Cindy has a diverse, national trial and arbitration practice. Clients regularly seek Cindy’s counsel and expertise in complex commercial litigation matters, securities fraud claims, FINRA arbitrations, broker disciplinary actions, injunction cases, non-competition and trade secret cases, executive compensation cases, and general business litigation matters.
Her clients include multi-national corporations, large national corporations, closely held businesses, physicians, brokers (registered representatives), and individual entrepreneurs. Cindy has successfully represented thousands of individual investors in securities claims involving a variety of investments, often including non-traditional securities investments such as limited partnerships, options trading, insurance products, collateralized mortgage obligations and derivatives.
In the area of employment disputes, Cindy represents individuals as well as major corporations in matters involving covenants not to compete; the protection of trade secrets and confidential information; fiduciary duty and the duty of loyalty; the drafting, interpretation and enforceability of professional employment agreements; and other matters relating to employee resignations and terminations or the movement of employees, partners or shareholders between firms.
Cindy has experience as lead counsel handling jury and non-jury trials, injunction proceedings, arbitrations, mediations, and appellate argument. She practices in both state and federal court and has substantial FINRA arbitration experience. She has successfully briefed and argued cases before the Texas Courts of Appeals and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. She has acted as an arbitrator and as Special Counsel to corporate boards.
Cindy enjoys the diversity of her practice and prides herself on her ability to understand complex transactions and the technical issues often presented by new cases. She dedicates herself to learning the fundamental principles of each client’s business and incorporating that knowledge into successfully pursuing each client’s goals.
Cindy and her husband John have two sons, Samuel and Jonathan. Cindy is a fellow of the Houston Bar Foundation, has contributed to Rice University, Texas Medical Center institutions and cancer research, and was recognized as a Keeton Fellow for charitable contributions to the University of Texas Law School.
|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||1989||07/18/2019|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top Lawyer||H Texas Magazine||2011|
|Texas Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2011|
|Top Lawyer||H Texas Magazine||2010|
|Texas Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2010|
|Top Lawyer||H Texas Magazine||2009|
|Top Lawyer for the People||H Texas Magazine||2009|
|Texas Super Lawyer||Suoer Lawyers||2009|
|Dynamic Women of Houston||Houston Modern Luxury Magazine||2007|
|Texas Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2007|
|Texas Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2005|
|Texas Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2004|
|Law Clerk to the Honorable Thomas Gibbs Gee - U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit||1989 - 1990|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National Association of Professional Women||N/A||2011 - Present|
|Association of Women Attorneys||N/A||2011 - Present|
|Houston Bar Association||Fellow||N/A|
|St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital - Friends of Nursing||Board Member||N/A|
|United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth and Ninth Circuits||N/A||N/A|
|United States District Courts for the Southern, Northern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas||N/A||N/A|
|United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan||N/A||N/A|
|University Of Texas||JD - Juris Doctor||1989|
|University of San Diego - Institute on International and Comparative Law; Summer - Oxford, England||N/A||1987|
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