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Alexandra Bruce Rychlak

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Alexandra "Alex" Bruce Rychlak concentrates her practice in commercial litigation.

Professional Biography


Alexandra "Alex" Bruce Rychlak concentrates her practice in commercial litigation with a strong focus in contract and partnership disputes. As part of her litigation practice, Alex also represents investors in the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program.

Alex concentrates her practice in commercial litigation with experience in the oil and gas, construction and the affordable housing industries.

As part of Alex's housing industry experience, she frequently represents some of the nation's leading LIHTC investors throughout the country on matters related to Year 15 issues and other disputes with developers.

Prior to joining Baker Donelson, Alex served as a clerk to the Honorable Rhesa H. Barksdale in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and completed internships in the offices of Congresswoman Martha Roby and Congressman Spencer Bachus.

  • Defended and represented multiple LIHTC investors in multimillion-dollar litigation involving claims for breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty and similar theories of recovery.

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® "Ones to Watch" in Commercial Litigation (2023)
  • Chair – Louisiana State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights
  • Louisiana State Bar Association (2017 – Present)
  • Federal Bar Association (2018 – Present)
  • Junior League of New Orleans (2018 – Present)
  • New Orleans Alumnae Club of Pi Beta Phi (2018 – Present)
  • President – Federalist Society New Orleans Lawyers Chapter (2019 – Present)
  • Saint Thomas More Catholic Lawyers' Association (2018 – Present)
  • Co-author – "Preserving the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Public-Private Partnership: Investor Perspectives on Year-15 Exit Disputes," Journal of Affordable Housing (June 2022)
  • "Because There Is No Money for the Monster's Ball," 33 Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics 167 (2020)
  • "The John Minor Wisdom Courthouse: The Fifth Circuit's New Orleans Home," 22 Green Bag 2d 27 (2018)
  • "A Billion Dollar Investment: The Profitability of Modifying Current Energy Regulations to Secure the Nation's Energy Supply," 17 Appalachian Journal of Law (2018)
  • "Is Uncle Sam Stalking You? Abandoning Warrantless Electronic Surveillance to Preclude Intrusive Government Searches," 6 Journal of Law & Cyber Warfare 51 (2017)
  • "R.A.V., and Animal Cruelty Speech: Why Congress's New Statute Remains Constitutionally Problematic," 51 Gonzaga Law Review 481 (2016)

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Education

  • University of Mississippi School of Law, J.D., 2017, summa cum laude
    • Articles Editor – Mississippi Law Journal
  • University of Alabama, B.A., 2010

Admissions

  • Louisiana, 2017
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, 2018
  • U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana, 2018

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