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Litigation: General Commercial — Texas


Beck Redden LLP - Litigation

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What the team is known for Outstanding track record of representation in high-stakes litigation with particular strength in trial work across the full ambit of complex commercial cases. Especially well regarded for its expertise in handling professional liability, legal malpractice and energy sector disputes. Often trusted by clients to handle appellate matters, as well as those at first instance, primarily acting for defendants.

Strengths One impressed client, when describing the firm's key strengths, noted: "The first word that comes to mind is meticulous: they were precise, with no wasted motion or effort. It was the difference between carpet bombing and target-guided weapons."

Other individuals remark that Beck Redden is a "well-known boutique law firm that does a phenomenal job."

Work highlights Secured a 10:2 verdict on behalf of Johnson & Johnson in the country’s first Prosima pelvic mesh trial, with a Texas state court jury rejecting claims of defective design and failure to adequately warn consumers of the potential risks.

Successfully secured the reversal of the Fifth Circuit’s ruling in an appellate matter before the Texas Supreme Court in a Texas constitutional question concerning homeowners with constitutionally defective liens.

Significant clients ExxonMobil, 3M, Valero Energy, Memorial Hermann Hospital System, Cameron International.

Notable practitioners

David Gunn is a dedicated appellate litigation specialist, with a broad base of expertise covering a variety of commercial disputes, in particular those related to insurance and oil and gas matters. He is considered by market sources to be a "go-to lawyer in Texas for appellate advocacy" as well as a "terrific, creative writer." He also receives praise for his oral advocacy, with one peer suggesting that "he makes interesting, novel arguments."

Russell Post enjoys a burgeoning reputation for his appellate litigation practice, having acted as lead counsel in numerous appeals before the Texas Supreme Court, the Texas appellate courts and the Fifth Circuit. "He's the smartest lawyer I know - a brilliant appellate specialist," remarks one impressed interviewee, while he also draws praise for being "bright and professional."

Connie Pfeiffer is a highly regarded up-and-coming appellate lawyer, who has been involved in a number of high-profile matters, having argued cases before the Texas Supreme Court and the Texas appellate courts. She receives high praise from numerous sources, with one individual noting that not only is she skilled at research and writing, but is a "very good appellate advocate, with a tremendous presence and great demeanor arguing before courts."

"Outstanding trial lawyer" David Beck possesses an exceptional reputation for handling a variety of commercial and energy disputes, with his ability in the courtroom placing him among the most highly rated trial lawyers in the country. Peers describe him as "fearless in trial," while one individual indicates that he is "probably the best-known trial lawyer specializing in this industry."

Eric Nichols is an experienced litigator known for representing clients in complex civil and white-collar criminal disputes. "I think highly of him," remarks one impressed market source. "He's a terrific and talented lawyer who has handled very high-profile cases successfully and professionally."

Alistair Dawson impresses interviewees due to the fact that he "always seems to have a clear vision of the overall progress of the case," while another client highlights his pedigree in the legal community: "The other side took him for his word because he has an impeccable reputation." He possesses a particular aptitude for class action and multidistrict litigation related to commercial and energy matters.

Joe Redden is a respected trial lawyer known for his representation of both plaintiffs and defendants in a number of areas, including energy and professional liability disputes. In court, he is described as "smart and difficult to beat" by his peers.

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Gibbs & Bruns LLP - Litigation

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What the team is known for Superbly accomplished representation on both sides of the docket, with substantial recent victories for plaintiffs and defendants in a range of headline commercial disputes. Particular expertise in the securities and energy arenas, with additional capability in relation to environmental litigation and professional malpractice defense. Possesses an impressive client list including industry giants, as well as small and midsized companies across numerous sectors.

Strengths One client has nothing but the highest praise for the firm, saying the attorneys are "excellent in the way they prepare and strategize, which really makes you feel comfortable with them representing you in high-stakes litigation."

The team also received a raft of positive remarks from peers, who regard the group as a "phenomenal firm with exceptional lawyers."

Work highlights Secured the approval of the $8.5 billion Countrywide RMBS settlement on behalf of a number of institutional investors, in one of the largest settlements tied to the subprime mortgage boom and 2008 financial crisis.

Represented Sanchez Oil & Gas in a dispute with three of their former employees and their new employer, Terra Energy Partners, regarding allegedly misappropriated trade secrets and proprietary information.

Significant clients Pacific Investment Management Company, Kinder Morgan, ERG Resources, Fannie Mae, Occidental Petroleum.

Notable practitioners

Kathy Patrick enjoys a remarkable reputation for her litigation practice advising clients on commercial disputes and securities matters, with a particular aptitude for cases involving mortgage-backed securities. "Kathy Patrick is the best litigator I have ever seen in any context," exclaims one appreciative client, while another source remarks that she "sets the gold standard - she is super-smart, extremely efficient and always strategic," concluding: "In tough litigation, Kathy is the lawyer you want on your side."

Robin Gibbs continues to represent clients in the type of high-caliber matters that have cemented his place as one of the premier trial litigators in the country. "He's a great trial lawyer and good strategist," remarks one impressed market source, while another says that he "works cases from top to bottom." He is best known for his role as counsel in commercial contractual disputes relating to fields such as energy and IP.

"Outstanding attorney" Barrett Reasoner continues his well-established and prominent practice representing an array of clients in energy and commercial litigation matters. Clients hold him in high regard for the fact that he is "highly effective at resolving matters expeditiously.

Ayesha Najam demonstrates aptitude for litigation in the energy sector by representing clients in complex proceedings, such as her recent representation of Tennessee Gas Pipeline, a subsidiary of Kinder Morgan, in a pipeline dispute. Commentators enthuse over her capabilities, with one client saying that she is "very detail-oriented and has done a terrific job of providing practical advice."

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Lynn Pinker Cox & Hurst, LLP - Litigation

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What the team is known for Highly respected trial group with especially lauded experience in relation to IP and business disputes, as well as those in the energy industry. Deep bench of expert litigation counsel well versed in handling commercial matters, including in relation to financial services, breach of contract, professional malpractice and breach of fiduciary duty claims. Draws particular praise for its practitioners' ability to handle significant bet-the-company litigation.

Strengths "They are just phenomenal attorneys - some of the very best in the country," observes one individual, while another suggests they provide "excellent client service and are result-oriented."

One impressed client characterizes the group as "exceptional, very responsive and thorough."

Work highlights Successfully defended Time Warner Cable in a matter of alleged patent infringement and breach of contract, securing the invalidation of a patent at the motion to dismiss stage.

Defended Samsung in a putative class action involving hundreds of thousands of California consumers who had purchased allegedly defective Samsung Galaxy S smartphones.

Significant clients GE, The J.M. Smucker Company, Hunt Consolidated, Highland Capital, Energy Transfer Partners.

Notable practitioners

Mike Lynn is incredibly experienced in all manner of commercial disputes, possessing an excellent track record in matters concerning trade secret misappropriation, breach of contract and fraud. He receives a great deal of praise from the market, including one client who comments: "He is just an incredibly experienced attorney. He's fearless, and when the other side realizes he is involved, the game changes. He can see down the road to what matters and what doesn't, and he has such good judgment and such nuanced case strategy that it is hard to outsmart him."

Trey Cox is an experienced trial lawyer who frequently handles a variety of disputes for clients, including those related to antitrust, patent infringement and breach of contract issues. Clients highly regard him for his courtroom presence, with one calling him a "good strategic thinker who appeals well to a jury, has good trial skills and is really well prepared for going to court.”

Eric Pinker is a skilled and well-reputed litigator known for his excellent practice handling a variety of commercial and IP disputes for clients. He recently acted for Mannatech in bringing action against Wellness Quest and Dr. Reginald McDaniel over two patent infringements.

Jeremy Fielding is well regarded by his clientele, with one individual describing him as a "phenomenal lawyer" due to the fact that he is "incredibly talented, quick on his feet and incredibly hard-working." He is considered to be an up-and-coming litigator who possesses experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants in complex commercial disputes.

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Susman Godfrey LLP - Litigation

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What the team is known for Broad-ranging and highly respected litigation practice with a policy of recruiting attorneys with previous experience working in the judiciary. Acts for both plaintiffs and defendants in a wide range of commercial litigation matters, including in the antitrust, IP and oil and gas spaces. Frequently takes on complex bet-the-company cases for its list of prestigious clients.

Strengths Clients marvel at the team's ability in the courtroom, as revealed by one impressed individual: "They try cases and they're all very good at it. They're extremely thorough, prepared and get good results. If you know you're going to try the lawsuit, you hire those guys.”

"They're absolutely fantastic, efficient and they always have in mind how we are going to present the facts to the jury so they can understand it,” reveals another interviewee.

Work highlights Secured a $244 million settlement of federal monopolization claims in an antitrust class action against News Corporation and its affiliates, following three years of litigation.

Achieved a complete summary judgment win for EP Energy regarding breach-of-contract claims in a multimillion-dollar seismic data licensing dispute.

Significant clients Apache, Walmart, Chevron, KBR, IQ Holdings.

