Judy Y. Barrasso is a founding member of the law firm of Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver, L.LC., a New Orleans litigation firm ranked among the top litigation firms in Louisiana. Ms. Barrasso has been recognized by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business as one of the “Outstanding Litigators in the State,” and has received a #1 ranking in Commercial Litigation. Chamber’s researchers describe Ms. Barrasso as a “fantastically talented professional who is regarded as a model litigator for the next generation of lawyers.” In Benchmark: The Definitive Guide to America’s Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys, Ms. Barrasso and her firm earned a “Highly Recommended” rating, with countless peers referring to her as “a super-lawyer”. She also has been selected as one of Lawdragon’s 500 leading lawyers in America, and has been named as one of the Best Lawyers in America since 2001 and as a Top 10 Louisiana Super Lawyer since 2009. Her practice focuses on commercial litigation, and includes securities fraud, bank fraud, lender liability, banking practices, directors and officers liability, attorney malpractice, commercial contracts, class actions, insurance coverage and bad faith issues.
Ms. Barrasso is actively involved in professional and community activities. She was selected by the New Orleans Young Leadership Council as a Role Model in 2004, by the YWCA as a Role Model in 2000, and by New Orleans CityBusiness as one of the Women of the Year in 2000. She served for six years on the Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board by appointment of the Louisiana Supreme Court. She also is actively involved as a member of the American Bar Association and the Louisiana State Bar Association. She served as Co-Chairman of the Louisiana State Bar Association’s Summer School for Lawyers from 1996 through 1999, and as Chair of the Continuing Legal Education Committee in 2001 and 2002. Ms. Barrasso has taught Trial Advocacy at the Tulane University Law School for the past ten years.
Ms. Barrasso also serves on the Board of Commissioners for the New Orleans Downtown Development District and on the Advisory Board of the Anti-Defamation League (South Central Region). She previously served on the Board of Directors of Isidore Newman School, The Pro Bono Project, Summerbridge, and Dress For Success.