Virginia N. Roddy

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• Newcomb College of Tulane University (B.A., 1960)
• Tulane University (J.D., 1979)

Practice Areas
Life, Health, Disability and ERISA Litigation

• Louisiana State Bar Association (Former Delegate, Orleans Parish)
• Federal Bar Association (Member, Board of New Orleans Chapter, 1985-1992, President 1992)
• American Bar Association
• Tulane American Inns of Court, Master of the Bench
• Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel
• International Association of Defense Counsel
• Association of Life Insurance Counsel
• Defense Research Institute
• Tulane University Board of Administrators Member 1989-.

• Tulane University Board of Administrators Vice-Chairman 1989-2004
• Hampden-Sydney College Board of Trustees Member 1990-1995

• U.S. Supreme Court
• U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
• U.S. District Court, Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana

About Virginia N. Roddy
Virginia N. Roddy was born in El Paso, Texas on February 3, 1939. Since her admission to the bar in 1979, she has practiced primarily in the areas of life, health and disability insurance defense litigation. Beginning in the early 1980s, she developed experience as trial and appellate counsel in handling cases involving claims for benefits under plans governed by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act. She is a former President of the Federal Bar Association in New Orleans and a former member of the House of Delegates for Orleans Parish to the Louisiana State Bar Association. She is an emeritus member of the Board of Administrators of Tulane University and a former member of the Board of Trustees of Hampden-Sydney College. She is a member of the International Association of Defense Counsel, the Association of Life Insurance Counsel, a Master of the Bench of the Tulane Law School American Inns of Court and former Secretary of the Louisiana Surpreme Court Historical Society. In April of 2001, she was the program co-chair and a speaker for the Defense Research Institute seminar "Life, Health, Disability and ERISA Issues for the New Millennium" and in October of 2001, she spoke on "Avoiding Pitfalls in Litigating Life, Disability and Health Claims Under ERISA" at the Louisiana State Bar Seminar on "Insurance Law: Louisiana Law, Legislation & Issues."


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