LPIC Board of Directors

Dionne Rousseau, J.D.


Jones Walker LLP
Baton Rouge, LA


Dionne Rousseau has served as the lead outside corporate and securities counsel for 12 public companies, and as boardroom lawyer for three of those companies. She has more than 25 years of experience handling corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions transactions for public and private companies. Representative transactions handled as lead counsel include two $1-billion at-the-market common stock offerings for a Fortune 500® Company; a $1-billion debt refinancing; a $250-million senior convertible note offering; and a $1.4 billion public company cash-for-stock merger.  She also represents companies and funds in private equity transactions.


Ms. Rousseau has been an adjunct faculty member at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, teaching corporations and business organizations. Prior to practicing law, she was an investment banker with PaineWebber (now UBS) in New York City.


Her volunteer work has included:  Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southeast Louisiana (Big Sister); Bureau of Governmental Research (Treasurer, Secretary, and Executive Committee Member, 2001–2003; Board Member, 1998–2003); City Year Baton Rouge Advisory Board of Directors (Board Member, 2015 to date); and Junior Achievement of Greater New Orleans, Inc. (Board Member, 2003–2007).