Career: Allan Kanner of Kanner & Whiteley, LLC, a national law firm based in New Orleans, specializes in complex litigation, class actions and trials, handling substantial matters throughout the US. He is especially well known for his commercial, toxic tort, environmental, natural resource damages, Medicaid fraud and first-party insurance cases. He currently represents Louisiana in the BP Oil Spill litigation. He has served as an adjunct professor at Tulane, Duke, Yale and University of Texas Law Schools. He is the author of two books and over 80 scholarly articles. He is a member of the American Law Institute.