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Philips to Lead the Louisiana Bar Foundation 2020-21 Board

Welcome Harry J. (Skip) Philips, Jr. of Baton Rouge, the 2020-21 president of Louisiana Bar Foundation. Other officers are Vice President Christopher K. Ralston of New Orleans; Treasurer Alan G. Brackett of New Orleans; and Secretary Deidre Deculus Robert of Baton Rouge. The full board will be announced at a later date.


President Harry J. “Skip” Philips, Jr.

Philips is a partner of Taylor, Porter, Brooks & Phillips, L.L.P. in Baton Rouge. He practices primarily in the areas of commercial and personal injury litigation and insurance law. He received his BS and JD degrees from Louisiana State University.


Vice President Christopher K. Ralston

Ralston is a litigation partner and litigation group coordinator at Phelps Dunbar LLP.  His practice is focused on business disputes, including litigation of real estate, intellectual property, tax and licensing disputes.  He received his undergraduate degree from the College of William and Mary and his law degree from Tulane University Law School.


Treasurer Alan G. Brackett

Brackett is the managing member of Mouledoux, Bland, Legrand & Brackett in New Orleans, where his practice is focused on representing clients in defense of maritime personal injury claims, including federal longshore and Defense Base Act workers’ compensation claims. He obtained both his B.A. and J.D. from Tulane University.


Secretary Deidre Deculus Robert

Robert is executive counsel for Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, where she serves as the chief legal officer for the department. Prior to accepting this appointment, she served as general counsel for the Southern University System and deputy director of the Litigation Division of the Louisiana Attorney General’s Office. Robert obtained her B.A. from Louisiana State University and her law degree from Southern University Law Center, where she serves as an adjunct professor.

The Louisiana Bar Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) entity organized under the state of Louisiana.