Richard G. Passler

Partner— New Orleans
Phone: 504.584.5440
Fax: 504.584.5452
richard.passler@bswllp.com
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Richard G. Passler is an AV rated partner in the New Orleans office of Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson.

Since 1992, after serving as a judicial law clerk in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, 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 matters, including governmental ethics; healthcare matters, including advice and litigation; litigation surrounding mergers, acquisitions and hostile takeovers; state and federal income and estate tax disputes; construction litigation; environmental litigation; litigation concerning intellectual property (patent and trademark); insurance litigation; securities fraud litigation; unfair trade practices and anti-competitive claims and various torts and breaches of contract matters.

The litigation which Mr. Passler handles often involves intensive discovery, sophisticated motion practice, writ application practice, presentation of trials, and appellate practice. As a result, Mr. Passler has accumulated extensive experience practicing in the various federal district courts, state district courts, and state appellate courts throughout the State of Louisiana. This experience is partially reflected in his over 50 reported state court decisions and over 56 reported federal court decisions.

Mr. Passler's practice involves representation as both plaintiff and defendant of numerous corporations, private individuals and various governmental entities.

Education

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

Admissions

Louisiana (1991) and Texas (2006)

Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana (1992)

United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit (1996)

United State Supreme Court (1998)

Professional Associations

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 by Martindale Hubbell since 2001

“Top Lawyers in the New Orleans Area” by New Orleans Magazine in 2009

“New Orleans Top Lawyers” in Commercial Litigation by New Orleans Magazine in 2014

Publications

Remember the Wining and Dining Restrictions When Entertaining Public Employees and Elected Officials” March 2015

Louisiana Governmental Ethics with a Healthcare Twist” December 2014

Out of State Companies: Beware of the gift restrictions to Louisiana’s public servants under Louisiana’s Code of Governmental Ethics” November 2014

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)

Judicial Clerkship

Judicial Clerk for Judge Charles Schwartz, Jr., United States District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana (1991-1992)
 

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