Trial boutique among the top 25 litigation firms in North Texas DALLAS – Bailey Brauer PLLC is recognized among the top litigation firms in North Texas in the 2024 edition of the Chambers USA Regional Spotlight Guide. This is the second consecutive year the trial boutique was selected to the prestigious legal guide. It is one of 25 Dallas-based firms and 68 statewide honored for dispute resolution work in state and federal trial and appellate courts. Bailey Brauer regularly represents both businesses and individuals in cases involving complex commercial litigation, agribusiness and food, antitrust, appeals, business torts, RICO and employment matters. The firm’s track record of success over the past decade in high-stakes litigation matters has helped to reshape and redefine expectations for litigation boutiques and has helped garner professional recognition from Benchmark Litigation, BTI Consulting, Best Lawyers in America, the National Law Journal, Texas Lawyer, Lawdragon, Texas Super Lawyers and D Magazine. Firm co-founder Alex Brauer has been recognized individually among the top commercial litigators in North Texas each of the past five years by Chambers USA. Published by London-based Chambers and Partners, the annual guide is widely regarded as the most respected global legal directory. Listings are based on thousands of attorney and client interviews designed to identify law firms and lawyers that demonstrate the top technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, diligence, commitment and other qualities most valued by clients. For more information, visit https://chambers.com/legal-guide/usa-regional-spotlight-120.
Firm among nation’s best for commercial litigation, appellate work DALLAS – Dallas-based litigation boutique Bailey Brauer PLLC has earned recognition among the nation’s Best Law Firms for a sixth consecutive year. The firm was included for its commercial litigation and appellate work on behalf of clients involved in complex tort and commercial cases in federal and state courts across the country. Bailey Brauer attorneys are trusted advisers for clients in matters involving allegations of fraud/deceptive trade practices, breaches of fiduciary duty, antitrust, unfair business practices and the Packers and Stockyards Act. They also regularly represent clients in litigation involving insurance coverage, energy matters, real estate disputes, catastrophic personal injury and in internal and governmental investigations. Best Law Firms selection is based on extensive peer and editorial review, supplemented by additional attorney and client evaluations. The full 2024 listing of Best Law Firms can be found at www.bestlawfirms.com. A firm must have at least one attorney recognized in The Best Lawyers in America legal guide as a prerequisite for Best Law Firm consideration. Firm co-founders Clayton Bailey and Alex Brauer and partner Ben Stewart were selected to the 2024 edition of the prestigious legal guide based on their commercial litigation work. Additionally, Mr. Bailey was featured among the nation’s top appellate attorneys. 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, Lawdragon 500, Texas Super Lawyers and D Magazine.
Bailey Brauer co-founder honored for trial, appellate work DALLAS – For a 10th consecutive year, Clayton Bailey, co-founder of the Texas trial and appellate firm Bailey Brauer PLLC, has earned recognition from the prestigious peer-review Benchmark Litigation legal guide. Mr. Bailey is recognized as a Local Litigation Star in the 2024 edition of the national guide of top law firms and litigators based upon his robust body of commercial litigation, competition/antitrust and appellate work. Mr. Bailey has tried cases in federal district and bankruptcy courts as well as state and appellate courts throughout the country. He currently serves as national COVID-19 litigation and appellate counsel for several of the world's largest meat companies. He has significant experience representing clients in matters 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 Benchmark Litigation, his work has earned recognition from The Best Lawyers in America, Texas Super Lawyers, Lawdragon 500, the National Trial Lawyers, American Lawyer, Texas Lawyer, The National Law Journal and BTI Consulting. Benchmark Litigation 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, visit www.benchmarklitigation.com.
