Chambers USA 2015 ranks Gibbs & Bruns tops on a shortlist of just four firms in Texas for Commercial Litigation:

Eminent litigation boutique highly acclaimed for its work across the banking, technology, energy and financial services sectors, among others. Has also been engaged in high-value and precedent-setting securities litigations.

Their reputation really does precede them – they’re all excellent lawyers.
A premier boutique.
Since 2003, Chambers has recognized Gibbs & Bruns as a top-tier commercial litigation boutique. Partners Robin Gibbs, Kathy Patrick, Barrett Reasoner and Grant Harvey are highlighted for practice excellence in the areas of Commercial, Securities and Energy Litigation.

Robin Gibbs
Ranked 1 in Litigation: General Commercial – Texas
Ranked 1 in Litigation: Energy & Natural Resources – Texas
Ranked 2 in Litigation Nationwide: Trial Lawyers

Founding partner Robin Gibbs’s trial expertise spans commercial and energy-related disputes. He recently defended Vantage Drilling in connection with a range of allegations, including those of breach of fiduciary duty and fraud. Market sources recognize him as “very respected and highly accomplished.”

Gibbs & Bruns LLP founding partner Robin Gibbs is a heavyweight trial lawyer, highlighted for his expertise in commercial and energy disputes. He stands out for his notable advocacy skills, and is described by commentators as “very effective in the courtroom” and “at the top of his game.” His recent representations include acting as lead trial counsel to Waste Management, defending against over $3.6 billion in penalties sought by Harris County, Texas.

Kathy Patrick
Ranked 1 in Litigation: Securities Litigation – Texas
Ranked 1 in Litigation: General Commercial – Texas
Ranked 3 in Securities: Litigation Nationwide

The “outstanding” Kathy Patrick is lauded by market commentators for her strength across commercial and securities litigation. Market sources describe her as “really top notch” and “an exceptional lawyer.” She has lately been leading the team in its representation of a class of institutional investors, including BlackRock and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, in the hugely important Countrywide RMBS litigation.

Kathy Patrick of Gibbs & Bruns LLP is a respected Texas-based litigator who handles securities disputes as part of a broader commercial litigation practice. Peers describe her as “a very good lawyer and very tough in service of her clients.”

Barrett Reasoner
Ranked 1 in Litigation: Energy & Natural Resources – Texas
Ranked 2 in Litigation: General Commercial – Texas

The “very sharp and very capable” Barrett Reasoner is a highly regarded litigator who handles both energy disputes and broader commercial litigations. One of Reasoner’s most significant recent cases entailed the representation of oil and gas company Venoco in a contract dispute valued at $100 million.

Grant Harvey
Ranked 3 in Litigation: Energy & Natural Resources – Texas

Grant Harvey is recognized for his handling of energy-related disputes. Interviewees describe Harvey as “great in issue analysis, evidence development and trial preparation and presentation.”