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Bailey Brauer Recognized Among Top Commercial Litigation, Appellate Firms

Dallas-based litigation boutique honored in Best Law Firms legal guide  DALLAS – Bailey Brauer PLLC has been selected among the nation’s top commercial litigation and appellate firms in the 2022 edition of Best Law Firms. It is the fourth year the firm has been recognized in both areas.   The attorneys of Bailey Brauer regularly represent corporate and individual clients in complex tort and commercial cases in federal and state courts across the country.   Published by U.S. News & World Report and The Best Lawyers in America, the Best Law Firms legal guide recognizes firms with a proven track record of success while also earning the respect of their peers. Selection is based upon extensive client and attorney evaluations, as well as practice-specific editorial and peer review.   Firms must also have at least one attorney featured in The Best Lawyers in America legal guide. Firm co-founders Clayton Bailey and Alex Brauer were each recognized in the recently published 2022 edition for their commercial litigation work, with Mr. Bailey earning additional honors for his appellate work.  “Our clients know they can depend on us to be problem solvers and provide consistently positive results,” said Mr. Brauer, whose practice focuses on high-stakes business disputes ranging from allegations of fraud and deceptive practices in commercial transactions to breaches of fiduciary duties and litigation relating to non-compete agreements.   Mr. Bailey represents clients in cases involving contract disputes, business torts, RICO, employment law, trade secrets, deceptive trade practices, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, antitrust, unfair business practices, and the Packers and Stockyards Act.  In addition to the Best Law Firms and Best Lawyers in America recognition, the firm and its attorneys have been honored by Benchmark Litigation, Chambers USA, BTI Consulting Group, Texas Lawyer magazine, the National Law Journal, Texas Super Lawyers, Lawdragon 500, the National Trial Lawyers, and D Magazine.    About Bailey Brauer PLLC   Bailey Brauer PLLC is nationally recognized for its trial and appellate work

November 9th, 2021|Categories: News|

Clayton Bailey Named Benchmark Litigation Star for Eighth Consecutive Year

DALLAS – Texas trial and appellate lawyer Clayton Bailey, co-founder of Bailey Brauer PLLC, is recognized as a Litigation Star in the 2022 edition of Benchmark Litigation. Mr. Bailey has been selected to the respected national guide of top law firms and litigators every year since 2015 for his commercial litigation work. “Clayton is a problem-solver and is highly regarded by his clients and peers for his ability to find solutions when conflict seems intractable,” said Bailey Brauer co-founder Alex Brauer. “His expertise with commercial disputes makes him a formidable litigator, and it has been exciting to watch him in the courtroom winning for clients. Congratulations to Clayton on this well-deserved honor.” Mr. Bailey’s trial and appellate practice focuses on complex tort and other commercial cases in federal and state courts, representing clients in cases involving contract disputes, business torts, RICO, employment law, trade secrets, deceptive trade practices, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, antitrust, unfair business practices and the Packers and Stockyards Act. Litigation Stars is the latest honor for Mr. Bailey, whose work has also earned recognition from The Best Lawyers in America, Texas Super Lawyers, Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Financial Lawyers, BTI Consulting Group, Texas Lawyer magazine, and the National Law Journal. Benchmark Litigation’s rankings are the result of annual independent research that involves extensive interviews with private practice lawyers and in-house counsel. Litigation Stars are lawyers who are recommended by peers and clients based on their professional reputations and work as trial lawyers. For more information on Benchmark’s methodology or to view the full list of 2022 honorees, visit www.benchmarklitigation.com. About Bailey Brauer PLLC Bailey Brauer PLLC is nationally recognized for its trial and appellate work and provides battle-tested, sophisticated courtroom experience in high-stakes litigation