Notable practitioners

"Talented lawyer" Neal Manne is considered by peers to be "really first-rate," as well as "well thought of in the community." His trial practice takes him across the USA, covering a wide variety of issues, including insurance and antitrust disputes, as well as constitutional challenges.

Mark Wawro is a commercial litigation specialist, acting for both plaintiffs and defendants in complex matters. Clients praise his trial work: "He's amazingly thorough in his preparation and analysis, with a very good courtroom presence."

Harry Susman acts in high-profile commercial litigation matters, such as the whistle-blower suit against Novartis which settled for $390 million. He maintains a solid reputation in the market, with one prominent peer suggesting he "continues to impress" for his work.

Barry Barnett is an active and respected litigator in the oil and gas market, with additional expertise in general commercial and antitrust disputes. One client extols the virtues of Barnett's practice by noting: "He has the combination of preparation and also the ability to be patient in a courtroom. He knows the right times to make his points and he is appropriately argumentative. He has so much confidence in the way he defends and positions his clients, you feel you are in great hands when you are working with him.”

Geoffrey Harrison is praised by clients for his courtroom advocacy as a "very skilled trial lawyer," with one highlighting: "He just has a certain flair and ability to get the judge and jury on his side; he's unflappable, nothing fazes him!" He is adept at handling general commercial and energy disputes, as well those involving environmental and antitrust issues.

Stephen Susman "enjoys a magnificent reputation" nationwide for his effective representation of clients facing disputes on a variety of commercial matters. Peers remark that his practice is considered "market-leading" and "high-quality."

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Baker Botts LLP - Litigation

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What the team is known for Excellent standard of representation in a wide range of commercial disputes, with a particularly robust reputation in relation to litigation matters arising in energy and securities. Able to draw on a strong geographic footprint in litigating cases across the country, offering additional expertise in technology, antitrust and environment. Also highly acclaimed for its capacity to take on an array of disputes at appellate level.

Work highlights Secured a summary judgment for Marathon Oil in one of the first nuisance suits in the Eagle Ford shale play.

Successfully defended AT&T in a patent trial, over alleged patent infringements in relation to Enovsys's location privacy technology.

Significant clients Halliburton, CenterPoint Energy, Shell, Chevron, Ivanhoe Energy.

Notable practitioners

David Sterling is an exceptional litigator in the securities space with an aptitude for high-stakes 10b-5 class actions, as well as derivative lawsuits and suits challenging mergers. Interviewees highlight him as "the gold standard" in securities disputes.

Danny David is a securities litigator with a growing reputation in the space, following his work in disputes involving securities class actions, shareholder M&A cases and derivative actions. "He really got us out of the fire on a deal; to him it wasn't just an engagement, it was something he had to win and he did so convincingly," highlights one source, while another focuses in on his impressive ability to "distill and articulate the merits of our defense.

Thomas Phillips is considered to be a strong appellate litigator, having acted for clients on appeals to state and federal courts on a multitude of issues. One of his primary assets is identified as the fact that he "has very good judgment and insight as to what will be well received by the courts."

Macey Reasoner Stokes is considered to be a prominent player in appellate disputes, with one individual stating that they "have a high opinion of her." She heads the firm's appellate litigation practice group and has significant experience with disputes in the energy arena.

Aaron Streett has built an excellent practice for himself, appearing in appellate matters in the Fifth and DC Circuits, in particular. One peer identifies him as an "exceptionally talented appellate lawyer, one of the real stars of his generation," while a client reveals that "he's really impressed me in terms of judgment and ability to understand complicated ideas quickly."

Rod Phelan is a highly accomplished courtroom litigator able to place his decades of experience in the field at his clients' disposal. Matters of contractual breach are a strength of his and he is also proficient in disputes related to shareholder litigation and IP matters. He is exceptionally well regarded across Texas as well as nationwide, with peers considering him to be an "excellent trial lawyer."

John Anaipakos is highly regarded by market sources for his abilities in litigation, with one peer categorizing him as a "very smart guy and a good strategist." Another adds: "If I had a complex problem, I'd go to him." His expertise spans business litigation, energy disputes and personal injury matters.

Travis Sales possesses a significant practice handling matters for clients on commercial and energy matters. "He distills complex concepts into easily understood pieces with ease," one impressed market source reveals, adding: "He has a great demeanor with clients and is a highly respected litigator throughout Texas." He recently represented the Houston Firefighters Relief and Retirement Fund in a constitutional dispute with the City of Houston.

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McKool Smith - Litigation

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What the team is known for Highly experienced litigation outfit with an extensive roster of accomplished trial lawyers adept at representing sophisticated clients in a variety of commercial disputes. Particularly well known for its expertise in patent disputes, with additional experience in securities, antitrust and bankruptcy matters. Possesses a breadth of practice that takes it beyond Texas, with its lawyers having conducted trials nationwide, including recently in North Carolina and New York.

Strengths One client considers the team particularly praiseworthy, offering the following assessment: "I've never worked with a more focused, confident and careful group in all my life. I always felt they put our needs first. Out of any service I've had provided to me, they are in the upper echelon."

The group receives further acclaim for being "excellent lawyers" who see a matter through "all the way through to the end."

Work highlights Defended Alcoa in a dispute with the state of North Carolina concerning its ownership rights to submerged land and four hydropower dams built along a 45-mile stretch of the Yadkin River, resulting in a summary judgment in favor of Alcoa.

Secured a $36.5 million jury verdict on behalf of the developers of Canyon Ridge Resort, who faced accusations of breaching various contractual and fiduciary duties.

Significant clients Federal Home Loan Mortgage, CenturyLink, Sunday Players, State of Hawaii, Joshua Harman.

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Samuel Baxter is a seasoned trial attorney with exceptional patent litigation expertise, as well as a proficiency in handling FCA matters. "He has a remarkable ability to communicate with East Texas juries and tries enormously difficult patent cases," proclaims one individual, while another labels him a "superb trial lawyer."

Firm chairman and founder Mike McKool enjoys a significant and reputable practice, in which he deals with high-profile commercial litigation matters, as well as cases focused on IP. "He has an excellent reputation and I hold him in high regard," notes one impressed peer.

Lewis LeClair is recognized by market sources as a "very good lawyer with excellent trial experience," his success in which leads to peers considering him a "formidable opponent." He frequently acts in commercial disputes related to antitrust and IP issues.

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Reynolds Frizzell LLP - Litigation

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What the team is known for Well-regarded litigation boutique with a strong track record of representing clients in a range of commercial matters, with particular emphasis on energy and natural resources. Additional expertise includes handling IP, breach of fiduciary duty and shareholder disputes. Handles disputes in state and federal courts, including courts of appeal, as well as assisting clients in domestic and international arbitration.

Strengths One source applauds the fact that they were "quick to grasp operational details related to our business that were essential to understanding the matter and setting a proper strategy."

The team also receives excellent feedback from another client: "They handled a complex multiparty dispute and helped us get a result in a timely manner."

Value for money Client consensus is that the firm is "great value" for money. Satisfied clients remark that the team's "boutique litigation model is very cost-effective," with one individual commenting that the attorneys are "focused on providing value."

Work highlights Represented DCP Midstream in a lawsuit against Anadarko Petroleum, in which it was alleged Anadarko was violating terms of in excess of 40 different gas purchase, gathering and processing contracts.

Defended Wood Group Mustang in a suit alleging over $43 million in damages arising out of the alleged failure to detect critical defects in ten pipelines in Port Arthur, Texas.

Significant clients Energy Transfer Fuel, Balli Steel, BHP Billiton, Riverstone Holdings, BL Harbert International.

Notable practitioners

Chris Reynolds specializes in engineering and construction disputes, as well as energy litigation and IP cases, representing clients on both sides of the docket. One client indicates that he is "incredibly intelligent, with a strong ability to communicate with all levels of the organization."

Jean Frizzell is described by one observer as "one of the most talented lawyers I've ever worked with," elaborating that "if you read depositions he's done, they're a work of art." Another appreciative client outlines his positive experience with Frizzell: "Jean was always there for us. When things were not going so well, I could always sleep at night because I knew that Jean would handle the problem - and he always did." His broad commercial litigation practice incorporates energy, breach of contract, construction and partnership disputes.

Jeremy Doyle is a talented litigator frequently involved in complex commercial disputes, including oil and gas contractual cases. Sources acknowledge him as a "very talented trial lawyer," with a peer revealing that he "would recommend him for any dispute" due to his "thoughtful, easygoing style in the courtroom."

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Vinson & Elkins LLP - Litigation

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What the team is known for Well-resourced national firm with a great depth of experience in handling litigation across the full gamut of commercial areas. Especially well known in relation to its expertise in energy disputes, with additional prowess in antitrust, environmental and construction matters. Also boasts highly regarded securities and appellate specialists, in addition to a fast-growing white-collar crime practice, which handles significant investigations.

Strengths One individual describes the firm's service as "very professional, thorough and complete," with others adding that "they chase everything down and work and issue until it is fully understood."

Another client provides a complete breakdown of their impressions of the firm's offering: "We are extremely satisfied and would recommend V&E in the litigation process. The client service was outstanding, expending time and expenses in an efficient and transparent manner."