Selection complements firm’s Chambers Regional Spotlight honors DALLAS – Bailey Brauer PLLC co-founder Alex Brauer is recognized for a fifth consecutive year among the top commercial litigators in North Texas in the 2023 edition of the Chambers USA legal guide. 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. With a well-earned reputation for providing aggressive, creative legal representation for those facing complex, high-stakes commercial disputes, Mr. Brauer is a sought-after trial attorney by clients facing legal matters 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 assists clients with disputes involving the sale and purchase of businesses. Bailey Brauer was one of just 85 boutique or mid-size law firms featured in the previously announced inaugural edition of Chambers USA Regional Spotlight: Texas guide. The firm was one of only 16 Dallas-based law firms selected in the area of dispute resolution in state and federal trial and appellate courts. Formed in 2013 by Am Law 100 veterans Mr. Brauer and Clayton Bailey, the firm regularly represents both businesses and individuals in cases involving complex commercial litigation, agribusiness and food, antitrust, appeals, business torts, RICO, and employment matters. The firm’s track record of success over the past decade in high-stakes litigation matters has helped to reshape and redefine expectations for litigation boutiques. About Bailey Brauer PLLC Bailey Brauer PLLC is nationally recognized for its
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
Bailey Brauer co-founder earns place among Texas’ leading commercial litigators DALLAS – Trial and appellate attorney Clayton Bailey, co-founder of Dallas-based litigation boutique Bailey Brauer PLLC, has earned recognition for a fourth consecutive year as a “Local Litigation Star” in the Benchmark Litigation guide to the nation’s top lawyers. Mr. Bailey was named among the leading attorneys in Texas for his general commercial litigation practice. He was also selected for his professional liability practice, competition and securities-based litigation and his international arbitration work. The 2018 edition of Benchmark Litigation was compiled after months of peer review, client-based research and a review of attorney casework. “Earning recognition from Benchmark Litigation is certainly an honor, not only for me, but also for our firm,” said Mr. Bailey. “It serves as a strong indicator that our commitment to our clients has not gone unnoticed.” The prestigious Benchmark selection is just the latest honor for Mr. Bailey, who was also recently selected to join the invitation-only National Trial Lawyers’ Top 100 civil plaintiff lawyers in Texas. Membership is extended to only those attorneys who exemplify superior qualifications, trial results and professional leadership. For more information on the National Trial Lawyers please visit: https://www.thenationaltriallawyers.org. Founded in 2013, Bailey Brauer has quickly grown to be among the most respected firms in the country, earning multiple individual and firm recognitions from BTI Consulting Group, the National Law Journal, The Best Lawyers in America, 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 firm focuses on complex
Firm included in prestigious BTI Litigation Outlook 2018 report DALLAS – The Dallas-based trial and appellate law firm Bailey Brauer PLLC has again earned a spot among an elite group of firms that corporate lawyers most fear facing in court. Founded in 2013, Bailey Brauer is among the youngest and smallest firms included on BTI Litigation Outlook 2018’s Honor Roll of the nation’s Most Feared Law Firms. This is the second time the firm has been recognized for its complex commercial litigation, class action and other litigation work. Selection is based upon interviews with general counsel and in-house litigation leaders nationwide who were asked which lawyers they would least like to face in litigation. “To earn a place on the BTI list is an honor because it’s based on corporate counsel feedback,” said firm co-founder attorney Alex Brauer. “And what it tells me is that the businesses we represent appreciate how we handle their most important cases, and that is being noticed by those across the table as well.” BTI Consulting Group, based in Massachusetts, is a national business research company that conducts independent research on how Fortune 1000 companies buy, manage and evaluate their professional service providers. A full list of its 2018 honorees is available at https://www.bticonsulting.com/litigation-outlook-fearsome-foursome. “What BTI focuses on is client service,” said co-founder Clayton Bailey. “And from day one, serving clients has been at the very heart of what we do. To have that dedication recognized by BTI twice in the four years since we opened is validation that we are on target with providing Big Law quality representation in a much more nimble, responsive way. This represents the second year in a row that BTI has recognized Bailey Brauer,
