Representative Matters

  • Obtained as lead counsel for Fortune 100 company a voluntary complete dismissal with prejudice of all claims against it in federal court on the eve of filing motion to dismiss
  • Successfully argued before Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, winning affirmance of dismissal of all claims against client in a trade secrets case; opinion issued two weeks after oral argument
  • Successfully represented life-sciences company as lead counsel in eight-figure dispute over acquisition
  • Argued before en banc Delaware Supreme Court, winning affirmance of nearly US$1 million fee award for private equity client against bad-faith litigants; affirmed one day after oral argument by the Chief Justice writing for the full court
  • Argued before Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, winning unanimous reversal and remand on complex tax issue of first impression involving research and development tax credits; authored winning brief on remand
  • Represented Medicare Administrative Contractor in defense against consolidated complaint before the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
  • Represented client in litigation with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) involving clinical trial design
  • Helped obtain complete victory for pharmaceutical client in first Hatch-Waxman case in the Eastern District of Texas; used medical background to prepare scientific non-obviousness case; federal court validated all three patents and enjoined competitors from violating them; result affirmed by the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Successfully defended major bank against US$19 billion alternative credit manager; handled winning first-chair argument preserving client's counterclaims for US$37.5 million; led drafting of defense motions resulting in dismissal of US$7 million of plaintiff's US$11 million in claims
  • Obtained dismissal on forum-selection grounds for private equity fund in suit involving allegations of fraud and breach of contract
  • Represented multiple hospitals in peer review and credentialing matters
  • Representing molecular diagnostics laboratory in major reimbursement dispute with payor
  • Conducted investigation for hospital system involving allegations of self-referral and anti-kickback violations
  • Successfully resolved as mediator case involving allegations of self-referral and anti-kickback violations
  • Obtained affirmance of complete dismissal of health privacy invasion claims against prominent media outlet in state appellate court
  • Represented healthcare system in major case involving allegations of physician misconduct and reporting obligations; client found to have no liability on appeal
  • Represented Quality Improvement Organization against allegations of medical malpractice invoking federal immunity
  • Represented distressed lender advising on payor disputes of a portfolio hospital system and related proceedings
  • Successfully defended as lead trial counsel a historic religious denomination sued by a breakaway faction in a church property case in Texas state court; obtained a multimillion-dollar (net) settlement payment to defendant-client and dismissal of all plaintiffs' claims
  • Lead trial counsel for the SPCA of Texas defending against a complex probate matter; settled favorably at mediation
  • Second-chaired six-week jury trial in state court defending against US$22 million fraud claim; successfully argued opposition to summary judgment, preserving the client's suit for aiding and abetting breach of fiduciary duty; examined trial witnesses, argued directed verdict and delivered portion of the closing argument
  • Handled summary judgment proceedings for preeminent law-firm client, obtaining dismissal of all claims in a breach of contract suit
  • Obtained denial of petition for review by Texas Supreme Court for prominent New York law firm, leaving in place reversal and rendition of dismissal by Dallas Court of Appeals
  • Led briefing before Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, winning affirmance in pertinent part of plaintiff investment firm's summary judgment win on claims of fraudulent transfer and piercing the corporate veil (monetary damages)