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Alicia practices business bankruptcy law and commercial litigation with an emphasis on prosecuting and defending complex and multi-layered litigation claims on behalf of trustees, debtors, creditors, creditors’ committees, and other interested parties in Chapter 7 and 11 bankruptcy proceedings. As noted by Chambers and Partners, "clients commend her ‘technical legal ability,’ ‘attention to client service,’ ‘commercial vision’ and ‘out of the box thinking’."


Alicia Bendana represents clients as lead or co-lead counsel in prosecuting:

  • Officer and director liability litigation
  • Legal and accounting malpractice liability litigation
  • Fraud and RICO litigation
  • Fraudulent transfer/preference avoidance litigation
  • Contract disputes
  • Insurance disputes
  • Partitioning of marital property in bankruptcy court
  • Excepting of debts from discharge
  • Opposition to plans of reorganization and the proposing of competing plans
  • Purchase of assets from bankruptcy estates

Alicia is board certified in business bankruptcy law by both the American Board of Certification and by the Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization, and she is also a Certified Fraud Examiner.  As noted in Chambers USA, “Clients commend her ‘technical legal ability,’ ‘attention to client service,’ ‘commercial vision’ and ‘out of the box thinking’.”

Alicia is thoughtful, insightful and aggressive. She dives into her work to get the best result possible for her clients.

Bankruptcy/Restructuring Client – Chambers

Outside the office:

When Alicia is not in the office, she likes to stay positive and highly caffeinated!


  • Tulane University School of Law, J.D., 1992
  • Hollins College, B.A., 1986


Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana
  • Texas

Court Admissions

  • All Louisiana State Courts
  • U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana
  • All Texas State Courts
  • U.S. District Courts Southern and Western Districts of Texas
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Professional Affiliations

  • Louisiana State Bar Association
    • Bankruptcy Section
    • House of Delegates (2017–2021)
    • Committee on the Profession (Co-Chair, 2018–2019)
    • Attorney Disciplinary Board
  • Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization
    • Bankruptcy Law Advisory Commission (President, 2020–2021)
  • New Orleans Bar Association
  • Texas Bar Association
    • Bankruptcy Committee (Chair, 2018–2019)
    • Business Litigation Committee (Chair, 2015–2017)
    • Women in the Profession Committee (Chair, 2014–2016)
  • American Bar Association
    • Fraud Litigation Subcommittee (Co-Chair, 2016–2018)
    • Fiduciary Duty Litigation Subcommittee (Co-Chair, 2016–2017)
  • Federal Bar Association
    • Bankruptcy Section
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
    • Asset Sales Committee (Co-Chair, 2021–2023)
    • Bankruptcy Litigation Committee
    • Commercial Fraud Committee
  • International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC)
    • Director at Large (2019-2021; 2013–2015)
    • Founding Co-Chair of the Louisiana Network (2011–2015)
  • The American Board of Certification
    • Board Member, Marketing Committee (2020-present)
  • Judge Jerry A. Brown Louisiana Bankruptcy American Inn of Court

Community Affiliations

  • Antenna (Press Street, Inc.)
  • Syracuse University Parents Council
    • Co-Chair (2020–2022)
  • Homer A. Plessy Community School (Citizens’ Committee for Education, Inc.)
    • Past Member, Board of Directors (2014–2019; President, 2017-2019)
  • InspireNOLA Charter Schools, Inc.

  • Chambers USA, Bankruptcy and Restructuring (2020-2023)
  • Lawdragon: 500
  • Best Lawyers (2020-2024)
  • Louisiana Super Lawyers (2016-2023)
  • New Orleans Magazine’s “Top Lawyers” (2021-2023)
  • Martindale-Hubbell: AV Preeminent Rating

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