About the Foundation

John Houghtaling

Foundation President John Houghtaling (born Daytona, FL, 1971), is managing partner and majority owner of Gauthier, Houghtaling and Williams, a New Orleans law firm originally founded in 1971 by the late nationally prominent attorney, Wendell Gauthier.

John Houghtaling is a well known attorney and entrepreneur.

As managing partner of Gauthier, Houghtaling and Williams, he leads a nationally respected law firm that had a leading role in the $358 Billion dollar settlement with the Tobacco industry.

In May, 2010, Houghtaling made international headlines as CEO of Ocean Therapy Solution, a company he co-founded with movie legend, Kevin Costner. Together, Houghtaling and Costner deployed centrifuges that aided in the cleanup of the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

In his latest venture, Houghtaling and Houston oil man, Tracy Krohn, co-founded Canopy Claim Management, an insurance claim outsource company.

Houghtaling pioneered a grassroots fund raising method and has chaired over 100 fundraising efforts for civic and charitable causes in the Gulf South.

Houghtaling is married to Yulia Timonina Houghtaling, a Russian pop star. Together they live with their eight year old daughter between New Orleans, Houston and Seaside Florida.

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