Sarah Stogner’s commercial litigation practice focuses primarily on representing policyholders in an assortment of insurance coverage disputes, including those in the oil and gas industry seeking coverage under commercial general liability and well control policies. Ms. Stogner joined the firm as an associate in 2012. Prior to joining Carver Darden, she practiced as an associate in the commercial litigation section of Jones Walker. Ms. Stogner’s prior experience includes assisting in the representation of a retailer and manufacturer in a rehibition and Louisiana Products Liability Act (LPLA) action, the representation of several different companies in defending slip and fall claims, the representation of multiple chemical manufacturers in thousands of personal injury lawsuits arising from unplanned releases, the representation of a power plant in a citizen’s suit challenging its Clean Air Act permit, the representation of a local university in obtaining Stafford Act funding after Katrina, and the representation of a construction company in Katrina levee breach litigation.
Ms. Stogner has also assisted in the representation of oil and gas companies in land contamination cases, and the representation of a pipeline company in pursuing damages against the manufacturer for defective pipe. In 2010, Ms. Stogner led a team of lawyers that reviewed more than 1 million documents over the course of three months in response to an administrative investigation by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for offshore operations of a multi-national company. Ms. Stogner has also written articles on important legislative and jurisprudential developments within the areas of energy, environmental, toxic tort, green, and product liability law, as well as developments regarding electronically stored information, eDiscovery, litigation hold responsibilities, and spoliation.
She received her juris doctor degree and bachelor of civil law from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University in 2008. Ms. Stogner graduated magna cum laude and was a member of the Order of the Coif. While at LSU law, she received several awards for oral advocacy, including the top overall novice advocate for the spring 2007 Flory Trial Competition. Ms. Stogner was also a member and team captain of the LSU Environmental Moot Court team, which was a semi-finalist in the 2007 national environmental moot court competition held at Pace University Law Center each January.
Ms. Stogner is an honoree of the New Orleans City Business 2013 Leadership in Law class.