Work highlights Secured the dismissal of a multimillion-dollar wrongful death case on behalf of ICA Fluor, in relation to an accident that occurred at the Mata Redonda fabrication yard in Veracruz, Mexico.

Successfully represented Valerus Compression Services in an appeal before a Texas appeals court, in which it was ruled that Guggenheim Corporate Funding may not keep an equity stake in Valerus that was mistakenly transferred and was worth up to $40 million.

Significant clients Energy Transfer Equity, Gastar Exploration, Marathon Oil, eBay, Port of Houston Authority.

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"Wonderful trial lawyer" John Wander receives excellent praise from a raft of individuals, with one source indicating that he is "good on his feet, smart and can be firm and constructive." He possesses a diverse practice ranging from SEC investigations to shareholder fiduciary duty disputes.

Michael Holmes is a highly acclaimed securities litigator, with experience in SEC investigations, shareholder litigation and M&A work. He receives praise for being "very knowledgeable, confident and dynamic" as well as having "great litigation instincts and the experience to deal with matters."

Thomas Leatherbury's appellate practice spans areas such as commercial, energy, healthcare and media litigation. Interviewees remark that he is "very well versed in the law, and he has an ability to take very complex issues and distill them down into simple terms that the judge can instantly understand."

Marie Yeates is regarded as an exceptionally effective appellate litigator, having represented clients in a variety of matters, including commercial disputes and oil and gas matters. Commentators outline her strengths, saying: "She knows how to get to the heart of the case and speak effectively."

Amy Tankersley Perry is regarded as "very impressive" by market sources, who note that she is "very precise in her analysis and very good at pulling pieces together to fill in the puzzle." Her areas of focus include securities litigation, officers' and directors' liability and internal investigations.

Jeffrey Johnston is considered by peers to be an "outstanding lawyer" for his work on SEC and DOJ investigations, including FCPA matters. He also handles shareholder litigation, frequently representing companies, officers, directors and auditors.

An energy litigator with excellent trial experience, Guy Lipe is often involved in royalty class actions and contractual disputes. Indeed, one individual remarks that he is a "phenomenal royalty lawyer" who has a "brilliant approach and provides incredible customer service."

James Thompson is a trial litigator specializing in energy matters, with a practice revolving around lawsuits and arbitrations for related contractual disputes. Market commentators reflect that he has an "excellent reputation as a trial lawyer with an energy focus."

"Excellent lawyer" Phillip Dye represented Plains All American Pipeline in a lawsuit against the state of Delaware, regarding whether it can make companies pay millions of dollars for unclaimed property. He regularly represents energy companies in a variety of commercial disputes.

Harry Reasoner is much revered for his litigation practice, with peers professing to have "the highest admiration for him." He possesses a wealth of experience in commercial litigation matters, especially those that intersect with issues in the energy market.

William Sims impresses market sources with his broad-based litigation practice, with a particular emphasis on fraud, breach of contract and trade secret misappropriation cases. Interviewees are quick to commend his approach: "His strength is his strong grasp of the legal issues, the judge and opposing side; he reads them well, researching thoroughly on all aspects of the case."

Ferguson McNiel has developed a significant litigation practice that sees him handle commercial, construction, product liability and energy cases with considerable frequency. In describing a recent matter, one client fully outlines his abilities: "Ferguson was actively engaged in finding a solution. He was very knowledgeable about the details of the case, attentive to the other party's moves, and at the same time very conscious about our costs. His strategic and tactical abilities are strengths that helped us a lot."

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·         With a national experience base that runs from the wellhead to Wall Street, V&E’s litigators represent clients in diverse industries, including but not limited to energy, pharmaceuticals, automotive, mining, construction, technology, and media/entertainment.

·         As a leading law firm headquartered in the energy capital of the world, V&E’s trial lawyers combine technical proficiency in the energy industry with a robust understanding of the business side and beyond. Our litigators and appellate lawyers represent clients extensively in litigation matters related to the myriad issues encountered in recovering oil and gas from unconventional resource plays in Texas and throughout the country. 

·         Our seasoned trial lawyers have substantial experience in jury and bench trials in federal and state courts, with a particular strength in Texas, as well as before administrative agencies and in arbitration and mediation. Our appellate lawyers frequently appear before state and federal appellate courts across the country, including the U.S. Supreme Court, addressing cutting-edge legal issues.

·         We have handled cases in Texas, Delaware, Nevada, California, Missouri, Indiana, New York and Louisiana, among numerous other states. Unlike other Texas firms, we offer extensive experience litigating governance and voting rights issues in the context of master limited partnerships (MLPs), particularly in the Delaware Chancery Court. 

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Yetter Coleman LLP - Litigation

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What the team is known for Nimble boutique with a strong and creative bench of litigators well versed in handling complex business disputes spanning a diverse array of substantive areas of law, including antitrust, IP and contractual disputes. Highly accomplished in representing clients from a variety of industries, such as energy, technology and finance.

Strengths One interviewee observes with enthusiasm that the firm is "incredibly attentive and knowledgeable," as well as noting that it "worked very hard on the matter."

Another satisfied client applauds the fact that the team has been "very passionate about looking after my interests."

Work highlights Acted as lead trial counsel for MM Steel in an antitrust conspiracy suit, with the final judgment reaching $160 million.

Lead counsel for Apache in a dispute, in which it was alleged that it had breached its obligations under a purchase and sale agreement connected with oil and gas interests in the Texas Panhandle.

Significant clients Southwestern Energy, ExxonMobil, IBM, Vinmar International, ConocoPhillips.

Notable practitioners

Reagan Simpson is a versatile litigator with a tremendous depth of experience handling commercial and energy disputes, most notably before appellate courts. One of his peers commends his ability to both "try cases and appeal them," calling him a "terrific, cerebral lawyer." Clients build upon this characterization, saying he possesses a "unique ability to gain the trust of lawyers on both sides, and the courts as well."

"First-tier lawyer" Paul Yetter is an esteemed litigator operating in the energy, technology and transportation industries, with a focus on antitrust, IP and business torts. "He is thoughtful, insightful and creative," reveals one impressed source, who elaborates that Yetter is "not afraid to take something to trial but understands that you can eliminate a lot of issues in pretrial motions." Another interviewee remarks upon his advocacy skills and is suitably impressed: "He is a master in the courtroom. He has such an ease about him that it is as if he is talking to you in your living room."

Collin Cox has an ever-growing profile in commercial litigation, thanks to his highly regarded representation of clients in the energy, financial services and software industries. Numerous individuals offered glowing endorsements of his capabilities, with one client particularly effusive in their praise: "He was superb. His preparation was thorough and attuned to critical subtleties. At deposition, he was calm, exceptionally well prepared and in command, and his witness's testimony was flawless." Another interviewee enthuses over the fact that he "knows when to take a tough stance and when a more conciliatory stance is preferable; he knows exactly what to do in any situation!"

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Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C. - Litigation

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What the team is known for Robust litigation specialists with a fast-growing reputation as a feared opponent for established national firms. Especially strong experience in representing clients in the technology and energy arenas. Trial-oriented group of attorneys who are unafraid to take on the full range of high-value commercial disputes for both plaintiffs and defendants.

Strengths "We use them when we need to pull out all the stops to win," explains one client, while another adds that the group is "good at aggressively pursuing and defending a case."

"They work collaboratively and try to maximize efficiencies such that they provide good value," comment impressed sources, who appreciate the fact that the attorneys "go out and do what needs to be done."

Work highlights Successfully defended National Oilwell Varco in a discrimination lawsuit filed by employees seeking $120 million.

Represented FMC Technologies and subsequently its executive Steven Abbiss in a federal noncompete breach action filed by Cameron International, which alleges widespread theft of trade secrets.

Significant clients Plains All American Pipeline, Versata Software, Weatherford International, CITGO Petroleum, Air Liquide.

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John Zavitsanos continues to impress in the field of commercial litigation, making great strides through his representation of clients in oil and gas, labor and complex commercial disputes. One of his clients describes one occasion when he "backed the other side into a corner until they dropped the suit," calling his representation "masterful." Comments from other individuals support this characterization, such as one client who notes that "John is, without a doubt, a fighter who will not back down from anyone.

Demetrios Anaipakos has an established practice that covers commercial and patent infringement cases in both state and federal courts. Market feedback indicates that he is considered to be a "tenacious and smart lawyer," with one individual calling him a "force to be reckoned with."

Adam Milasincic is a well-regarded associate at the firm, developing a broad commercial litigation practice that includes contractual and labor disputes. One of his clients explains: "He was extremely impressive and stood out. He quickly grasped the concepts and knew the voluminous documents in detail."

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Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP - Litigation

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What the team is known for Nationally prominent firm with long-established Texas presence supported by a decorated roster of highly respected commercial, securities and appellate litigators. Particular prowess in relation to the defense of product liability, antitrust and FCA suits. Frequently handles high-value matters for nationally or internationally prominent clients.

Strengths Interviewees relay their favorable impression of the team, with one detailing: "They're excellent - they keep me informed, provide information ahead of time and take ownership from a strategic standpoint."

