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Yvette Ostolaza practices in federal and state courts throughout the country and specializes in multi-jurisdictional disputes, arbitrations, and class actions. She has tried federal and state cases, as well as argued appeals before state and federal appellate courts.She regularly represents companies and board committees in conducting internal investigations.


Practice areas


  1. Class Action: 20%
  2. Arbitration: 20%
  3. Financial Services: 20%
  4. Litigation: 20%
  5. Commercial Real Estate: 20%

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Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

200 Crescent Court
Suite 300
Dallas, TX, 75201-7830


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199201/09/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Outstanding Achievement AwardPro Bono College1994
Outstanding Achievement AwardPro Bono College1993
Association namePosition nameDuration
Judge Patrick HigginbothamMember2003 - 2006
Dallas Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
The Review of Litigation“Overview of Multidistrict Litigation Rules at the State and Federal Level,”2007
Conference on Consumer Finance Law's Quarterly Report“Enforcement of Arbitration Agreements in Consumer Financial Services Contracts,”2006
The Practical Litigator“The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation and Coordinating Multijurisdictional Disputes,”2005
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP Employer Update“I am Fifty, A Foreign National, and was Fired - Need I Plead More to Survive a Motion to Dismiss?”2002
14 The Labor Lawyer 525“Federal Courts Divided Over Whether Medication or Other Mitigating Measures Should be Considered in Determining Whether an Employee is 'Disabled' Under the ADA,”1999
47 Univ. Miami Law Review 241"Severino v. North Fort Myers Control District: AIDS Discrimination in the Workplace - Will Disclosure Leave HIV-Infected Workers Jobless?"1992
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Miami School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
University of MiamiN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1985
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
High Stakes Financial Services Lending & Litigation Issues Symposium“Enforcing Arbitration Agreements in Consumer Contracts,”2005
Dallas Bar Association“The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation - It is not Limited to Mass Tort Actions,”2005
Mock Arbitrations, Dallas Bar Association“Breaking the Code: Getting the Decision You Want,”2004
Internationale Congress of Alternative Mediators, Mediation, Neutral Evaluation and Arbitration“Drafting the Arbitration Agreement,”2001