Alexandra Pratt is an associate attorney for the firm and focuses primarily on securities litigation.
Prior to joining KSF, Ms. Pratt clerked in federal court in the Eastern District of Texas for the Honorable John D. Love and in the Supreme Court of Virginia for the Honorable Senior Justice Charles S. Russell. While at the Supreme Court of Virginia, Ms. Pratt also served as the law clerk for the Office of the Chief Staff Attorney.
Ms. Pratt received her J.D., cum laude, from William & Mary Law School, where she was a member of the Bill of Rights Journal. During her time in law school, Ms. Pratt served as the chief of staff of the Center for Legal and Court Technology and interned with the United States Attorney’s Office in the Eastern District of Virginia and the general counsel’s office of Huntington Ingalls, the largest military shipbuilding company in the United States. She received her undergraduate degrees from the University of Virginia.
- William & Mary Law School, 2020, J.D.
- University of Virginia, 2007, B.A.
Gina Palermo is an Associate Attorney in KSF’s New Orleans office and focuses on securities litigation involving mergers and acquisitions.
Prior to joining KSF, Ms. Palermo worked at two boutique civil litigation firms in New Orleans, representing both individuals and businesses in complex commercial litigation, securities actions, construction disputes, and personal injury matters in federal and state courts. She also served as Assistant General Counsel to the Port of New Orleans and New Orleans Public Belt Railroad for three years, where she drafted and negotiated contracts and commercial leases and oversaw litigation for both entities.
Ms. Palermo received her J.D. from Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law School in 2010, where she graduated cum laude. During her time in law school, Ms. Palermo was a Senior Editor of the Louisiana Law Review and interned with Chief Judge Burrell J. Carter at the First Circuit Court of Appeals. Her article, “Waking the Neighbors: Determining a Landowner’s Liability for Rowdy Tenants Under Louisiana Law,” was published in the Louisiana Law Review. Ms. Palermo received her B.A. in journalism from Louisiana State University in 2007, where she graduated summa cum laude and was awarded the University Medal for academic achievement.
- Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law School, 2010, J.D.
- Louisiana State University, 2007, B.A.
- United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
- United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana
- United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana
Nikki Phipps Coulon is an Associate in KSF’s New Orleans office and focuses on federal securities litigation.
Prior to joining KSF, Ms. Coulon worked in private practice in Texas. After returning to New Orleans, she worked for a prestigious mid-sized law firm handling Complex Litigation, Construction Law, and Insurance Defense matters.
Ms. Coulon attended Loyola University New Orleans, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree. She received her Juris Doctor from Thurgood Marshall School of Law at Texas Southern University in 2004. While at TMSL, she served as Vice-President and Associate Justice of the Board of Advocates and was active in Mock Trial and ABA Client Counseling Competitions. Ms. Coulon also served as a student attorney for the law school’s Legal Aid Clinic and interned for former Orleans Parish Civil District Court Judge Nadine Ramsey.
- Thurgood Marshall School of Law at Texas Southern University, 2004, J.D.
- Loyola University New Orleans, B.A.
Mark Whitehead, Of Counsel in KSF’s New Orleans office, practices complex class action litigation.
Brian C. Mears is an Associate Attorney in KSF’s New Orleans office and focuses on securities litigation involving mergers and acquisitions.
Melissa Harris, Of Counsel in KSF’s New Orleans office, practices securities and other complex commercial and class action litigation.
Nicolas Kravitz is an associate in KSF’s New Orleans office and focuses primarily on shareholder derivative litigation.
Jyoti Kehl is an associate in KSF’s Louisiana office and focuses on federal securities class action litigation.
Craig J. Geraci, Jr. is a partner in KSF’s Louisiana office and focuses on federal securities litigation and other complex class action litigation. He is actively involved in cases pending before federal courts across the United States.
Matthew Woodard, an associate in KSF’s Louisiana office, focuses on federal securities class action litigation. He is involved in cases pending before federal courts across the United States.
Mr. Palestina practices securities and other complex class action litigation. He focuses his practice on securities litigation involving mergers and acquisitions.
Melinda A. Nicholson, a partner in KSF’s Louisiana office, focuses on shareholder derivative and class action litigation, representing institutional and individual shareholders in corporate governance litigation and securities fraud actions, and antitrust matters. Ms. Nicholson also oversees KSF’s shareholder derivative practice.
Mr. Gibson is of counsel to KSF. Andrew focuses his practice on merger and acquisition litigation, shareholder derivative actions, and other complex class action litigation.
Charles C. Foti, Jr. served as the Attorney General for the state of Louisiana from 2004-2008, after serving for 30 years as one of the most innovative law enforcement officials in the United States as Orleans Parish Criminal Sheriff.
Alexander L. Burns is an associate in KSF’s Louisiana office.
Lewis Kahn is a founding partner of KSF and serves as the firm’s managing partner. Mr. Kahn’s practice is devoted to representing institutional and retail investors in connection with damages suffered as a result of securities fraud, breaches of fiduciary duties by corporate boards, and other egregious corporate conduct.