Liskow is pleased to congratulate Laura Brown for her selection to the New Orleans CityBusiness’ Women of the Year Class of 2021. Laura is being recognized for her legal experience as well as her work in the community. She is a shareholder in the firm’s New Orleans office focusing on energy and environmental litigation, and she is a frequent writer and presenter on Louisiana’s nationally significant coastal land loss litigation.
Laura represents energy clients—from small midstream entities to the largest E&P companies in the world—in both state and federal court and in state regulatory proceedings. She promotes legal scholarship through her long-time involvement with the Institute for Energy Law, including serving as a former Managing Editor of IEL’s magazine for young professionals. Laura was recognized for her experience in “Litigation – Environmental” in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. For the past four years, Louisiana Super Lawyers has selected her as a “Rising Star,” and New Orleans Magazine has recognized her as a “Top Lawyer.” Laura is committed to helping those who cannot afford legal services, and her pro bono work throughout the years has run the gamut from handling paternity, interdiction, and TPR matters for The Pro Bono Project and the Orleans Public Defenders to volunteerism with the New Orleans Civil District Court’s Domestic Self-Help Desk and the H.E.L.P. program providing legal services to New Orleans’ homeless citizens.
Laura is an advocate for diversity in the legal industry and makes meaningful contributions to the advancement of women through her service as President-Elect of the Women’s Energy Network – South Louisiana Chapter, an organization promoting career development for women who work in the energy sector. She has previously served on the WEN-SLA Board as Public & Industry Relations Director (2020) and as Community Initiatives Director (2018-2019), where she led WEN’s community outreach in promoting STEM education and access to educational supplies for local elementary school students. Laura will lead the Chapter as its President in 2022.
In her personal life, Laura is active in her church community at Christ Church Cathedral and she participates in the cultural and creative life of the city through writing. She is a member of a Nashville-based songwriting organization and is a published author of short fiction.
Started in 1999, Women of the Year recognizes 50 women from the area whose successes in business and contributions to the community have made them movers and shakers in the region. Honorees are innovative leaders who are making waves with their energy, ideas, achievements and commitment to excellence in the area. Honorees are selected based on business and community involvement and achievement that have set the pace for the overall community.