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, she understands first-hand how appellate and trial courts make decisions.
Natasha is an active member of numerous legal organizations, including the Appellate Sections of the Texas State Bar and Houston Bar Association, Inn of Court, and Texas Aggie Bar Association. She also serves on the editorial board of The Houston Lawyer magazine and on the council of the Federal Practice Section of the Houston Bar Association. As a native Houstonian, she is active in her community, including regularly volunteering to represent clients pro bono and as a United Way Young Leader.
Natasha frequently authors articles on legal topics ranging from civil procedure to case law updates. She has also spoken on federal court procedure at an attorney admission workshop for the United States Court for the Southern District of Texas.
Before her legal career, Natasha received her MBA and worked in business operations for an international company. She also worked abroad for a year. Through these experiences, she gained knowledge about international business operations, which allows her to better understand the goals and challenges of her international business clients.
- State Bar of Texas Appellate Section, Website Committee
- Houston Bar Association Appellate Section
- Houston Bar Association Federal Practice Section, Council Member
- The Houston Lawyer Magazine, Editorial Board Member
- Garland R. Walker American Inn of Court
- Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow
- Federalist Society
- Texas Aggie Bar Association
- Christian Legal Society
- United Way of Greater Houston, Young Leader
- Pro Bono Volunteer for the Houston Bar Association Appellate Section's Pro Bono Program and Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program
- Included in the "Ones to Watch" category of Best Lawyers in America, Woodward/White, Inc., 2021-2022
- Recognized by Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Thomson Reuters, 2020-2021
- "Fifth Circuit Update," co-author, The Appellate Advocate, State Bar of Texas Appellate Section, Winter 2021.
- "PI On Appeal: Overview and the Shifting Trends," co-author, The Houston Lawyer, January/February 2020.
- "Appellate Year-in-Review: The Fifth Circuit and SCOTX," co-author, Texas Lawbook, December 26, 2019.
- “Reasons for Reversal in the Texas Courts of Appeals,” co-author, State Bar of Texas Advanced Civil Appellate Practice Course, Austin, TX, September 2019.
- "Fifth Circuit Update," co-author, The Appellate Advocate, State Bar of Texas Appellate Section, Winter 2018.
- "Objecting to Summary Judgment Evidence in State Court: Recent Clarifications and Remaining Complications," co-author, Houston Lawyer, October 19, 2018.
- “Fifth Circuit Update,” co-author, TexasBarCLE’s 32nd Annual Course: Advanced Civil Appellate Practice, Austin, Texas, September 6, 2018.
- "Fifth Circuit Update," co-author, The Appellate Advocate, State Bar of Texas Appellate Section, Spring/Summer 2018.
- "Fifth Circuit Update," co-author, The Appellate Advocate, State Bar of Texas Appellate Section, Fall 2017.
- "Legislative Update: Appellate Practice," co-author, The Houston Lawyer, September/October 2017.
- "Fifth Circuit Update," co-author, The Appellate Advocate, State Bar of Texas Appellate Section, Summer 2017.
- "Free Speech at Private Universities: Protected or Not?" co-author, Law360, May 4, 2017.
- "University Speech Codes: Essential or Unconstitutional?" co-author, Law360, April 24, 2017.
- “Court Procedure,” speaker, Attorney Admission Workshop for the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, November 2013.
- "Analysis of the Proposed Amendments to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 45 Pertaining to Nonparty Subpoenas for Documents,” author, 50 Houston Law Review 191, Fall 2012.
- “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).
J.D., University of Houston Law Center, 2013, magna cum laude; Order of the Coif; Articles Editor, Houston Law Review
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
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
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
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
A Haynes and Boone, LLP litigation team helped client 4X Industrial win an appellate ruling on Dec. 23 from the Fourteenth Court of Appeals in Houston. The court granted mandamus relief for 4X, which was sued by Russell Marine, a competitor in the railroad construction industry. The dispute arose after 4X hired two professionals who had been fired by Russell Marine, which claimed that its former [...]