Complex Commercial Litigation

Fortune 500 companies, medium-sized companies, and individuals across the country and throughout Texas regularly turn to us with respect to their litigation matters. While we are customarily retained at the outset of litigation, we are not infrequently retained to either join existing counsel as lead trial counsel or to substitute for existing counsel prior to trial. We are a boutique litigation firm that combines our backgrounds as partners in national firms with the personalized legal services delivered by a small firm.

Representative Matters

  • Successful defense by summary judgment of engine manufacturer in “Desert Storm” Ramstein Air Base C-5A crash litigation
  • Successful defense by summary judgment of United States senator in litigation against a major United States company and its directors
  • Successful defense in trial court and in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in the U.S.S. Stark litigation, emanating out of the attack on the Stark in the Persian Gulf by an Iraqi fighter jet
  • Successful defense of vice-chairman of United States Fortune 100 multi-national energy company in suit by shareholders against company executives following failure of the company, achieving dismissal of vice-chairman of the company with no damages paid
  • Successful representation of individual plaintiffs in lawsuit against an American subsidiary of a foreign trading company for employment discrimination, which established in the district court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and the United States Supreme Court that American subsidiaries of foreign companies are not immune from United States fair employment laws
  • As lead arbitration counsel, successful procurement of unanimous arbitration opinion in favor of multinational oilfield services company, granting client specific performance of contract to convey computer software, denying in its entirety the defendant’s counterclaim for over $100 million, and awarding client its attorneys’ fees and expenses
  • Successful defense of well-known Houston company in fraud case seeking over $150 million, in which, following a two-month trial, the jury returned a verdict in favor of our client and a take-nothing judgment was entered against the plaintiff
  • Successful multimillion-dollar settlement achieved prior to trial for former executives of company, in litigation between former executives and company
  • Co-lead trial counsel for UPR, Inc. in its attempted takeover of Pennzoil
  • Successful defense of claims by inventor in design and engineering of HCMOS chip devices