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  • PRACTICE FOCUS
  • INDUSTRIES+
  • EDUCATION+
    • Northwestern University School of Law
      J.D., 1978
    • Northwestern University
      M.A., 1976
    • Northwestern University
      B.A. in Political Science, summa cum laude, 1974
  • ADMISSIONS+
    • Louisiana
    • Texas
    • Illinois
    • United States Supreme Court
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana
    • U.S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana
    • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Louisiana
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
    • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
    • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • CLERKSHIP+

Clients turn to Craig Caesar's trial and appellate experience for help with complex business disputes and government investigations. His decorated background of courtroom success has earned him the trust of regional and national clients in health care, manufacturing, telecommunications and financial services. He advises clients on a variety of issues, from antitrust and trade regulation matters to state and federal litigation. For nearly 20 years, Craig has served as the principal outside counsel for two national credit data exchanges from their inception to their current positions as leaders in the telecommunications and financial services industries.

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Clients turn to Craig Caesar's trial and appellate experience for help with complex business disputes and government investigations. His decorated background of courtroom success has earned him the trust of regional and national clients in health care, manufacturing, telecommunications and financial services. He advises clients on a variety of issues, from antitrust and trade regulation matters to state and federal litigation. For nearly 20 years, Craig has served as the principal outside counsel for two national credit data exchanges from their inception to their current positions as leaders in the telecommunications and financial services industries.

Craig represents clients on matters involving:

  • Health Law
  • Managed Care
  • Litigation
  • Trials
  • Antitrust
  • Government Enforcement and Investigations
  • eDiscovery, Document Review and Investigation Services
  • Data Protection, Privacy and Cybersecurity

Craig served as the Notes & Comments Editor of the Northwestern University Law Review at Northwestern University School of Law and is a member of the University's Leadership Circle. He also shares his free time preserving the artifacts and personal accounts of the "Greatest Generation" as a Two-Star Member of the Patriots Circle of the National World War II Museum in New Orleans.

Experience

  • Successfully argued in federal appellate court to affirm summary judgment for a health care client that resulted in the dismissal of claims of negligent credentialing.
  • Won an 11-year case on behalf of major marine products manufacturer that included three separate trials and subsequent appeals on federal and state law liability and damage issues.
  • Obtained a unanimous en banc reversal in a health care client's favor of a federal appeals court decision.
  • Represented a national PPO in multiple litigation and arbitration matters involving provider/payor disputes.
  • Successfully represented a nationwide PPO in a federal court jury trial involving a contract dispute with a health care provider, along with allegations of civil conspiracy, RICO and other claims.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit
  • The Federal Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • New Orleans Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association

Recognition

  • Antitrust Law (2005-2020), Commercial Litigation (2013-2020), The Best Lawyers in America
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation
  • President's Award, Louisiana State Bar Association (2015)
  • Louisiana Super Lawyers (2007-2019), Top 50 - Louisiana (2015), Super Lawyers
  • Top Lawyer, New Orleans Magazine (2010-2018)

Industries

Education

  • Northwestern University School of Law
    J.D., 1978
  • Northwestern University
    M.A., 1976
  • Northwestern University
    B.A. in Political Science, summa cum laude, 1974

Admissions

  • Louisiana
  • Texas
  • Illinois
  • United States Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • Successfully argued in federal appellate court to affirm summary judgment for a health care client that resulted in the dismissal of claims of negligent credentialing.
  • Won an 11-year case on behalf of major marine products manufacturer that included three separate trials and subsequent appeals on federal and state law liability and damage issues.
  • Obtained a unanimous en banc reversal in a health care client's favor of a federal appeals court decision.
  • Represented a national PPO in multiple litigation and arbitration matters involving provider/payor disputes.
  • Successfully represented a nationwide PPO in a federal court jury trial involving a contract dispute with a health care provider, along with allegations of civil conspiracy, RICO and other claims.
  • American Bar Association
  • Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit
  • The Federal Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • New Orleans Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Antitrust Law (2005-2020), Commercial Litigation (2013-2020), The Best Lawyers in America
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation
  • President's Award, Louisiana State Bar Association (2015)
  • Louisiana Super Lawyers (2007-2019), Top 50 - Louisiana (2015), Super Lawyers
  • Top Lawyer, New Orleans Magazine (2010-2018)