Beth Findsen has litigated complex commercial cases for 16 years, first in Houston, Texas, then in Arizona. Ms. Findsen became a member of the Texas Bar in 1997, and a member of the Arizona Bar in 2004. In her first year of practice at Baker Botts, LLP in Houston, Texas in 1997, she second-chaired and litigated one case to jury verdict, with successful results for the client. Her trial practice has encompassed a broad array of business litigation matters including foreclosure defense; business torts; class actions; construction disputes; contract disputes; fiduciary disputes; officer and director liability; oil & gas matters; partnership cases; real estate disputes; and securities fraud. Her clients have included large publicly-traded oil companies, national sports teams, hedge funds, national hotel chains, Fortune 400 employers, as well as consumer homeowners and individuals. In her tenure at Cunningham, Darlow, Ms. Findsen assisted in the six-month trial of a famous probate case, one of a bundle of related cases that ultimately resulted in the landmark decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in Stern v. Marshall, elucidating the jurisdiction of Bankruptcy Judges vs. Article III judges to decide matters of state law that are subsumed into bankruptcy cases.
Ms. Findsen has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal courts before judges and juries. Ms. Findsen has practiced before federal district courts in Texas and Arizona, the United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, the National Labor Relations Board, Arbitration Panels for securities arbitration, and Texas state courts; Arizona federal district courts, Arizona state courts.
Ms. Findsen graduated magna cum laude, ranked fourth in her graduating class of 168 students, and the top-ranked female graduate, from the University of Houston College of Law, a top-tier law school per the U.S. News & World Report Law School rankings in 1997, where she served as Articles Editor for the Houston Law Review, and was a member of the Order of the Coif and Order of the Barons. In 1991, Ms. Findsen received her Bachelor of Science s from the University of Texas at Austin.
She received numerous awards including the Corpus Juris Secundum (formerly the AmJur) awards for the top grade in Torts, Contracts, Criminal Procedure, and Civil Procedure. She received the Susman Godfrey Award for Best Litigation Paper. She worked with Texas appellate judge (since retired) of the Texas Court of Appeals-Div. 1-Houston on a special project resulting in a legislative change regarding the availability of interlocutory appeal of the denial of a special appearance by a non-resident defendant in Texas.
Licensed since 2004
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|TX||Not Eligible to Practice - Administrative||1997||05/02/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Susman Godfrey Award||Susman Godfrey LLP||1995|
|Deans Scholarship||UH Law Center||1994|
|Associate||Cunningham, Darlow, Zook & Chapoton, LLP||2001 - 2004|
|Associate||BAKER BOTTS LLP||1997 - 2002|
|Summer Associate||Mayor Day Caldwell & Keeton, LLP||1996 - 1997|
|Summer Associate||Baker & Botts||1996 - 1997|
|Summer Associate||Liddell, Sapp, Zvley, Hill & La Boon, LLP||1996 - 1996|
|House Messenger||Texas House of Representatives||1989 - 1991|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|State Bar of Texas||N/A||N/A|
|State Bar of Arizona||N/A||N/A|
|Texas Young Lawyers Association||N/A||N/A|
|Houston Law Review||Articles Editor||N/A|
|Author, Amicus Curiae Brief, Arizona Supreme Court, CV-11-0115-PR Hogan v. Washington Mutual Bank||N/A|
|Author, Amicus Curiae Brief, Arizona Supreme Court, CV-11- 00091||N/A|
|Huff v. Mason||Reversed and Remanded for Trial|
|Houston Law Review||Texas in the Wake of Canadian Helicopters: Are Non Resident Defendants' Due Process Rights Going Down in Flames?||1997|
|University of Houston Law Center||N/A||Juris Doctorate||1997|
|University of Texas||Communications||BS||1991|
|Homeowner Advocacy Training and CLE, “Addressing Common Problems That Arise During Modification Process”||National Mortgage Settlement and Loan Modification||2013|
|Chain of Title Assessment||Foreclosure Litigation in Arizona||2013|
|National Mortgage Settlement Seminar||National Mortgage Settlement||2012|
|Foreclosure Defense Workshop||Arizona Update||2012|
|Foreclosure Defense Workshop||Foreclosure Update||2011|
|Human Resources Groups||What You Can Do Today to Ensure That Your Acts Aren't Laying the Groundwork for Employer Liability||1999|