Elvige Cassard (formerly Richards), maintains an extensive practice in the area of labor and employment law through pro-active advices to and legal representation of employers, including business owners and managers. Ms. Cassard received her B.A. from Newcomb College of Tulane University and, in December 1988, her J.D. from Loyola University School of Law (New Orleans). Ms. Cassard was a member of the Loyola Law Review and Moot Court Staff. She also received the Loyola Law Clinic Award and McCauley Scholarship, and served as the Student Bar Association Class Representative.
Ms. Cassard is a member of the New Orleans and Covington Bar Associations, the Louisiana State Bar Association (“LSBA”) and the American Bar Association (“ABA”). She is admitted to the bars of all federal courts in Louisiana, including the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. She belongs to the Labor and Employment Law (“LEL”) and Litigation Sections of the ABA, and is a member of the LEL’s Committees on Equal Employment Opportunity and is on the LSBA Employment Law Committee. She is a past faculty member of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy, and of the Advisory Board of the St. Tammany Healthcare Alliance and is a past Chair of the Employee Relations Council of the Louisiana Association of Business & Industry (“LABI”). Ms. Cassard is a contributor to the BNA treatises and its supplements, Employment Discrimination Law and Employment at Will. In addition to successfully representing employers in labor and employment related lawsuits, arbitrations, mediations and other actions before various state and federal courts and agencies, Ms. Cassard advises clients on a wide spectrum of personnel issues and policies and has given and contributed to numerous trainings, speeches and presentations on labor and employment law issues.