Brittany has persuasive written and oral advocacy skills and experience including arguing multiple motions in state and federal court such as motions to dismiss, motions to compel, motions for sanctions, and motions for summary judgment. She has co-chaired at trial where she presented opening statement, examined witnesses and provided closing argument.
Representative examples of Brittany’s cases include:
- Representing one of America’s largest private companies in a $15 million rebate fraud dispute in state court. She conducted witness interviews at the company’s headquarters and drafted briefs filed in the Louisiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Louisiana Supreme Court.
- Representing a chief executive officer in a $30 million breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty dispute in federal court.
- Representing a national insurance company in an ERISA dispute for failure to pay long-term disability benefits. Brittany’s summary judgment motion was granted on the basis that plaintiff failed to exhaust his administrative remedies.
- Representing a national insurance company in an ERISA dispute regarding whether plaintiff’s medical condition precluded plaintiff from continuing to perform her job duties or the duties of an alternative occupation on a full-time basis.
- Representing a national insurance company in a dispute relating to the termination of health insurance benefits under an ERISA plan. The court granted the life insurance company’s motion to dismiss because the plaintiff did not timely appeal the denial of benefits.
- Representing twelve insurance companies in a breach of contract and ERISA dispute relating to the treatment of more than 4,000 patients by two local non-participating providers.
- Representing a Fortune 500 company in an oil and gas lease dispute. She prepared the motion for summary judgment and opposition to petition for temporary restraining order.
Prior to joining the firm, Brittany was as a trial lawyer at New Orleans, Louisiana firm Jones Walker LLP. She graduated from Notre Dame Law School, magna cum laude. Brittany was recognized as Outstanding Oralist in Legal Research and Writing, and was a member of the Hispanic Law Student’s Association. She also served as the Solicitations Editor for the school’s Journal of Legislation.
Brittany has a fierce competitive spirit both in and outside of the courtroom. She was a nationally ranked tennis player as a youth and played varsity level college tennis. She drew upon her love of tennis when she volunteered for A’s and Aces, a non-profit designed to provide academic assistance, life skills and tennis to New Orleans public school children.
Brittany also participated in the Junior League of New Orleans’s – “Get on Board” program which lead to a position on the board of directors for Kedila Family Learning Services, a post-Katrina non-profit organization whose mission is to provide training, education, and affordable and safe housing underprivileged citizens. The program provides after school and summer camp opportunities for “at risk” youth and assistance with work training and support earning general education diplomas.
Brittany serves up a winning combination of intellect, advocacy skills and ambition. Whether in the courtroom or on the tennis court, having Brittany on our side is definitely to our advantage.
Experience and Affiliations
- Rising Star, Oregon Super Lawyers magazine, 2018
- Board member, Emerging Professionals of Portland
- Judicial Extern, Honorable Susan Webber Wright, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Arkansas
- Member, Hispanic Law Student’s Association, 2012
- Member Young Lawyers Association, Louisiana State Bar
- Board member of ABA Tort Insurance Practice group
- Board member, Kedila Family Learning Services
- Volunteer, A’s and Aces
- Notre Dame School of Law — J.D., magna cum laude
- Washington and Lee University — B.A., magna cum laude, Art History and Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Admitted to Practice
- U.S. District Court, Oregon
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana
- U.S. District Court, Middle District of Louisiana
- U.S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana
- U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Louisiana
- U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Louisiana
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit