Edward_T_Hayes-DK-200Edward T. Hayes

Phone: 504.585.7500
Fax: 504.585.7775
Email: ehayes@leakeandersson.com

1998, Louisiana, 2004, District of Columbia

Corporate & Transactional || Casualty || Complex, Class Action & Multi-District Litigation || Insurance || Intellectual Property || International Trade & Business || Products Liability

B.A., 1994, University of Colorado, at Boulder; J.D., cum laude, 1998, Loyola University Law School; L.L.M., with distinction, 2004, Georgetown University Law Center

English and Spanish

Mr. Hayes focuses his practice both on litigation and international trade and business transactions. He has extensive litigation experience, dating back to 1996 when he clerked for the Honorable Gerald P. Fedoroff of the Civil District Court, Parish of Orleans. Since that time he has represented domestic and international clients in products liability, insurance, maritime, warranty/redhibition, and professional malpractice cases in state and federal courts throughout the Gulf South region. His litigation practice includes the defense of mass casualty, class action and multi-district litigation cases.

Mr. Hayes also leads the firm’s international trade and business transaction practice, covering import/export transactions; international sales of goods and services; disputes under bilateral investment treaties; international intellectual property matters, and antidumping, countervailing duty and other trade remedy proceedings before the Department of Commerce and International Trade Commission. Mr. Hayes provides government affairs services in Washington and Baton Rouge, primarily related to international economic investment programs associated with free trade agreements.

Mr. Hayes is a current member of the Louisiana District Export Council, part of the US Department of Commerce Commercial Service. He also serves as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Tulane University Law School (World Trade Organization seminar). He previously served as the City of New Orleans’ representative on the Intergovernmental Policy Advisory Committee of the Office of the United States Trade Representative, in Washington, DC, from 2011-2013. Mr. Hayes also served as co-chair of ALFA International’s, International Law Practice Group from 2011-2013. ALFA International has member firms in over 50 countries worldwide and the International Law Practice Group promotes and enhances cross-border legal assistance for clients doing business overseas.

In 2014 Mr. Hayes was appointed by the Government of Ukraine to serve as the Honorary Consul to Ukraine for the State of Louisiana.