Jean-Paul Escudier, Executive Counsel, serves the Port of New Orleans and New Orleans Public Belt Railroad Corporation as chief legal officer. Escudier received his juris doctorate from Louisiana State University and holds two bachelor’s degrees from the University of Mississippi. Prior to joining Port NOLA, Escudier was General Counsel C&C Marine and Repair, Adriatic Marine and their affiliated entities. Additionally, he was previously a partner with Jones Walker L.L.P., where he represented numerous marine transportation companies, cargo facilities and other clients in civil litigation and maritime transactions, among other areas. Escudier is active in numerous professional and charitable organizations in the New Orleans area.