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  1. Litigation: 65%
  2. Appeals: 20%
  3. Government: 15%

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Thompson & Knight LLP

1722 Routh Street
Suite 1500
Dallas, TX, 75201


NYCurrently registered 200903/13/2015
TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200201/09/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Texas Super Lawyers® - Business LitigationThomson Reuters2013
Texas Rising Stars® -- Business and Securities LitigationThomson Reuters2012
Texas Rising Stars® -- Business and Securities LitigationThomson Reuters2011
Texas Rising Stars® -- Business and Securities LitigationThomson Reuters2010
Texas Rising Stars® -- Business and Securities LitigationThomson Reuters2009
Future StarBenchmark: The Definitive Guide to America's Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Law ClerkUnited States District Court, Northern District of Texas for the Honorable Barbara M. G. Lynn, United States District Judge2002 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
Patrick Higginbotham American Inn of CourtBarrister2012 - Present
Federal Bar Association - Dallas ChapterPresident Elect2009 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
College of the State Bar of TexasMember2006 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
Dallas Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
Texas Association of Defense CounselMember2003 - Present
Defense Research InstituteMember2003 - Present
State Bar of TexasMember2002 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
In-House Defense Quarterly (DRI, Defense Research Institute)Fleeing the Homeland: The Aggressive Pursuit of Merger Litigation Outside of Delaware2013
Corporate Compliance InsightsSplit Decisions: the Pros and Cons of Separating CEO and Chairman Roles2013
The National Law JournalEnergy Companies Find Profits, Peril in Latin America2012
Thompson & Knight Client AlertDOJ and SEC Release FCPA Resource Guide that Emphasizes the Need for Updated Compliance Plans2012
Thompson & Knight Client AlertThe SEC Office of the Whistleblower Opens for Business2011
ABA/TIPS Media Privacy and Defamation Law Committee NewsletterSlang, Generation Gaps, and Deciding What is Defamatory2005
ABA/TIPS Media Privacy and Defamation Law Committee NewsletterWho Said What? The Constitutionality of Anonymous Leafleting on Public University Campuses2005
Texas Supreme Court Practice Manual (State Bar of Texas)Chapter co-author, Statutory Interpretation Issues2005
NYSBA Committee on Legal Education and Admission to the Bar publicationCurbing Overzealous Advocacy through a Duty to Do Justice and Personal Honor Akin to the Codes of a Gunfighter in the American Frontier2002
87 Cornell Law ReviewThis Might Sting a Bit: Policing Skin Care in Nursing Facilities by Litigating Fraud2002
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Cornell Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
Texas A&M UniversityEnglishMA - Masters1995
University of New MexicoCreative WritingBA - Bachelor of Arts, cum laude1992
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Flower Mound Bar AssociationWhistleblowers, Internal Investigations, and Facing the Government2013
Federal Bar Association Civil Practice SeminarGeneral Counsel Panel: Advice and Tips from the Client’s Perspective2013
Northern District of TexasLaw Clerk Panel: How to Avoid Common Practice Pitfalls2012
Northern District of TexasPractitioners Panel on Pro Bono Appointments in Federal Court2012
Best Practices in E-DiscoveryE-Discovery Expert Panel2010