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Natasha Breaux

As an appellate litigation practitioner, Natasha Breaux routinely advocates in federal and state appellate courts, such as the United States Supreme Court, Texas Supreme Court, Fifth Circuit, and Texas Courts of Appeals. She also often serves as appellate counsel on trial teams, which entails collaborating on long-term case strategy, preparing dispositive motions, crafting the jury charge, and preserving error.

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. Her experience and reputation for excellence is reflected in professional honors that include being named in the top “Up-and-Coming 50 Women” and “Up-and-Coming 100” by Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars and recognized in the “Ones to Watch” category of Best Lawyers in America.

Natasha is an active leader of numerous legal organizations, including serving on the council of the Texas State Bar Appellate Section, as chair of the Houston Bar Association Federal Practice Section, and on the editorial board of The Houston Lawyer magazine. In addition, she frequently authors articles and gives presentations on appellate matters, ranging from reasons for reversal on appeal to preservation of error at trial.

As a native Houstonian, Natasha is active in her community, including regularly volunteering to represent clients pro bono and as a United Way Young Leader. 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.

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  • State Bar of Texas Appellate Section, Council Member & Website Committee Chair
  • Houston Bar Association Federal Practice Section, Chair
  • The Houston Lawyer Magazine, Editorial Board Member
  • Houston Bar Association Appellate Section
  • Garland R. Walker American Inn of Court
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Houston Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Federalist Society
  • 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., 2021-2024
  • Named a Texas Super Lawyers Rising Star in Appellate, Thomson Reuters, 2020-2023
  • Included in Texas Super Lawyers Women's Edition Rising Stars directory, Thomson Reuters, 2023
  • Recognized in the top “Up-and-Coming 50 Women” and “Up-and-Coming 100” by Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Thomson Reuters, 2020-2023

Education

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

Clerkships

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

Court Admissions

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

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Press Release
Haynes Boone Announces 2024 New Partner Class
December 18, 2023

Haynes and Boone, LLP is pleased to announce the promotion of seven lawyers to the firm’s partnership ranks, effective Jan. 1, 2024. The 2024 New Partner Class includes Jonathan Bowser, Natasha Breaux, Carlos Carrasco, Ellen Conley, Benjamin Goodman, Abbey Hone and Nick Monier. Together, they are 57% Mansfield diverse and represent six offices (Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, New York City, Washingt [...]