2013-present
Managing Partner
Didriksen Law Firm New Orleans, LA

Erin Saucier handles first and third party property, casualty and liability coverage and defense cases, at the primary and excess levels. These include environmental claims, including class actions; personal injury claims arising out of construction, industrial, highway, and automotive accidents; defense of construction defect and design defect claims, and subrogation prosecution.

2012-2013
Acting Director
Annunciation Mission New Orleans, La
Supervised agency which houses and places with volunteer projects 1,300 volunteers per year in its entirety, including managing 5 person staff, major construction projects, overseeing expenses and revenues, creating and meeting budget forecasts, reporting to 9-member Board of Directors, supervising first-ever organization audit, negotiating real property lease, executing Strategic Plan and leading Capital Campaign.

2010-2012
Assistant to the Director
Annunciation Mission New Orleans, La
Managed communications with funders and volunteers, including all newsletters and annual reports.

Acted as volunteer coordinator, placing volunteers with other organizations, designing volunteer projects, collecting and managing required information.

Acted as accounting manager.
Drafted Mission Statement, Strategic Plan and comprehensive set of policies and procedures for organization, including manuals for staff and volunteers.

Associate, Business Group
2001-2003 Phelps Dunbar New Orleans, La

Drafted and oversaw the execution of estate planning documents, including last wills and testaments, living wills, irrevocable and revocable trusts and powers of attorney.

Assisted partners in documenting and closing a variety of transactions, including complex bank loans, real estate sales and asset purchases.
Drafted transactional documents, including loan agreements, mortgages, promissory notes, grants of servitudes, guaranty agreements, and security agreements.

Summer Associate, 2001

Summer Associate
2001, 2000 Sher Garner et al. New Orleans, La


Intern with Judge James L. Dennis
July-August 2000 U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit New Orleans, La
Edited and researched opinions for publication.

Researched and drafted bench memoranda to Judge in cases pending oral argument.

Administrative Assistant to Loan Department, Management Trainee
May 1998-July 1999 Fidelity Homestead Association New Orleans, La

Organized secondary marketing and sale of loans to other lending institutions.
Rotated through divisions of loan department for training.

Executive Editor, News Editor, Features Editor, Journalist and Columnist
1994-1998 The Emory Wheel Atlanta, Ga

Supervised writing, editing and production of all editorial content in Pacemaker Award-winning college newspaper.

EDUCATION

2002 Tulane University New Orleans, La
Juris Doctor Summa Cum Laude GPA 3.779 Class Rank 4
Order of the Coif; Civil Law Studies Award
Phelps Dunbar Scholarship; Allen Smith Prize for Successions, Donations and Trusts; Paul J. Morphy, Jr. Scholarship for Outstanding Performance in Civil Law Real Estate Transactions; CALI Award for Outstanding Performance in Family Law of the Civil and Common Laws; David L. Herman Award for Outstanding Performance in Obligations I; Rufus C. Harris Award for Excellence in Torts

Tulane Law Review Notes and Comments Editor

Publication: Conflicting Protection: The Maritime Lien for Wages and Double Penalty Wages in Governor and Company of the Bank of Scotland v. Sabay, 75 Tulane Law Review 1809 (2001)

1998 Emory University Atlanta, Ga
Bachelor of Arts, Political Science GPA 3.5
Pi Sigma Alpha, National Political Honor Society, Deanís List; 1996 John Luke Kendall Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Essay

1994 Academy of the Sacred Heart New Orleans, La
Cum Laude


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Phone
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Fax
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Contact
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