Recent Representative Engagements:

  • Representation of ExxonMobil in actions against attorneys general of New York, Massachusetts, and the US Virgin Islands challenging alleged violations of First Amendment rights concerning speech over climate change.
  • Representation of Sabre in breach of contract action relating to Lufthansa’s imposition of a surcharge on customers who book tickets through Sabre. Case pending.
  • Co-counsel on behalf of Berkshire Hathaway in defense of putative class action brought under ERISA.
  • Assist with independent investigations and analyses of abuse prevention policies and procedures on behalf of civic and religious institutions.
  • Defended Electronic Arts Inc. against breach of contract and fraud claims where plaintiff asserted $15 million in damages. Obtained summary judgment on all claims before trial.
  • Representation of auto parts manufacturer in claims for trademark infringement and unfair competition. Obtained verdict after trial affirming validity of registered trademarks and finding willful unfair competition.
  • Representation of owner of mineral rights in West Texas in claims against life-tenant to recover for waste and to determine title.
  • Representation of owners of mineral and water rights in title disputes as well as water and surface use agreements.
  • Representation of working interest owners in claims against Chesapeake and Total E&P to recover for breaches of rights under joint operating and exploration and development agreements.
  • Represented the City of Fort Worth and the Fort Worth Independent School District in suits filed in state court against Chesapeake Exploration and Total E&P for underpayment of royalties in connection with hundreds of oil and gas leases. Both cases were settled favorably returning millions of dollars to taxpayers in past and future underpayments.
  • Represented estate in dispute with IRS over tax owed on annuity. Case resolved favorably before trial.
  • Local counsel for Sabre in breach of contract and anti-trust actions brought against it by American Airlines claiming over $1 billion in damages. Cases settled favorably during jury trial in state court.
  • Represented Wells Fargo Bank in litigation it filed in state court seeking declarations that certain investor owned life insurance policies having death benefits in excess of $40 million were valid and enforceable. Obtained favorable summary judgments and recovered $3 million in attorneys’ fees in a jury trial.
  • Represented natural gas producer and midstream companies in a disputes over construction of a natural gas processing facilities in Tarrant and Parker counties.
  • Representation of online retailer in claims for trademark infringement and unfair competition. Case settled favorably before trial, resulting in withdrawal of oppositions pending before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.
  • Representation of software manufacturer in breach of contract suit against Dell Computer and in defense of claims for indemnity related to patent infringement. Case settled favorably after obtaining a ruling in our client’s favor on Dell’s motion to dismiss.
  • Represented church in First Amendment/Religious Freedom Restoration Act case seeking to require public school to allow church to hold bible club after school on campus.
  • Represented landlord of industrial property in claim against tenant for environmental contamination. Case was resolved favorably before trial.
  • Represented Williamson-Dickie in a suit against insurer for coverage for losses attributable to environmental contamination. Case settled favorably before trial.
  • Representation of small business owners in disputes with partners and former managers over breaches of fiduciary and contractual duties.
  • Representation as local counsel for technology companies in patent disputes in the Eastern and Northern Districts of Texas.