Bailey Brauer co-founder lauded as ‘legal innovator’ DALLAS – Dallas trial and appellate attorney Clayton Bailey, co-founder of the litigation boutique Bailey Brauer PLLC, is one of 23 attorneys from across the country to be selected to The National Law Journal’s Elite Boutique Trailblazers for 2017. Mr. Bailey is the only Texas-based attorney selected for this honor, which recognizes legal innovators who are changing the boutique law firm landscape. The Elite Boutique Trailblazers supplement is included in the September issue of the National Law Journal and can be found online at http://pdfserver.amlaw.com/nlj/supplements/NLJTB_Elite/mobile/index.html. “When Alex Brauer and I opened this firm, we came from Big Law and wanted to be able to offer clients that same level of representation, but in a much more nimble, responsive fashion,” says Mr. Bailey, who explains in the National Law Journal profile that although the firm intends to expand, he and Alex intend to “keep the size of the firm limited. Once you get beyond a certain size, you can become inefficient. And we want to stay very efficient.” Founded in 2013, Bailey Brauer has quickly grown to be among the most respected firms in the country, earning multiple individual and firm recognitions from Benchmark Litigation, BTI Consulting Group, Texas Super Lawyers and D Magazine. Most recently, Mr. Bailey was selected to the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America in recognition of his appellate practice. The legal profession’s oldest peer-review publication, Best Lawyers is widely considered the top guide to U.S. lawyers, with selection involving a rigorous peer-review survey that includes millions of confidential evaluations by other lawyers. To learn more, visit https://www.bestlawyers.com. About Bailey Brauer PLLC Bailey Brauer PLLC is nationally recognized for its trial and appellate
Dallas litigation boutique listed in Top 10 for law firms with ‘consumer goods’ clients DALLAS – Dallas-based litigation boutique Bailey Brauer PLLC has been selected to BTI Consulting Group’s 2017 ranking of the top 10 law firms in the country with the best client relationships within the consumer goods industry. BTI’s inaugural guide, Industry Power Rankings: The Law Firms with the Best Client Relationships, is based on a survey of corporate counsel and executives at the world’s largest organizations representing 18 different industries. “When we started this firm in 2013, it was with the understanding that client relationships would be the foundation for everything we did,” said co-founder Alex Brauer. “To earn this recognition from BTI is an indicator that we have been successful in maintaining that focus.” To achieve the “Clientopia” status given Bailey Brauer, a firm must earn top rankings in two crucial areas of client service: The client must consider the firm as its primary legal provider and spend the bulk of the organization’s legal dollars with that firm; and the firm must be one the client recommends to peers in an unprompted manner. “To fully earn the trust of a client you have to be dedicated to putting their needs first, and you have to fully understand what those needs are,” said firm co-founder Clayton Bailey. “The only way to accomplish that is to develop the type of personal, one-on-one relationships we have with our clients.” Though Bailey Brauer is among the smallest and youngest firms to be selected to this list, it is not the first time the firm has earned recognition from BTI. Earlier this year, Bailey Brauer was selected among law firms with the “best brand standing” in
DALLAS – The Kentucky Court of Appeals has affirmed without oral argument a 2015 ruling by a Jefferson Circuit judge allowing JBS USA LLC and Swift Pork Co. to proceed with improvements at the JBS Louisville Pork Plant in the Butchertown neighborhood of Louisville, Kentucky. The July 7, 2017, ruling brings to a close an eight-year legal battle between the company and the Butchertown Neighborhood Association over the issuance of a modified conditional use permit enabling the company to complete a series of building modifications designed to improve the appearance and functionality of the nearly 50-year-old plant. Originally opened in 1969, the Swift Pork plant is the last remaining major meat packing facility in the Butchertown area. “This has been a protracted battle instigated by the Butchertown Neighborhood Association that was unnecessary for all concerned, including Louisville’s taxpayers,” said JBS appellate attorney Clayton Bailey of Dallas-based Bailey Brauer PLLC. “JBS has always shared the goals of the Butchertown Neighborhood Association in wanting to help improve the conditions at the plant, and by extension, the conditions of the entire neighborhood. However, the association overreached from the beginning, fighting every attempt at compromise, even at the expense of its own best interests.” Among the improvements covered under the approved modified permit are a covered outdoor employee break area, a decorative fence in front of the facility, enclosure of a hog unloading chute, and a small modification to the facility that improves the humane treatment of the hogs. The ruling also provides clarification on Kentucky’s land use law, said Mr. Bailey. “The court has shown us that even if the surrounding area has evolved since the original permitting, a long-standing company can’t be forced all the way back
