Elected Member

Kent A. Lambert

New Orleans, LA
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC
Denison University
Tulane University School of Law

Kent A. Lambert is office managing shareholder in the New Orleans and Mandeville offices of Baker Donelson. Before assuming his current role for New Orleans and Mandeville, he led Baker Donelson's Business Litigation Group, one of the Firm's largest groups, with more than 100 attorneys across 22 offices in 11 states and Washington, D.C.

Mr. Lambert's litigation experience is extensive. For three decades, he has been at the helm of several bet-the-company litigation matters, defending his clients against intentional and non-intentional business torts, contract actions, fiduciary litigation, franchise matters, property and leasehold disputes, and civil RICO actions. Mr. Lambert's clients operate in a variety of industries, including chemical and petrochemical concerns, aggregates, transportation, manufacturing, telecommunications, health care, hospitality, construction, technology, insurance, and real estate.

The financial sector has been a particular focus for Mr. Lambert. He has worked with financial institutions and other specialized financing interests, their officers and directors, and bank-affiliated investment professionals in a wide variety of cases, including fraud actions, breach of fiduciary duty cases, lender liability claims, mortgage fraud matters, bank deposit and collection claims, and consumer class action defense, as well as in arbitrations and regulatory proceedings. Mr. Lambert also has experience with public records laws, as well as with federal and state regulatory proceedings and litigation concerning aspects of the telecommunications industry.

Mr. Lambert's philosophy is to deliver comprehensive and goal-oriented representation predicated upon great communication, a talented and cohesive team, and relentless advocacy. With the client, Mr. Lambert and the team strategize and prepare for every step and phase with the expectation of the matter being tried, allowing the team to approach every case milestone from the strongest position possible.

The former chair of Baker Donelson's eDiscovery and Information Management Group, Mr. Lambert also has extensive experience with eDiscovery management and technologies, data security and privacy matters, and information management and preservation issues.

Areas of Expertise
Tort Law
Civil Litigation (Litigation)
Appellate Practice & Procedure (Litigation)
Commercial Law
Complex Litigation
Class Actions (Complex Litigation)
Finance (Banking Law)