October 7th, 2021|Categories: News, Press Release|

Bailey Brauer Attorneys Honored Among The Best Lawyers in America

Commercial litigation, appellate expertise recognized in legal guide DALLAS – Three attorneys from the Dallas trial firm of Bailey Brauer PLLC are recognized in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Firm co-founders Clayton Bailey and Alex Brauer are each recognized in the legal guide based upon their commercial litigation work. Associate Adam Bell is named to the companion Ones to Watch listing among the country’s top young commercial litigation attorneys. In addition to his commercial litigation practice, Mr. Bailey earned recognition among the leading appellate attorneys in the country. Mr. Bailey is nationally known for his trial and appellate practice in complex tort and other commercial cases in federal and state courts. He represents clients in cases involving contract disputes, business torts, RICO, employment law, trade secrets, deceptive trade practices, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, antitrust, unfair business practices, and the Packers and Stockyards Act. Mr. Brauer’s practice focuses on high-stakes business disputes ranging from allegations of fraud and deceptive practices in commercial transactions to breaches of fiduciary duties and litigation relating to non-compete agreements. He also assists clients with disputes involving the sales and acquisitions of businesses. Mr. Bell represents companies and individuals in a wide range of complex commercial and tort litigation involving contract claims, trade secrets, deceptive trade practices, antitrust law, employment law, and construction law, as well as personal injury and health care matters in state and federal courts. The oldest peer-review legal guide in the country, The Best Lawyers in America is also among the most respected. Selection is based on confidential evaluations by attorneys in the same practice area and from the same geographic region. The companion Ones to Watch list is reserved for attorneys who have been in private practice for five to nine years. About Bailey Brauer PLLC Bailey Brauer

August 23rd, 2021|Categories: News|

Bailey Brauer Adds Dallas Corporate Litigator Jason Marlin as Partner

DALLAS – Corporate litigator Jason Marlin has joined the Dallas trial firm of Bailey Brauer PLLC as a partner. An experienced trial lawyer who represents companies on complex commercial disputes, Mr. Marlin works to obtain successful outcomes for clients involved in shareholder derivative actions, real estate disputes, financial services litigation, catastrophic personal injury cases, and energy-related lawsuits.   “We are excited to welcome Jason to our team,” said firm co-founder Alex Brauer. “The addition of an attorney with his experience will complement our work and help continue to expand our ability to provide clients with the exceptional service expected from our firm.” Mr. Marlin joins Bailey Brauer from the Dallas office of the international law firm of Locke Lord LLP, where he had practiced since graduating from the University of Texas School of Law in 2005. “Having practiced at one AmLaw 100 firm for so long, I am excited to start fresh at a boutique firm, especially one that is so highly regarded for its sophisticated level of legal services and for the close relationships its attorneys have with clients,” said Mr. Marlin. “I look forward to exposure to a more eclectic mix of industries, while continuing the relationships I have forged throughout my career.” Companies large and small turn to Mr. Marlin when facing matters that threaten their business. He has represented numerous energy companies facing royalty claims, working-interest owner disputes, and lease disputes. He has spoken and been published on the effects of state regulatory legislation on the oil and gas industry. He has extensive experience providing eminent domain advice and counsel to Fortune 500 companies, individual investors, developers, property owners, and a regional tollway authority. He recently helped finalize the acquisition of land necessary

June 21st, 2021|Categories: News|

John Bosco Discusses Segregating Workforces by Vaccination Status with Houston Fox26

Creating separate teams or workspaces for its vaccinated and un-vaccinated workers are options some employers have looked into for limiting exposure and preventing the spread of COVID-19.  Fox26 in Houston turned to Bailey Brauer Labor, Employment and ADA Partner John Bosco for details on the legalities of segregating the workplace. "Technically, it's legal. It really comes down to practical considerations more than violating a particular statute but we've cautioned our clients against it," he said.  "The two laws that most frequently come into play here would be the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act), where an individual might not be able to get a vaccine because of another unrelated health concern.  The other is Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, which goes into general discrimination for other protected categories." Although vaccine passports are now banned in Texas, Mr. Bosco says, a private business can ask employees about their vaccination status if they have decided to segregate employees. If a business does implement separate areas for workers, employers may ask who has been vaccinated, but most are not mandating that employees disclose their vaccine status.  Instead, employers ask workers to voluntarily provide that information.  Employee privacy and confidentiality of personal medical information are important considerations that also need to be taken into account before any policy related to vaccination status is implemented. The full interview can be viewed at Fox26Houston.com.