DALLAS – In a decision pivoting on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals’ application of a 19th century court ruling to Texas general partnership liability law, an agricultural wholesaler will be allowed to enforce a judgment against individual partners of a defunct agribusiness partnership. The partners of G&K Farms, a North Dakota-based general partnership formed in 2008 to farm land in Texas, amassed debts of nearly $650,000 to Crop Production Services. G&K partners John and Dawn Keeley and Thomas Grabanski made payments on the debt until Mr. Grabanski and his wife filed for bankruptcy in 2013. A default judgment was issued in 2014 against G&K Farms totaling more than $1.3 million, with a subsequent judgment also issued against the Keeleys based on their derivative liability as partners. In their efforts to vacate the judgment, the Keeleys relied on the 1872 United States Supreme Court ruling in Frow v. De Le Vega, which they felt protected them from individual liability after Mr. Keeley avoided a finding of liability based on a guaranty he signed. Frow v. De Le Vega determined that when there are multiple defendants, if some parties present a defense and win, then the ruling can be applied to defaulting parties under certain circumstances. “The courts had already found that there was no logical application of Frow in this case. It was simply a very thinly veiled attempt by the Keeleys to avoid their responsibilities as partners in repaying the general partnership’s debts,” said CPS’s lead appellate attorney Clayton Bailey of Dallas’ Bailey Brauer PLLC. “Crop Production Services’ trial attorneys, John Mark Stephens and Abel Leal, did a terrific job in the trial court demonstrating that the Frow doctrine did not apply.” “This has
Bailey Brauer co-founder recognized among Dallas’ top business litigators DALLAS – Dallas-based complex litigation boutique Bailey Brauer PLLC congratulates firm co-founder Alex Brauer for his second consecutive selection to D Magazine’s Best Lawyers in Dallas listing. Chosen for his outstanding commercial litigation work, Mr. Brauer represents companies and high net worth individuals involved in business disputes. Clients, from data and analytics companies to real estate financial services providers, rely on Mr. Brauer to represent them in cases with millions of dollars at stake. Recently, he obtained a multimillion-dollar arbitration award for a Chinese telecom company in a dispute with a Brazilian supplier and successfully resolved a dispute between a forging company and oilfield supplier. “Alex is without a doubt one of the very best attorneys I’ve ever faced or worked with, which is demonstrated by the continued trust business leaders in Texas and across the nation place in him,” said firm co-founder Clayton Bailey. In addition to the D Magazine honors, Mr. Brauer has made Thomson Reuters’ Texas Rising Stars list each year since 2010. Bailey Brauer also was recognized recently by BTI Consulting Group as one of the law firms with the “best brand standing” in the country, an indicator of how likely a firm will be considered for new work. A graduate of Georgetown University Law Center, Mr. Brauer has served on several key Dallas Bar Association committees. A devoted community advocate, he is a board member for literacy program Readers 2 Leaders and is on the Host Committee for the Great Investors’ Best Ideas Foundation, benefitting The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research and the Vickery Meadow Youth Development Foundation. The Best Lawyers in Dallas list is based on a review
Litigation boutique recognized in national survey of corporate counsel DALLAS – Dallas-based litigation boutique Bailey Brauer PLLC has been recognized by BTI Consulting Group as one of the law firms with the “best brand standing” in the country, based on a survey of corporate counsel and executives at the world’s largest organizations. Bailey Brauer is among the smallest and youngest firms to earn this prestigious recognition, which is an indicator of how likely it is a firm will be considered for new work. The three-lawyer firm has enjoyed noteworthy successes in complex commercial litigation and appellate matters since its opening in 2013. “We started our careers at big firms. So when we launched Bailey Brauer, we maintained that same sophisticated, aggressive form of client representation you expect from a large firm. But as a small firm, we have the added benefit of being able to provide much more individualized service,” said firm co-founder Clayton Bailey. Selection to the BTI Brand Elite 2017 list is based on in-depth interviews with more than 600 corporate counsel and executives at the world’s largest and most influential companies. Respondents are asked about the law firms they hire and why. Final selection is based on intangibles that differentiate the law firms. “In the BTI interviews, the GCs are not asked directly about any firm and instead are encouraged to talk about who they turn to for legal help,” said co-founder Alex Brauer. “We built this firm on relationships, and this recognition demonstrates that we have the trust of our clients.” 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 experienced trial and appellate lawyers Clayton
