Benchmark Litigation, the only legal directory researching and reporting exclusively on trial lawyers and litigation firms and departments, has again named Gibbs & Bruns LLP a Top 20 Trial Firm and Top Boutique. Benchmark Litigation also ranked the firm in its top category of “Highly Recommended” firms in Texas.
Benchmark also features 11 of the firm’s trial lawyers in the 2021 edition of the directory.
Gibbs & Bruns is a nationally recognized litigation boutique. Recognized by Benchmark Litigation as one of the Top 20 Trial Firms in the country, the firm has continuously obtained favorable results on behalf of their clients in high-stakes business and complex commercial disputes.
Veteran trial lawyer and firm figurehead Robin Gibbs has more than 45 years of litigation experience under his belt. His practice is dedicated to business and commercial litigation pertaining to contract, energy, oil and gas, antitrust, trade secret, legal malpractice, securities, director liability, intellectual property, construction, and partnership issues. Fellow partner
Mark Giugliano represents clients in complex energy, construction, intellectual property focused on patent and copyright infringement, trusts and estates, products liability, class action, and securities litigation. He is active representing Enterprise in an engineering/construction lawsuit concerning a large petrochemical refinery recently constructed in Mont Belvieu, Texas. Enterprise seeks several hundred million dollars in cost overruns and lost profits from its original EPC contractor and parent company. After successful motion briefings and years of litigation that began in 2016, the trial is set for 2020.
Fellow partner Scott Humphries is recognized for his work representing institutional plaintiffs in securities and contract disputes. His experience spans numerous state and federal courts, as well as across US and international arbitrations panels.
Kathy Patrick is a seasoned trial lawyer who routinely represents big-name clients in high-profile, high-stakes cases. She is part of the lead counsel team representing OxyChem in a New Jersey federal lawsuit over cleanup costs allegedly related to a stretch of the purportedly polluted Passaic River. Patrick is renowned for her securities-related work, most notably recovering for a group of 14 large institutional investors who purchased securitized mortgages that contained fraudulent or ineligible loans prior to the financial crisis.
Barrett Reasoner’s commercial litigation practice includes work on behalf of clients in securities, oil and gas, construction, environmental, and intellectual property. Reasoner recently represented Natural Resource Partners in a case brought by Anadarko. The client was alleged to have triggered an internal tax restructuring due to an anti-flip provision in an asset purchase agreement, leading to an allegedly owed buyout fee that ranged between $56 million and $78 million. In September 2019, the case was tried in a one-week bench trial. After a successful motion on damages and following trial, the Court rendered a final, take-nothing judgement in favor of the client in November 2019.
Partners Robin Gibbs and Kathy Patrick are named on the 2021 list of “Top 100 Trial Lawyers.” Kathy Patrick is also named to the directory’s “Top 250 Women in Litigation.”
Along with Robin and Kathy, partners Barrett Reasoner, Scott Humphries and Mark Giugliano are named “Local Litigation Stars.”
Partners Sam Cruse, Aundrea Gulley, Ashley Kleber, Ayesha Najam and Brian Ross are named “Future Stars.”
Along with Ashley and Ayesha, partner Anthony Kaim was named to the “40 & Under Hot List.”