Mandie Landry is a longtime litigator and newly-elected Louisiana State Representative, serving House District 91 in New Orleans. She focuses her professional, personal, and political energy on advocating for women, children, students, reproductive rights, civil rights and liberties, housing, voting, and criminal justice reform.
For over 15 years, Mandie has represented individuals, businesses, and non-profit organizations in commercial disputes and professional liability matters, with an emphasis on internal investigations. Additionally, Mandie’s experience includes representing health care clients and one of the state’s remaining abortion clinics. Her practice also extends to state and federal criminal defense, including white collar matters and allegations involving sexual assault.
Mandie was elected to the Louisiana House of Representatives in 2019. She serves on the Civil Law, Judiciary, and Natural Resources Committees. During her first year, she introduced legislation on voting by mail, criminal justice reform, worker misclassification, and eviction protections. During the 2020 regular Legislative Session, Governor John Bel Edwards signed HB 344, which was filed and passed by Rep. Landry. This was Mandie’s first bill signed into law, and it prohibits solitary confinement for people who are pregnant or have just given birth. This was the first change to Louisiana’s solitary confinement law in more than a century.
Mandie advises individuals and businesses on a wide range of issues, including contract negotiations; sending and receiving cease and desists; business expansion; and, all too often, the difficult decision to file a lawsuit. Mandie enjoys working with small business owners, in particular women, artists, and those new to the business world. She is open to alternative payment arrangements for these services, including hybrid payment and payment in trade.
During her 15 years as a litigator, Mandie was regularly hired by businesses to perform internal investigations when a specific need arose. She began her career as a lawyer on an international, internal investigation for a multi-national company. Since then she has performed internal investigations for numerous entities, ranging from a tech company considering going public to small, individually owned businesses in New Orleans.
Mandie has several years of experience representing college students involved in Title IX investigations at local universities. She has represented students who have filed sexual harassment and sexual assault complaints, as well as those who have had complaints filed against them.
Mandie provides last minute assistance to other attorneys facing quick deadlines, or those needing a second set of hands at trial. She can provide writing or litigation assistance on most matters, civil or criminal, in state or federal court.
If Mandie cannot accept you or your business on as a client, she is happy to connect you with a local attorney who fits your needs and budget.