Ian is an experienced litigator with diverse practice areas including non-profit law, insurance defense, employment discrimination, construction law, corporate law, private education law, commercial transactions, and general civil litigation.
Before joining Denechaud & Denechaud, L.L.C., Ian practiced in the field of insurance defense and also gained significant experience in other areas of civil litigation, including appellate litigation. He also served as the law clerk for the Honorable Raymond S. Steib, Jr. of the 24th Judicial District Court.
Ian is a New Orleans native and graduate of Jesuit High School. He attended the University of Georgia where he received a B.A. in philosophy, B.S. in psychology, and minor in political science. He earned his law degree from Tulane University Law School, where he received a Sports Law Certificate and was the Editor in Chief of The Sports Lawyers Journal.
Ian is also an adjunct lecturer on sports law for the Tulane School of Professional Advancement and the author of dozens of articles on sports law issues, including the most recent article he co-authored: Peterson, Brady, and Elliot: Analyzing “the Trilogy” in Light of the NFL Commissioner’s Discipline Authority, 29, J. Legal Aspects Sport 223 (2019).
In his spare time, Ian coaches Jesuit High School’s debate team and writes about legal issues in sports. He and his family are parishioners at St. Patrick’s Church in New Orleans.
• 2014, Louisiana
• 2017, U.S. District Court, Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Louisiana
Law School Attended
• Tulane University Law School, J.D., Sports Law Certificate
• University of Georgia, B.A., B.S.
Associations & Memberships
• St. Thomas More Catholic Lawyers Association
• Louisiana State Bar Association
• Federal Bar Association
• The Federalist Society
• Sports Lawyers Association
• American Chesterton Society