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Douglas S. Draper


Current Position

Managing Member
Heller, Draper, & Horn, L.L.C.
650 Poydras Street
Suite 2500
New Orleans, LA 70130-6103

Tel: 504-299-3333
Fax: 504-299-3399

Class: XI (2000)Circuit: Fifth


Syracuse University, B.A. (1971)
Tulane University, J.D. (1975)
New York University, LL.M., Taxation (1978)

Professional Career

Member, Heller, Draper, Hayden, Patrick & Horn, L.L.C. (1998-)
Partner, Draper & Marquer (1994-98)
Partner, Friend, Wilson and Draper (1975-94)
Associate, Dodge, Friend, Wilson & Spedale (1975)


Louisiana Bar Association, Lecturer
American Bar Association, Lecturer
Commercial Law League, Lecturer
Practicing Law Institute, Lecturer
Professional Education Systems, Inc., Lecturer
AD Freeman School of Business, Executive MBA Program, Lecturer
National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, Educational Chair (1985)
American Bankruptcy Institute, Co-Chair, Unsecured Creditors' Committee
American Bar Association
Louisiana Bar Association
Colorado Bar Association
Federal Illinois Bar Association


"Individual Chapter 11," LSU Bankruptcy program Bankruptcy Tax Issues 2011-12
16th Annual Mid-south Conference on Bankruptcy Law Speaker
5th Circuit Bench-Bar Bankruptcy Conference 2010 Speaker
Tulane Tax Institute 2008 Speaker
Annual Estate Planning Conference, Loyola University College of Law 2007 Speaker
William J. O'Neill Great Lakes Regional Bankruptcy Insitute 2006 Speaker
"Five Aggressive Debtor Techniques," Speaker Commercial Law League
"Judge Schiff Welcome to Sequel to Kramer vs. Kramer," Western District of Louisiana Newsletter 1998 Speaker
"Ethics-1996," 1996 Speaker National Bankruptcy Institute
"Bankruptcy Issues Concerning Officers & Directors," 1989 Speaker Commercial Law League
"In re Failco," 1984 Speaker Louisiana State Bar Association
"Plugging and Abandonment Issues in Bankruptcy," Fulcrum Systems Speaker


The American Jurisprudence Award in Corporations, (1972)
The Prentice Hall Award in Taxation, (1975)
Listed in Best Lawyers in America (1989-13)
Listed in Louisiana SuperLawyers Top 50 (2007-13)
Chambers USA, "Band 1", Rating of "Leading Individuals" in Bankruptcy/Restructuring
Martindale Hubbell, AV Rating