Bessie helps clients navigate environmental, social and governance issues in support of sustainable growth. A trial and appellate lawyer, Bessie has more than twenty years of experience in litigation and arbitration involving environmental, international, commercial and construction disputes.
Region 1 – (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, and VT)
Year of induction:
Columbia Law School, New York, NY, 2006, LLM (International Law, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar) Tulane Law School, New Orleans, LA, 2001, J.D. (magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, Civil Law Studies Award, McGlinchey Scholar) Duke University, Durham, NC, 1998, B.A. (magna cum laude, Deans List with Distinction) University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1996 (Victorian Women Writing Honors Program)
Louisiana District of Columbia New York
State Courts of Louisiana State Courts of New York U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana U.S. District Court, Middle District of Louisiana U.S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
Professional Societies and Organizations:
Adjunct Faculty Member, Tulane Law School Louisiana State Bar Association, including Environmental Law Section New York State Bar Association District of Columbia Bar Association Guest Lecturer, Tulane University Undergraduate Program and School of Public Health Disaster Resilience Leadership Program Guest Lecturer, Loyola University School of Law Loyola University Institute of Politics Fellow, 2015