June 11th, 2021|Categories: News|

Dallas Trial Lawyer Alex Brauer Earns Repeat Chambers USA Honors

DALLAS – Bailey Brauer PLLC co-founder Alex Brauer continues to garner recognition for his work in commercial litigation with repeat placement in the Chambers USA guide. Honored in the category of “Litigation: General Commercial – Texas: Dallas, Fort Wort & Surrounds,” this is his third consecutive year to be named among the top attorneys in North Texas. Published by London-based Chambers and Partners, the annual Chambers USA guide is widely regarded by the legal community as the most respected global legal directory. Listings are based on thousands of attorney and client interviews designed to identify law firms and lawyers who demonstrate the top technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, diligence, commitment, and other qualities most valued by clients. According to Chambers USA, Mr. Brauer “is noted for his skill in handling high-stakes commercial disputes.” Mr. Brauer’s accomplishments in the courtroom have earned numerous accolades over his career. Earlier this month, Mr. Brauer was selected to D Magazine’s peer-nominated 2021 Best Lawyers in Dallas listing on the strength of his commercial litigation work for clients across the country. He is a four-time Texas Super Lawyers honoree, was named to the list of Best Lawyers in America in 2019, and is a fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America. Additionally, he has served on several key Dallas Bar Association committees. Mr. Brauer’s practice focuses on high-stakes business disputes ranging from allegations of fraud and deceptive practices in commercial transactions to breaches of fiduciary duties and obligations relating to non-compete agreements. One area in which he has particular expertise is assisting clients with disputes involving the sales and purchases of businesses. About Bailey Brauer PLLC Bailey Brauer PLLC is nationally recognized for its trial and appellate work and provides battle-tested, sophisticated courtroom experience in high-stakes litigation matters. The firm

May 26th, 2021|Categories: News|

Trial Attorney Ben Stewart Named Partner at Dallas’ Bailey Brauer

DALLAS – Bailey Brauer PLLC, is proud to announce the promotion of Ben Stewart to partner in the Dallas-based litigation boutique, effective May 1.    “Working alongside attorneys of the quality of Clayton [Bailey] and Alex [Brauer] has been a great experience,” said Mr. Stewart. “I look forward to this new role within the firm.”     Mr. Stewart’s practice focuses on representing clients in federal and state courts in matters including contractual disputes, breaches of fiduciary duties, insurance coverage, officer/director liability, and other complex litigation.     He also serves as a mediator and assists companies with both internal and governmental investigations, including responses to civil investigative demands from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.    “Ben is an outstanding trial and appellate attorney and one of the hardest-working, most dedicated litigators,” said Mr. Bailey. “Clients know they can depend on him with their most important matters.”    “Clients and colleagues alike are impressed by Ben’s trial preparation and work inside the courtroom,” added Mr. Brauer.       Mr. Stewart has earned repeat recognition to Texas Super Lawyers’ Rising Stars listing of the top young attorneys in the state.  He earned his law degree from Columbia Law School, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar.    About Bailey Brauer PLLC   Bailey Brauer PLLC is nationally recognized for its trial and appellate work and provides battle-tested, sophisticated courtroom experience in high-stakes litigation matters. The firm focuses on complex commercial litigation, appeals, and class actions. Learn more about the firm at: http://baileybrauer.com.  

May 3rd, 2021|Categories: News|

Alex Brauer Named Among Dallas’ Top Commercial Litigators

Bailey Brauer co-founder selected to D Magazine’s Best Lawyers in Dallas for 2021 DALLAS – For a sixth consecutive year, trial lawyer Alex Brauer, co-founder of litigation boutique Bailey Brauer PLLC, has been recognized among the top attorneys in Dallas by D Magazine. Mr. Brauer was selected to the peer-nominated 2021 Best Lawyers in Dallas listing on the strength of his commercial litigation work for clients across the country. “Alex has earned the respect of his clients and peers for his aggressive, creative approach to trying cases and resolving disputes,” said firm co-founder Clayton Bailey. “His devotion to understanding and finding solutions for each client’s individual business needs is the hallmark of his practice.” Mr. Brauer’s practice focuses on high-stakes business disputes ranging from allegations of fraud and deceptive practices in commercial transactions to breaches of fiduciary duties and obligations relating to non-compete agreements. He also has assisted several clients with disputes involving the sales and purchases of various businesses. The Best Lawyers in Dallas selection is just the latest honor for Mr. Brauer. He has also earned recognition from Chambers USA, Best Lawyers in America, the Texas edition of Super Lawyers magazine and Texas Lawyer magazine. He also is a fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America and has served on several key Dallas Bar Association committees. He is a supporter of the Readers 2 Leaders literacy program and the North Texas Community Giving Foundation. Selection to the Best Lawyers in Dallas list is based on a blue-ribbon panel’s evaluation of nominees recommended by their peers. The complete list is featured in the May 2021 edition of D Magazine and available at http://www.dmagazine.com. About Bailey Brauer PLLC Bailey Brauer PLLC is nationally recognized for its trial and appellate work and provides battle-tested, sophisticated courtroom experience in high-stakes litigation matters.

