Litigation experience includes:
- Co-second-chairing a bench trial in an over $100 million oil lease dispute, ultimately resolved favorably for the client;
- Drafting numerous motions and pleadings, including dispositive motions and a motion in a complex federal court case alleging numerous federal and state law claims—including trademark, breach of contract, and unfair competition claims—that later resulted in favorable $114 million jury verdict; and
- Taking and defending numerous depositions, conducting direct and cross examinations, arguing contested motions, and preparing for trials, including working with expert witnesses and preparing trial witnesses.
Investigation and criminal defense experience includes:
- Working on matters involving DOJ, SEC, and various state and international prosecutorial entities;
- Defending several persons charged with felony and misdemeanor offenses, including in negotiations with prosecutors, in resolving evidentiary matters, in working with investigative witnesses, and in arguing contested motions resolved favorably for the client;
- Assisting with federal grand jury subpoena responses, including for individuals and for corporates;
- Preparing investigative plans, preparing for and conducting interviews to gather relevant information, and supervising associate and eDiscovery teams, including in connection with complex, multi-linguistic, and multi-jurisdictional corporate internal investigations; and
- Drafting detailed, comprehensive reports and presentations to the government and to clients summarizing investigative findings, including reports presented to a Fortune 50 company.
Appellate experience includes:
- Drafting, supervising, and strategizing arguments in connection with nearly a dozen amicus curiae briefs, mainly involving criminal law matters, most of which were filed with the U.S. Supreme Court and the remainder in federal appellate courts.
These briefs include:
- Brief of the American Bar Association as Amicus Curiae, Shannon Daves, et al., v. Dallas County, Texas, et al. (United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit; Case No. 18-11368)
- Brief of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers as Amicus Curiae, Greer v. United States (United States Supreme Court; Case No. 19-8709)
- Brief of Amici Curiae Legal Professors, Cordell Sanders v. Michael Melvin, et al (United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit; Case No. 20-3276)
- Brief of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers as Amicus Curiae, Van Buren v. United States (United States Supreme Court; Case No. 19-783)
- Brief of the American Bar Association as Amicus Curiae, O’Donnell v. Harris County, Texas (United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit; Case No. 17-20333)
Pro bono experience includes:
- Ongoing representation of a felony criminal defendant in state court, including arguing motions resolved favorably for client;
- Representation of a plaintiff in an excessive force action in federal district court, ultimately resolved in a favorable settlement for the client; and
- Representation of a client in a domestic relations matter, ultimately resolved in a favorable outcome for the client.