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Randy "RJ" Marse, Jr.
Associate, New Orleans
Hancock Whitney Center
701 Poydras Street
Suite 5000
New Orleans, Louisiana 70139

Overview

RJ Marse is a litigator representing energy companies in a wide range of cases, including tax disputes, maritime collision cases, and indemnity claims, to name a few.

For RJ, the most attractive part of his job is working with others to figure out how to get the best result in a case, and seeing that plan through to completion.  ”That’s why I came to work at Liskow – I know that I can knock on the door of any other lawyer in the firm at any time and get valuable insight based on top notch skill and experience.” RJ enjoys the process of developing a case for trial, no matter the subject matter. He has experience in each step of that process, from drafting the petition, to examining witnesses in court, to filing an appeal.

Before joining the firm, he clerked for two federal judges, Chief Judge Brian A. Jackson, United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana, and Judge W. Eugene Davis, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

Experience

  • Represented Shell Offshore Inc. in a marine collision case and secured a $9.04 million judgment in federal district court.

  • Won a court ruling which prevented the Louisiana Department of Revenue from seeking higher oil severance taxes on dozens of energy companies by using new theories to value oil.

  • Obtained a decision in a Louisiana trial court which declared certain changes to the Louisiana income tax law unconstitutional under the dormant Commerce Clause.

  • Won a dismissal of a mid-size energy company sued by a former contractor for fraud and racketeering where the contractor had no evidence to support its claims, and admitted to participating in a scheme to defraud the energy company.

  • Successfully represented a large international chemical company in a multimillion-dollar tax dispute against the State of Louisiana.

  • Successfully represented a New Orleans-area hotel in a multimillion-dollar property tax dispute with the city of New Orleans.

  • Representing a mid-size energy company in an indemnity dispute with another operator.

  • Representing a major energy company in hundreds of injury claims arising out of the efforts to clean up an oil spill.

  • Represented the estate of a well owner in a dispute with its co-owner and operator regarding the operator’s failure to notify that it was drilling in an environmentally protected area.

Involvement

Professional

  • Louisiana State Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Council, District Representative

  • Louisiana State Law Institute, Junior Honorary Member, 2012–2013

  • New Orleans Federal Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Board Member, 2015-

Community

  • Board Member, HandsOn New Orleans

Recognition

  • Louisiana Super Lawyers "Rising Star," 2017-2018

Presentations

  • “The Federal Court from a District Court Clerk’s Perspective” – New Orleans Federal Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division – 2017

After Hours

“I like to get outside and be active as much as I can. When I’m not in the office, you can find me playing some type of sport – most likely golf or basketball — or following my wife Courtney on some sort of adventure of her choosing. I was born and raised in the New Orleans area, and after spending a decade away college and law school, I’m thrilled to be back in the city. My wife is an artist and designer, and we live in Mid-City New Orleans.”