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Tiffany
Tiffany Davis
Shareholder, New Orleans
Chief Diversity Officer; Chair, Diversity Committee
Hancock Whitney Center
701 Poydras Street
Suite 5000
New Orleans, Louisiana 70139

Overview

Tiffany Davis is a litigator focused on complex energy-related matters concerning maritime and oilfield torts and contracts, environmental cleanup, property damage, and coastal erosion. Tiffany also handles toxic tort litigation related to claims for occupational exposure to asbestos. She also has experience with regulatory and transactional matters concerning environmental and energy law.

Her litigation background includes managing docket-wide discovery and involvement in trials, trial preparation, motions practice and mediation. "My maritime work includes the defense of energy companies facing complex claims involving serious personal injuries, property damage and other torts and losses."

She helps energy-sector clients throughout the region with permitting, enforcement and compliance with environmental rules and regulations. For example, Tiffany has assisted a major refinery and other industrial clients with complex enforcement actions concerning alleged violations of the Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act. She also assists with developing compliance and implementation strategies to address newly promulgated rules and regulations.

Tiffany serves as the firm’s first Chief Diversity Officer and chairs the firm’s Diversity Committee. In that role, Tiffany is instrumental in developing, supporting and implementing policies and initiatives to facilitate the firm’s mission to create and sustain a diverse and inclusive workplace.   

In addition to her firm wide responsibilities, Tiffany is active in several professional and community organizations. She has spoken on issues relating to Louisiana environmental litigation, insurance, indemnity, electronic discovery, the Medicare Secondary Payor Act, and offshore drilling.

Tiffany has earned a reputation for being responsive and analytical and for showing an ability to handle tight deadlines and complex discovery projects. "Clients like that I'm well organized and that I deliver...fast."

Involvement

Professional

  • New Orleans Regional Leadership Institute (Board Member)
  • Federal Bar Association, New Orleans Chapter (Board Member 2017-2019)
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • New Orleans Bar Association (Committee Member) (Oil & Gas Committee Co-Chair, 2018)
  • Louisiana Bar Foundation Fellow (Committee Member)
  • Women's Energy Network (Board Member 2010- 2015)
  • The Greater New Orleans Louis A. Martinet Legal Society
  • The National Black Lawyers Top 100
  • National Bar Association

Community

  • Knights of Peter Claver Ladies Auxiliary, Our Lady of Victory Court #50
  • St. Peter Claver Catholic Church Parish Religious Education Instructor
  • Hynes Charter School PTO (Board Member 2017-2019)
  • Girl Scouts, Louisiana East, Inc. (Troop Co-Leader 2014-2019)
  • Women Marines Association, LA-1 Molly Marine Chapter
  • U.S. Marine Corps and Marine Corps Reserve – Sergeant, 1997–2004

Recognition

  • Louisiana Super Lawyers, 2020
  • Named to "Top 100", The National Black Lawyers, 2015-2020
  • AV Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell in Litigation, Admiralty and Maritime Law, and Natural Resources
  • Awarded Order of St. Louis IX Medallion, 2019
  • New Orleans CityBusiness Leadership in Law, Class of 2018 
  • New Orleans Magazine's List of "Top Lawyers," 2017
  • Named to Lawyers of Color's Second Annual Hot List, 2014
  • Listed in Marquis Who’s Who in the World
  • Awarded United States Marine Corps Molly Marine Award

Publications

After Hours

"I get a lot out of being involved in my church community - St. Peter Claver Catholic Church in the Treme neighborhood in New Orleans - where I teach catechism, volunteer with our summer camps and help in many other ways.” Tiffany and her husband, Brandon Davis, are the parents of three busy children. When it comes to a work and life balance, Tiffany says, “I don’t balance work and life; work and life balance me.”