NEW ORLEANS – Phelps Dunbar litigation partner Chris K. Ralston was installed as president of the New Orleans Bar Association at the organization’s annual meeting November 17. With 3,000 members, NOBA is the largest voluntary bar association in Louisiana and has more than 40 active committees.
As a partner and deputy practice coordinator in Phelps Dunbar’s New Orleans litigation group, Mr. Ralston handles a range of commercial litigation matters and focuses in the areas of antitrust law, business torts, contract disputes, tax litigation, securities litigation and arbitration, direct selling and intellectual property litigation. He also serves as part of the firm’s appellate practice, on the ethics and pro bono committees, as co-leader of the Small & Emerging Business Team and as a member of the recruiting team.
Outside of the courtroom, Mr. Ralston serves as board chairman of the American Diabetes Association’s Louisiana Chapter, vice president and a board member of both the Pro Bono Project and Southeast Louisiana Legal Services, and serves as a member of the Tulane University Alumni Association’s board of directors. He is also a Fellow of the Louisiana Bar Foundation and serves on its board of directors.
The New Orleans Bar Association’s 2016-17 board of directors includes: Dana M. Douglas, president-elect; Steven J. Lane, vice president; Jason P. Waguespack, vice president; James M. Williams, vice president; Jan M. Hayden, secretary; Paul M. Sterbcow, treasurer; and Judy Y. Barrasso, past president.
With offices positioned along the Gulf Coast from Houston to Tampa, Phelps Dunbar is a regional law firm of more than 260 attorneys uniquely equipped to serve clients in the major commercial centers of the burgeoning “Third Coast” of the United States. Locations in New Orleans and Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Jackson, Tupelo and Gulfport, Mississippi; Houston and Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas; Tampa, Florida; Mobile, Alabama; Raleigh, North Carolina; and London enable Phelps Dunbar to serve clients not only along the Third Coast, but also the South, nationwide and abroad.