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Published August 08, 2014 19:17

Aaron's Seeks to Limit Access to Litigation Details on Customers

Lawyers cite customer privacy for details in cases in which company is accused of spying on its customers

R. Robin McDonald, Daily Report
August 8, 2014

Former customers who are suing Aaron's Inc. and its franchises claim that when the rental company installed remotely activated secret spyware on its rental computers, company employees had few, if any, concerns about the privacy of the customers whose screen shots, webcam photos and computer keystroke logs they intercepted and recorded. But—in the name of customer privacy—the lawyers defending the suits are seeking to limit ... Read more

Published January 15, 2013 22:25

Partner Brian Katz named to United Way's Alexis de Tocqueville Society

Local attorney Brian Katz, partner at Herman, Herman & Katz, L.L.C., has been honored by the United Way of Southeast Louisiana with membership into their philanthropic leadership group, the Alexis de Tocqueville Society of Southeast Louisiana. As a member of this select group of individuals who have "devoted time, talent and funds to create long-lasting changes" in the community, Mr. Katz is recognized for his generosity, engagement and stewardship.

The United Way Tocqueville Society was formed in 1984 to deepen individual support of United Way’s mission of ... Read more

Published November 15, 2012 21:25

Russ Herman named Peoples Health Champion

Partner Russ Herman has been named a 2012 Peoples Health Champion for his exceptional accomplishments after age 65. Russ was recognized at the Saints vs. Falcons home game on Sunday, November 11, 2012. The Peoples Health Champions program was created by Peoples Health, in collaboration with the New Orleans Saints, to recognize the exceptional achievement of New Orleans locals age 65 and older.

Nominated by his peers, Russ was chosen for his involvement in the New Orleans community as well as for his major accomplishments in the legal community. In the years since turning 65, Russ and the firm ... Read more

Published October 24, 2012 17:02

Three HHK Partners Named to Lawdragon Top 500

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Herman, Herman & Katz L.L.C., is proud to have three of our partner attorneys included in Lawdragon’s 500 Leading Lawyers in America. Russ Herman, Stephen Herman and Steven Lane were chosen from a list of 3,000 national finalists, placing them among what Lawdragon considers to be the nation’s top attorneys, and representing less than 1% of our entire profession. It’s an honor they share with Supreme Court Justices and the U.S. Attorney General.


Published September 25, 2012 00:00

Six HH&K Attorneys Named to “Best Lawyers” 2013 List

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Herman, Herman, & Katz partners Russ Herman, Steven Lane, James “Jim” Klick, Leonard Davis and Brian Katz have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2013 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, which is considered one of the leading guides for legal excellence in the country.

Each attorney selected is named for a particular practice area in which they specialize. HH&K Partner Russ Herman was recognized for his work in the fields of Admiralty and Maritime Law, Appellate Practice, Mass Tort Litigation and Personal Injury Litigation (Plaintiffs). Herman, who has been ... Read more

Published September 06, 2012 19:12

Five HHK Partners Named Benchmark Plaintiff Litigation "Local Litigation Stars"

Herman, Herman & Katz partners Russ Herman, Steven Lane, James "Jim" Klick, Leonard Davis and Stephen Herman have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2013 edition Benchmark Plaintiff Litigation.

The national section of the guide identifies the firms and attorneys who have displayed the ability to consistently handle complex, high-stakes cases in multiple jurisdictions. These selections are consistently recommended within the US business and legal communities for the quality of their litigation professionals and trial work. The results of their ... Read more

Published August 16, 2012 19:17

Stephen Herman featured in Lawdragon's Lawyer Limelight

HH&K partner Stephen J. Herman was recently the subject of a "LAWDRAGON" interview, in which he discussed his experience in the BP Oil Spill litigation and the Scott v. American Tobacco case, which he describes as "the greatest accomplishment that I have been associated with. I was one of many, but I played a significant role."

