Jessica Derenbecker

Partner

Jessica is a partner in the firm’s New Orleans office. Upon joining the firm, she brought with her an extensive background in construction litigation from contractors’, subcontractors’, owners’, and sureties’ perspectives, all in a variety of forums, including federal court, state court, and arbitration. She is experienced in navigating both public and private projects from the project conception (bidding and negotiating), project performance, and through project conclusion (final judgment and appeal). She has also handled regulatory aspects of projects and building construction, including conformance to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) statutory requirements. She is also experienced in navigating False Claims Act (FCA) litigation. Jessica enjoys the critical thinking aspect of litigation, but with a practical approach to best serve the needs of the client.
 

Jessica primarily focuses her practice on surety and construction litigation, as well as certain transactional aspects involved on construction projects for sureties and contractors. Her experience with complex construction litigation, public bid protests, contract drafting and negotiation, administrative and regulatory claims, and lien law allows her to provide a keen eye toward her surety and construction litigation practice.

 

EVENTS & SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
 

Legal Panel, Construction Law Update, Louisiana Associated General Contractors, Future Leader’s Forum (2019 and 2017)
 

Presenter, Construction Contracts from Start to Finish, National Business Institute (2018)
 

Presenter, The Rules of Evidence: A Practical Toolkit, National Business Institute (2017)
 

Presenter, Troubleshooting Construction Project Legal Issues, National Business Institute (2016)
 

Presenter, 10 Things Every Construction Professional Needs to Know, Legally Speaking, Associated Builders and Contractors, Bayou Chapter (2016)
 

Presenter, Construction Law: What Do You Do When…?, National Business Institute (2015)
 

Presenter, Construction Law in Louisiana, National Business Institute (2014)
 

Presenter, Construction Lien Law in Louisiana, Lorman (2014)
 

Presenter, Managing Construction Projects in Louisiana, Lorman (2014)
 

Presenter, Fundamentals of Construction Contracts in Louisiana: Understanding the Issues, Lorman (2014)

PROFESSIONAL AND CIVIC ACTIVITIES
 

American Bar Association
 

Louisiana State Bar Association
 

New Orleans Bar Association

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New Orleans Office

400 Poydras Street

Suite 2500

New Orleans, LA 70130
504-299-3575

jderenbecker@krebsfarley.com

PRACTICE AREAS
 

Complex Commercial Litigation

Construction Litigation

Surety Law

 

EDUCATION
 

J.D., Tulane University Law School (2009)
 

B.A., summa cum laude in Political Science, Louisiana State University (2006)

BAR AND COURT ADMISSIONS
 

Louisiana, 2009
 

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
 

U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Louisiana