Emily C. Jeffcott

Emily Jeffcott Attorney

Emily C. Jeffcott was born and raised in Houston, Texas.  She earned her juris doctorate at St. Mary’s University School of Law in San Antonio, Texas.  During law school, Emily excelled academically, achieving membership in Phi Delta Phi honor society and was selected to be the Executive Articles Editor for The Scholar: St. Mary’s Law Review on Minority Issues.

In addition to her law review experience, Emily participated in St. Mary’s nationally recognized External Moot Court Advocacy Program as an oralist and brief writer.  Garnering many awards, Emily was named the 2009 Third Best Advocate in the United States by the American Bar Association.  As a result of Emily’s advocacy successes, she was inducted into the Order of the Barristers and received St. Mary’s top advocacy award: the Patricia L. Scott Award.

 Emily has focused her legal practice on actions brought under the False Claims Act, in addition to anti-trust and mass/class actions.  Having represented whistleblowers across the country, Emily understands the complexities attending the False Claims Act.  Likewise, Emily’s experiences with mass actions and class actions, including multi-district litigation (MDL), has provided her the ability to handle to handle the many demands associated with large-scale, complex litigation.

These experiences, combined with her drive and uncompromising work ethic, make Emily a valuable asset to the The Lambert Firm and to the legal community.

EDUCATION

St. Mary’s University School of Law, San Antonio, Texas Juris Doctorate, 2009

Top 25%, Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Society, Order of the Barristers

AWARDS AND ACCOLADES

Texas Super Lawyer Rising Star, 2013
Louisiana Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2013
Top New Orleans Lawyer, 2013

ADMISSIONS

State of New York

District of Columbia

State of Louisiana

State of Texas

Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

US District Court for the Northern District of Texas

US District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana

US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas

US District Court for the Southern District of Texas

US District Court for the Western District of Louisiana

US District Court for the Western District of Texas

PRO HAC APPEARANCES

Washington
New Mexico

ORGANIZATIONS

Association for Women Attorneys
New Orleans Bar Association
Louisiana State Bar Association
American Bar Association
Federal Bar Association
Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit
Louisiana Association for Justice
American Association for Justice

PUBLICATIONS

Article, Does He Who Owns the “Minerals” Own The Shale Gas? A Guide To Shale Mineral Classification, 8 Tex. J. Oil, Gas, & Energy L. 27 (Winter 2012-2013), selected for National Reprint in 50 Rocky Mt. Min. L. Fdn. J. 179 (2013)

Presentation Paper, The Duties Owed by the Executive Mineral Interest: Crafting A New Fiduciary Standard in Texas, TEXAS BAR CLE, Austin, TX (Spring 2012)

Article, Texas Minerals: What’s Required of the Executive Interest, WOMEN’S TRIAL LAWYERS CAUCUS (Winter 2013)

Article, What’s Required to Remedy Juror Discrimination? A Brief Discussion on Batson and its Available Remedies, 13 SCHOLAR 615 (Spring 2011)

Article, A Primer on Batson Including Discussion of Johnson v. California, Miller-El v. Dretke, Rice v. Collins & Snyder v. Louisiana, 42 ST. MARY’S L. J. 337 (Spring 2011)

Presentation Paper, The Deepwater Horizon Disaster – An Overview of MDL Centralization and the Potential Recovery for Economic Loss, ABA YOUNG LAWYERS CONF., Santa Fe, NM (Fall 2010)

Comment, The Mortgage Reform and Anti Predatory Act of 2007: Paving a Secure Path for Minorities in the Midst of the Sub Prime Debacle, 10 SCHOLAR 449 (Spring 2008).

EDITORIAL / WRITING ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Executive Articles Editor, 2008, THE SCHOLAR, ST. MARY’S LAW REVIEW ON MINORITY ISSUES

Second Best Brief, 2009, Texas Young Lawyers Assoc. Moot Court Competition, Brief Writer, Oralist

Nominated Writer, 2008, American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers

Top Petitioner’s Brief, Quarter Finalist, 2008, National Moot Court Competition, Brief Writer, Oralist

ORAL ADVOCACY ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Patricia A. Scott Advocacy Award, 2009, given to top graduating advocate

St. Mary’s Moot Court Advocate Award, 2009, given to top graduating moot court advocate

3rd Best Advocate in the U.S., 2009, ABA National Appellate Advocacy, Brief Writer, Oralist

Champion, Best Advocate Award, 2009, ABA Regional Appellate Advocacy, Brief Writer, Oralist

Semi Finalist, 2008, Texas Young Lawyers Assoc. Moot Court Competition, Brief Writer, Oralist

Semi Finalist, 2008, The Mack Kidd Admin Law Moot Court Competition, Brief Writer, Oralist

Quarter Finalist, 2007, The Mack Kidd Admin Law Moot Court Competition, Brief Writer, Oralist