Natasha Breaux

Practices

Education and Clerkships

J.D., University of Houston Law Center, 2013,

magna cum laude; Order of the Coif; Houston Law Review, Articles Editor

M.B.A., University of Houston, 2013, summa cum laude

B.S., Texas A&M University, 2006, summa cum laude

  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Fortunato P. Benavides, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, 2015-2016 
  • Law Clerk to the Honorable David Hittner, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, 2013-2015

Admissions

Texas, 2013

Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, 2017

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas

Profile

Natasha Breaux represents clients in a broad variety of litigation matters, focusing on appellate issues. As a former law clerk to federal judges at both the appellate and trial level, Natasha understands first-hand how appellate and trial courts make decisions.

Natasha is a member of the Appellate section of the Texas State Bar, Appellate section of the Houston Bar Association, Garland R. Walker American Inn of Court, and Texas Aggie Bar Association. Natasha has authored an article on the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, analyzed Fifth Circuit opinions for an annual update to a three-volume guide to federal civil procedure, and spoken on federal court procedure at an attorney admission workshop for the United States Court for the Southern District of Texas. As a native Houstonian, Natasha is active in her community, including volunteering to represent clients pro bono.

Before her legal career, Natasha received her MBA and worked in business operations for an international company. Natasha also worked abroad for a year. Through these experiences, Natasha gained knowledge about international business operations, which allows her to better understand the goals and challenges of her international business clients.

Newsletter

Media and Entertainment

Media, Entertainment and First Amendment

This edition of the Media, Entertainment and First Amendment Newsletter discusses the California law that prohibits reporting actors’ ages, attorney-client privilege and missed deadlines under the TPIA, and setting the proper burden of proof for media defamation cases.

Selected Publications and Speeches

  • "Fifth Circuit Update," co-author, The Appellate Advocate (State Bar of Texas Appellate Section), Summer 2017.
  • "Fifth Circuit Update," author, The Appellate Advocate, Summer 2017. 
  • "Analysis of the Proposed Amendments to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 45 Pertaining to Nonparty Subpoenas for Documents,” Author, 50 Houston Law Review 191Fall 2012.
  • “Court Procedure,” Speaker, Attorney Admission Workshop for the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, November 2013.
  • “Rutter Group Practice Guide: Federal Civil Procedure Before Trial, 5th Circuit Edition,” Honorable David Hittner (analyzed Fifth Circuit opinions for 2015 update to three-volume practice guide).

Professional and Community Activities

  • Houston Bar Association Appellate Section Pro Bono Volunteer (2016-present) 
  • State Bar of Texas, Appellate Section (2013-present) 
  • Houston Bar Association, Appellate Section (2013-present) 
  • Garland R. Walker American Inn of Court (2013-present) 
  • Texas Aggie Bar Association (2013-present) 
  • Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Ticket Services Committee (2013-2015) 
  • University of Houston Aggie Law Society, President and Community Service Chair (2011-2013)

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