Rachel Simes Guttmann / Associate


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Rachel Guttmann joined McCranie Sistrunk Anzelmo Hardy McDaniel & Welch in 2014. Her practice areas include general civil litigation, insurance coverage and defense, and entertainment and intellectual property law.

Rachel graduated magna cum laude from Tulane Law School in 2012. While at Tulane, she was a member of the Order of the Coif, a Managing Editor for the Tulane Law Review, and a research assistant for Professor Shu-Yi Oei. Prior to attending law school, Rachel received a Bachelor of Science in Recording Industry from Middle Tennessee State University.

Upon her graduation from law school, Rachel served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Judge Dee D. Drell, chief judge, United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana from 2012-2013.

Rachel is a lecturer throughout Louisiana on topics involving the entertainment and music industry.

Practice Areas
General Civil Litigation
Insurance Defense
Entertainment Law
Intellectual Property Law

B.S., Recording Industry, summa cum laude with honors, Middle Tennessee State University, 2009
J.D., Tulane Law School, magna cum laude, 2012

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana
United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

Louisiana Bar Association
National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, Associate Member
American Bar Association, Forum on Entertainment and Sports Law, Member
New Orleans Artists Against Hunger and Homelessness, Board of Directors
New Orleans Music Industry Advocate for Advancement, Board of Directors

Y’Heard Me? Music Industry Summit, Copyright Law and the Music Industry: Building Your Business with Creative Works, New Orleans, LA
Tipitina’s Foundation, Music Business Development Workshop –Getting Into Business, Alexandria and Shreveport, LA