Areas of Practice

  • Fiduciary Duty
  • Cyber Security
  • Oil and Gas
  • Corporate Governance
  • Probate
  • Intellectual Property
  • Insurance and Securities Litigation

Selected Client Representations

  • Represented over 13,000 Plaintiff royalty owners in MDL Litigation related to royalty underpayments; obtained $52.5 million settlement.
  • Successful prevailing appellate lawyer in large South Texas Oil and Gas case:  Stanton P. Bell, et. al. v. Chesapeake Energy Corp., et. al., No. 04-18-00129 (Tex. App. March 13, 2019), writ refused. 
  • Expedited Delaware §225 proceeding tried in Delaware Court of Chancery involving allegations of breach of fiduciary duty by directors in board meeting ambush of majority shareholder director/CEO.
  • Successful prosecution of cyber security damages claim for Fortune 500 subsidiary against IT vendor.
  • Seven-week defense of corporate defendant in “minority shareholder oppression” case, prevailing on appeal.
  • Defense of claims arising from failed multi-million real estate deal; eventual settlement was half of amount offered before entry into the case.
  • Successful defense of a multi-national chemicals manufacturing corporation in a federal court case where plaintiff sought more than $15 million for alleged fraud in the sale of product.
  • Defense of fraud claims arising out of plaintiffs’ investment of millions in oil and gas interests and in drilling rig. Case settled several months after entered the case for much less than clients had offered before litigation was instituted.
  • Prosecution of injunction suit for Fortune 500 company to enforce contract proven by string of emails relating to purchase of “bandwidth” essential to client’s business. After obtaining injunction for the client it obtained all sought-after bandwidth at target price.
  • Obtained tortious interference verdict and settlement for frustrated acquiror of regional telephone company.
  • Successfully defended national banks and savings and loans in several large lender liability actions.
  • Co-counsel for savings and loan plaintiff in one of the first significant civil RICO matters tried in the Northern District of Texas (trial lasting almost eleven weeks).
  • Defended and obtained summary judgment on behalf of major manufacturing client in intellectual property litigation involving claims of patent infringement (successfully upheld in the Federal Circuit).
  • Successful appellate counsel in a number of Fifth Circuit and State Courts of Appeals.
  • Special counsel to Texas Attorney General in matter involving HMO’s unsuccessful effort to have Texas’ 1997 HMO liability statute declared preempted.
  • First attorney to successfully use the 1997 law which prohibits financial incentives that act as an inducement to limit medically necessary care.
  • Filed first suit and obtained first verdict, judgment and affirming appellate opinion under Texas’ 1997 HMO Liability Act.
  • Numerous other successful jury trials.