Lawdragon : It might still be too soon, but so far, how has the BP oil spill case affected your practice and your personal life, or has it?
Stephen J. Herman: It has been all-consuming. As my wife and kids will attest, I have never really had a "day off" ... Read more

Published May 31, 2012 19:13

Brian Katz named a Fellow by the Louisiana Bar Foundation

On May 31, Brian Katz was named a Louisiana Bar Foundation's Fellow, Class of 2012 . The Louisiana Bar Foundation (LBF) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) entity that supports programs that provide free legal services in all 64 parishes of the state of Louisiana. The LBF's mission is to "preserve, honor, and improve" the justice system by "promoting efforts which enhance the legal profession, increase public understanding of the legal system and advance the reality of equal justice under the law."

The organization's members are referred to as "fellows" and the membership consists of ... Read more

Published January 01, 2012 12:31

Seven HH&K Attorneys Named to 2012 Super Lawyers

CoverHerman, Herman, & Katz partners Leonard Davis, Maury Herman, Russ Herman, Stephen Herman, James "Jim" Klick, Morton Katz and Steven Lane have been named Super Lawyers for 2012 by Super Lawyers magazine.

Attorneys Leonard Davis and Stephen Herman were recognized for their successful work in Class Action/Mass Torts Litigation; Maury Herman, Morton Katz and Jim Klick were each recognized in the field of Personal Injury (Plaintiff) Litigation; Russ Herman was named to the list for his work in Business Litigation; and Steven Lane was recognized in the field of Family Law.

Super Lawyers ... Read more

Published December 03, 2011 21:08

Five HH&K Attorney's Named to "Best Lawyer's" 2012 List

Herman, Herman & Katz partners Russ Herman, Steven Lane, James "Jim" Klick, Leonard Davis and Brian Katz have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2012 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, which is considered one of the leading guides for legal excellence in the country.

Each attorney selected is named for a particular practice area in which they specialize. HH&K Partner Russ Herman was recognized for his work in the fields of Admiralty and Maritime Law, Appellate Practice, Mass Tort Litigation and Personal Injury Litigation (Plaintiffs). Herman, who has been ... Read more

Published September 26, 2011 21:09

Attorney Jeremy Epstein Appointed to AAJ's New Lawyers Division

Attorney Jeremy Epstein of Herman, Herman & Katz LLC, has been appointed to the American Association for Justice's (AAJ) New Lawyers Division (NLD) Law Schools Committee, which is charged with helping to create a presence for the AAJ among students in area law schools.

The Law Schools Committee is an integral part of the NLD. As a member, Mr. Epstein will be working to ensure that law students continue a presence in the AAJ upon graduation, helping to grow the association so that it can continue to promote a fair and efficient justice system. In addition to promoting the ... Read more

Published June 01, 2011 16:26

HH&K Has Been Selected as a TOP TIER FIRM By The Legal 500

Herman, Herman & Katz L.L.C. has been named one of the "Top Tier" recommended law firms in the country by The Legal 500 for plaintiff representation in mass torts and class actions, specifically pharmaceuticals and medical devices. The Legal 500 is an independent guide in which firms and individuals are recommended purely on merit, and excerpts from the peer-submitted reviews accompany each firms' or attorney's recommendation.

HH&K was recognized in this field for its "talented litigators," who have also played leading roles in several significant pharmaceutical class ... Read more

Published April 14, 2011 16:36

Attorney Jennifer Greene Appointed to Susan G. Komen's New Orleans Board of Directors

Jennifer Greene, who has been involved with the New Orleans chapter of the Susan G. Komen For the Cure New Orleans affiliate for the past seven years, has been appointed to its Board of Directors.


Jennifer WebSusan G. Komen for the Cure ("Komen") is the world's largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists. Over the last 28 years, Komen has invested over $1.5 billion for research, education, screening, treatment and other community breast health programs. Komen is the leader in the global movement to save lives and end breast cancer forever.

