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Bob Barton elected Taylor Porter’s new managing partner

12th November 2018

Bob Barton has been elected the Managing Partner of MSI's Louisiana law member Taylor Porter Taylor Porter, succeeding Skip Philips, whose term concluded after holding the position for nine years.

Practicing law since 1994, Mr. Barton’s practice is varied, consisting of representation of local and national businesses in matters involving commercial litigation and transactions, regulatory and compliance matters, and general litigation. He is the co-chair of the firm’s Business and Commercial Litigation practice. Mr. Barton has been selected for inclusion in both Louisiana Super Lawyers ​and Best Lawyers in Business Litigation.

Mr. Barton is admitted to practice in all Louisiana state and federal courts, in the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and in the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Barton is an active member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, Baton Rouge Bar Association, and the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel (board member). He served as a member of the LSU National Collegiate Athletic Association Re-accreditation Committee. Baton Rouge Business Report named Mr. Barton as one of Baton Rouge’s “Top Forty Under 40” in 2003. He has lectured to lawyers, law students, and business groups on various topics related to his practice areas. He is an adjunct professor of law at Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center, where he teaches a course on Sports Law.

Mr. Barton was elected to the inaugural class of the Baton Rouge Business Report Leadership Academy. Elsewhere in the community, he is the Board Chair-Elect of HOPE Ministries. He has been an active supporter of the Capital Area United Way, chairing sections and divisions for the 2003, 2004, and 2005 campaigns, and served for six years as a member of the CAUW’s Board of Directors. He was also CAUW’s 2010-2012 Chairman of Community Investment. Mr. Barton has participated in the Baton Rouge Big Buddy Program and has coached various teams in youth sports.​

Mr. Barton graduated from Louisiana State University in 1990, and earned his Juris Doctor cum laude and Master of Business Administration degrees from the University of Georgia.

About Taylor Porter - Baton Rouge

Founded in 1912 in the heart of Louisiana’s economic development in Baton Rouge, Taylor Porter is one of the oldest, largest and most respected law firms in Louisiana, with a diverse range of local, regional, national and international clients in the most complex transactions and litigation across a variety of industries.

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