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Tulane alum becomes president of New Orleans Bar Association

November 30, 2018 3:15 PM
Alina Hernandez

Jason Waguespack


Tulane Adjunct Prof. of Law Jason Waguespack (L’91) has been installed president of the New Orleans Bar Association (NOBA).

Waguespack is managing director at Galloway, Johnson, Tompkins, Burr & Smith and specializes in maritime law, as well as corporate law and insurance defense. At Tulane, he teaches a course on charter parties to upperclassmen and graduate students. He is also a member of the adjunct faculty at the A.B. Freeman School of Business, teaching a course on international business law with a focus on international transactions and transportation to upperclassmen. 

“We are members of an ancient and noble profession, the heirs of such notables as St. Thomas Moore, Abraham Lincoln, and Clarence Darrow,” Waguespack told colleagues during the Nov. 15 NOBA dinner honoring previous board members and installing the new. “Our profession has a primary place at the forefront of protecting and defending our American liberties.”

Waguespack has an leading law practice in New Orleans and Houston that focuses primarily on litigation and arbitration related to all aspects of maritime and international law.  He is active in professional and civic organizations, including New Orleans Advocates for LBGT Elders; Project Lazarus, a transitional housing organization operated by the Archdiocese of New Orleans; and the International Business Committee of the World Trade Center of the City of New Orleans.