"This ... Read more

Published April 06, 2011 16:38

Congratulations To New Partner, Jed Cain

Herman, Herman & Katz L.L.P. is proud to announce Jed Cain as the firm's newest partner. Mr. Cain has been with the firm since his clerkship while he was earning his J.D. at Tulane University Law School, and he became an associate with the firm in the summer of 2005.

"I am honored to be joining the firm as a partner," says Cain. "Herman, Herman & Katz has been such a huge part of my life and my legal career. I'm eager to continue working hard as a part of a team that is focused on bringing justice to our clients and the community at large."

Since joining HH&K shortly before Hurricane ... Read more

Published April 05, 2011 16:39

Jeremy Epstein Admitted to New Orleans Bar Association's Inns of Court

Jeremy Epstein was admitted to The A. P. Tureaud American Inn of Court, a chapter of the American Inns of Court, the nation's oldest legal mentoring organization. The American Inns of Court is a national association of attorneys and judges dedicated to increasing the level of professionalism and civility in the practice of law and the enhancement of the quality of legal services in our community. The program is patterned after the 800-year-old tradition of the Inns of Court in England, in which senior attorneys tutor law students and younger attorneys within the ... Read more

Published April 05, 2011 16:38

Stephen Herman named a Louisiana Bar Foundation Fellow

On April 1, Stephen Herman was inducted into the Louisiana Bar Foundation's Fellows, Class of 2010 . The Louisiana Bar Foundation (LBF) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) entity that supports programs that provide free legal services in all 64 parishes of the state of Louisiana.

The LBF's mission is to "preserve, honor, and improve" the justice system by "promoting efforts which enhance the legal profession, increase public understanding of the legal system and advance the reality of equal justice under the law." The organization's members are referred to as "fellows" and the membership ... Read more

Published March 11, 2011 16:40

Congratulations to Russ Herman For Being Featured in Chambers USA

Russ Herman has been chosen for Chambers USA 2011- Leaders in their Field. He has been recommended in Litigation, General Commercial (Louisiana), Products Liability and Plaintiffs (Nationwide).

Chambers USA ranks the leading firms and lawyers in an extensive range of practice areas throughout America. The research is in-depth and client focused and the guide is read by industry-leading companies and organizations throughout the US and worldwide. It is also widely used by firms in all states for referral purposes.

Published February 21, 2011 16:41

Brian Katz is new JCC President

HH&K Partner Brian Katz will be installed as the President of the Greater New Orleans Jewish Community Center (JCC) on February 20. He will serve a two-year term as president.

Katz is a life-long member of the JCC and has served on its board since 2000. He most recently served as the Executive Vice President and, as president, Katz will oversee the JCC's Board of Directors, who are in charge of major policy decision-making for the organization.

As he looks forward to this new role, Katz is faced with the sort of challenges that leaders often dream of having.

"The past several years have been ... Read more

Published January 31, 2011 16:42

Leonard Davis Appointed To Plaintiff's Steering Committee in DePuy Hip Litigation MDL

HH&K Partner Leonard Davis was appointed to the Plaintiffs' Steering Committee (PSC) by the federal judge overseeing all federal cases in the DePuy Hip Litigation MDL. HH&K has been actively representing patients who were implanted with defective DePuy Hip replacement devices that are subject to chronic failure and filed one of the earliest cases in Louisiana federal court concerning this medical product defect.

As a member of the PSC, Mr. Davis will be actively involved in coordinating and managing the litigation issues for all mdl consolidated ... Read more

Published January 10, 2011 16:43

Congratulations to Jim Klick for being named to the City Business Leadership in Law Class of 2011

Attorney Jim Klick has been named to CityBusiness' Leadership in Law Class of 2011. He has been selected as one of 50 honorees based on your professional and community contributions, which is no easy task as this year's field was a very competitive class and another record breaker for nominations. Honorees were selected in four categories: Court Associated, Educators, Firm Associated and In-house Counsel.

Honorees will be recognized at a cocktail reception from 5-7:30 p.m. March 22, 2011 at the New Orleans Museum of Art.