Chris Otten photographed in Goldring/Woldenberg Business Complex

Christopher Otten

Professor of Practice

Office GWBC 549


Christopher Otten joined the full-time faculty as a professor of practice in 2023 after serving more than a decade as an adjunct lecturer. Otten spent the first 14 years of his career as an attorney in New Orleans, where he helped clients ranging from individuals to multinational companies navigate myriad legal issues, including insurance coverage and professional liability. He has also had a specialized focus on LGBT issues, including helping to coordinate legal and communications strategies for the successful lawsuit which overturned Louisiana’s ban on same-sex marriage. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Management from the Freeman School and a Juris Doctor from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law.


Education & Affiliations


Loyola University New Orleans, College Of Law
Juris Doctor, May 2009

Tulane University, A.B. Freeman School of Business
Bachelor of Science in Management, May 2005


Member of the Louisiana State Bar Association
Member of the State Bar of Texas
Member of the Bar in all federal courts in Louisiana and Texas
Member of the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States

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