About The Speaker
Edgar D. Gankendorff, ESQ.
Edgar D. Gankendorff, born Lafayette, Louisiana, 1965; admitted to bar, 1991, Louisiana. Licensed to practice before all Louisiana State Courts, the United States District Court for the Middle, Eastern and Western Districts of Louisiana, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court. Employment: Managing Partner/Shareholder with Provosty & Gankendorff, L.L.C., New Orleans, Louisiana, 2006-present; Director, Edgar D. Gankendorff Professional Law Corporation, 1998-present; Co-Manager with Provosty, Sadler, deLaunay, Fiorenza & Sobel – New Orleans, LLC, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2002-2006; Partner with Oats & Hudson, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1997-2002, and Associate, Lafayette, Louisiana, 1991-1997; Abstractor of Titles, Gankendorff Abstract and Title Company, Lafayette, Louisiana, 1983-1997; Abstractor of Titles, Lawyer’s Title Insurance Corporation, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1985. Appointments: Louisiana Music Commission, 2007 to date; Class Counsel, “In Re: Vitamins Anti-Trust Litigation,” Docket No. 99-197 (TFH), MDL 1285, United States District Court, District of Columbia; Class Counsel, “In Re: Air Cargo Shipping Services Litigation,” MDL 1775, United States District Court, Eastern District of New York; Class Counsel, “In Re: NCAA Student-Athlete Name & Likeness Licensing Litigation,” Docket No. 4:09- cv-01967-CW, Northern District of California; Co-Chair, Litigation Committee, “In Re: Blue Cross Blue Shield Antitrust Litigation,” Multi-District Litigation No. 2406; and Special Assistant Attorney General, State of Louisiana, 1991-present. Teaching: Lecturer, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, College of Business Administration and School of Music, Lafayette, Louisiana; Loyola University, New Orleans, Louisiana; Music Business Institute, New Orleans, Louisiana; Tulane University School of Law, New Orleans, Louisiana; Various Continuing Legal Education Seminars regarding entertainment law topics. Education: Tulane University, College of Arts and Sciences, New Orleans, Louisiana (B.A., Political Science and Sociology, 1987); and Tulane University School of Law, New Orleans, Louisiana (J.D., 1990); Honors, Awards and Publications: Phi Sigma Alpha, Political Science Honor Society, 1985- 1987; Tulane Environmental Law Journal, 1988-1990; Tulane Environmental Law Clinic, 1989-1990; Author: “Recent Developments in Environmental Law,” 41 Louisiana Bar Journal 2, August 1993; Author: “How to Get in on the Information; (Under the Louisiana Public Records Act and the Freedom of Information Act), Chapter 3, A Citizens Guide to Environmental Activism in Louisiana; Best Music Attorney, Offbeat Magazine, 2001, 2003-07. Member: Louisiana State, New Orleans and American Bar Associations. Languages: English. Concentration: Entertainment Law, Intellectual Property Law, Class Action, Corporate, Commercial, Environmental and Toxic-Tort Litigation, Products Liability, Casualty Defense and Corporate Governance. BV Peer Review Rated