Skylar B. Rudin

Skylar B. Rudin

Skylar is Senior Counsel with Kuchler Polk Weiner, LLC. Skylar graduated cum laude and as a William L. Crowe, Sr., Scholar from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law in 2013, receiving both a juris doctor and a certificate in Civil Law. Prior to law school, Skylar completed her undergraduate education in 2009 at Boston College, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies with a minor in International Studies. Skylar completed a semester abroad at the University of Cape Town, South Africa.

In law school, Skylar served as a fall/spring coach on the Executive Board of Moot Court, brief writer and oralist for the Criminal Procedure Moot Court Team, member of the Law Review, and teaching assistant for Legal Research and Writing and Moot Court classes. She was awarded with Law in Excellence Awards in Legal Research and Writing, Moot Court, Criminal Law, and Contracts II.

Skylar has experience in a wide variety of litigation matters, including environmental law, oil and gas litigation, hearing loss, commercial litigation, Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material (“NORM”) litigation, and general civil litigation. In 2017, Skylar was seconded to Shell Oil Company where she worked directly on royalty disputes; claims regarding Unit Operating Agreement interpretation; and other regulatory issues relating to the company’s producing assets in the Deep Water - Gulf of Mexico.

Skylar is admitted to practice in all Louisiana state courts as well as the United States District Court for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Louisiana. She serves as Vice President on the Board of Directors for the invitation-only Women’s Energy Network (“WEN”). Skylar has also served as an Ambassador for the New Orleans Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section and as the Networking/Business Development Committee Co-Chair of the National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms (“NAMWOLF”) Emerging Leaders Initiative.

Away from the office, Skylar enjoys running, yoga, Pilates, and frequenting restaurants throughout New Orleans.


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PUBLICATIONS

  • State of Louisiana v. Castillo: The Louisiana Supreme Court’s Denial of an Indigent Defendant’s Right to Appointed Counsel in a First-Tier Discretionary Review, 58 Loy. L. Rev. 275 (Spring, 2012).
  • Chemical Safety Reform,” DRI’s The Whisper, January 31, 2017

PRESENTATIONS

  • Co-panelist of a one-hour CLE to the New Orleans Bar Association regarding work/life balance, New Orleans, Louisiana, December 14, 2016
  • Co-panelist of a one-hour CLE to the New Orleans Bar Association on ethics, New Orleans, Louisiana, December 13, 2017

LITIGATION–RELATED AWARDS AND VICTORIES

  • Skylar Rudin was part of a trial team which obtained a verdict in favor of a telecommunications company whose employee had an automobile accident with the plaintiff. The plaintiff alleged that her two-level lumbar surgery was necessitated by the accident. Our client stipulated to liability for the accident but not to causation or damages. The team secured Pre-Trial Orders limiting the testimony of each of the plaintiff’s three medical causation experts. After a two-day trial in federal court, the jury deliberated for twenty-five minutes before returning a verdict finding that the accident did not cause the plaintiff any injury, and that it did not aggravate her preexisting medical spinal condition.