The group is described by one impressed client as "uniformly excellent," while others say: "We could hardly be more impressed with the work that we have seen from this Gibson Dunn team."

Work highlights Acted for BNSF Railway in antitrust litigation over alleged attempts to fix fuel surcharge prices.

Obtained a significant trial win for Delta Air Lines in litigation relating to its access to gate space at the Dallas Love Field Airport.

Significant clients Sanofi, Stream Energy, Trinity, Energy Future Holdings, Estée Lauder.

Notable practitioners

James Ho is a well-regarded appellate lawyer with an impressive array of commercial cases under his belt. Interviewees applaud his pragmatism, with one individual calling him "results-oriented and outcome-focused," while another commentator outlines numerous strengths of his: "His writing is elegant, he has great intellectual acuity and is legal-savvy. He has terrific oral skills and an ability to lead a team – he's the complete package."

William Dawson is described as "a real trial lawyer, the real deal" by enthusiastic commentators, while others comment that "in any type of complex, high-stakes litigation, he's able to separate the wheat from the chaff and figure out which arguments are going to be persuasive." Antitrust and IP disputes are his forte and his advocacy in such cases has secured him an exemplary reputation in this field.

Robert Walters is an accomplished commercial litigator with a well-earned reputation for representing clients well in antitrust cases. He has advised numerous clients in business torts and class action suits.

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Jones Day - Litigation

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Commentary from the Chambers USA guide

What the team is known for Well-resourced national litigation group with a Texas operation supported by offices in both Houston and Dallas. Recent successes include cases in relation to the environmental, consumer and breach of fiduciary duty areas, as well as disputes in energy and IP. Significant strength in relation to white-collar crime and investigations by government agencies.

Strengths One individual regards the team as "very thorough - really a pleasure to work with" and is "always happy with their work."

Work highlights Achieved a unanimous defense jury verdict for BNSF Railway in a case involving claims brought under whistle-blower protections of the Federal Railroad Safety Act.

Secured the dismissal, on appeal, of patent and trade secrets cases filed by Wellogix against client SAP America.

Significant clients Standard Bank Group, Chevron, Jacobs Engineering Group, Expedia, Texas Instruments.

Notable practitioners

Patricia Villareal is an immensely experienced securities litigator, possessing a wealth of knowledge on high-stakes shareholder litigation, as well as SEC and internal investigations. Interviewees consider her the "gold standard," with one client commenting: "She has been doing this long enough so that she has great instincts for what is important. She's a relentless advocate for her client and is able to see all the legal issues in a situation at the same time."

Scott Fletcher is considered to be a "very strong" litigator who is adept at handling the full range of disputes in the field. His prowess in handling securities matters is well known, most notably in securities fraud and shareholder derivative litigation, as well as SEC investigations.

David Woodcock brings many years of experience gained from his time at the SEC to his work in private practice. He focuses on financial reporting, accounting and securities investigations and enjoys an "excellent reputation" for his practice in these areas.

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King & Spalding LLP - Litigation

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Commentary from the Chambers USA guide

What the team is known for Well-established dispute resolution team seated in two Texas offices in Houston and Dallas, providing excellent coverage for a wide range of local and national clients. Noted ability in relation to the representation of clients in the energy industry, with further expertise in handling complex securities cases. Additional proficiency in handling consumer class actions and international arbitrations adds to the comprehensive coverage afforded to clients by the practice group.

Strengths One client indicates: "What I really appreciate is that they don't just recite the law but they give us practical and tactical guidance on how to get from point A to point B, and how to operationalize it in a way appropriate to business organizations.”

Work highlights Acted as lead trial counsel for Chevron in a multibillion-dollar lawsuit brought by the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East against approximately 100 energy companies concerning alleged oil and gas drilling damage to coastal ecosystems.

Represents FXCM, as well as its CEO and CFO, in a shareholders' federal securities class action concerning its decision to allow the Swiss Franc to trade freely against the euro.

Significant clients ConocoPhillips, Halliburton, Hanger, Bass Pro Shops, MillerCoors.

Notable practitioners

Paul Bessette is a highly regarded litigator with a proficiency in shareholder class actions, derivative litigation, SEC proceedings and other complex commercial litigation disputes.

Robert Meadows is highly regarded by both peers and clients, with one individual calling him an "absolutely phenomenal trial lawyer with a great history of achieving outstanding results." He is often involved in complex commercial litigation, especially in the energy sector, with recent cases relating to environmental matters, joint venture agreements, breach of contract and fraud claims.

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Locke Lord LLP - Litigation

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Commentary from the Chambers USA guide

What the team is known for Substantial experience in representing a range of clients, from Fortune 500 to family-owned businesses in commercial litigation matters. Well equipped to handle all contentious matters facing businesses, including contract, antitrust, class action defense, tax and insolvency. Especially robust experience with mortgage disputes and cases arising in the energy sector.

Strengths One client particularly values the firm's "very deep bench," adding: "They're good at letting me know when to expect a response, which is important to me."

Work highlights Filed a dispositive motion on behalf of Nationstar in a statewide putative class action relating to the legality of certain Texas home equity loan modifications.

Acted as lead appellate counsel to Ocwen in connection with the proper interpretation of a specific part of the Texas Constitution affecting the mortgage industry.

Significant clients Wells Fargo, Burlington Resources Oil & Gas, ConocoPhillips, Spitzer Industries, North Texas Tollway Authority.

Notable practitioners

Cynthia Timms enters the ranking on the back of several peer recommendations for her appellate practice, which covers disputes in IP and oil and gas. She receives commendations from clients for being a "very creative and thoughtful" lawyer.

Paul Coggins cochairs Locke Lord’s national white-collar criminal defense and internal investigations practice. He is a prominent figure in the area, with recent work focusing on antitrust, as well as internal investigations into tax fraud and securities violations. One individual comments that there are "few better than Paul" and he is also considered to have an "outstanding white-collar practice" by one impressed interviewee.

Tim Johnson is held in high esteem due to his effective representation of both individuals and corporations in price-fixing investigations, SEC enforcement matters and foreign trade issues. One commentator asserts: "Tim is very practical and business-savvy. His advice always made sense from the company’s perspective."

Kiprian Mendrygal is a highly rated litigator with a broad investigatory practice focusing on internal investigations into securities fraud, funds misappropriation and FCPA matters. One client reports that they "can't say enough good things" about him, while others remark that he is "very, very good" and the "next generation of the white-collar Bar."

Michael Powell is a well-established litigator in the oil and gas sector, with years of experience successfully representing high-profile clients in complex litigation matters. One impressed client notes: "He understands the law and the area and how to blend together law from different states. He is very good at coming in and convincing a judge that what one state is doing is how the law might apply in another state. He is a very smart litigator."

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Norton Rose Fulbright - Litigation

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Commentary from the Chambers USA guide

What the team is known for Wide-ranging base of expertise in litigation, spanning general commercial, securities, product liability and energy disputes. Highly regarded bench of litigators well versed both in securing favorable settlements and in taking cases to trial. Geographic reach allows the team to provide comprehensive representation for clients in multiple industries throughout the USA and internationally.

Strengths Clients suggest that the team is "known for their laser focus and efficiency," while others praise the attorneys for being "strategic as well as tactical in their approach."

"They immediately took ownership of the case, and provided the guidance and advocacy that every client wishes for,” remarks another impressed individual.

Work highlights Prevailed in a securities class action for Uranium Energy, securing a motion to dismiss, having proven that the plaintiffs did not adequately allege scheme liability, fraudulent intent or loss causation.

Defended Shell Offshore and Shell Exploration in a qui tam whistle-blower suit brought by two former government auditors.

Significant clients Erin Energy, Flotek, Anadarko Petroleum, ExxonMobil, UBS.

Notable practitioners

Gerard Pecht garners extremely positive feedback from market sources, who consider him an expert on derivatives cases, as well as being "the best there is on client service." He has extensive experience in all aspects of securities litigation, allowing him to provide comprehensive representation to clients.

Rodney Acker is regarded as a specialist in cases of financial institutions, using his many years' experience in the field to represent clients in cases involving subprime and auction rate securities. He is considered to be an "excellent counselor, as well as a world-class trial lawyer."

Peter Stokes continues to go from strength to strength in securities litigation, with a practice that sees him frequently represent clients in 10b-5 class actions and shareholder suits. Peers consider him to be a "real shining star" in the area.

William Wood heads the firm's energy and infrastructure group and often advises energy clients on complex litigation matters. Market feedback indicates that he has "really strong experience in energy litigation," with geosciences and land access matters also within his field of expertise.

Daniel McClure is known "for his expertise in energy and class action matters, and for his focus on strategy and efficiency at every step,” according to clients. He also has experience in royalty disputes and qui tam actions. Another client also remarks that he is "very detailed and very efficient," saying he can "sleep well at night knowing Dan's at the controls.”

Reagan Brown is well regarded for his commercial litigation practice, drawing a great deal of praise from market sources. One client notes: "He is a loyal and trusted adviser due to his laser focus on desired outcomes and ability to create a roadmap to achieve such outcomes, both strategically and efficiently."

