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Nadège Assalé

Special Counsel
New Orleans
(504) 596-6125
Vcard: Nadège Assalé.vcf

Nadège joined the firm’s New Orleans office as Special Counsel in 2018.  She concentrates her practice in the areas of Oil & Gas Law and Energy Law, offshore and onshore, including title examination, the acquisition and disposition of Oil and Gas properties, and general commercial transactions. She advises Upstream and Midstream companies on a broad range of legal, commercial, and Federal and State regulatory compliance matters in support of energy resource exploration, development and production. She regularly represents clients before Federal and State agencies such as the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), the Interior Board of Land Appeals (IBLA), and the Louisiana Mineral and Energy Board. She also has subject matter expertise in rendering legal opinions on complex mineral and surface titles in Louisiana and on the Outer Continental Shelf. 

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Assalé worked for several years as a Commercial Representative/Landman with Shell Exploration & Production Company, overseeing the governance and prosecution of a number of Oil and Gas contracts and agreements related to Shell’s assets in the Gulf of Mexico (Offshore, Shelf and Deepwater, US), and in Canada (Onshore, Alberta Province - Southern Alberta, and Offshore, Nova Scotia Province - Sable Island), as well as the divestiture of assets in said regions. Ms. Assalé is a native French speaker from Côte d’Ivoire.

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Publications & Speeches

  • BOEM Notice to Lessees 2016-N01 Covering Financial Assurance at the Institute for Energy Law 69th Annual Oil and Gas Law Conference, February 16, 2018.
  • Unitization Issues, Emerging Louisiana Legal and land Issues on the Outer Continental Shelf Seminar, Lorman Education & Training, March 18, 2014
  • ATP Bankruptcy:  Update and Implications for the Industry, Houston Association of Professional Landmen, Annual Offshore Seminar, November 7, 2013


  • Loyola University College of Law (New Orleans)
    • Magna Cum Laude
    • William L. Crowe, Sr. Scholar
    • Honors in Contracts, Community Property and Copyright
    • Research Assistant and named contributor to “Harges and Jones’ Louisiana Evidence,” with Russell Jones (St. Paul, MN, West supplemented annually) of the Louisiana Practice Series: Journal of Public Interest Law Member
  • The University of Oklahoma (Norman, OK)
    • B.B.A. in Energy Management with Finance Minor, graduated with special distinctions

 Professional and Civic Associations

  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Professional Landmen’s Association of New Orleans
  • Houston Association of Professional Landmen, Committee Member
  • The Center for American and International Law – The Institute of Energy Law
  • Association of International Petroleum Negotiations
  • American Association of Professional Landmen
  • The Pro Bono Project New Orleans, Executive Committee & Board Member


  • French, native speaker
  • Spanish, basic writing and speaking skills
Practice Areas
  • Loyola University College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2008
  • The University of Oklahoma, Energy Management and Finance, special distinctions, 2002
Bar Affiliations
  • Louisiana
  • Texas, pending


SHREVEPORT, LA 71101-5529
P: (318) 227-1131
F: (318) 227-1141

New Orleans

1100 POYDRAS, SUITE 2700
P: (504) 596-6300
F: (504) 596-6301

Baton Rouge

301 MAIN ST., SUITE 2100
P: (225) 490-5000
F: (225) 490-5001

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