Ian is an experienced litigator with diverse practice areas including non-profit law, insurance defense, employment discrimination, construction law, private education law, sports law, and general civil litigation. He advises and defends clients related to a variety of matters, including corporate formation and restructuring, labor and employment issues, breach of contract and tort claims, and appellate litigation.
Before joining Denechaud, Ian practiced in the field of insurance defense and has defended numerous commercial, residential, and casualty insurance claims, suits, and appeals. He has extensive experience with preparing coverage opinions and handling subrogation claims. He also previously 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 professor teaching sports law for the Tulane School of Professional Advancement. He has written extensively in the field of sports law, including his most recent academic publication: 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
- National Diocesan Attorneys Association
- St. Thomas More Catholic Lawyers Association
- Louisiana State Bar Association
- The Federalist Society
- Sports Lawyers Association
- American Chesterton Society