Stephen Dillard is highlighted by commentators as "very strong on cross-border disputes," as well as receiving praise for his courtroom presence. He has considerable expertise in water contamination cases, environmental disputes and toxic torts.

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Of our 125 US litigation partners, nearly 15 percent of them have an impressive list of complex, first-chair jury trial experience. Our ability to offer a boutique trial team to our clients within a global legal practice is just another reason we are unique. In fact, in Texas alone, we have more than 10 trial lawyers who are fellows of The American College of Trial Lawyers, a compilation of the best of the trial bar from the United States and Canada.

We continue to handle new, complex matters for some of the largest companies in the world in several major industries, including: energy, financial institutions, life sciences, technology and entertainment. Whether it was securing a jury trial victory for the world’s largest publicly traded oil and gas company in an eight-figure indemnity suit, obtaining a reversal in the Supreme Court of Texas for a large health care nonprofit, obtaining summary judgment in a multi-million dollar antitrust conspiracy case, securing a million dollar jury verdict on a breach of contract and fraud claim, or achieving final approval in a landmark 13-year class action involving more than a million insurance policyholders, Norton Rose Fulbright trial lawyers have a track record of successfully resolving our clients’ toughest cases.

Every year, we donate tens of thousands of hours to pro bono matters, worth millions of dollars in legal fees, to help those who are unable to pay for services.

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We advise many of the world’s largest corporations and financial institutions on complex, high-value and sensitive multi-jurisdictional disputes. Our team of lawyers across Europe, the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia, provides an integrated and high quality service to all our clients.

With experience in managing multi-jurisdictional litigation and international arbitration across all industry sectors, our lawyers both prevent and resolve disputes by giving practical, creative advice that focuses on our clients' strategic objectives. We have particular strength in financial institutions; energy; infrastructure, mining and commodities; transport; technology and innovation; and life sciences and healthcare.

We recognize that each dispute is governed by a unique set of variables, sensitivities and, most importantly, commercial factors.


Smyser Kaplan & Veselka LLP - Litigation

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Commentary from the Chambers USA guide

What the team is known for Highly skilled litigation boutique called upon to handle many of the most high-profile commercial matters in a range of sectors. Recent experience includes representing both plaintiffs and defendants in trade secrets, energy, automotive and technology disputes. Expertise expands to cover investigations and white-collar criminal cases involving securities fraud, insider trading and FCPA violations.

Strengths "The team offers a rare blend of sound legal advice coupled with practical business advice," reveal impressed market sources.

It receives additional praise from interviewees for being a group of "very high-performing trial lawyers."

Work highlights Secured the dismissal of charges against Grand Isle Shipyards in relation to an explosion that occurred in November 2012 on a platform in the Gulf of Mexico.

Achieved a jury award of $7.2 million for Quantlab with regard to the theft of research and technology trade secrets.

Significant clients Western Geco, BNSF Railway, Enduring Resources, Maersk, Memorial Herman Health System.

Notable practitioners

"Outstanding lawyer" Shaun Clarke heads the firm's white-collar defense practice and represents clients in a wide range of criminal cases. One peer praises his cross-examination techniques and case preparation, saying he "provided a lot of expertise and guidance" and was "wonderful in the courtroom."

David Isaak is noted for his proficiency in government investigations, white-collar criminal defense and criminal appeals. Numerous interviewees highlight his intelligent handling of cases, calling him a “smart lawyer.” He also represents clients in parallel civil, criminal and administrative proceedings.

Lee Kaplan has a fine reputation for his ability to take on challenging commercial matters. One interviewee considers him to be someone who is "always looking at the big picture and demonstrates maturity and wisdom in deciding how to proceed or respond."

Craig Smyser is an incredibly experienced commercial litigator, known for representing prominent companies and individuals in business disputes and personal injury matters. "Craig was outstanding at rendering solid legal advice tempered by a practical business perspective," outlines one commentator, while another indicates that he is "brilliant with both strategy and tactics."

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Thompson & Knight LLP - Litigation

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Commentary from the Chambers USA guide

What the team is known for Well-regarded litigation group able to draw on resources spanning four offices in the state. Particularly noted expertise in relation to disputes arising in the oil and gas sector, with additional recent experience in representing clients in the aviation industry. Recognizable strength in securities litigation and enforcement, as well as white-collar criminal defense matters.

Strengths A satisfied client offered exceptional praise for the service provided by the firm: "The team has done an excellent job helping me understand the strengths and weaknesses of my case, and has encouraged me to think of each decision on a risk versus reward basis. They put together a very detailed analysis of the different directions the case could go and the likely value of the various outcomes."

The team is also endorsed by clients as being "particularly efficient, digging into operations that our in-house counsel can't handle."

Work highlights Secured a jury award of $7.5 million in damages for Encompass Office Solutions in a lawsuit involving claims of breach of contract, defamation and tortious interference.

Representing BNSF Railway in a challenge to a drainage fee ordinance adopted by the City of Houston.

Significant clients Simon Property Group, Boots & Coots, JSW Steel, Fisher Controls International, Mark Cuban Companies.

Notable practitioners

Timothy McCormick has a broad practice and is described by peers as an "excellent lawyer and securities litigator." He has a considerable presence in both regulatory enforcement matters and shareholder class actions.

Richard Roper is considered by commentators to be a "charming individual who is very practical in approach" and is further characterized as "open-minded and smart" by other market sources. He has focused his career on representing clients on a broad range of white-collar criminal matters, including those in the securities, tax and healthcare fraud areas.

The "superb" Craig Haynes is a respected trial litigator, frequently active in significant matters in the energy and natural resources arena, including royalty owner litigation and class actions. He is considered to be a "very good commercial energy litigator" by his peers.

Kenneth Held is a Texas litigator with a practice focusing on securities litigation, including 10b-5 and fiduciary duty disputes. He has additional experience in energy litigation and is described as "tremendous" and a "smart guy" by interviewees.

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Thompson & Knight conducts an extensive litigation practice in trial and appellate courts in every part of Texas, across the Southwest, throughout the U.S., and around the world. Our Trial lawyers combine keen analysis, thorough preparation, practical skills, and comprehensive experience to represent clients effectively before judges, juries, and arbiters. If a favorable pre-trial solution is not or cannot be reached, we try cases vigorously and confidently to verdict.

The Firm has an active complex commercial and business litigation practice involving breach of contract, tortious interference with existing or contemplated contracts, breach of fiduciary duties, agreements limiting competition, misuse of intellectual property, antitrust violations, fraud and deceptive trade practices, securities law violations, employer/employee disputes, and collection of debt, among others. In addition to handling disputes at trial, we help our clients protect their rights and avoid liability for such claims.

Our lawyers combine keen analysis, careful preparation, practical skills, and comprehensive experience to represent clients effectively before judges, juries, and other arbiters.  If we cannot secure a favorable pre-trial solution, we try cases confidently and vigorously to verdict or bench decision.

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Bracewell LLP - Litigation

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Commentary from the Chambers USA guide

What the team is known for Fast-growing litigation bench with a reputation for creative approaches to disputes both before and in trial for a range of major corporate clients. Especially accomplished at handling appeals and suits arising out of the energy sector, with further capabilities in banking, securities, IP and environmental matters. Has enjoyed a number of recent successes in high-level appeals courts.

Strengths One client gratefully reveals: "I trust what they're doing - I know what is required and it's a luxury to have them take care of it. They're responsive, professional, and condense the details concisely and effectively. There's a good line of communication; we're a team working and strategizing together."

Another pleased client notes: "They cut to the chase and generally respond within an hour. There's a lot of day-to-day partner interaction and small matters are handled at the same caliber as big matters."

Value for money The team receives a number of comments relating to the service's excellent value for money. One source is "impressed with how cost-conscious they are on expenses and efficient in staffing matters," while another reveals that "when you tell them your budget, they don't try and push you to a higher number, but try to work within it."

Work highlights Defended Powerex against the State of Oregon's assertion that all of its transfers of energy at two virtual trading hubs in Oregon were subject to taxation by Oregon, regardless of where the electricity was consumed.

Acted as appellate counsel to KBR in a case concerning alleged sodium dichromate exposure at a water treatment facility in Iraq, reversing the original judgment which awarded the plaintiffs $81 million.

Significant clients Apache, Baker Hughes, BG Group, Noble Energy, Westlake Chemical.

Notable practitioners

Warren Harris heads the firm's appellate practice, with enviable experience before the US Supreme Court, Texas Supreme Court and other state and federal courts of appeals. Respected for being "very active in the Bar" and a "good oral advocate," Harris is held in "high regard" by the Texas litigation market.

Jeffery Vaden's practice revolves around high-profile FCPA and FINRA investigations. He has recently taken on investigations for clients in the education and healthcare sectors and frequently acts on behalf of high-profile individuals.

Ryan Myers has a growing reputation for defending clients in white-collar criminal cases, according to impressed peers and clients. His recent work has spanned numerous areas and he retains a focus on FCPA and healthcare fraud investigations.

Clifford Gunter is a well-respected practitioner who maintains an established presence in Texas energy litigation matters. He possesses a wealth of knowledge in relation to complex commercial proceedings, providing strategic counsel to major industrial and financial clients.