April 30th, 2021|Categories: News|

Dallas-based Bailey Brauer Honored Among Nation’s Leading Law Firms

Firm named among top firms for commercial litigation, appellate work DALLAS – Dallas-based litigation boutique Bailey Brauer PLLC has earned recognition among the nation’s Best Law Firms for 2021 by U.S. News & World Report and The Best Lawyers in America. The firm was recognized based upon its commercial litigation and appellate work. The attorneys of Bailey Brauer regularly represent clients in complex tort and commercial cases in federal and state courts across the country. Best Law Firms selection is based upon extensive client and attorney evaluations, followed by peer and editorial reviews. The full 2021 listing of Best Law Firms can be found at https://bestlawfirms.usnews.com. To be eligible for consideration, a firm must have a lawyer listed individually in the annual Best Lawyers in America guide. Firm co-founders Clayton Bailey and Alex Brauer were each recognized in the recently published 2021 edition. Mr. Bailey was honored for his commercial litigation and appellate work, and Mr. Brauer for commercial litigation. Additionally this year, firm attorney Adam Bell was selected to the inaugural edition of Ones to Watch, Best Lawyers’ guide to the top young attorneys in the country. "This firm is focused on one thing, providing nimble, sophisticated representation for our clients,” said Mr. Brauer. “Their success is our success.” That approach has led to multiple professional honors. In addition to the Best Law Firms and Best Lawyers in America recognition, the firm and its attorneys have been honored by Benchmark Litigation, Chambers USA, BTI Consulting Group, the National Law Journal, Texas Super Lawyers and D Magazine. About Bailey Brauer PLLC Bailey Brauer PLLC is nationally recognized for its trial and appellate work and provides battle-tested, sophisticated courtroom experience in high-stakes litigation matters. Led by veteran trial and appellate lawyers Clayton Bailey and Alex Brauer, the

November 5th, 2020|Categories: News|

Bailey Brauer Founders Recognized Among State’s Top Attorneys

Pair honored by Texas Super Lawyers for business litigation work  DALLAS – Clayton Bailey and Alex Brauer, founding partners of the Dallas-based trial and appellate firm Bailey Brauer PLLC, have been recognized in the 2020 edition of the Texas Super Lawyers legal guide to the state’s top business litigation attorneys. Mr. Bailey’s nationwide complex tort and commercial litigation practice focuses on contract disputes, business torts, RICO, employment law, trade secrets, deceptive trade practices, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, antitrust, unfair business practices, Packers and Stockyards Act, and wrongful death. His work has successfully saved his trial and appellate clients more than $750 million in potential exposure since 2013. Clients nationwide rely on Mr. Brauer when facing high-stakes business disputes ranging from breaches of noncompete agreements to allegations of transaction fraud and deceptive trade practices. He has successfully defended clients facing class and collective actions and represented plaintiffs and defendants in complex tort and negligence cases. “Our clients know they can depend upon us for exceptional service and to provide consistently positive results,” said Mr. Bailey. “Professional honors demonstrate a respect for that approach from our peers in the legal world,” added Mr. Brauer.  Texas Super Lawyers selection is based on a statewide survey of lawyers and extensive editorial review. Published annually by Thomson Reuters, the full listing appears in Texas Monthly and Super Lawyers magazines, and can be found online at http://www.superlawyers.com.  Earlier this year, firm attorney Ben Stewart was named among the state’s top business litigation attorneys by Texas Rising Stars. A companion guide to Super Lawyers, it recognizes attorneys who are 40 or younger or who have been in practice for 10 years or less. Super Lawyers is just the latest honor for Mr. Bailey and Mr. Brauer, who were recognized as “agents of change” in 2019 as Texas Legal Trailblazers by Texas Lawyer magazine. Their work has also earned individual and firm recognition from Chambers USA, Best Lawyers in America, D

