New Orleans Office • Associate

Carter L. Sayers

Carter Sayers, a dispute resolution attorney based in New Orleans, focuses his practice on primarily representing individual and corporate clients in the maritime industry. Carter's experience also includes copyright infringement litigation and arbitral award confirmation proceedings under the New York Convention.


An associate in Lugenbuhl’s admiralty and maritime law section, Carter’s experience includes Jones Act and LHWCA litigation, international shipping disputes, cargo and transportation, maritime contracts, salvage and towing, shipowner’s limitation of liability, and maritime liens.

Carter has worked on various non-maritime issues as well, including commercial contract litigation, immigration law, copyright infringement, insurance coverage disputes, and confirmation of arbitral awards under the New York Convention.

Carter received his Juris Doctor and Diploma in Comparative Law from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University in 2019. While in law school, Carter was proud to work in the LSU Law Immigration Clinic where he successfully represented persons seeking asylum in the United States. He and his colleagues in the clinic were formally recognized with the Human Rights Award from the Atlas Foundation in 2018.

He is admitted in all Louisiana state courts, the United States District Courts for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Louisiana, and in the Fifth Circuit United States Court of Appeals. He is also a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association.

Representative Experience 

  • Bertuccelli et al. v. Universal City Studios LLC et al. (Eastern District of Louisiana) -Represented Jonathan Bertuccelli and Studio 3, Inc. in copyright infringement action against Universal Studios, Blumhouse Productions, and other defendants regarding films “Happy Death Day” and “Happy Death Day 2U.”
  • Seaport Global Holdings LLC v. Petaquilla Minerals Ltd. (Southern District of New York) - Represented Seaport Global, through local counsel, as petitioner in confirmation proceeding regarding International Centre for Dispute Resolution arbitral award.
  • Blake Marine Group, LLC v. EPIC Alabama Recyclers, LLC (Southern District of Alabama) - Represented Blake Marine, through local counsel, in cause of action for breach of maritime contract and Rule C maritime arrest.
  • Blake Marine Group, LLC v. Dat Ha et al. (Eastern District of Louisiana) - Represented Blake Marine in action to recover damages for pollution abatement and salvage services regarding vessel casualty in Gulf of Mexico.

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