- 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
- Best Lawyers in America, 2019-2020
- Ranked among the Leading Lawyers in Texas in Chambers USA, 2019
- Best Lawyers in Dallas, D Magazine, 2016-2019
- Texas Super Lawyers, 2017-2019, by Thomson Reuters
- Super Lawyers Texas Rising Stars, 2010-2015, by Thomson Reuters
- Most Feared Litigation Firms, BTI Consulting Group, 2017
- Texas Trailblazers, Texas Lawyer, 2019
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)
Successfully defeated Defendants’ motion to dismiss various claims involving concealment of revenue and stock repurchase.
Secured “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.
Won a complete victory in a class-certification attempt as part of an antitrust conspiracy case against the nation’s two largest poultry companies.
Successfully persuaded the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals to deny Plaintiffs’ petition for permission to appeal a district court’s refusal to certify a class action. The Fifth Circuit typically grants 90 percent such appeals involving class-certification decisions.
Secured successful summary judgment against RICO claims seeking millions of dollars in damages.
Helped a national corporation successful defend 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 defended national food producer against tort and contract claims totaling more than $1.7 million in potential damages. Case was resolved when arbitrators awarded a mere $1.00 in nominal damages.
Helped a national corporation win a directed verdict after Plaintiff had presented its case in chief asserting claims for unfair and deceptive acts.
Won a significant award in favor of a client on a breach of contract claim and successfully defended against fraud and fraudulent inducement claims relating to a 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)