Herman "Bubba" Gesser's practice focuses on design and construction law and and governmental contracting. His clients have included design professionals (architects and engineers), contractors, subcontractors, building owners, insurance companies, and sureties, and is experienced in drafting contracts as well as resolving disputes through litigation, arbitration, and mediation about such matters as negligent design, defective construction, additional costs, payment/lien actions, suretyship, and bid protests.
From 1998 to 2007, Bubba served as chief counsel and projects director to U.S. Senator Mary L. Landrieu, where he researched, drafted, and provided advice and counsel on legislation primarily relating to the environment, public works, and appropriations. Specifically, this included such matters as transportation and Corps of Engineers projects (coastal restoration, flood control, hurricane protection, and navigation) as well as assisting state and local leaders with project funding and regulatory matters before various federal agencies. Bubba has extensive knowledge of U.S.Army Corps of Engineers and other infrastructure / civil works projects.
George Washington University
Louisiana State University Law School
University of California, Los Angeles
Louisiana State University
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