October 19th, 2020|Categories: News|

Dallas Attorney Clayton Bailey Recognized as Litigation Star

Co-founder of Bailey Brauer earns Benchmark honor for seventh consecutive year DALLAS – Trial and appellate attorney Clayton Bailey, co-founder of Dallas-based litigation boutique Bailey Brauer PLLC, has earned "Litigation Star" recognition from Benchmark Litigation for his work in commercial litigation. Mr. Bailey’s selection to the annual guide to the nation’s top lawyers is based upon his competition and antitrust litigation practice and international arbitration work, recognition he has earned consistently since 2015. The 2021 edition of the Benchmark Litigation guide was compiled after months of peer review, client-based research, and a thorough review of attorney casework. “Benchmark is special because it is an acknowledgement that you not only are consistently achieving success for your clients but also that your hard work has not gone unnoticed by those who best understand litigation work," said Mr. Bailey. "It is the type of honor though that is not yours alone. Bailey Brauer's legal team is dedicated to the common goal of delivering exceptional service and positive results to our clients.” Mr. Bailey’s practice focuses on complex tort and commercial litigation matters, saving trial and appellate clients more than $750 million in potential exposure since 2013. His experience includes handling contract disputes, business torts, RICO, employment law, trade secrets, deceptive trade practices, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, antitrust, unfair business practices, Packers and Stockyards Act, and wrongful death. He also has successfully defended against putative class actions and mass action lawsuits in state and federal district courts throughout the country. In addition to the Benchmark recognition, his work has earned professional accolades from The Best Lawyers in America, Texas Super Lawyers, BTI Consulting Group, Texas Lawyer magazine, and the National Law Journal. He holds membership in invitation-only professional

October 1st, 2020|Categories: News|

Bailey Brauer Attorneys Earn Best Lawyers in America Recognition

Adam Bell tabbed among ‘Ones to Watch,’ firm co-founders again on Best Lawyers list  DALLAS – Adam Bell of Dallas litigation boutique Bailey Brauer has been selected among the top young commercial litigators in the nation for 2021 by The Best Lawyers in America.  Selected to Best Lawyers’ inaugural Ones to Watch listing, Mr. Bell represents companies and individuals in complex commercial and tort litigation involving contract claims, trade secrets, deceptive trade practices, antitrust law, employment law, and construction law, as well as personal injury and health care matters in state and federal courts.   “We are proud that Adam has earned this recognition," said firm co-founder Clayton Bailey. "He is an outstanding attorney and this honor reflects the fact that he has earned the respect of his peers."  Ones to Watch is a peer-selected companion recognition to the annual Best Lawyers attorney guide. Name partners Alex Brauer and Mr. Bailey were each included in the 2021 Best Lawyers guide based upon their commercial litigation work. Mr. Bailey was also recognized for his appellate work.   "This is a firm focused on achieving the best possible results for clients in and out of the courtroom and we have worked hard to earn a reputation for providing successful representation,” said Mr. Brauer. “It is gratifying that those efforts have not gone unnoticed by our peers.”  Mr. Bailey is nationally known for his trial and appellate practice in complex tort and other commercial cases in federal and state courts. He represents clients in corporate litigation as well as in putative class actions and mass action lawsuits.   Mr. Brauer represents companies and high net worth individuals nationwide in high-stakes business litigation ranging from breaches of noncompete agreements to allegations of transaction fraud and deceptive trade practices. His work has earned recognition in Texas Super Lawyers, D Magazine, Texas Lawyer, and Chambers USA.  The profession's oldest U.S. peer-review guide, The Best Lawyers in America is also among the most respected. Selection is based on confidential evaluations by attorneys in the same practice area and from the same geographic region. For the full listing,

August 20th, 2020|Categories: News|

Bailey Brauer Co-Founder Alex Brauer Named One of Dallas’ Best Commercial Litigators by D Magazine

