Representative Experience

  • Represented refinery owner in claims for over US$10 million in property damages, repair costs and other impacts against parties involved in the design and construction of catalyst reactor modifications arising from 2017 EPA environmental regulations.
  • Represented major petrochemical facility in Corpus Christi, Texas to secure water facilities agreement between local governmental authorities and large volume users, including creation of funding vehicle to explore alternative water sourcing initiatives
  • Represented high-density polyethylene pipe manufacturer in multi-party litigation in New Jersey filed by plaintiffs alleging property damage and personal injury due to major gas line explosion; secured dismissal of all claims against client following intensive analysis of pipe components and associated gas line system
  • Prosecuted damages and injunctive relief claim by real estate lifecycle software and services provider against competitor for tortious interference and business disparagement
  • Trial counsel for pro bono client in one of the early completely "virtual" trials held in Harris County, Texas state court during 2020 COVID-19 pandemic court closures, and secured Final Judgment in favor of client
  • Managed and oversaw the prosecution of a claim for contractual damages due to a cogeneration utilities provider's emergency power outage at a Texas chemical plant
  • Oversaw the prosecution and resolution of a claim against an engineering firm involved in the design of a major Texas chemical plant expansion project
  • Lead litigation counsel for a chemical company over a sales pricing index dispute, securing summary judgment on behalf of the company for recovery of past overcharges and for declaratory relief moving forward
  • Co-chair of trial team representing an electrical and cabling subcontractor in a federal court bench trial involving a federal construction project
  • Lead counsel for a large docket representing design-side clients (architectural and engineering firms) in a variety of construction projects, including bridge construction, hospital expansion, condominium development, airport renovations, high rise office buildings, medical complexes, residential developments and industrial settings
  • Managed and oversaw an extensive early matter assessment, planning and budgeting process for contentious and serious matters that were not yet in formal legal proceedings, to determine whether they were appropriate for pre-suit resolution
  • Trial counsel for a tank farm owner in a jury trial against a tank lessee for damages caused by a chemical release following product treatment by the lessee
  • Managed and oversaw the defense of a London arbitration claim under a joint venture agreement involving price and cost allocation for products manufactured by the joint venture
  • Managed and oversaw the defense of a claim by a Dutch pension insurer for alleged funding shortfalls
  • Member of the US litigation team representing several major oil companies in a dispute over the cancellation of a contract for the use of an offshore rig in the North Sea
  • Lead trial counsel for an industrial pipe service provider sued by an industrial plant owner in a jury trial regarding alleged defective services
  • Member of the litigation team representing an oil E&P company over claims for plugging and abandonment obligations to another E&P company following the sale of its interest in the offshore field
  • Managed and oversaw a dispute by a joint venture partner in a chemicals production partnership for the alleged fair market value of its interest
  • Member of the litigation and trial team representing a dry cleaning chain company in perchloroethylene environmental cost recovery actions in federal and state courts in Harris County, Texas
  • Managed and oversaw a tax claim seeking repayment due to an appraisal authority's over-valuation of a refinery in Houston based on statutorily required equal valuation methodology
  • Lead trial counsel representing a heavy truck manufacturer in a jury trial involving claims for alleged defects in an air suspension and safety system
  • Managed and oversaw a claim by a refinery against a vessel company for damage to a loading dock due to an improperly moored vessel
  • Litigation counsel for a chemical company in a CERCLA action regarding Superfund site cleanup action brought by the federal government against multiple major oil, gas and chemical companies
  • Managed and oversaw the prosecution of an equipment defect claim against the manufacturer of a turbine used for cogeneration of utilities at a Louisiana chemical plant, through litigation in federal court in Louisiana
  • Lead counsel for a biofuels company in an overpayment claim against a contractor on an industrial facility