David F. Waguespack is a partner in the Firm, practicing in bankruptcy, commercial litigation, creditor’s rights, and gaming law. He has represented lenders, debtors, creditor committees, and other parties in complex Chapter 11 reorganizations and related litigation and has served as a Chapter 11 trustee. Mr. Waguespack regularly represents investors acquiring property in and out of bankruptcy. He has handled litigation relating to liens, real estate, construction, shareholder’s rights, lender liability, and other commercial matters.

Mr. Waguespack is recognized for his work in bankruptcy and restructuring in Best Lawyers, 2018 Best Lawyers "Lawyer of the Year" New Orleans area for Litigation - Bankruptcy, Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Louisiana Super Lawyers, and the Legal 500. He was selected by New Orleans CityBusiness to be in the Leadership in Law Class of 2008.

He is board certified in business bankruptcy by the American Board of Certification and by the Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization. He is a co-chair of the Corporate Governance Subcommittee of the Business Bankruptcy Committee of the American Bar Association and serves on the TARP Task Force of the Business Bankruptcy Committee of the American Bar Association. Mr. Waguespack is currently Vice-Chair of the Bankruptcy Law Advisory Committee. He has served on the Bank Counsel Committee of the Louisiana Banker’s Association and as editor of the Louisiana Lender Letter. Mr. Waguespack is also an adjunct professor of business law at Tulane University.

Mr. Waguespack graduated with a Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from Tulane University Law School in 1991. He was a member of the Tulane Law Review from 1989 to 1991 and an Associate Editor from 1990 to 1991. He received the Mitchell Franklin and American Jurisprudence Awards and was a Senior Fellow. Mr. Waguespack is a member of the Order of the Coif.

Mr. Waguespack is active in numerous civic and charitable organizations. He is married with two children. He was born in Covington, Louisiana on September 14, 1966. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Rhodes College in 1988 where he graduated with the John Henry Davis Award for the outstanding History major.

AREAS OF PRACTICE

Education

  • Rhodes College, B.A. 1988
  • Tulane University Law School, J.D., magna cum laude 1991

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Louisiana State and Federal Courts

honors

  • Best Lawyers 2019- Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/ Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Commercial Litigation; Litigation- Bankruptcy
  • New Orleans Best Lawyers of the Year 2018- Litigation- Bankruptcy
  • Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business: Louisiana, Bankruptcy/Restructuring
  • Super Lawyers-Bankruptcy, Business Litigation, Mergers & Acquisitions

Affiliations

  • American, Federal, and Louisiana State Bar Associations
  • Adjunct professor of business law at Tulane University
  • Board certified in business bankruptcy by the American Board of Certification and by the Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization
  • Co-chair of the Corporate Governance Subcommittee of the Business Bankruptcy Committee of the American Bar Association
  • TARP Task Force of the Business Bankruptcy Committee of the American Bar Association
  • Secretary of the Bankruptcy Law Advisory Committee;
  • Previously served on Bank Counsel Committee of the Louisiana Banker's Association and as editor of the Louisiana Lender Letter.