude, Loyola University New Orleans College of Law (2007); Managing Editor, Substance and Citation, Loyola Law Review
Masters of Urban and Regional Planning, University of New Orleans (2003)
B.A., University of Texas-Austin (2001)
Bar and Court Admissions
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Louisiana
Richard focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation, construction litigation, director's & officer's litigation, and surety and fidelity law. He also uses his background in urban planning to handle land use and zoning cases.
Tripp Forrest as Tr. for Jack Thrash Forrest III Tr. v. Ville St. John Owners Ass'n, Inc., 2018-0175 (La. App. 4 Cir. 11/07/18), 259 So. 3d 1063 (affirming summary judgment in favor of insurer finding no duty to defend property damage lawsuit under directors and officers policy issued to condominium association).
Seibert v. Travelers Cas. & Sur. Co. of Am., No. 1:14-CV-188, 2018 WL 2770659 (S.D. Miss. Mar. 29, 2018) (granting Motion to Dismiss resulting in a dismissal with prejudice of employment claim against public official bond).
Hartford Fire Ins. Co. v. Nottingham Constr. Co., et al., No. 3:11-cv-00590, 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 167309 (M.D. La. 2012) (granting summary judgment in favor of the surety and enforcing the terms of a general indemnity agreement following the surety's satisfaction of a suspensive appeal (supersedeas) bond filed in Louisiana state court).
Methodist Health System Foundation, Inc. v. Hartford Fire Ins. Co., 834 F. Supp. 2d 493 (E.D. La. 2011) (granting summary judgment in favor of the insurer, finding that a commercial crime policy did not cover a decline in an institutional investor's portfolio caused by the collapse of Bernard L. Madoff's Ponzi scheme).
Dunn Constr. Co. v. Gray Ins. Co., No. 2:08-cv-1631 c/w 1632, 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 3587 (W.D. La. 2010) (dismissing a subcontractor's Miller Act claim against the surety based on the statute's one year time delay for filing suit).
Farley, M., Baudouin, R., Farina, R., Exclusions in the Commercial Crime Policy, Chapter XI of Commercial Crime Insurance Coverage (Randall I. Marmor & Susan K. Sullivan eds., 2015).
Matt J. Farley & Richard E. Baudouin, Other Common Conditions, Chapter 19 of Annotated Commercial Crime Insurance Policy (Toni Scott Reed & Carleton R. Burch eds., 2015).
The Status of the Bundling Argument in Light of the Anti-Bundling Clause (Fidelity & Surety Law Committee Newsletter, Fall 2013).
Risks and Opportunities Associated with Third-Party Professionals in the Context of the Financial Institution Bond (22nd Annual Southern Surety and Fidelity Claims Conference, 2011).
Matt J. Farley & Richard E. Baudouin, Bad Bets on the Bayou: Navigating a Claim under Insuring Agreements D & E of the Financial Institution Bond, Profiles in Greed: A Study of Common Fidelity Loss Scenarios (Am. Bar Assoc. 2010).
Events & Speaking Engagements
Presenter, Timing the Claim: Treatment of Notice of Loss, Proof of Loss, and Suit Limitation Provisions in Fidelity Coverages, November 2018. Presented paper and led discussion of duties to timely notify of loss and submit proof of loss across state jurisdictions at 2018 Fall Fidelity Meeting of the Fidelity and Surety Law Committee of the American Bar Association in Philadelphia, PA.
Presenter, Cyber Risk Insurance Products: An Overview, January 2018. Presented paper and moderated panel at 2018 Mid-Winter Meeting of the Fidelity and Surety Law Committee of the American Bar Association in Washington, D.C.
Presenter, Risks and Opportunities Associated with Third-Party Professionals in the Context of the Financial Institution Bond, 22nd Annual Southern Surety and Fidelity Claims Conference (2011).
Presenter, Severing Ties: Application of the Termination Clause in Fidelity Bonds (written by Maura Z. Pelleteri, et al.), Gulfcoast Fidelity & Surety Institute (2010).
Professional and Civic Activities
American Bar Association, Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section and Fidelity and Surety Law Committee
Louisiana State Bar Association
New Orleans Bar Association