Noted lawyer recognized among top North Texas commercial litigators by D Magazine DALLAS – Trial attorney Alex Brauer, co-founder of the Dallas-based complex litigation boutique Bailey Brauer PLLC, has been selected to D Magazine’s 2018 Best Lawyers in Dallas listing. Chosen for a third consecutive year for his outstanding commercial litigation work, Mr. Brauer represents companies and high net worth individuals involved in high-stakes business disputes. His practice spans various industries and issues including claims of fraud, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, conspiracy, deceptive trade practices, trade secret theft, RICO, antitrust and violations of the Packers and Stockyards Act. He also has successfully defended against class actions and represents clients in complex tort matters, including negligence and wrongful death. To learn more visit http://baileybrauer.com/alexander-brauer/. “This firm was built on the premise of providing sophisticated legal representation that results in aggressive, creative solutions. It is a description that also matches Alex’s practice,” said firm co-founder Clayton Bailey. “He is an exceptional attorney, deserving of this recognition.” Founded in 2013, Bailey Brauer quickly established itself among the most respected firms in the country, earning multiple honors for individual lawyers and the firm from BTI Consulting Group, Benchmark Litigation, U.S. News-Best Lawyers, The National Law Journal, The Best Lawyers in America and Texas Super Lawyers. A graduate of Georgetown University Law Center, Mr. Brauer has served on several key Dallas Bar Association committees. A dedicated community advocate, he is a board member for the Readers 2 Leaders literacy program. He also has served on the Host Committee for the Great Investors’ Best Ideas Foundation, which benefits The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research and the Vickery Meadow Youth Development Foundation. The Best Lawyers in Dallas
Bailey Brauer attorney tells Houston Chronicle that cost, finality has some rethinking mandatory arbitration DALLAS – Designed to keep business disputes out of the courtroom and long a staple in a wide range of contracts, mandatory arbitration clauses are drawing increased scrutiny from consumers, businesses and lawmakers. Bailey Brauer co-founder Alex Brauer told the Houston Chronicle that while many still find them effective, some businesses are starting to rethink their use due to the costs and finality of arbitration. Mr. Brauer recounted, in the March 22, 2018, article “Mandatory Arbitration, Common Foe of Car Buyers, Bank Customers and Porn Stars, Under Attack,” the case that caused one client to sour on mandatory arbitration. After a hearing, the arbitrator found that the other party could not prevail on its claims, but issued a nominal award of $1 in damages. As the respondent, Mr. Brauer’s client was required under the arbitration provision to pay the “prevailing” party’s legal costs of approximately $200,000. "We try to appeal but the courts say, ‘No, you signed up for this,’" said Mr. Brauer. "You don’t know what you’ll get." To read the entire Houston Chronicle article, click here.
DALLAS – As it approaches its fifth anniversary, Dallas-based litigation boutique Bailey Brauer PLLC continues to build a talented bench of lawyers with the addition of two attorneys. Firm co-founder Alex Brauer notes that the recent hiring of associate Adam Bell, along with the addition last year of veteran business litigator Gary Powell, is indicative of the deliberate growth path of the firm. “From the beginning, Bailey Brauer has been dedicated to providing aggressive, creative legal solutions to clients who expect sophisticated representation, and that is not something we will compromise just for the sake of growth,” he says. “We feel confident that Adam and Gary fit that focus in a way that will add tremendous value for our clients.” Mr. Powell, who joined Bailey Brauer as of counsel from Locke Lord LLP, represents clients at the federal, state and appellate levels on matters involving contracts, business torts, real estate, fiduciary duty claims, lease disputes, agency contracts, tortious interference, insurance coverage disputes, and deceptive trade practices. His expertise includes franchise, distribution, telecommunications, and uniform commercial code litigation. For more information, visit http://baileybrauer.com/gary-powell/. Mr. Bell represents companies and individuals in complex commercial litigation and government investigations, and also assists clients in regulatory and transactional reviews. He joins Bailey Brauer from Amarillo-based Brown & Fortunato, P.C. To learn more, visit http://baileybrauer.com/bell-adam/. “We are excited to welcome lawyers of this caliber,” said firm co-founder Clayton Bailey. “Both Gary and Adam are exceptional litigators who are also fine trial and appellate attorneys.” Founded in 2013, Bailey Brauer has quickly grown to be among the most respected firms in the country, earning multiple individual and firm honors from BTI Consulting Group, Benchmark Litigation the National Law Journal, The Best Lawyers