Elected Member

Nancy Scott Degan

New Orleans, LA
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC
University of New Orleans
Loyola University New Orleans School of Law

Nancy Scott Degan is a shareholder at Baker Donelson. She has extensive experience helping businesses and business people resolve their disputes through negotiations, trials, arbitrations and appeals. Ms. Degan handles breach of contract matters, bank litigation, oil and gas disputes, shareholder actions and other securities litigation, as well as a variety of business torts.

In 2014-2015, Ms. Degan served as chair of the 60,000 member American Bar Association Section of Litigation,  and in 2016-2017, she chaired the ABA Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary, which reviews qualifications for presidential nominations to the Federal bench. She is the author of numerous articles and scholarly works regarding commercial litigation, mineral law and evidence.

Ms. Degan regularly speaks at ABA, Louisiana and New Orleans Bar Association meetings, and the LSU Mineral Law Institute on substantive and procedural topics, trial practice and leadership skills.

Areas of Expertise
Appellate Practice & Procedure (Litigation)
Business Law (Commercial Law)