DALLAS – Trial attorney Alex Brauer, co-founder of the litigation boutique Bailey Brauer PLLC, has been selected for a fifth time among the top attorneys in Dallas by D Magazine.  Mr. Brauer was named to the 2020 Best Lawyers in Dallas list in recognition of his work in commercial litigation. Clients nationwide rely on Mr. Brauer to handle high-stakes business disputes ranging from breaches of noncompete agreements to allegations of transaction fraud and deceptive trade practices.   “Alex is respected by clients for lending a sophisticated blend of experience, litigation expertise and creative legal strategy to all matters,” said firm co-founder Clayton Bailey. “Other lawyers in Dallas respect Alex’s reputation for achieving results, and this honor indicates that.”   Bailey Brauer attorneys offer multifaceted courtroom experience forged over many years practicing at some of the world’s leading law firms. Qualified, experienced attorneys handle each complex legal matter more cost-effectively for companies and individuals.   The Best Lawyers in Dallas selection is just the latest honor for Mr. Brauer. He has also earned recognition in Chambers USA, the Texas edition of Super Lawyers magazine and Best Lawyers in America. He also has been recognized as a Texas Legal Trailblazer by Texas Lawyer magazine.  Mr. Brauer has served on several key Dallas Bar Association committees and is a devoted community advocate. He is a supporter of the Readers 2 Leaders literacy program and the Great Investors' Best Ideas Foundation, benefiting The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research and the Vickery Meadow Youth Development Foundation.  Selection to the Best Lawyers in Dallas list is based on a comprehensive selection process that starts with peer nominations. A blue-ribbon panel evaluates the tabulated list and works with the editorial staff to select the finalists. The complete list is featured in the May 2020 edition of D Magazine and available at http://www.dmagazine.com.  About Bailey Brauer PLLC   Bailey Brauer PLLC is nationally recognized for its trial and appellate work and provides battle-tested, sophisticated courtroom experience in high-stakes litigation matters. The firm focuses on complex commercial litigation, appeals, and class actions. Learn more about the firm at: http://baileybrauer.com. 

April 24th, 2020|Categories: News|

John Bosco Provides Texas Lawyer Magazine With Look into Increase of Accessibility Lawsuits in Texas

Bailey Brauer labor, employment and ADA partner John Bosco provided expert insights on the increase in and impact of ADA Title III lawsuits in Texas in “Accessibility Lawsuits in Texas on the Rise” published February 28, 2020, by Texas Lawyer magazine. As Mr. Bosco explains in the article, there has been a significant increase in Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessibility lawsuits, agency enforcement actions and demand letters targeting public accommodations in Texas over the past few years. “While California, New York and Florida have been the most popular states for claims alleging that individuals with disabilities encountered access barriers, these cases are becoming much more common against physical locations, websites and mobile apps with a presence in Texas. “The accessibility lawsuits filed so far this year are impacting every sector of business throughout the state. The most recent accessibility claims in Texas are related to parking, transportation services, signage, restroom fixtures, path of travel, point of sale devices, counter heights, braille gift cards, policies, training, the provision of auxiliary aids and services. Any business with a website or mobile application is also at risk of being sued by customers and employees who claim that they have encountered digital accessibility barriers,” he wrote. “To mitigate risk and reduce potential exposure, it is important to proactively identify and remediate potential violations. Implementing appropriate policies, procedures, training and updated compliance documentation is critical to prevent claims and most efficiently resolve allegations that are asserted.” The full article can be found at TexasLawyer.com.

March 6th, 2020|Categories: News|

Attorney Monica Niewiarowski Joins Dallas-Based Bailey Brauer Trial Firm

DALLAS – Attorney Monica Niewiarowski has joined Bailey Brauer PLLC, helping bolster the Dallas-based boutique’s complex commercial litigation, trial, and appellate practices.  “Business litigation is the foundation this firm was built upon and our clients know they can rely on us for the best possible representation,” said firm co-founder Alex Brauer.   Ms. Niewiarowski joins Bailey Brauer as an associate from the Dallas office of Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani, LLP, where she focused primarily on product liability and toxic torts litigation.  “I am impressed with the quality of cases and the expertise of Bailey Brauer’s lawyers. I look forward to learning from these talented attorneys and growing my litigation practice in a new direction, including employment-related work,” said Ms. Niewiarowski, a member of the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers’ 2019 Leadership Class.     Her employment litigation focus will include trade secrets, discrimination, retaliation, wage and hour claims, ADA, and regulatory agency investigations. Her addition represents a commitment by the firm to continue to grow its employment practice, headed by labor, employment and ADA partner John Bosco.   “Monica is an aggressive attorney committed to client service and finding the best possible solutions for their unique situations,” said Mr. Bosco. “We are excited to welcome her to the firm.”    A 2016 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, she served as a judicial intern for Justice Douglas Lang of the Texas 5th Court of Appeals. She also worked with the Legal Aid Justice Center in Charlottesville, Virginia, where she assisted low-income residents with landlord-tenant disputes. She graduated from the University of Texas at Dallas in 2013 and is an alumna of the school’s prestigious Eugene McDermott Scholars Program.  About Bailey Brauer PLLC    Bailey Brauer PLLC is nationally recognized for its trial and appellate work and

