For over 25 years, Ms. Burnthorn has defended commercial matters before juries, judges and arbitration panels. In January 2016, she was elected to Deutsch Kerrigan's Managing Committee.
Ms. Burnthorn's is a professional liability attorney defending litigation in areas of
- professional liability
- employment law
- securities and commodities law
- financial transactions
- negotiable instruments
- business valuation
- non-competition agreements
- unfair trade practices
- insurance (life, health, disability, directors & officers, and errors & omissions claims)
- malpractice (CPAs, attorneys, surveyors, appraisers and insurance agents)
Ms. Burnthorn has obtained outstanding results defending financial institutions against investors, borrowers, depositors, employees and the federal government. She has also prevailed prosecuting actions on behalf of financial institutions, including fidelity bond actions and contested foreclosures.
In multiple situations, Ms. Burnthorn has had excess carriers she was representing included in settlements eliminating multi-million dollar exposures claimed by the plaintiffs to exceed the attachment point, without any settlement by the excess carrier. These accomplishments come through her familiarity with insurance and excess insurance concepts.
Ms. Burnthorn and her husband George N. Guild, Jr., M.D. have a home in New Orleans. They also have a home and cotton and tree farms in Mississippi. She is a member of Covenant United Methodist Church. She loves snow skiing, Andalusia, and reading works by Ernest Hemingway. She also enjoys flamenco music, corridas, shooting, farming, scuba diving and boating.
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Burnthorn completed an externship with the Honorable Martin L.C. Feldman, USDC, E.D.La.