Founder and member Alan G. Brackett and fellow honorees of the New Orleans CityBusiness Leadership in Law class of 2018 were recognized at a reception at the New Orleans Museum of Art on May 14, 2018. The publication also produced a special Leadership in Law insert that includes interviews with each of the attorneys. We are delighted to share Alan’s interview, which is appended below.
New Orleans CityBusiness Leadership in Law Special Insert
Alan Brackett, Firm-Associated
In 2018, Alan Brackett celebrated his 20th anniversary of serving as advisory board chair and seminar moderator for Loyola University’s Longshore Conference, with approximately 500 people attending the two-day event this past March.
“It has become one of the primary educational opportunities in the nation for attorneys, judges, carriers and U.S. Department of Labor professionals in the longshore field,” said Brackett, head of the firm’s Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act defense team. “That education feature I find really rewarding, it jazzes me up every day to mentor and teach younger professionals in our practice.”
Brackett practices maritime law, handling claims for employers and insurance carriers arising under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, Defense Base Act, and War Hazards Act, as well as the Jones Act. He litigates claims nationwide for corporations and insurance companies, including Chubb and American Longshore Mutual Association, a client Brackett has represented for 20 years since his firm’s founding.
“My goal is always to clearly understand the objectives of who I am representing, so everything can move toward that result on the best terms possible,” he said.
Brackett was one of four attorneys to launch Mouledoux, Bland, Legrand & Brackett in 1997. The firm has 26 lawyers and 50 total employees.
A Massachusetts native, Brackett came to New Orleans to attend Tulane University. He serves on the vestry and as a verger for Christ Church Cathedral. He previously served on the executive committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana and two terms as disciplinary board president. He is a past board chair of St. Martin’s Episcopal School.