Rebekka Veith is a partner in our Litigation Section. Her diverse practice includes appellate work, class actions/mass actions/MDLs, fraudulent transfer and specialized bankruptcy litigation, and insurance coverage cases.
Rebekka is known by her clients for being diligent and for her ability to resolve issues cordially but without concession. She has successfully handled all aspects of litigation, from initiating lawsuits to arguing appeals. Rebekka has gained significant trial experience as a young lawyer, having tried several cases to both juries and the bench, as well as participating in multiple complex arbitrations.
Rebekka’s current caseload includes representing a Louisiana law firm in protecting its interests in hurricane cases acquired from an out-of-state law firm that was barred from practicing in Louisiana due to extensive professional misconduct.
She is also working on litigation for a charter school and the Orleans Parish School Board related to defective construction work at a school building that resulted in the displacement of school children for multiple years.
Rebekka is committed to educating the next generation of lawyers. Most recently, she presented on “Trial Skills” at the 2023 Justice Camp hosted by the New Orleans Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, for which serves on the board of the Younger Lawyers Division. During the 2022-2023 school year, she served as a Trial Advocacy: General Litigation lecturer at Tulane University Law School, her alma mater.
Rebekka received her law degree cum laude from Tulane. In law school, she was elected the Senior Managing Editor of the Tulane Law Review and served on the Dean’s Advisory Committee. After law school, Veith clerked for the Honorable Dee D. Drell of the United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana.
Rebekka has been recognized by 2024 Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch® in bankruptcy and creditor debtor rights/insolvency and reorganization law, commercial litigation, ERISA law, litigation – environmental, and litigation – securities. She is also a Super Lawyers Rising Star in business litigation.
J.D., cum laude, from Tulane University Law School, 2014
- Senior Managing Editor of the Tulane Law Review
- B.A. in English, cum laude, from University of North Carolina, 2010
- B.A. in History, cum laude, from University of North Carolina, 2010
- Clerk to the Honorable Dee D. Drell of the United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana, 2014-2015
Publications / Presentations
- Speaker, “Trial Skills,” New Orleans Chapter of the Federal Bar Association Justice Camp (June 2023)
- Lecturer, “Trial Advocacy: General Litigation,” Tulane University Law School (Fall 2022)
- “Surviving Depositions and Cross-Examinations,” Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants 2022 Forensic, Litigation & Valuation Services Conference (October 2022)
- “Practicing in State and Federal Court,” New Orleans Bar Association Big Easy Bootcamp (October 2022)
- “Complex Commercial Damages,” Nashville Bar Association Federal Practice Seminar (November 2018)
- “Practicing in State and Federal Court,” New Orleans Bar Association Big Easy Bootcamp (October 2018)
- “Understanding Louisiana Groundwater Rights,” Louisiana Water Laws & Regulations, Half Moon Seminars (April 2017)
- “Interstate Water Issues,” Louisiana Water Laws & Regulations, Half Moon Seminars (April 2017)
- “Misspending for Youth: School Vouchers in Louisiana Are a Legally Unsound, Short-Term Fix for a State in Need of Public Education Reform,” 88 Tul. L. Rev. 369 (December 2013)
Rebekka currently represents or has recently represented:
- The court-appointed equity receiver for the estate of a $100 million Ponzi scheme in litigation to recover receivership estate assets for equitable distribution;
- A Chapter 11 trustee in actions to recover fraudulent transfers to vendors and suppliers;
- A commercial real estate development and brokerage firm in a lawsuit to recover unpaid commissions;
- The record operator of a Class III solution mining well in litigation and an arbitration arising out of the Bayou Corne sinkhole in Assumption Parish, La.;
- A specialty apparel clothing company in defending unfair trade practice and trade secrets claims;
- Medical marijuana pharmacy in appeal of administrative agency decision; and
- The largest independent brine producer in the United States in bad faith action against a pollution insurer.