Our Practice

Our practice focuses on business litigation and white-collar defense. Our clients are typically business owners, professionals, and companies in fields such as energy, real estate, health care, and finance. We have decades of cumulative experience appearing before local courts, primarily in state and federal courts in the Southern District of Texas, including Houston and Corpus Christi. In addition, we often handle multi-jurisdictional and cross-border matters.

Whereas most other firms consider civil and criminal law to be almost different professions, we begin with the recognition that complex business disputes nowadays involve overlapping civil, regulatory, and criminal liability. A settlement in a civil fraud case can trigger a criminal fraud prosecution, and vice versa. Electronic discovery has greatly created the risk that a dispute will propagate in multiple proceedings. For this reason, all of our attorneys have extensive backgrounds in both civil and white-collar litigation. This unique experience allows us to provide our business clients the most effective and final resolution of their disputes.

Our typical approach to a case is to seek early global resolution, if possible, in order to minimize the expense of public litigation. We focus aggressively on limiting discovery, protecting privilege, and obtaining early dispositive rulings. Above all, we are trial lawyers. From day one, we prepare every case for the endgame of total vindication in the courtroom.  

REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS

BUSINESS LITIGATION

  • Successfully defended equipment dealer from global manufacturer's break-the-company trademark and breach of contract suit. In addition to dismissal of all the manufacturer's claims, recovered $1.5 million for client.
  • Successfully represented developer in action to enforce easement for major highway and bridge for $1 billion master planned community. 

WHITE COLLAR DEFENSE

  • Successfully defended CEO for oil services company against indictment for $3 million fraud and kickback scheme.
  • Successfully defended government contractor from whistleblower suit alleging $5.2 million kickback scheme.
  • Successfully defended health care executive from indictment for fraud and kickback conspiracy.