The "strategic" Sean Gorman's litigation practice concentrates on advocacy for high-risk and high-value US and international business disputes. One client indicates they were "very impressed with how focused he is on the end goal," adding: "He's efficient and practical, I have absolute confidence in his advice." Commentators further acknowledge him as "one of the most empathetic attorneys."

"One of the smartest," Stephen Crain focuses on the energy, securities and construction disputes. Firmwide chair of the litigation group, he remains "totally involved in the case," according to sources. Observers note: "His understanding of the law and how receptive judges will be to different arguments is uncanny," and describe him as being "very cost-effective."

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Haynes and Boone, LLP - Litigation

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Commentary from the Chambers USA guide

What the team is known for High-quality litigation group accompanying a superbly talented appellate bench widely seen as the most accomplished in Texas. Especially active in significant securities, energy, trade secrets and class action matters, for a diverse client portfolio. Handles commercial litigation matters of all sizes and appeals for some of state's largest jury verdicts.

Strengths One client states: "They brought a huge amount of expertise to the table and they were head and shoulders above the rest. I was proud of the team and their client service - they've been great at communicating with us 24 hours a day," adding: "They tried the case to perfection."

Another client also holds the firm in high regard: "We use them time and again. Their responsiveness and practical, accurate advice are strengths."

Work highlights Defeated a class action for the National Football League, involving seat complaints by thousands of ticket holders who were seeking $100 million in damages.

Collaborated with Energy Transfer Fuel's appellate trial counsel to defend against a $400 million damages claim concerning the operation of a natural gas pipeline.

Significant clients Union Pacific, AT&T, Bank of America, BP America, ExxonMobil.

Notable practitioners

Katherine Addleman is considered to be "very knowledgeable about SEC investigations" and "very straightforward with clients." She heads the firm’s SEC enforcement practice and frequently defends companies and their executives against charges of civil and criminal misconduct.

Daniel Gold is developing an excellent securities litigation practice, with particular strengths including shareholder derivative litigation and securities class actions. "He is a strategist," reveals one client, while other commentators highlight the fact that he has "very good common sense" and is a "great writer."

Karen Precella is cochair of the firm's appellate practice and has played an extensive role in representing clients facing complex commercial litigation and energy disputes. One loyal client affirms: "She's fantastic, I'd trust her to sort out anything. She's not a self-promoter but she's their lethal stealth weapon."

"Superstar appellate lawyer" Nina Cortell is "quick, articulate and an expert on technical issues with waiving rights on appeal." Cortell possesses "an almost encyclopedic knowledge of judges" and is "well known to the Texas Supreme Court, various courts of appeal and the Fifth Circuit." Her magnificent reputation stems from her superlative representation of corporations, public entities and individuals in high-stakes appeals.

"Terrific lawyer" Lynne Liberato is appreciated by her clients for being "really strategic" and "thinking ahead," with one individual reflecting that "she understands it's not just a lawsuit; she's very attuned to our position and how it will come across." She continues to handle important IP and commercial cases before the Supreme Court of Texas and the Fifth Circuit.

"Dean of Texas appellate practice" Mike Hatchell is able to draw upon decades of experience in the field to assist him with appeals before the Texas Supreme Court and other courts of appeal. Interviewees describe him as a "thoughtful, excellent writer who has a breadth of knowledge that everyone aspires to," while others note that he is "very effective with judges" as he "knows how to put briefs together in a way that resonates with the court."

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Jackson Walker LLP - Litigation

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Commentary from the Chambers USA guide

What the team is known for Longstanding presence in the Texas litigation market, with notable ability for handling complex disputes at trial. Regularly handles national and international cases, including arbitrations, particularly in the areas of aviation, energy and media.

Strengths Commentators note: "They do all the right things and do a fantastic job interacting with clients and they're absolutely responsive."

Observers also praise the group's "timeliness, responsiveness, effective early analysis of risk versus litigation costs, trial experience and favorable results in litigation and settlements."

Work highlights Acted as lead counsel to JPMorgan Chase in a putative class action suit that sought to invalidate thousands of home equity loans.

Represented the court-appointed receiver charged with selling WT Waggoner Ranch and all of its assets in challenges to its sale.

Significant clients Google, Farmers, Belo, ABC, Lone Star Transmission.

Notable practitioners

"Excellent national talent" Charles Babcock is exceptional at advising clients in a variety of complex business disputes. He is considered by market sources as "the premier First Amendment lawyer in Texas," and is held in high regard for his media expertise, with clients remarking that he "understands the intricacies of high-profile cases," allowing him to "develop a really good strategy." Commentators also respect him for his "very good demeanor in court."

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Jackson Walker is the “go to” trial firm for many clients in complex or bet-the-company cases in Texas and across the U.S. Clients often tell us, “We hire you for the difficult ones.” Our trial attorneys are known for advocacy, judgment, and responsiveness. Listening, understanding and believing in the goals of our clients are our guideposts in delivering results at the courthouse.

Jackson Walker’s trial group is one of the Southwest’s largest, encompassing nearly half of the firm’s 340+ lawyers. Our diverse experience covers multiple industry sectors and specialty practice areas and takes us into courthouses across the Lone Star State, from the major markets of Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, Austin and San Antonio to the Rio Grande Valley, East and West Texas, and the Gulf Coast. Our trial practice also spans the U.S., as we have litigated cases in nearly every state in the union.

We remind ourselves every day of the privilege we enjoy representing outstanding clients in important cases demanding the best we can offer.

For more information, visit: https://www.jw.com/practice-areas/litigation/

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Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP - Litigation

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Commentary from the Chambers USA guide

What the team is known for Noted strength in handling complex IP and product liability disputes, including for the many Fortune 500 companies on its client roster. Well reputed in the industry for its appellate strength, handling cases concerning constitutional law through to financial services and IP-related matters. Additional experience with energy and environment-related litigation.

Strengths Commentators reveal: "The team provides excellent client service: timely, effective, excellent written and verbal communications."

Work highlights Represented the Bank of America, as trustee, in an appeal after a derivatives action was brought against the bank by trust beneficiaries, accusing it of a breach of fiduciary duty.

Affirmed the trial court's ruling that Ford was not liable in a fatal rollover accident.

Significant clients International Paper Company, Toyota Motor Sales, Bell Helicopter Textron, Tesoro Companies, 24 Hour Fitness.

Notable practitioners

Allyson Ho is a skilled appellate litigator with expertise in IP and product liability matters. One client praises her for her "incredible care for client interests" and "zealous advocacy."

Winstol Carter deploys over 30 years of experience handling a variety of corporate lawsuits in a range of industries, such as energy, life sciences and technology.

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Carrington, Coleman, Sloman & Blumenthal, LLP

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James Coleman of Carrington, Coleman, Sloman & Blumenthal, LLP has been litigating and arbitrating a broad range of civil business disputes for over 30 years. Market sources consider him to be "a dean of the Dallas Bar."

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Senior Statesmen

J Clifford Gunter III

Bracewell LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Clifford Gunter is a well-respected practitioner who maintains an established presence in Texas energy litigation matters. He possesses a wealth of knowledge in relation to complex commercial proceedings, providing strategic counsel to major industrial and financial clients.

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Vinson & Elkins LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Harry Reasoner is much revered for his litigation practice, with peers professing to have "the highest admiration for him." He possesses a wealth of experience in commercial litigation matters, especially those that intersect with issues in the energy market.

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Jackson Walker LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

"Excellent national talent" Charles Babcock is exceptional at advising clients in a variety of complex business disputes. He is considered by market sources as "the premier First Amendment lawyer in Texas," and is held in high regard for his media expertise, with clients remarking that he "understands the intricacies of high-profile cases," allowing him to "develop a really good strategy." Commentators also respect him for his "very good demeanor in court." 

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McKool Smith

From the Chambers USA guide

Samuel Baxter is a seasoned trial attorney with exceptional patent litigation expertise, as well as a proficiency in handling FCA matters. "He has a remarkable ability to communicate with East Texas juries and tries enormously difficult patent cases," proclaims one individual, while another labels him a "superb trial lawyer."

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Beck Redden LLP

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"Outstanding trial lawyer" David Beck possesses an exceptional reputation for handling a variety of commercial and energy disputes, with his ability in the courtroom placing him among the most highly rated trial lawyers in the country. Peers describe him as "fearless in trial," while one individual indicates that he is "probably the best-known trial lawyer specializing in this industry."

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Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

William Dawson is described as "a real trial lawyer, the real deal" by enthusiastic commentators, while others comment that "in any type of complex, high-stakes litigation, he's able to separate the wheat from the chaff and figure out which arguments are going to be persuasive." Antitrust and IP disputes are his forte and his advocacy in such cases has secured him an exemplary reputation in this field.

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Fogler, Brar, Ford, O'Neil & Gray

From the Chambers USA guide

"Top-drawer" Murray Fogler of Fogler, Brar, Ford, O'Neil & Gray is considered to be a "great trial attorney," with many of his peers holding him in high regard. He possesses over 30 years' experience handling energy and commercial litigation matters, trying cases in both state and federal courts.

