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Kristen Amond

Kristen practices in federal courts in Louisiana, Mississippi, and New York and in state courts in Louisiana.  

Kristen is versatile. She represents businesses of all sizes in all forms of business disputes. She represents bankruptcy trustees, plan administrators, and receivers in complex litigation and investors in securities fraud lawsuits. She is a dogged advocate but one with a reputation for problem-solving and a knack for finding the shortest way home.

Kristen has a special commitment to Louisiana's economic development, its culture, and, in particular, its underserved communities. As a member of the Eastern District of Louisiana's civil pro bono panel, she regularly volunteers her professional time to the representation of plaintiffs in civil rights cases.

 

Before law school, Kristen taught in New Orleans charter schools and has been an advocate for public education ever since.

kamond@millsamond.com

New Orleans: 504-383-0332

Jackson: 601-812-6332

direct phone/fax: 504-556-5523

Bar Admissions

Louisiana

Court Admissions

U.S. Supreme Court

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Middle,

and Western Districts of Louisiana

Louisiana state courts

Professional Affiliations

Louisiana State Bar Association

Federal Bar Association

Bar Association of the Fifth Circuit

American Bar Association

National Association Federal Equity Receivers

Recognition

2022 Edition of Super Lawyers: Rising Stars

2022 Edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch

2021 Edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch

Education

  • J.D., magna cum laude, from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University, 2016

    • Editor-in-Chief of the Louisiana Law Review

    • Order of the Coif

  • B.S. in Management, cum laude, from Tulane University, 2010

Clerkship

  • Clerk to the Honorable Susie Morgan of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, 2016-2017

  • Intern to the Honorable Brian A. Jackson of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana, 2015

Organizations​

  • Division 1 Representative of the Young Lawyers Council of the Louisiana State Bar Association, 2018-present

  • Board of Directors of the Younger Lawyers Division of the New Orleans Federal Bar Association, 2018-present

  • Board of Directors of Emerging Philanthropists of New Orleans, 2019-2021

  • New Orleans Regional Leadership Institute, 2021

  • Council for a Better Louisiana, Leadership Louisiana, 2019-2020 

  • Louisiana Association of Public Charter Schools, Charter Board Leadership Academy, 2019

  • Nancy M. Marsiglia Institute of Justice, 2019-2020

  • New Orleans Young Leadership Council, Leadership Development Series, 2019

  • Anti-Defamation League, Glass Leadership Institute, 2018-2019

 

Teaching Posts

  • Tulane University, Adjunct Professor, First Amendment and the Media, 2019-present

  • LSU Law Apprenticeship Week, Making Your Case: What Makes Judges Read and Hear What Lawyers Say, 2022

Publications/Presentations

  • PLRA Exhaustion in the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Simple Dead End, 67 Loy. L. Rev. 299 (2021)

  • Panelist, "From the Ground Up: Building Your Practice," Louisiana State Bar Association's Louisiana Young Lawyers Conference, May 2021

  • Panelist, “Crisis management - what to do when a reporter calls,” Louisiana Association of Public Charter Schools Annual Conference, December 2019

  • Panelist, "Modern Day Inclusion in the Workforce," Louisiana State Bar Association's Louisiana Young Lawyers Conference, January 2019

  • Contributor, amicus brief on behalf of the Innocence Project, Inc., the Innocence Project of Texas, the Innocence Project New Orleans, and the University of Mississippi School of Law George C. Cochran Innocence Project, filed in Alvarez v. City of Brownsville, No. 16-40772 (5th Cir. 2018)

  • Equalizing the Threat of Noncompete Agreements: Solutions Beyond Louisiana’s Tangled Web of Nullity, 
    76 La. L. Rev. 1235 (2016)