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  2. Defective Products: 25%
  3. Employment: 20%
  4. Franchising: 15%

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P.O. Box 368
Houston, TX, 77001

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199107/16/2016
LAIneligible to practice law201207/08/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Rated Lawyers in Business and Commercial LitigationMartindale-Hubbell and ALM2012
Top Rated - AV Preeminent Lawyers in Mass Tort LitigationMartindale-Hubbell and ALM2012
Houston's Top LawyersH Texas Magazine2005
AV RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerStrong Pipkin Bissell & Ledyard, L.L.P.2006 - Present
PartnerAkin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP2000 - 2005
Associate/CounselAkin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP1991 - 1999
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Louisiana State Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
Litigation Counsel of AmericaFellow2011 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1991 - Present
Greater Houston PartnershipMemberN/A
Houston Bar FoundationFellowN/A
Houston Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Women's Energy NetworkN/AN/A
State Bar of TexasMemberN/A
Defense Research InstituteMemberN/A
Texas Association of Defense CounselMember2007 - 2011
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Clifton Mitchell v. Chevron Products Company and Jim Beck, Case No. 1:08-cv-00527-MAC-KFGObtained summary judgment on behalf of defendants
Vernon T. Jones, Jr., as Receiver for W Financial Group, L.L.C. v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., 666 F.3d 955 (5th Cir. 2012).Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed summary judgment obtained on behalf of client in negotiable instruments case
In re Nolle and Technical Solutions, Inc., 265 S.W.3d 487 (Tex. App. -- Houston [1st Dist.] 2008).Writ granted in part and denied in part
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
The Houston LawyerState of Texas v. EPA: Limiting the Role of the EPA Under the Clean Air Act2012
Trade Secrets and Non-Competes: A Compendium of State Law (DRI Defense Library Series)Trade Secrets -- Texas Updates2012
Trade Secrets and Non-Competes: A Compendium of State Law (DRI Defense Library Series)Non-Competes -- Texas Updates2012
ALI-ABA Course of Study, Litigating Trademark, Trade Dress, and Unfair Competition CasesPleading and Proving the Claim2002
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Texas School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
McNeese State UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
City of Houston Legal Department CLETaking and Defending Depositions2012
Akin Gump In House Counsel SeriesDiscovery -- The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly2003
Akin Gump In House Counsel CLE SeriesPleading and Proving the Claim2003
ALI-ABA Course of Study, Litigating Trademark, Trade Dress, and Unfair Competition CasesPleading and Proving the Claim2002
ALI-ABA Course of Study, Litigating Trademark, Trade Dress, and Unfair Competition CasesPleading and Proving the Claim2000