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Reynolds Frizzell LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Jean Frizzell is described by one observer as "one of the most talented lawyers I've ever worked with," elaborating that "if you read depositions he's done, they're a work of art." Another appreciative client outlines his positive experience with Frizzell: "Jean was always there for us. When things were not going so well, I could always sleep at night because I knew that Jean would handle the problem - and he always did." His broad commercial litigation practice incorporates energy, breach of contract, construction and partnership disputes.

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Gibbs & Bruns LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Robin Gibbs continues to represent clients in the type of high-caliber matters that have cemented his place as one of the premier trial litigators in the country. "He's a great trial lawyer and good strategist," remarks one impressed market source, while another says that he "works cases from top to bottom." He is best known for his role as counsel in commercial contractual disputes relating to fields such as energy and IP.

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Lynn Pinker Cox & Hurst, LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Mike Lynn is incredibly experienced in all manner of commercial disputes, possessing an excellent track record in matters concerning trade secret misappropriation, breach of contract and fraud. He receives a great deal of praise from the market, including one client who comments: "He is just an incredibly experienced attorney. He's fearless, and when the other side realizes he is involved, the game changes. He can see down the road to what matters and what doesn't, and he has such good judgment and such nuanced case strategy that it is hard to outsmart him."

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Susman Godfrey LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

"Talented lawyer" Neal Manne is considered by peers to be "really first-rate," as well as "well thought of in the community." His trial practice takes him across the USA, covering a wide variety of issues, including insurance and antitrust disputes, as well as constitutional challenges.

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McKool Smith

From the Chambers USA guide

Firm chairman and founder Mike McKool enjoys a significant and reputable practice, in which he deals with high-profile commercial litigation matters, as well as cases focused on IP. "He has an excellent reputation and I hold him in high regard," notes one impressed peer.

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Gibbs & Bruns LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Kathy Patrick enjoys a remarkable reputation for her litigation practice advising clients on commercial disputes and securities matters, with a particular aptitude for cases involving mortgage-backed securities. "Kathy Patrick is the best litigator I have ever seen in any context," exclaims one appreciative client, while another source remarks that she "sets the gold standard - she is super-smart, extremely efficient and always strategic," concluding: "In tough litigation, Kathy is the lawyer you want on your side."

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Baker Botts LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Rod Phelan is a highly accomplished courtroom litigator able to place his decades of experience in the field at his clients' disposal. Matters of contractual breach are a strength of his and he is also proficient in disputes related to shareholder litigation and IP matters. He is exceptionally well regarded across Texas as well as nationwide, with peers considering him to be an "excellent trial lawyer."

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Susman Godfrey LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Stephen Susman "enjoys a magnificent reputation" nationwide for his effective representation of clients facing disputes on a variety of commercial matters. Peers remark that his practice is considered "market-leading" and "high-quality."

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Yetter Coleman LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

"First-tier lawyer" Paul Yetter is an esteemed litigator operating in the energy, technology and transportation industries, with a focus on antitrust, IP and business torts. "He is thoughtful, insightful and creative," reveals one impressed source, who elaborates that Yetter is "not afraid to take something to trial but understands that you can eliminate a lot of issues in pretrial motions." Another interviewee remarks upon his advocacy skills and is suitably impressed: "He is a master in the courtroom. He has such an ease about him that it is as if he is talking to you in your living room."

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Norton Rose Fulbright

From the Chambers USA guide

Reagan Brown is well regarded for his commercial litigation practice, drawing a great deal of praise from market sources. One client notes: "He is a loyal and trusted adviser due to his laser focus on desired outcomes and ability to create a roadmap to achieve such outcomes, both strategically and efficiently."

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Lynn Pinker Cox & Hurst, LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Trey Cox is an experienced trial lawyer who frequently handles a variety of disputes for clients, including those related to antitrust, patent infringement and breach of contract issues. Clients highly regard him for his courtroom presence, with one calling him a "good strategic thinker who appeals well to a jury, has good trial skills and is really well prepared for going to court.”

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Bracewell LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

The "strategic" Sean Gorman's litigation practice concentrates on advocacy for high-risk and high-value US and international business disputes. One client indicates they were "very impressed with how focused he is on the end goal," adding: "He's efficient and practical, I have absolute confidence in his advice." Commentators further acknowledge him as "one of the most empathetic attorneys."

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Rusty Hardin & Associates

From the Chambers USA guide

"Top-tier" Rusty Hardin of Rusty Hardin & Associates is a trial lawyer of considerable renown, thanks to his well-documented ability to represent clients facing "any type of case." Peers say they have "nothing but the highest regard" for him, with his "strength in the courtroom" mentioned by numerous interviewees.

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Smyser Kaplan & Veselka LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Lee Kaplan has a fine reputation for his ability to take on challenging commercial matters. One interviewee considers him to be someone who is "always looking at the big picture and demonstrates maturity and wisdom in deciding how to proceed or respond."

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McKool Smith

From the Chambers USA guide

Lewis LeClair is recognized by market sources as a "very good lawyer with excellent trial experience," his success in which leads to peers considering him a "formidable opponent." He frequently acts in commercial disputes related to antitrust and IP issues.

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Sidley Austin LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Yvette Ostolaza of Sidley Austin LLP is an adept representative of clients in complex disputes, investigations and arbitrations. An impressed interviewee describes her as "very quick on the uptake, and knowledgeable of the law and procedures,” as well as possessing a "very strong understanding of people and strategy."

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Lynn Pinker Cox & Hurst, LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Eric Pinker is a skilled and well-reputed litigator known for his excellent practice handling a variety of commercial and IP disputes for clients. He recently acted for Mannatech in bringing action against Wellness Quest and Dr. Reginald McDaniel over two patent infringements.

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Locke Lord LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Michael Powell is a well-established litigator in the oil and gas sector, with years of experience successfully representing high-profile clients in complex litigation matters. One impressed client notes: "He understands the law and the area and how to blend together law from different states. He is very good at coming in and convincing a judge that what one state is doing is how the law might apply in another state. He is a very smart litigator."

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Gibbs & Bruns LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

"Outstanding attorney" Barrett Reasoner continues his well-established and prominent practice representing an array of clients in energy and commercial litigation matters. Clients hold him in high regard for the fact that he is "highly effective at resolving matters expeditiously.

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Reynolds Frizzell LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Chris Reynolds specializes in engineering and construction disputes, as well as energy litigation and IP cases, representing clients on both sides of the docket. One client indicates that he is "incredibly intelligent, with a strong ability to communicate with all levels of the organization."

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Sayles Werbner, PC

From the Chambers USA guide

The "excellent" Richard Sayles of Sayles Werbner, PC does a "fantastic job" representing individuals and corporations, in both state and federal courts, on a wide array of corporate litigation matters. He has earned a fine reputation for handling claims involving corporate directors, securities and product liability issues.

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Vinson & Elkins LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

William Sims impresses market sources with his broad-based litigation practice, with a particular emphasis on fraud, breach of contract and trade secret misappropriation cases. Interviewees are quick to commend his approach: "His strength is his strong grasp of the legal issues, the judge and opposing side; he reads them well, researching thoroughly on all aspects of the case."

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Smyser Kaplan & Veselka LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Craig Smyser is an incredibly experienced commercial litigator, known for representing prominent companies and individuals in business disputes and personal injury matters. "Craig was outstanding at rendering solid legal advice tempered by a practical business perspective," outlines one commentator, while another indicates that he is "brilliant with both strategy and tactics."

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Susman Godfrey LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Harry Susman acts in high-profile commercial litigation matters, such as the whistle-blower suit against Novartis which settled for $390 million. He maintains a solid reputation in the market, with one prominent peer suggesting he "continues to impress" for his work.

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Tillotson Law

From the Chambers USA guide

"Excellent advocate" Jeff Tillotson of Tillotson Law "has a gift for coupling the exact science of case preparation with the fine art of litigation, leaving you in no doubt that you have the best attorney in the room." He "grasps complex matters quickly and is undeniably persuasive," according to one suitably impressed client, who adds: "He employs creative thinking, where even the most minute details fit into his strategic framework." Since setting up his own boutique law firm, he has continued to represent clients in complex multiparty cases.

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Sayles Werbner, PC

From the Chambers USA guide

Mark Werbner of Sayles Werbner, PC has built a broad and "very successful" practice, representing both plaintiffs and defendants in Texas and nationwide. He is "well thought of," according to commentators, who add: "He has a fine Dallas reputation," especially for commercial litigation.

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Ajamie LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

"Tenacious litigator" Thomas Ajamie of Ajamie LLP is a "strong advocate and good manager of client expectations" who is "always available long after the billing is over," according to sources. Market commentators portray Ajamie as "super-confident, talented and holistic. He's able to connect the dots between cases, and potential government or practical implications, winning them by finding the pressure point of a matter." He often takes on significant securities and financial cases, as well as business contractual disputes and employment matters.

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Susman Godfrey LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Barry Barnett is an active and respected litigator in the oil and gas market, with additional expertise in general commercial and antitrust disputes. One client extols the virtues of Barnett's practice by noting: "He has the combination of preparation and also the ability to be patient in a courtroom. He knows the right times to make his points and he is appropriately argumentative. He has so much confidence in the way he defends and positions his clients, you feel you are in great hands when you are working with him.”

