Baron & Budd attorney Burton LeBlanc has been named Finance Director for the Louisiana Democratic Party. He will lead the Party’s fundraising efforts and work with the Executive Committee on other fiscal issues.

Burton LeBlanc is a perfect candidate for this role because of his prominence in the Louisiana business and legal communities. He is immediate past president of the Louisiana Association for Justice, formerly called the Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association. He now serves on the association’s executive committee. Mr. LeBlanc also holds leadership positions with the American Association for Justice, which awarded him the Wiedeman Wysocki National Finance Council Award in recognition of his commitment to the legal profession and to improving the civil justice system.

“We are delighted that Burton has been selected for such a leadership role in the Louisiana Democratic Party,” says Russell Budd, managing shareholder for Baron & Budd. “He has a great deal to contribute to the party’s efforts, and I know they will be glad to have him.”

Burton LeBlanc, Of Counsel to Baron & Budd as well as founder of the Louisiana firm LeBlanc & Waddell, LLP, has focused his practice on all areas of environmental law (with an emphasis on asbestos cases), securities litigation and complex litigation. Mr. LeBlanc has represented the States of Louisiana and Mississippi in complex securities and royalties litigation. On behalf of the State of Louisiana, he collected very substantial unpaid oil royalties and severance taxes due for oil produced in the State of Louisiana. In addition, his namesake law firm is designated occupational disease counsel by both the Louisiana AFL-CIO and the Louisiana NAACP.