DALLAS – Attorney Benjamin Stewart of Dallas-based litigation boutique Bailey Brauer PLLC has been selected to the 2017 Texas Rising Stars listing of the top young lawyers in the state. Mr. Stewart represents clients in complex commercial and bankruptcy litigation in federal and state courts and assists companies with both internal and governmental investigations. This is his first year to be selected to the prestigious Texas Rising Stars list. “Ben is an exceptional attorney who is very deserving of this recognition,” said Bailey Brauer co-founder Alex Brauer. “It is an indication of the respect he has earned throughout the legal community.” Mr. Stewart’s practice includes work on behalf of companies and individuals facing litigation involving contractual disputes, breach of fiduciary duty, insurance coverage, officer/director liability, contested confirmation hearings, and estate valuation matters. “Having the opportunity to watch Ben’s practice grow, I am impressed by his tireless work ethic and a dedication to the best interests of his clients,” said firm co-founder Clayton Bailey. “Texas is home to some of the very best attorneys in the country, which makes me even prouder to be selected to a group as elite as Texas Rising Stars,” Mr. Stewart said. Texas Rising Stars recognizes the state’s top attorneys who are 40 years or younger or who have been in practice for 10 years or less. Selection is based on peer nominations, independent research and review by a separate advisory group. Only 2.5 percent of eligible attorneys earn recognition each year. The full 2017 listing will be published in the Texas edition of Super Lawyers magazine and the April issue of Texas Monthly. Bailey Brauer PLLC is nationally recognized for its trial and appellate work and provides battle-tested, sophisticated courtroom
Trial firm led by Clayton Bailey, Alex Brauer earns high ranking from in-house lawyers DALLAS – BTI Consulting Group’s 2017 ranking of U.S. law firms that corporate lawyers never want to face in court includes Dallas’ Bailey Brauer PLLC based on the firm’s successful work in high-stakes litigation across the nation. Founded in 2013 by former big firm lawyers Clayton Bailey and Alex Brauer, the nimble Dallas firm has successfully represented major corporations, family-owned businesses and high-net-worth individuals in a variety of business disputes by relying on years of expertise trying and appealing cases and negotiating favorable settlements. “It’s a point of pride to be on this impressive list,” says Mr. Bailey, who is widely recognized for his work in state and federal trials and appeals. “General counsel call on Bailey Brauer because we provide the experience and quality they expect while keeping a close eye on the bottom line.” One of the country’s leading business research firms, BTI Consulting produces its annual review of the U.S. legal market by conducting independent confidential interviews with more than 300 corporate counsel from the world’s largest corporations over a one-year period. “It’s gratifying to know that in-house lawyers are recognizing the level of work we deliver at Bailey Brauer,” says Mr. Brauer, a trial and appellate lawyer who has helped clients win cases in state and federal courts nationwide. “Our firm is proof that bigger isn’t always better.” Bailey Brauer’s impressive list of courtroom victories during the past six months includes helping a nationwide food provider defeat a price-fixing claim for more than $500 million; prevailing against a major corporation that sought an injunction against its former employee; and winning a breach of contract claim for a
Complex commercial litigation attorney Alex Brauer, a founding partner of the trial and appellate law firm Bailey Brauer PLLC, is being recognized among the state's top up-and-coming attorneys in the 2014 Texas Rising Stars list published by Thomson Reuters' legal division. Less than 2.5 percent of Texas attorneys are chosen for the Rising Stars list, which will appear in the April 2014 issue of Texas Monthly and Texas Rising Stars magazines. The exclusive list is based on nominations from fellow lawyers and independent research that reviews lawyers' abilities in 12 key categories. In addition to results achieved for clients, the categories also include court experience and professional activity. This is Mr. Brauer's fifth consecutive appearance on the Texas Rising Stars list. Mr. Brauer has recently obtained several successful outcomes for Bailey Brauer clients in partnership and business disputes, and regularly defends and prosecutes claims of fraud, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, conspiracy, theft of trade secrets, antitrust and RICO. He was also recently quoted, along with Bailey Brauer client Bath Fitter, in The Texas Lawbook on the successful use of alternative fee agreements in business litigation. Mr. Brauer is recognized on the 2014 Texas Rising Stars list based on his work in business litigation, general litigation and appellate law. In addition to successfully litigating and trying cases in federal and state courts throughout Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Nevada and Wisconsin, Mr. Brauer has an outstanding appellate track record representing clients before the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and various Texas state intermediate appellate courts. Bailey Brauer PLLC is committed to providing efficient, effective legal representation in high-stakes litigation. Led by experienced trial and appellate lawyers Clayton Bailey and Alex Brauer, the firm focuses on complex commercial litigation, agribusiness, appeals, and class and collective actions. For more information, please contact Bailey Brauer
