- U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
- U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
- U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin
- Texas Supreme Court
Phone: (214) 360-7432
Fields of Practice
- Class and Collective Actions
- Complex Commercial Litigation
- Complex Tort Litigation
- Employment Litigation
- Bailey Brauer PLLC (2013 – current)
- Baker & McKenzie LLP (2005 – 2012)
- Winstead PC (2003 – 2005)
Obtained denial of Defendants’ motion to dismiss various claims involving concealment of revenue and stock repurchase.
Recognized as “tidal wave” opinion and cemented the law protecting the agribusiness industry.
Preserved a favorable judgment after defeating a city’s claims seeking in excess of $28 million in damages.
Defeated class certification in antitrust conspiracy case against the nation’s two largest poultry companies.
Successfully persuaded the Fifth Circuit to deny Plaintiffs’ petition for permission to appeal the district court’s refusal to certify a class action – the Fifth Circuit typically grants 90% of petitions to appeal class certification decisions.
Obtained summary judgment against RICO claims seeking millions of dollars in damages.
Successfully defended against claims of fraud, breach of contract, unjust enrichment, constructive trust, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of the duty of good faith and fair dealing, conversion, and tortious interference with contract.
Successful defense of petitioner’s fraud, tort and contractual claims seeking $1.7 million in damages – arbitrators awarded a mere $1.00 in nominal damages.
Obtained directed verdict after plaintiff’s case in chief asserting claims for unfair and deceptive acts.
Obtained award in favor of client on breach of contract claim and successfully defended against fraud and fraudulent inducement claims relating to physician recruiting agreement.
- Co-author, “The Supreme Court Expands the Breadth of RICO by Removing First-Party Reliance as an Element of A Civil RICO Claim,” American Bar Association’s Business Torts and RICO News, Winter 2009
- Co-author, “Judicial Misconduct,” 14 Geo. J. Legal Ethics 963 (2001)