ALAW is thrilled to announce its expansion into Louisiana, marking a significant milestone as our 18th jurisdiction. Spearheading this exciting growth are seasoned industry professionals Penny Daigrepont and Claire Mayer. Penny assumes the role of Partner, leading our Louisiana Default Practice, while Claire takes on the position of Senior Bankruptcy Counsel.

“The addition of our Louisiana office is a pivotal moment for ALAW as we extend our footprint to better serve our clients in a new jurisdiction. This strategic move aligns with our vision for growth and our dedication to providing exceptional representation,” said Jim Albertelli, CEO of ALAW.  “We are delighted to have Penny and Claire leading our efforts, each bringing their wealth of experience and expertise to our team.”

Penny Daigrepont: A Dedicated Partner and Legal Practitioner

Penny Daigrepont, with over 17 years of experience in end-to-end default services legal practices, is a seasoned professional representing nationwide creditors across Louisiana. As the head of our Louisiana Default Practice, she ensures the protection of her clients’ interests with exceptional legal acumen.

Penny’s expertise played a crucial role in a recent case ― U.S. Bank v. Owen 22-CA-588, (9/20/23) ― where her contribution led to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals reversing and remanding the trial court’s judgment. Her proficiency in managing diverse creditor portfolios is a testament to her extensive knowledge and dedication.

Beyond her work at ALAW, Penny actively participates in the legal community. She has served as a panelist for the Louisiana State Bar Association, conducted seminars with the National Business Institute, and developed client training courses on the Louisiana foreclosure process. Penny’s commitment to excellence and continuous professional growth is evident in her various roles and contributions.

Penny is an alumna of Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, licensed to practice in Louisiana, and admitted to all U.S. District Courts in Louisiana, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. She has also been designated as a Foreclosure Commissioner by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and is a member of the Judge Jerry A. Brown Louisiana Bankruptcy American Inn of Court.

Claire Mayer: Establishing Strong Bonds in the Legal Community

Claire Mayer initiated her legal career in the mortgage default sector, initially serving as a law clerk. Graduating from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law in 2008, she shifted her focus to bankruptcy law. Throughout her career, Claire has built strong relationships with clients and peers in the legal community, cultivating a reputation for dependability and professionalism.

In addition to representing mortgage creditors across all bankruptcy courts in Louisiana, Claire has made valuable contributions to client trainings. Her commitment to expanding her knowledge and honing her skills has led her to be a member of the Judge Jerry A. Brown Louisiana Bankruptcy American Inn of Court. By staying actively involved in the legal community, Claire ensures that she remains at the forefront of industry developments, ultimately benefiting her clients.

Expanding Our Reach, Strengthening Our Commitment

ALAW remains dedicated to excellence and the continuous growth of our legal practice. Our expansion into Louisiana is a testament to our commitment to serving our clients’ needs and our determination to remain at the forefront of the legal landscape.

We eagerly anticipate this new chapter in our firm’s journey and the opportunities it presents to further strengthen relationships within the Louisiana legal community. As we move forward, ALAW remains focused on providing unparalleled legal services while making a positive impact in the communities we serve.