Ashley Heilprin practices in the areas of civil trial and commercial litigation. She regularly appears in Louisiana’s courts. Ms. Heilprin’s commercial litigation experience includes state and federal matters in the following areas: business torts; construction on behalf of engineers, architects, contractors and developer clients; professional liability including lawyers, insurance broker and agent clients; First Amendment and defamation; breach of contract; breach of warranty; unfair trade practices; fraud; charter schools and public education; internal investigations; election challenges; and class actions.
Ms. Heilprin has represented clients from case inception through resolution at trial, and where appropriate, resolution through settlement and alternative dispute resolution. She has an eye toward obtaining favorable resolution for clients at a reasonable cost.
Ms. Heilprin represents both plaintiffs and defendants in their disputes involving public and private construction projects. She has represented owners, tenants, contractors and sub-contractors in state and federal courts in Louisiana, Texas and Mississippi. She has handled matters involving various aspects of the construction process, including delay claims, claims involving construction and design defects, lien claims and claims involving performance and payment bonds. Ms. Heilprin has successfully assisted in the resolution of construction disputes for clients through negotiation, litigation and mediation. She has litigated claims involving breach of contract, breach of warranty, construction and/or design defects, negligence, unjust enrichment and construction liens.
Ms. Heilprin is particularly adept at advising clients and working with our litigation teams to facilitate eDiscovery plans for clients of all sizes. Specifically, she counsels clients on eDiscovery issues including the selection of eDiscovery technologies, pre-litigation preparedness and the preservation, collection, review and production of electronic information in litigation. Her depth of knowledge of the underlying technology has enabled her to work efficiently and collaboratively with clients’ internal IT departments and outside counsel teams. Ms. Heilprin’s use of technologies and analytics has made document search and review more effective, less time-consuming and less costly.
Ms. Heilprin also serves as a member of the Small & Emerging Business Practice Group.
Prior to joining Phelps Dunbar, Ms. Heilprin served as a litigation associate at a New Orleans law firm, as well as an extern for the Hon. Ivan L.R. Lemelle.
In the community, Ms. Heilprin is a graduate of the Committee for a Better New Orleans’ Class of 2016, a member Young Leadership Council’s 2013 Leadership Development Series Class, and a member of the Emerging Philanthropists of New Orleans class of 2014. Ms. Heilprin also serves on the board of directors for Collegiate Academies, the Young Leadership Council, and the ACLU of Louisiana. She is a past board member of the House of Ruth of New Orleans.