Richard G. Passler is an AV rated partner in the New Orleans office of Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson. Since 1992, Mr. Passler has primarily handled complex commercial litigation, including class actions, in areas such as antitrust litigation; litigation surrounding the dissolution of business ventures, including partnerships, limited liability companies and closely-held corporations; litigation involving breaches of fiduciary duties; governmental and governmental budgetary matters; banking litigation; litigation surrounding mergers, acquisitions and hostile takeovers; state and federal income and estate tax disputes; construction litigation; environmental litigation; healthcare regulatory matters, including advice and litigation; litigation concerning intellectual property (patent and trademark); insurance litigation; securities fraud litigation; oil and gas litigation; unfair trade practices and anti-competitive claims and various torts and breaches of contract matters.
The litigation which Mr. Passler has handled involved intensive discovery, sophisticated motion practice, writ application practice, presentation of trials and appellate practice. As a result, Mr. Passler has accumulated extensive trial experience and has practiced in the various federal district courts, state district courts, and state appellate courts throughout the State of Louisiana.
Mr. Passler's practice involves representation as both plaintiff and defendant of numerous corporations, private individuals and various governmental entities.
Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana, (1992)
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, (1996)
United State Supreme Court, (1998)
Tulane University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1991(Notes and Comments Editor for the Tulane Law Review
Recipient, Dean Rufus C. Harris Law Review Award)
University of Texas, B.B.A. (Finance), 1988
Louisiana (1991) and Texas (2006)
Judicial Clerk for Judge Charles Schwartz, Jr., United States District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana (1991-1992)
New Orleans Bar Association
Louisiana State Bar Association
Texas State Bar Association
Bar Association for the Fifth Federal Circuit
Federal Bar Association
American Bar Association
Special Attorney General, State of Louisiana (1995-2005)
Honors and Awards
AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated since 2001
Comparative Impairment: Louisiana's New Methodology for Resolving Conflicts of Law, 52 La. L. Rev. 409 (1992)
Comment, Regulation of Indecent Radio Broadcasts: George Carlin Revisited - What Does the Future Hold for the Seven "Dirty" Words?, 65 Tul. L. Rev. 131 (1990)
Note, Apparent Authority Without Detrimental Reliance Equals No Sale, 64 Tul. L. Rev. 986 (1990)
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