Lucas Self joined Caplin & Drysdale’s Washington, D.C. office as an Associate in the firm’s Complex Litigation and Bankruptcy practice groups in 2020.
Mr. Self advises individuals, corporations, and nonprofits on an array of litigation and bankruptcy matters. His practice centers on protecting the rights and interests of creditors in Chapter 11 cases and other bankruptcy cases involving substantial liabilities.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Self practiced litigation and bankruptcy at a national law firm in New Orleans, Louisiana. From 2016 to 2017, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable Carl E. Stewart of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and from 2017 to 2018 as a law clerk to the Honorable Brian A. Jackson of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana. While in law school, Mr. Self was as a Board Member and Production Editor for the Louisiana Law Review.
Admissions & Education
Bar & Court Admissions
- District of Columbia
J.D., Louisiana State University Law Center, 2016, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif
B.A., Louisiana State University, 2013, summa cum laude
Law Clerk, Chief Judge Brian A. Jackson, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Louisiana
Law Clerk, Chief Judge Carl E. Stewart, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
Intern, U.S. Attorney Office, Middle District of Louisiana
Legislative Affairs Intern, Office of U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu
Professional Activities & Affiliations
Other Professional Affiliations
Younger Lawyer Division Board of Directors, New Orleans Federal Bar Association 2019 to 2020
Member, National LGBT Bar Association
Member, American Bankruptcy Institute
Newsroom & Publications
Publications & Alerts
- When Is an Environmental Claim Not an Environmental Claim: Climate-Change Claims in Bankruptcy Courts07.01.2019 | ABI Journal, Article