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Phyllis Cancienne • Shareholder

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC • Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC
One American Place
301 N. Main Street, Suite 810
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70825
phone 225.381.7000
fax  225.343.3612


Phyllis G. Cancienne, shareholder in the Baton Rouge office, concentrates her practice in the areas of labor and employment, and related class action litigation. She represents employers exclusively in all aspects of employment litigation before state and federal courts and agencies. She has also handled numerous employment?related arbitrations and mediations. Ms. Cancienne has extensive experience drafting employee handbooks, employment contracts, confidentiality/trade secret agreements, and covenants not to compete, as well as rendering advice to employers on all federal and state employment laws, including Title VII, ADA, FMLA, ADEA, and the FLSA, just to name a few. Ms. Cancienne’s experience also includes representation of hospitals and other health care providers in False Claims Act litigation and medical staff governance issues, such as peer review and credentialing. Ms. Cancienne is AV? Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.


  • College: Louisiana State University, B.A., 1985
  • Law School: Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center, J.D., 1989 (Member ? Moot Court Board; Tullis

Bar Admissions

Louisiana, 1989
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal
U.S. District Courts, Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Mississippi, pro hac vice
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, pro hac vice
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