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Gerard Wimberly

Partner 
601 Poydras Street
Suite 2200
New Orleans, LA 70130
 
Tel:
504.586.1241
Fax:
504.584.9142
 
 

Gerard Wimberly's practice focuses on complex commercial litigation. Gerard also advises corporate and business clients on the rules and regulations governing national and international business transactions so that they stay legally and ethically compliant. He has been lead or co-lead counsel in numerous cases involving government contracts law, financial fraud, and antitrust. His client base includes both Fortune 100 companies and small, socio-economically disadvantaged businesses.

Additionally, Gerard has experience in all aspects of government contracts law and has successfully handled numerous state and federal bid protests as well as contract claims. Gerard is experienced in False Claims Act qui tam cases, having been lead counsel for major companies in recent actions.
 
Awards & Recognition
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Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated Lawyer
 
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The Best Lawyers in America 2013-2018, Listed for Commercial Litigation
 
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Super Lawyers 2013-2017, Listed in Louisiana for Business Litigation
 
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ABA Section of Public Contract Law’s Donald McL. Davidson Award for outstanding contributions to State and Local Procurement activities, 2015
 
Published Works & Lectures
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Westlaw Journal White Collar Crime, Co-Author, "Will the CFPB Continue Under the Trump Administration?" February 2017
 
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ABA Section of Public Contract Law, Chapter Co-Author, "Guide to State Procurement, Second Edition: A 50 State Primer on Purchasing Laws, Processes, and Procedures," December 2016
 
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15th Annual Consumer Finance Legal Conference, Panelist, "The False Claims Act and the Mortgage Servicing Industry," September 2016
 
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Law360, quoted, "Obama Win Means Tinkering At the Edges Of Contract Reform," November 6, 2012
 
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11th Annual Consumer Finance Legal Conference, Panelist, "Managing a CFPB/FTC Investigation," October 2012
 
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ABA Section of Public Contract Law, State & Local Procurement Division Telecast, Speaker, "State False Claims Act," October 2011
 
Professional Memberships & Activities
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American Bar Association, Antitrust Law Section, Business Law Section, Criminal Law Section, Litigation Section, and Public Contracts Section (Member of Section Council, 2012-2015; Co-Chair, State & Local Procurement Law Division, 2012-2017; Co-Chair, Annual and Quarterly Programs, 2014-2015, 2017-2018; Co-Chair, State and Local Procurement Symposium, 2013, 2015)
 
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American Law Institute, Elected Member
 
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Arizona State Bar Association, Member
 
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District of Columbia Bar Association, Member
 
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Louisiana State Bar Association, Member
 
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Federal Circuit Bar Association, Member of Board of Directors, 1995-1998
 
Related Professional Experience
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Law Clerk to Associate Justice James L. Dennis, Louisiana Supreme Court, 1979-1980
 
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Associate Editor, Louisiana Law Review, 1978-1979
 



Gerard  Wimberly

Practice
Litigation
Education
LL.M., Harvard Law School, 1984
J.D., Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center, 1979; Order of the Coif; Phi Kappa Phi; Law Review
B.A., Cornell University, 1976; with distinction
Bar Admissions
Arizona
District of Columbia
Louisiana
 
 
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