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Evelyn I. Breithaupt Associate

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Evelyn I. Breithaupt ("Evie") concentrates her practice in employment and bankruptcy law.  Specifically, she advises businesses and public entities on federal and state regulatory compliance in employment and health care law focusing on employee benefits, ERISA, cafeteria plans, the Affordable Care Act, COBRA and Fair Labor Standards Act along with Medicaid and Medicaid regulations. Evie also represents both bankruptcy debtors and creditors in multiple avenues including avoidance litigation.  She rounds out her practice with general liability and insurance defense.

Evie received her Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School, cum laude, where she served as an Article Editor of the Harvard Journal of Law & Technology, the Symposium Chair of the Federalist Society, and the President of the Abigail Adams Society.  She also served as a volunteer with the Congressional Oversight Panel for the Troubled Asset Relief Program.  Evie maintains law licenses in both Louisiana and Texas.

Representative Matters
  • Drafts and revises employment contracts and policies.
  • Advises employers on coverage obligations under the Affordable Care Act.
  • Assists employers in administering employee benefits programs.
  • Represents employers in ongoing compliance issues with federal wages and hours laws.
  • Represents insurers and insureds in personal injury litigation.
  • Represents defendants in avoidance litigation in bankruptcy court.


Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. 

Recognitions
  • Harvard Journal of Law & Technology, Masthead (Article Editor)
Professional and Civic Activities
  • Crossroads American Inn of Court
  • The Federalist Society
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • St. Rita Catholic Church
Publications and Presentations
Publications
  • "9th Circ. Favors Substance Over Form in Fitness Holdings," Law360, May 6, 2013 (with Ira L. Herman).
Presentations
  • "Bankruptcy and Tax Issues in Litigation," Crossroads American Inn of Court (with Bradley L. Drell. Thomas McBride, and Justin Mannino).
  • "Bankruptcy-Proofing Settlement Agreements," 2014 State Bar of Texas Bankruptcy Section International Bankruptcy Law Seminar, Nice, France, April 2014 (with Mitchell E. Ayer and the Hon. Ronald B. King, Chief United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Western District of Texas).
  • "Chapter 13 Post-Confirmation Issues," 2011 Texas Bar CLE Advanced Consumer Bankruptcy Course, Houston, Texas, September 2011 (with the Hon. Marvin P. Isgur, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Southern District of Texas).
Past Experience
  • Thompson & Knight, LLP, Houston, Texas

Clerkships

  • Marvin P. Isgur, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge, Southern District of Texas

Education

  • Harvard Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2010
  • Louisiana College, B.A., summa cum laude, 2006

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Louisiana
  • Supreme Court of Texas
  • United States District Courts
    • Western District of Louisiana
    • Middle District of Louisiana
    • Eastern District of Louisiana
    • Southern District of Texas
    • Northern District of Texas
    • Eastern District of Texas
  • United States Court of Appeals
    • Fifth Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court