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J. Eric Lockridge

J. Eric Lockridge

Kean Miller LLP
  • Bankruptcy, Business Law, Intellectual Property
  • Louisiana, Texas
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Summary

Eric Lockridge enjoys helping clients solve problems that arise in their businesses. His practice includes business litigation, bankruptcy and business reorganization, commercial collections, and assisting clients with business transactions. He has tried commercial and tort cases to verdict in Louisiana and Texas, and has successfully defended judgments on appeal. Eric currently focuses on lender work-out agreements, bankruptcy-related litigation, negotiation and dispute resolution, and complex commercial cases for Kean Miller’s construction, energy, and financial sector clients. Eric also works with Kean Miller’s intellectual property team to litigate patent, trademark, and copyright claims.

Eric advises corporate clients, lenders, and distressed-asset investors in asset acquisitions and sales, financing, corporate structures, document-retention programs, and insurance-related issues. Eric practiced law in Texas for six years before joining Kean Miller in 2005, and continues to represent clients in litigation and bankruptcy matters in Texas.

Eric earned his B.A. in Political Science from Emory University in 1995. He earned his J.D., with honors, from The University of Texas School of Law in 1999. In law school, Eric was an advocate on UT Law's National Mock Trial Team and served as an associate editor for the Texas Review of Law and Politics.

Practice Areas
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Law
  • Intellectual Property
Additional Practice Area
  • Banking Litigation
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Louisiana
Texas
5th Circuit
United States District Court & Bankruptcy Courts for the District of Colorado
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
United States District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana
United States District Court, Middle District of Louisiana
United States District Court, Western District of Louisiana
Languages
  • English
Professional Experience
Partner
Kean Miller LLP
- Current
Attorney
Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP
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Attorney
Hartline Dacus Barger Dreyer & Kern
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Education
The University of Texas School of Law
J.D. | Law
Honors: with honors
Activities: Member of the National Mock Trial Team and served as associate editor for the Texas Review of Law and Politics.
Emory University
B.A. | Political Science
Professional Associations
American Bankruptcy Institute
Member
Current
Louisiana Bar Foundation
Fellow
Current
Texas State Bar
Member
Current
Baton Rouge Bar Association
Member
Current
Louisiana State Bar
Member
Current
American Bar Association
Member
Current
Baton Rouge Bar Association
Pro Bono Volunteer
Current
Dallas Area Young Lawyers
Former Director
Current
Publications
Articles & Publications
Lenders and Developers Need to Understand How Louisiana’s Private Works Act Applies to Their Projects
Louisiana Law Blog
Louisiana’s Business Judgment Rule Protects Corporate Officers From Being Second Guessed, Unlike California’s Corporate Law
Louisiana Law Blog
Recent United States Supreme Court Decision Tackles Question of What Happens When Bankruptcy Meets Intellectual Property
Louisiana Law Blog
“Artificially Impaired” Creditors Can Vote on Chapter 11 Plans in the Fifth Circuit
Louisiana Law Blog
Speaking Engagements
When the Tenant or Landlord Files Bankruptcy and Ethics in Landlord-Tenant Law, Louisiana Landlord-Tenant Law CLE
Sterling Educational Services
2010
Protecting your Company from Financial Risks in Troubled Times, Outside Insights for In-House Counsel CLE
December 2011
Document Retention and Related Electronic Discovery Issues, Outside Insights for In-House Counsel CLE
December 2012
Top 10-ish Differences Between Louisiana and Texas Law: Contracts & Torts, Outside Insights for In-House Counsel CLE
December 2012
Websites & Blogs
Website
J. Eric Lockridge's Website Profile
Website
Kean Miller LLP Website
Blog
Louisiana Law Blog
Blog
Texas Law Blog
Social Media
Contact & Map
Kean Miller LLP
Baton Rouge, Downtown
400 Convention St #700
P.O. Box 3513 (70821-3513)
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
USA
Telephone: (225) 389-3756
Fax: (225) 388-9133