Alexander L. Burns is an associate in KSF’s Louisiana office. Mr. Burns graduated with honors from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2000 with a B.S.B.A. in accounting. In 2001, he earned his Master’s In Professional Accountancy. He has been a licensed CPA since 2003. From 2001 to 2004 Mr. Burns was employed by Ernst & Young, L.L.P., auditing the financial statements of both privately held and publicly traded entities spanning a variety of industries including casino gaming, health care, insurance, and energy. Following the Enron scandal of the early 2000s, and anticipating the need for attorneys with a strong understanding of accounting issues, Mr. Burns left E&Y to attend law school in 2004.
Mr. Burns received his J.D. and B.C.L. from Louisiana State University’s Paul M. Hebert Law Center in 2007. While at LSU, he was awarded the CALI Award for Academic Excellence in Contracts, served as Treasurer of the Trial Advocacy Board, and has competed on various interschool mock trial teams. Mr. Burns has since practiced civil litigation, representing his clients’ interests in contentious matters in both state and federal courts. All the while, Burns has remained active as an attorney coach and mentor to law students in LSU’s Trial Advocacy Program.
Mr. Burns is a licensed Certified Public Accountant, and is admitted to practice in Louisiana, the related Federal District Courts, and the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.