December 3rd, 2019|Categories: News|

Clayton Bailey, Adam Bell Lend No-Poach Agreement Insights to DBA Headnotes Article

No-poach agreements are adding further uncertainty for company counsel and human resource professionals tasked with navigating the already murky waters of federal and state antitrust laws. Bailey Brauer co-founder Clayton Bailey and associate Adam Bell offered their insights on these agreements in “No-Poach Agreements: Too Many Chefs in the Kitchen?” which appeared in the October 2019 edition of the Dallas Bar Association’s Headnotes newsletter. The article explores the recent guidance, lawsuits, and advocacy by the U.S. Department of Justice, enforcement actions by various states, and lawsuits filed by employees which have “raised as many questions as they have provided answers for determining whether a no-poach agreement is illegal.” “Considering the current uncertainty involving no-poach agreements, employers (particularly in vertically related firms) should review their existing contracts for no-poach clauses and evaluate removing them after seeking advice from antitrust counsel,” Mr. Bailey and Mr. Bell wrote. “While the DOJ has provided a framework of ‘the right questions to ask in a systematic way’ for preliminarily reviewing no-poach agreements, there is no guarantee that a state AG or judge will view the law similarly.” The full article can be found in the digital edition of the October 2019 edition of Headnotes.

October 18th, 2019|Categories: News|

Dallas Attorneys Clayton Bailey, Alex Brauer Earn Recognition as ‘Trailblazers’

Law firm co-founders find success forging their own path after leaving Big Law behind DALLAS – Bailey Brauer co-founders Clayton Bailey and Alex Brauer are among the “agents of change” in the legal profession singled out by Texas Lawyer magazine to receive the publication’s inaugural Texas Trailblazers recognition. Mr. Bailey and Mr. Brauer were chosen for their leadership in reshaping expectations for legal boutiques in Texas. Unsatisfied with the burdensome constraints of Big Law, the pair walked away from their positions at an international law firm to open their own firm six years ago. From the start, their business model was unwavering. “Our approach is very similar to that of a Big Law litigation or appellate practice, but without the inflexibility that results from overhead demands and far-reaching conflicts,” said Mr. Bailey. “We provide the same level of expertise and sophistication demanded of Big Law, but in a much nimbler fashion.” Former clients immediately took notice, bringing their work to Bailey Brauer. Since then, many more companies and individuals have engaged the six-attorney firm on new high-stakes litigation matters. The legal community too has taken notice, with the firm receiving professional accolades that frequently take other firms more than twice as long to achieve. These individual and firm honors include recognition from Benchmark Litigation, Chambers USA, BTI Consulting Group, The Best Lawyers in America, the National Law Journal, Texas Super Lawyers and D Magazine. “Honors are a tricky thing,” said Mr. Brauer. “Winning them is not something you spend a lot of time trying to accomplish. But when you earn recognition from your peers, that validates that your focus is in the right place. You don’t earn respect without achieving a certain amount of success