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Porter Hedges LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Tom Bayko of Porter Hedges LLP continues to impress market sources with his prominent commercial litigation practice, often handling class actions in the oil and gas space. Peers refer to him as an "excellent adversary," with other individuals indicating that his "very sound judgment, combined with his courtroom presence, makes him very credible in front of jury and judge," describing him as a "very effective advocate."

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Winstol D Carter Jr

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Winstol Carter deploys over 30 years of experience handling a variety of corporate lawsuits in a range of industries, such as energy, life sciences and technology.

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Yetter Coleman LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Collin Cox has an ever-growing profile in commercial litigation, thanks to his highly regarded representation of clients in the energy, financial services and software industries. Numerous individuals offered glowing endorsements of his capabilities, with one client particularly effusive in their praise: "He was superb. His preparation was thorough and attuned to critical subtleties. At deposition, he was calm, exceptionally well prepared and in command, and his witness's testimony was flawless." Another interviewee enthuses over the fact that he "knows when to take a tough stance and when a more conciliatory stance is preferable; he knows exactly what to do in any situation!"

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Bracewell LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

"One of the smartest," Stephen Crain focuses on the energy, securities and construction disputes. Firmwide chair of the litigation group, he remains "totally involved in the case," according to sources. Observers note: "His understanding of the law and how receptive judges will be to different arguments is uncanny," and describe him as being "very cost-effective."

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Beck Redden LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Alistair Dawson impresses interviewees due to the fact that he "always seems to have a clear vision of the overall progress of the case," while another client highlights his pedigree in the legal community: "The other side took him for his word because he has an impeccable reputation." He possesses a particular aptitude for class action and multidistrict litigation related to commercial and energy matters.

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Stephen C Dillard

Norton Rose Fulbright

From the Chambers USA guide

Stephen Dillard is highlighted by commentators as "very strong on cross-border disputes," as well as receiving praise for his courtroom presence. He has considerable expertise in water contamination cases, environmental disputes and toxic torts.

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Christopher Hanslik

BoyarMiller

From the Chambers USA guide

"Excellent litigator" Christopher Hanslik of BoyarMiller has a broad commercial litigation practice, frequently dealing with disputes involving trade secrets, breach of contract and fraud issues. One impressed client characterizes him as "incredibly well prepared. He's so articulate and firm yet somehow he still delivers in a warm way and engages people incredibly well."

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Geoffrey Harrison

Susman Godfrey LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Geoffrey Harrison is praised by clients for his courtroom advocacy as a "very skilled trial lawyer," with one highlighting: "He just has a certain flair and ability to get the judge and jury on his side; he's unflappable, nothing fazes him!" He is adept at handling general commercial and energy disputes, as well those involving environmental and antitrust issues.

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Hicks Thomas LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

"Outstanding lawyer" Robin Harrison of Hicks Thomas LLP has extensive experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants in trial. Harrison demonstrates notable strength in construction, manufacturing and real estate disputes, with one client describing him as "fabulous, world class."

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Greenberg Traurig, LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

"Excellent trial lawyer" James Leahy of Greenberg Traurig, LLP enjoys a "very good reputation, especially in energy litigation," according to sources. His market peers think "very highly" of him, particularly because "he's not afraid to try anything." Commentators describe him as "everything you'd want in a Texas litigator."

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D Ferguson McNiel

Vinson & Elkins LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Ferguson McNiel has developed a significant litigation practice that sees him handle commercial, construction, product liability and energy cases with considerable frequency. In describing a recent matter, one client fully outlines his abilities: "Ferguson was actively engaged in finding a solution. He was very knowledgeable about the details of the case, attentive to the other party's moves, and at the same time very conscious about our costs. His strategic and tactical abilities are strengths that helped us a lot."

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King & Spalding LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Robert Meadows is highly regarded by both peers and clients, with one individual calling him an "absolutely phenomenal trial lawyer with a great history of achieving outstanding results." He is often involved in complex commercial litigation, especially in the energy sector, with recent cases relating to environmental matters, joint venture agreements, breach of contract and fraud claims.

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Beck Redden LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Eric Nichols is an experienced litigator known for representing clients in complex civil and white-collar criminal disputes. "I think highly of him," remarks one impressed market source. "He's a terrific and talented lawyer who has handled very high-profile cases successfully and professionally."

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Beck Redden LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Joe Redden is a respected trial lawyer known for his representation of both plaintiffs and defendants in a number of areas, including energy and professional liability disputes. In court, he is described as "smart and difficult to beat" by his peers.

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Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

The "superb" Karl Stern of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP is considered by one interviewee to be the "smartest attorney I have ever worked with " as well as "very personable and enjoyable to be around." He often handles class action matters in the energy sector, as well as disputes concerning alleged fraud or breaches of fiduciary duty.

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Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Robert Walters is an accomplished commercial litigator with a well-earned reputation for representing clients well in antitrust cases. He has advised numerous clients in business torts and class action suits.

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Susman Godfrey LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Mark Wawro is a commercial litigation specialist, acting for both plaintiffs and defendants in complex matters. Clients praise his trial work: "He's amazingly thorough in his preparation and analysis, with a very good courtroom presence."

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Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C.

From the Chambers USA guide

John Zavitsanos continues to impress in the field of commercial litigation, making great strides through his representation of clients in oil and gas, labor and complex commercial disputes. One of his clients describes one occasion when he "backed the other side into a corner until they dropped the suit," calling his representation "masterful." Comments from other individuals support this characterization, such as one client who notes that "John is, without a doubt, a fighter who will not back down from anyone.

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Blank Rome LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

"Superb litigator" Barry Abrams of Blank Rome LLP leaves "no question regarding his knowledge and it comes through in how he grasps and frames the issues." Abrams combines his "ability to see the big picture and excellent strategic planning" with "a great job boiling down complex ideas into simple, methodical plans of attack." His extensive trial experience leaves him well placed to advise in commercial cases, as well as energy and projects disputes.

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Demetrios Anaipakos

Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C.

From the Chambers USA guide

Demetrios Anaipakos has an established practice that covers commercial and patent infringement cases in both state and federal courts. Market feedback indicates that he is considered to be a "tenacious and smart lawyer," with one individual calling him a "force to be reckoned with."

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Baker Botts LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

John Anaipakos is highly regarded by market sources for his abilities in litigation, with one peer categorizing him as a "very smart guy and a good strategist." Another adds: "If I had a complex problem, I'd go to him." His expertise spans business litigation, energy disputes and personal injury matters.

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Carter Scholer Arnett Hamada & Mockler PLLC

From the Chambers USA guide

Leon Carter of Carter Scholer Arnett Hamada & Mockler PLLC is described by commentators as an "outstanding practitioner." Carter's over 25 years of trial and litigation experience includes a range of commercial disputes, regularly representing Fortune 500 companies.

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Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

The "doyen of US aviation litigation" Thad Dameris of Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP utilizes a "deep set of experience in all types of commercial litigation." Commentators determine that he can "tune his advocacy to the right situation," in addition to being "a very successful trial lawyer, commercial counselor and very successful in arbitration matters." He is also experienced in handling disputes involving energy and shareholder issues.

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Reynolds Frizzell LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Jeremy Doyle is a talented litigator frequently involved in complex commercial disputes, including oil and gas contractual cases. Sources acknowledge him as a "very talented trial lawyer," with a peer revealing that he "would recommend him for any dispute" due to his "thoughtful, easygoing style in the courtroom."

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Hogan Lovells US LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Bruce Oakley of Hogan Lovells US LLP is well known in Texas litigation circles as a former District Court judge, which lends immense credibility to his current litigation practice. His primary areas of practice include the energy and pharmaceutical markets.

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Baker Botts LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Travis Sales possesses a significant practice handling matters for clients on commercial and energy matters. "He distills complex concepts into easily understood pieces with ease," one impressed market source reveals, adding: "He has a great demeanor with clients and is a highly respected litigator throughout Texas." He recently represented the Houston Firefighters Relief and Retirement Fund in a constitutional dispute with the City of Houston.

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Shipley Snell Montgomery LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

"Outstanding litigator" George Shipley of Shipley Snell Montgomery LLP is "excellent at representing his clients, measured, thorough in his analysis and a pleasure to work with," according to observers. He is "very highly regarded in Houston" as a "strong advocate" who is "quick on the uptake," especially in the energy space, note sources.

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Up and Coming

Lynn Pinker Cox & Hurst, LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Jeremy Fielding is well regarded by his clientele, with one individual describing him as a "phenomenal lawyer" due to the fact that he is "incredibly talented, quick on his feet and incredibly hard-working." He is considered to be an up-and-coming litigator who possesses experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants in complex commercial disputes.

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Associates to watch

Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C.

From the Chambers USA guide

Adam Milasincic is a well-regarded associate at the firm, developing a broad commercial litigation practice that includes contractual and labor disputes. One of his clients explains: "He was extremely impressive and stood out. He quickly grasped the concepts and knew the voluminous documents in detail."

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