Nannette Jolivette Brown

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Nannette Jolivette Brown
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Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
Assumed office
October 4, 2011
Appointed by Barack Obama
Preceded by Stanwood Duval
Personal details
Born 1963 (age 53–54)
Lafayette, Louisiana
Education University of Louisiana at Lafayette B.A.
Tulane University Law School J.D., LL.M.

Nannette Jolivette Brown (born 1963) is a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. She previously had served in the role of city attorney for the city of New Orleans from the time that Mayor Mitch Landrieu hired her in May 2010 until becoming a federal judge in 2011. As city attorney, Brown had been responsible for all city contracts and oversees all legal matters for the city.

Early life and education[edit]

Brown received a Bachelor of Arts degree from University of Southwestern Louisiana in 1985, and then attended Tulane Law School, where she received a Juris Doctor in 1988 and a Master of Laws in Energy and Environment in 1998.[1]


From 1988 to 1992, Brown practiced corporate and environmental litigation at the firm of Adams & Reese LLP, From 1996 to 1998 she was working for the Onebane Law Firm. From 2000 to 2003, Brown was employed by Milling, Benson, Woodward LLP. Between 2004 and 2007, she practiced at the firm Chaffe McCall LLP[2] and again with this firm from 2009 until 2010.

Federal judicial service[edit]

Brown was nominated to fill the seat of Judge Stanwood Duval by President Barack Obama on March 2, 2011.[2] The United States Senate confirmed her by unanimous consent on October 3, 2011.[3] She received her judicial commission the following day.[4]


  1. ^ "President Obama Names Three to the United States District Court". The White House Office of the Press Secretary. Retrieved 2011-03-26. 
  2. ^ a b Tilove, Jonathan (March 2, 2011). "President Barack Obama nominates Jolivette-Brown for federal court opening". The Times-Picayune. New Orleans Net LLC. Retrieved 2011-04-07. 
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  4. ^ Nannette Jolivette Brown at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Stanwood Duval
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana