Louisiana W. Cutler
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Louisiana W. Cutler

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cutler.louisiana@dorsey.com

Overview

Louann advises Alaskan clients on oil and gas issues as well as constitutional law, legislation, ordinances, municipal, employment and other Alaska law issues.
Louann has over 25 years of experience as a litigator focusing on complex litigation involving environmental issues, oil and gas taxation and royalties, constitutional law, construction law, municipal law, and other issues. She has litigated matters in Alaska trial and appellate courts, as well as administrative hearings and arbitrations. She has been involved in a series of administrative and court appeals on large oil and gas tax matters.

Education & Admissions

Northeastern University School of Law (J.D., 1990)

Yale University (B.A., 1978), with distinction

Admissions

  • Alaska
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the District of Alaska

News & Resources

Articles

Regulating Exploration on the Arctic OCS: Interior Finalizes Rules for Oil and Gas Exploratory Drilling on the Arctic Outer Continental Shelf, Oil & Gas Alert
Arctic Development: Presentation Slides, K&L Gates Artic Development Event
Regulating Exploration on the Arctic OCS: U.S. Federal Regulators Propose Rules for Oil and Gas Exploratory Drilling on the Arctic Outer Continental Shelf, Arctic Industry Alert
Alaska Passes Legislation to Support the Energy Industry, Alaskan Legislation Energy Alert
Global Government Solutions® 2013: Annual Outlook, K&L Gates Publication

News & Press Mentions

Chambers USA 2019 Recognizes Dorsey Lawyers and Practices
Four Dorsey Lawyers in Anchorage Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2019
Chambers USA 2018 Recognizes Dorsey Lawyers and Practices in Anchorage
Benchmark Litigation Recognizes 16 Dorsey Lawyers
Five Dorsey Lawyers in Anchorage Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2018
Dorsey Adds Commercial Litigation Veteran Louisiana Cutler in Anchorage

Select Presentations

  • Presenter, “Practical Tips for Negotiating Salaries, Benefits, and Perks,” Anchorage Association of Women Lawyers, May 9, 2019

Professional & Civic

Professional Achievements

Louann is a member of Commonwealth North, various sections of the Alaska Bar Association, the Alaska Municipal League, and the Alaska Municipal Attorneys Association. In the past, she has served on non-profit boards including the United Way of Anchorage and Abused Women’s Aid in Crisis (AWAIC).

Accolades

Ranked in Chambers USA 2019 Leading Individual  Chambers USA 2018 Leading Individual
  • Named one of “America’s Leading Business Lawyers” by Chambers USA (Litigation: General Commercial), 2013-2019 (Band 2)
  • Recognized in Benchmark Litigation’s Top 250 Women in Litigation, 2012-2018
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America© for Municipal Law, Litigation – Labor & Employment, Land Use and Zoning Law, and Employment Law – Management, 2006-2019
Louisiana W. Cutler