Alexander Brauer

Partner
Relying on experience and skills honed while working for and against some of the world’s largest law firms, Mr. Brauer represents both businesses and individuals in various high-stakes litigation matters with a focus on the bottom line. He has successfully litigated and tried cases in federal and state courts throughout Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana and Nevada. He also has compiled a stellar track record representing clients before the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and intermediate appellate courts across Texas.

His recent work for clients includes:

  • Helping an investment fund pursue a multimillion-dollar federal fraud case against a group of out of state defendants;
  • Winning a 5th Circuit reversal of a $25 million award against a leading food producer in a price-fixing case;
  • Defeating a class-certification motion filed against two of the nation’s largest poultry companies as part of an antitrust conspiracy case; and
  • Securing a “tidal wave” opinion before the 5th Circuit in a closely watched antitrust case involving the Packers and Stockyards Act.

Mr. Brauer focuses his practice on defending and prosecuting complex commercial litigation matters involving:

  • Fraud
  • Breach of Contract
  • Business Torts
  • Breach of Fiduciary Duty
  • Conspiracy
  • Deceptive Trade Practices
  • Theft of Trade Secrets
  • RICO
  • Antitrust
  • Fair Labor Standards Act
  • Packers and Stockyards Act

He also has successfully defended clients facing class and collective actions, in addition to representing plaintiffs and defendants in complex tort matters, negligence claims and wrongful death cases.

Mr. Brauer’s work for clients in trials, appeals and settlement negotiations has helped him earn numerous professional honors, including being named to D Magazine’s annual guide to the Best Lawyers in Dallas and the yearly listing of Texas Rising Stars from the publishers of Super Lawyers.

A respected member of the Dallas Bar Association who has served on the Judiciary Committee and the Fee Disputes Committee, Mr. Brauer also is a devoted community advocate.

He is a member of the Board of Directors for Readers 2 Leaders, a literacy program that serves more than 400 West Dallas students from ages 5-12 every year. He also is a member of the Host Committee for the Great Investors’ Best Ideas Foundation, a non-profit organization benefitting The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research and the Vickery Meadow Youth Development Foundation.

Mr. Brauer graduated cum laude from Florida State University before earning his law degree at the Georgetown University Law Center, where he served as executive editor for a law journal.

Admissions

  • 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

Professional Honors

  • D Magazine – Best Lawyers in Dallas – 2016
  • Super Lawyers – Texas Rising Stars – 2010-present, by Thomson Reuters
  • Most Feared Litigation Firms, 2017, by BTI Consulting Group

Contact

Phone: (214) 360-7432
Email: ABrauer@BaileyBrauer.com
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Fields of Practice

  • Appeals
  • Class and Collective Actions
  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Complex Tort Litigation
  • Employment Litigation
  • Trials

Experience

  • Bailey Brauer PLLC (2013 – current)
  • Baker & McKenzie LLP (2005 – 2012)
  • Winstead PC (2003 – 2005)

Representative Cases

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.

Publications/Speaking Engagements

  • 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)

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