DALLAS – Attorney Clayton Bailey, co-founder of the Dallas complex commercial litigation and appellate boutique Bailey Brauer PLLC, has been recognized as a Client Service All-Star by The BTI Consulting Group of Wellesley, Mass. Mr. Bailey is one of only 330 attorneys nationwide to be recognized as a Client Service All-Star based on independent interviews with corporate counsel. “This elite group of standout attorneys – identified solely through unprompted client feedback – are recognized as delivering the absolute best client service,” BTI wrote in the Client Service All-Star executive summary. “No attorney can lobby to be added to the list, self-submit nominations or provide corporate counsel names to be interviewed. The only way to become a BTI Client Service All-Star is for corporate counsel to single out an attorney for a client service performance exceeding all others.” Mr. Bailey, who has extensive trial and appellate experience in complex litigation matters nationwide, was nominated by corporate counsel at a “Global 500” food processing company, according to BTI. “This is an incredible honor,” Mr. Bailey says. “Bailey Brauer’s legal team strives every day to deliver exceptional service and positive results to our clients, so it’s gratifying when our work is recognized by the people who are the main reason we come to work every day. This recognition proves what my law partner, Alex Brauer, and I said when we opened Bailey Brauer last year: Our clients can receive big-firm results and big-firm service in a more nimble and cost-effective small-firm environment.” In addition to his recognition by BTI, Mr. Bailey also has been named a Future Rising Star in Texas in the 2012 and 2013 editions of Benchmark Litigation, and as a Texas Local Litigation Star in
By Clayton Bailey and Alexander Brauer Partners at Bailey Brauer Over the last 15 years, the number of jury trials in Texas has declined significantly. As has been reported by this publication, jurors in state and federal civil courts heard only about a third as many cases in 2012 as they did in 1997. There are many reasons behind this trend, including the effects of tort reform, the rising cost of litigation, and the increased use of alternative dispute resolution methods, among others. But one undeniable effect is that, while there are countless litigators in Texas, there are very few attorneys with demonstrated experience taking cases to trial, and even fewer with significant appellate experience. The attorneys at Bailey Brauer, however, have an extensive track record of trial victories in state and federal courts, including client wins in some of the nation’s most challenging jurisdictions. Our complex commercial litigation victories include many dismissals, summary judgments and directed verdicts, but we have also handled more than our fair share of successful jury trials. In fact, we have been called in to take on cases shortly before the eve of trial, after the client has become unsure of the previous counsel’s courtroom abilities. Even more unusual than a wealth of courtroom experience, however, are demonstrated appellate skills. And our attorneys have had more successful appellate rulings than firms many times our size. We have argued — and won — cases before the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Louisiana Supreme Court, Mississippi Supreme Court, 2nd Court of Appeals in Fort Worth and other state and federal appellate courts. Not only have we won reversals and remands and preserved favorable judgments, but we also have obtained an en banc rehearing
DALLAS – Bailey Brauer PLLC, a complex commercial litigation and appellate boutique, is pleased to announce that Benjamin L. Stewart has joined the firm as Counsel. Mr. Stewart represents corporate clients and individuals in complex commercial and bankruptcy litigation matters. He has successfully litigated cases in federal courts in Texas, Colorado and Delaware and in state courts throughout Texas. Mr. Stewart has also assisted companies with internal and government investigations, including responding to civil investigative demands from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission. “Ben brings experience and skills far beyond his years,” says Bailey Brauer co-founder Alex Brauer. “He has the creativity and depth of expertise our clients need, and we’re excited to have him join us.” Mr. Brauer and Mr. Stewart met in 2008, when a client they both represented filed for bankruptcy. Mr. Stewart’s firm at the time, Weil Gotshal & Manges, served as bankruptcy counsel. “We found ourselves together in court on that matter quite a few times, and it became clear that we wanted to work with Ben again,” says Bailey Brauer co-founder Clayton Bailey. “We’ve kept in touch over the years, and now is the perfect time for him to come on-board.” Mr. Stewart is a member of the Federal Bar Association and serves on the Publications Committee of the Younger Lawyers Division of the FBA. He is also a member of the Texas Bar Foundation and volunteers with Texas Lawyers for Texas Veterans. Mr. Stewart received a Bachelor of Arts in 2001 from East Texas Baptist University. He earned his law degree in 2004 from Columbia Law School, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and served as a moot court