Chambers 2022 – Gibbs & Bruns Lawyers Are Uniformly Top-Notch Across The Board

Chambers USA 2022 ranks litigation boutique Gibbs & Bruns LLP a premier Band 1” General Commercial Litigation firm – a category in which Chambers names just two other Texas firms. 

Every year since 2003, Chambers has recognized Gibbs & Bruns as a top-tier “Band 1” commercial litigation boutique.  Chambers’ annual rankings follow months of peer and client research and interviews conducted by a London-based team of more than 200 researchers and editors

Gibbs & Bruns partners Robin Gibbs, Kathy Patrick, Barrett Reasoner, Sam Cruse, Ayesha Najam, Ashley Kleber and David Sheeren are highlighted on several exclusive shortlists for practice and career excellence in the areas of General Commercial Litigation, Securities Litigation and Nationwide Oil & Gas Litigation.  

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What The Team Is Known For

Superbly accomplished representation on both sides of the docket in a range of headline commercial disputes. Particular expertise in the securities and energy arenas, with additional capability in relation to environmental litigation. Possesses an impressive client list including industry giants, as well as small and mid-sized companies across numerous sectors. Particularly noted for its representation of clients in the banking and finance, energy and technology sectors.


“They’re the perfect combination of highly skilled, collegial and well-regarded lawyers in the community.”

“The team is involved in high-profile cases and is very capable.”

“Gibbs & Bruns lawyers are uniformly top-notch across the board.”

Work Highlights

Gibbs & Bruns LLP represented a group of merchants including Target in a series of class actions and individual antitrust complaints alleging violation of federal antitrust laws by imposing supracompetitive interchange fees on merchants accepting Visa and Mastercard payment cards.

Notable Practitioners

Robin Gibbs
Band 1 – Litigation – Trial Lawyers: Nationwide
Spotlight Table – Litigation – Trial Lawyers: Texas
Band 1 – General Commercial Litigation: Texas

Robin Gibbs is a leading trial lawyer who deftly handles a wide array of commercial disputes, with noted specialty in representing energy and natural resources companies.

“Robin is the definition of a class act and is dedicated to the client.”

“He’s a top lawyer and is well respected.”

Kathy Patrick
Star Individual – Litigation – Securities: Texas
Band 1 – General Commercial Litigation: Texas

Kathy Patrick is often called upon to handle the most complex commercial disputes, and is especially accomplished in securities litigation.

“She is an outstanding lawyer and a very strong and formidable adversary.”

“Kathy is a standout and extraordinary lawyer with great courtroom skills.”

“She’s very knowledgeable in her area, represents clients well and contributes a lot. She’s smart, she understands what she wants to achieve and will figure out a way to achieve it. She has a really good presence and is very effective in what she does. She achieves all results and everyone respects her.”

Barrett Reasoner
Band 2 – General Commercial Litigation: Texas

Barrett Reasoner is vastly experienced in handling business-critical disputes, including a particular emphasis on representing energy companies.

“Barrett has a great legal mind and is extremely prepared. He has a deft courtroom presence.”

“He is a very good lawyer who is thorough and outcome-oriented. He starts with where you want to end up and gets you there.”

Sam Cruse
Band 3 – Nationwide Oil & Gas Litigation

Sam Cruse of Gibbs & Bruns LLP handles litigation for an array of oil and gas companies, including breach of contract disputes.

“He is able to tackle problems and get to a practical solution.”

Ayesha Najam
Band 3 – Nationwide Oil & Gas Litigation
Band 4 – General Commercial Litigation: Texas

Ayesha Najam has a growing reputation for her adept handling of a broad array of commercial disputes, including matters in the energy, construction and real estate sectors.

“She’s a really good lawyer and very skilled.”

“She’s a tough negotiator.”

Ashley Kleber
Up and Coming – General Commercial Litigation: Texas

Ashley McKeand Kleber is a strong performer across a breadth of commercial disputes, with notable experience in energy and finance disputes.

“Ashley is thorough, prepared and adept at weaving concepts into cogent arguments.”

David Sheeren
Up and Coming – Securities Litigation: Texas

Houston-based David Sheeren is developing an impressive securities practice, which sees him often representing investors in civil securities litigation.

“David is knowledgeable and accessible.”

They're the perfect combination of highly skilled, collegial and well-regarded lawyers in the community.
– Chambers USA 2022