Bruce V. Schewe

Bruce Schewe concentrates in arbitrations and trials, appellate matters, corporate and securities law, antitrust issues, business litigation and energy law. During his 35 years of practice, he has tried/arbitrated to judgment/award more than 80 actions. Mr. Schewe represents many broker dealers and registered representatives in audits that FINRA or the SEC conducts or in enforcement actions or inquiries that FINRA or the SEC initiates. He also represents numerous clients in the areas of real estate transactions, oil and gas, corporate matters, expropriation, antitrust, intellectual property and creditors' rights.

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Bruce Schewe concentrates in arbitrations and trials, appellate matters, corporate and securities law, antitrust issues, business litigation and energy law. During his 35 years of practice, he has tried/arbitrated to judgment/award more than 80 actions. Mr. Schewe represents many broker dealers and registered representatives in audits that FINRA or the SEC conducts or in enforcement actions or inquiries that FINRA or the SEC initiates. He also represents numerous clients in the areas of real estate transactions, oil and gas, corporate matters, expropriation, antitrust, intellectual property and creditors' rights.

In 1978, Mr. Schewe received a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army. He served in the United States Army active and reserves, and the Louisiana Army National Guard until his discharge in 1983 (as a First Lieutenant).

Experience

The following are certain of the matters that Mr. Schewe tried or arbitrated to judgment or award in the past several years: 

