Wayne Neveu

Conference Speaker Bio


Wayne Neveu

Partner, Foley & Judell, LLP

  • (504) 568-1249

  • wneveu@foleyjudell.com


Mr. Neveu received a B.A. in history from Yale University in 1972 and a Juris Doctor degree from Columbia University School of Law in 1976.

Following his graduation from Yale, he served in Atlanta, Georgia, as Director of the Voter Education Projects (VEP) Youth Project under the leadership of civil rights icon, John Lewis, where he managed youth voter registration activities for VEP in eleven southern states.

Following law school, he served as Staff Counsel/Executive Assistant to the President of the Southern Cooperative Development Fund, Inc. (SCDF), a rural economic development banking institution that developed business plans and financed agricultural, fishing, and other economic development ventures within a cooperative business development model.

Mr. Neveu was appointed in May 1977 a Legislative Assistant to United States Senator J. Bennett Johnston in the United States Senate, where he advised Senator Johnston on budget, appropriations, tax, housing, small business, and economic development matters.

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Mr. Neveu joined the public finance law firm of Foley & Judell, L.L.P., New Orleans, Louisiana, in May 1984. His public finance practice is concentrated in the areas of affordable housing and public/private partnerships.

Mr. Neveu has served on a number of national governing boards, including the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Special Committee on Housing and Urban Development Law; Board of Governors of ABA’s Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law; and the Steering Committee of the Bond Attorneys’ Workshop. Mr. Neveu chaired the ABA’s Special Committee in 1990 and 1991 and chaired the Multifamily Housing Panel of the Bond Attorneys’ Workshop in 1991, 1992 and 1993. In 1992, he co-chaired the ABA’s First Annual Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law in Washington D.C. and chaired the Forum’s Southern Regional Conference on Housing and Community Economic Development held in New Orleans in 1994.  He chaired the Forum in 1994 and 1995. Mr. Neveu has served as a housing finance expert on a number of panels and workshops throughout his career.