October 8th, 2019|Categories: News|

Former Real Salt Lake Head Coach Mike Petke Files Suit Over Contract Balance

Team owes Petke nearly $700,000 in salary on 3-year contract DALLAS – The former head coach of the Real Salt Lake (RSL) Major League Soccer club has filed suit against the team, claiming, among other things, the team and its owner, Dell Loy Hansen, broke a legally binding promise that was part of an amendment to the coach’s contract. Mike Petke was approximately 18 months into his three-year contract with RSL when he was dismissed on Aug. 11. According to the terms of the contract, the team owes him his salary for the remainder of 2019 and all of 2020. Mr. Petke’s dismissal followed a two-week suspension related to his actions in an incident with an international official following a Leagues Cup match. RSL also levied additional sanctions, which were outlined in a contract amendment signed by the coach and RSL leadership. Although the amendment expressly stipulates that future infractions could result in his dismissal, RSL removed Mr. Petke as coach the day before he was scheduled to return to the team. “The amendment was clear about what club leaders expected of Mike. He was following that amendment to the letter and looking forward to returning to his team when he was blindsided by ownership,” said Mr. Petke’s attorney, Clayton Bailey of Dallas’ Bailey Brauer PLLC. “The decision was announced in a way calculated to damage his reputation, not just as a coach, but also personally. Refusing to pay the remainder of his salary is a move designed to inflict additional, unwarranted economic damage.” “What happened here is fairly simple. RSL owner Dell Loy Hansen was recorded contradicting the agreement while speaking to another team’s fans, became embarrassed, and later fired Mike when he had

September 17th, 2019|Categories: News|

Clayton Bailey, Alex Brauer Recognized Among State’s Top Business Litigators

Bailey Brauer co-founders honored in 2019 Texas Super Lawyers guide  DALLAS – Dallas attorneys Clayton Bailey and Alex Brauer, co-founders of Bailey Brauer, have been selected among the state’s top business litigators in the 2019 edition of the Texas Super Lawyers legal guide. One of The National Trial Lawyers’ Top 100 Texas Civil Plaintiff Lawyers, Mr. Bailey has a national trial and appellate practice. He represents clients involved in complex tort and other commercial cases, corporate litigation and in putative class actions and mass action lawsuits in federal and state courts. A frequent author, he contributed significant expertise to sections of the American Bar Association’s recently released Agriculture and Food Handbook. This is his ninth Texas Super Lawyers selection. Mr. Brauer represents companies and high net worth individuals involved in high-stakes business litigation involving claims of fraud, tortious interference, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, conspiracy, deceptive trade practices, trade secret theft, RICO, and antitrust violations. Mr. Brauer has successfully defended clients facing class and collective actions and represented plaintiffs and defendants in complex tort and negligence cases. The 2019 selection is the third for Mr. Brauer. Texas Super Lawyers is published by Thomson Reuters, appearing in Texas Monthly and Super Lawyers magazines. Selection is limited to no more than 5 percent of Texas attorneys and is based on a statewide survey of lawyers and extensive editorial review. For more information, visit http://www.superlawyers.com. “Professional honors such as Super Lawyers in which peer feedback plays such a key role in selection are particularly rewarding,” said Mr. Bailey. “To earn the respect of your contemporaries is an indication that you are not only doing things the right way but also doing so successfully,” said Mr. Brauer. The Super Lawyers selections are the

September 4th, 2019|Categories: News|

Bailey Brauer Co-Founders Recognized by Best Lawyers in America

Clayton Bailey, Alex Brauer earn commercial litigation, appellate honors DALLAS – Dallas litigation boutique Bailey Brauer co-founders Clayton Bailey and Alex Brauer have earned selection to the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America based on their commercial litigation work. Mr. Bailey earned additional recognition for his appellate practice from Best Lawyers, one of the most respected U.S.-based attorney guides. “No one focuses on winning honors. But when you are recognized for outstanding service, we know it’s because our clients trust us and our peers respect us,” said Mr. Brauer. “We do not take this recognition for granted,” added Mr. Bailey. “This just pushes us to continue to work hard to deliver on that trust.” Mr. Bailey is nationally known for his trial and appellate practice in complex tort and other commercial cases in federal and state courts. He has been honored as one of The National Trial Lawyers’ Top 100 Texas Civil Plaintiff Lawyers. He represents clients in corporate litigation as well as in putative class actions and mass action lawsuits. Considering his representation of some of the world's largest agriculture companies, Mr. Bailey also contributed significant expertise to sections of the ABA’s recently released Agriculture and Food Handbook. Mr. Brauer represents companies and high net worth individuals involved in high-stakes business litigation across a wide range of industries. He focuses on disputes involving claims of fraud, tortious interference, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, conspiracy, deceptive trade practices, trade secret theft, RICO, and antitrust violations. Mr. Brauer has successfully defended clients facing class and collective actions and represented plaintiffs and defendants in complex tort and negligence cases. The profession’s oldest U.S. peer-review guide, The Best Lawyers in America is also among the most respected. Selection is based on confidential evaluations by attorneys

August 15th, 2019|Categories: News|