  • Marine Power Holding, LLC v. Malibu Boats LLC, No. 14-912, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana (bad faith breach of a building contract).
  • W.B.M. Music Corp. v. Cash Money Records, Inc., AAA Case No. 01-15-0003-7836 (copyright and royalty issues).
  • White Oak Reality, LLC and Citrus Realty, LLC v. Fortress Clay, LLC (commercial arbitration).
  • Moreno v. Crawford, No. 2012-0408, 15th Judicial District Court for the Parish of Lafayette (contract dispute).
  • In re: Kanetha Arun Chau, No. 14-10059, United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana (represented secured creditor in Chapter 11 proceeding).
  • Hancock Bank of Louisiana v. C&O Enterprises, LLC, No. 2013-10944, 22nd Judicial District Court for the Parish of St. Tammany (enforcement of loan agreement and collateral agreement).
  • LSREF 2 Baron, LLC v. Kyle D. Tauch, No. 11-30846, United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. 
  • LSREF 2 Baron, LLC v. Kyle D. Tauch, No. 10-3388, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana (enforcement of loan agreement and guaranty agreement and defense of litigious redemption claim). 
  • LSREF 2 Baron 3, LLC v. First KT Lending, LLC, No. 12-01724, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana (enforcement of loan agreement and collateral agreement). 
  • Merrill Lynch International Finance Incorporated and Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner & Smith Incorporated v. Enrique Hurtado, No. 10-01915 (FINRA Dispute Resolution) (defense of claim for return of bonus and action for constructive discharge). 
  • Daniel Mark Hudson v. Merrill Lynch International Finance Incorporated and Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner & Smith Incorporated, No. 12-052, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana (action to enforce arbitration award).
  • Merrill Lynch International Finance Incorporated and Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner & Smith Incorporated v. Daniel Mark Hudson, No. 10-01141 (FINRA Dispute Resolution) (defense of claim for return of bonus and action for wrongful discharge).
  • The Hertz Corporation v. R&R Properties, LLC, 83 So.3d 205 (La. App. 5th Cir. 2011) (appeal of action to compel transfer of real property).
  • Louis Y. Fishman v. Morgan Keegan & Company, No. 10-2, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana (action for fraud and violations of Section 17(a) of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 15 of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934).
  • The Port of South Louisiana v. Tri-Parish Industries, Inc. and Reserve Mooring, Inc., No. 09-C-857, Louisiana Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal (expropriation action).
  • The Port of South Louisiana v. Tri Parish Industries, Inc. and Reserve Mooring, Inc., No. 57290, 40th Judicial District Court for the Parish of St. John The Baptist (expropriation action).
  • Thomas E. Kelly, Jr. and National Securities Corp. v. D. Duane Dorsey, No. 09-06699 (FINRA Dispute Resolution) (defense of claim for margin call and action for fraud).
  • The CSI Group, LLC v. TriStar Construction, Inc., Civil District Court for the Parish of Orleans (construction dispute).
  • Global Wealth Care Group, LLC v. Craig Babineaux, FINRA Dispute Resolution (action for deferred compensation).
  • The Hertz Corporation v. R&R Properties, LLC, No. 654731, 24th Judicial District Court for the Parish of Jefferson (action to compel transfer of real property).
  • Tristan Jones p/k/a T-Mix v. Cash Money Records, Inc., United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana (defense of claim for music royalties).
  • Landry’s Seafood House - New Orleans, Inc. v. The Board of Commissioners of the Orleans Levee District, No. 06-283, Civil District Court for the Parish of Orleans (action regarding the value of real property).
  • FINRA - Department of Enforcement v. John Christopher Currero, FINRA (defense of FINRA’s enforcement action).
  • Collier “PJ” Brown and Dejuna Brown v. Merrill Lynch and Maurico A. Rodriguez, NASD DR (claim for damages – unsuitable investment recommendations).
  • Christopher Dorsey p/k/a “BG” v. Cash Money Records, Inc., et al., Civil District Court for the Parish of Orleans (defense of claim for music royalties).
  • Yeah! Brother Records LLC v. Dawn Richard, Civil District Court for the Parish of Orleans (claim for music royalties).
  • First Bank and Trust v. Dean Haines, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana (defense of claim for misappropriation of trade secrets). 
  • Mario DeCarlo v. Merrill Lynch, Pierce Fenner & Smith, Inc., NASD DR (action for fraud).
  • L-3 Communications Westwood Corp. v. Joseph Emile Robichaux, Jr., et al., United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana (claim under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act).
  • Karen LeClerc, et al. v. Justices of the Supreme Court of Louisiana, 419 F.3d 405 (5th Cir. 2005), (professional licensing and immigration issues).
  • LHO New Orleans LM, L.P. v. MHI Leasco New Orleans, Inc. et al., Civil District Court for the Parish of Orleans (claims arising from the transfer of the Le Meridian Hotel).
  • Terius Gray p/k/a “Juvenile” v. Cash Money Records, Inc., American Arbitration Association (defense of claim for music royalties).
  • Keith Caplay and Ramona Caplay v. Morgan Stanley DW, Inc., NASD DR (claim for damages – unsuitable investment recommendations).
  • James W. Falanga v. Morgan Stanley DW, Inc., NASD DR (claim for damages – unsuitable investment recommendations). 
  • Karen LeClerc, et al. v. Justices of the Supreme Court of Louisiana, 270 F.Supp. 2d 779 (E.D. La. 2003) (professional licensing and immigration issues).
  • Caroline Wallace, et al. v. Justices of the Supreme Court of Louisiana, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana (professional licensing and immigration issues).
  • Positive Black Talk, Inc. v. Cash Money Records, Inc., 394 F.3d 357 (5th Cir. 2004).
  • Positive Black Talk, Inc. v. Cash Money Records, Inc., et al., No. 02-0425, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana (defense of claim of copyright infringement), 67 U.S.P.Q. 2d 1051.

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Speaking Engagements
  • Lectured at Loyola University's School of Law (1983-1993) on the subjects of trusts, contracts, and sales and leases
  • Featured speaker at conferences of The National Association of Security Dealers/FINRA and The Louisiana State Bar Association
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Memberships & Affiliations

  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • New Orleans Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Fifth Circuit Bar Association
  • Henri Capitant
  • FINRA Dispute Resolution (Arbitrator)

Recognition

  • AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • The Best Lawyers in America© – Antitrust Law, Litigation - Antitrust
  • Louisiana Super Lawyers