The Kullman Firm Announces Three New Associates Admitted to Practice in Louisiana

October 6, 2023 – The Kullman Firm is pleased to announce that Jean Carlo “J.C.” Bonilla Rivera, Alexander J. Debruge, and Darla N. Nguyen have officially been admitted to practice in Louisiana.

Jean Carlo “J.C.” received his Juris Doctorate from Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge in 2023. He received the CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Family Law and Legal Writing and Analysis. During law school, J.C. served as a legal intern in the Baton Rouge Prosecutor’s Office and as a student attorney on the Trial Team of the 21st Judicial District Public Defender’s Office. Prior to law school, J.C. was an officer in the U.S. Air Force in Cheyenne, WY. Centering his practice on business immigration and employment law, J.C. assists companies and foreign nationals obtain non-immigrant and immigrant visas so they can live and/or work in the United States. On the employment side of his practice, he advises clients on a wide range of employment laws and regulations such as wage and hour, anti-discrimination, and leave laws. He is fluent in both Spanish and English.

Alexander “Alex” Debruge will handle a wide range of employment law matters and complex issues. He received his Juris Doctorate from Tulane University in 2023, where he was a merit scholar for three years. During law school, Alex served as a Law Clerk for Judge Craig Schwall of the Fulton County Superior Court in Atlanta, and as a Law Clerk for two law firms, one in Birmingham, AL and another in New Orleans, LA.  He was also Vice President of the Federalist Society and selected to restart the Tulane Law Chapter and arranged to host Chief Judge William H. Pryor Jr., U.S. Circuit Judge United States Court of Appeals Eleventh Circuit, to the campus for a lecture.  Alex graduated with a B.A. in Philosophy in 2020 from Davidson College and founded The Davidson Mirror, an independent student-run editorial newspaper.

Ms. Nguyen received her Juris Doctorate from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law in May of 2023. She was an ad hoc executive board member of the Loyola Maritime Law Journal. She also served as the student body association representative to the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association. During law school, Darla served as a summer associate at The Kullman Firm; as a judicial extern for the Louisiana Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal; and as an intern for the Louisiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal. In her practice, Darla brings a broad legal perspective, intellectual capability, and salient employment law experience to her practice. She draws on diverse legal training to adeptly assist clients in all aspects of employment law.

The Kullman Firm is one of the oldest and most experienced labor management and employment law firms in the United States. The firm exclusively represents private and public employers in all matters relating to employment laws and regulations, discrimination issues, labor relations, pension and benefit plan matters, and all other areas concerning human resources management. The firm’s attorneys are always available to consult with clients on-site, whether their facilities are located within the United States or abroad, and since labor matters are often emergency situations, our attorneys are willing to travel throughout the country on a moment’s notice in a crisis.###

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