Herman (Bubba) Gesser, III is a Louisiana licensed architect and attorney. His professional experience includes serving as a senior staffer in the U.S. Senate and practicing law in the private sector focused on construction litigation and government contracts.
From 1998 to 2007, Bubba served as Chief Counsel and Projects Director to U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu where he researched, drafted, and provided advice and counsel on legislation primarily relating to the environment, public works, and appropriations. His work substantially involved Corps of Engineers projects (coastal restoration, flood control, hurricane protection, and navigation) and other infrastructure. Additionally, Bubba assisted state and local leaders with project funding, disaster recovery, and regulatory matters before various federal agencies.
In 2014, Bubba returned to the U.S. Senate and served as General Counsel to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Primarily, he supported the legislative activities of the Committee Chairman, Senator Landrieu, in the areas of (a) OCS oil and gas activity, (b) coastal restoration and protection, (c) energy related infrastructure (highway, rail, and ports), and (d) a North American Energy Alliance.
In the private sector, Bubba’s law practice has focused on design and construction law and government contracting. His clients have included design professionals (architects and engineers), contractors, subcontractors, building owners, insurance companies, and sureties. He is experienced in negotiating and drafting design and construction contracts as well as resolving disputes through litigation, arbitration, and mediation.
Bubba is only admitted to the Louisiana Bar and is not admitted to the Washington, DC Bar.
George Washington University
L.L.M., (all coursework completed, degree anticipated upon completion of thesis)
Louisiana State University Law School
J.D. (law degree)
University of California, Los Angeles
M.Arch (Master of Architecture Degree)
Louisiana State University
B.Arch (Bachelor of Architecture degree)
American Bar Association
Forum on the Construction Industry
American Institute of Architects
National Council of Architectural Registration Boards
U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
General Counsel, 2014-2015
Office of U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu
Chief Counsel and Project Director, 1998-2007