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R. Patrick Vance


Current Position

Head of Business & Commercial Litigation
Jones Walker LLP
201 St. Charles Avenue
49th Floor
New Orleans, LA 70170-5100

Tel: 504-582-8194
Fax: 504-589-8194

Class: VI (1995)Circuit: Fifth


Louisiana State University, B.A. (with Honors) (1970); J.D. (1975)
, Phi Beta Kappa Faculty Group Award
, Louisiana Law Review

Professional Career

Jones, Walker, Waechter, Poitevent, Carrere & Denegre, L.L.P. (1975-)


National Bankruptcy Conference, Vice President
American College of Bankruptcy: Board of Regents (2003-07); Board of Directors (2007-)
American College of Trial Lawyers
American College of Bankruptcy Foundation, President and Board of Directors (2008-)
American Law Institute
Eastern District of Louisiana, Past Chair, Bankruptcy Rules Committee
American Bar Association, Past Chair, Bankruptcy Litigation Subcommittee
Louisiana State Bar Association, Past Chair, Continuing Legal Education Committee and Bankruptcy Committee
New Orleans Bar Association: President and Board of Directors (2005-)
Southeastern Louisiana Legal Services Corporation: Board of Directors; President and Treasurer (2008-)


Fifth Circuit Symposium: Bankruptcy, Loyola Law Review (Vols. 29, 30, 31, 41, 42, 46)
"Hot Topics in Bankruptcy," Feb 2003 American College of Bankruptcy Annual Meeting
"New Amendments to the Bankruptcy Rules," Feb 2003 American College of Bankruptcy, Fifth Circuit Fellows Meeting
"Hot & Emerging Topics in Bankruptcy," Feb 2003 Commercial Law League of America, 4th Annual Winter Conference


Listed in Best Lawyers in America for Bankruptcy, Commercial Litigation and Bet-the-Company Litigation
Listed in Chambers USA for Commercial Litigation and Corporate/M&A: Bankruptcy
Listed in The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers: Insolvency & Restructuring
Listed in Benchmark Litigation