Andi Gulley’s practice is devoted exclusively to high stakes commercial litigation on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants. Andi has represented clients in state and federal courts, before state and federal governmental agencies, in governmental proceedings, and in arbitration. The scope of her litigation experience includes securities, antitrust, appellate, municipal, contract, environmental, construction, oil and gas, intellectual property, director and officer liability matters, data privacy compliance, and medical and legal malpractice.
Andi joined Gibbs & Bruns in 2001 after beginning her career with Jenner & Block LLC in Chicago, Illinois. Andi has been a partner with the firm since 2007. Andi is licensed in both Illinois and Texas.
Lead counsel for defendant and counterplaintiff in federal Multidistrict Litigation relating to antitrust, copyright, and computer fraud and abuse issues.
Lead counsel for defendant in a Texas case successfully dismissed under the Texas Citizens Participation Act.
Successful representation of major oil and gas interests in international arbitration.
Lead counsel for major oil and gas interests in CPR arbitration.
Successful representation of outside directors in major multidistrict litigation.
Co-lead counsel in successful representation of frac sand manufacturer in intellectual property dispute.
Lead counsel for technology provider relating to intellectual property, contract, and antitrust claims.
Lead counsel in successful defense against appeal of an arbitration award.
Part of team that successfully recovered $1 billion on behalf of institutional investors as part of securities-related multidistrict litigation.
Successful representation of Texas home rule city anti-pollution ordinance in trial court.
University of Illinois College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2000
Order of the Coif
Articles Editor, University of Illinois Law Review
Western Illinois University, B.A., summa cum laude, 1996
Lincoln Laureate graduate
Graduated with Honors in Pre-Law
Phi Kappa Phi
Named in Benchmark Litigation, 2009-2019, 2022-2023
Named in the inaugural “Under 40 Hot List,” 2016
Named to Lawdragon Guides
“500 Leading Plaintiff Financial Lawyers,” 2019-2023
Inaugural “500 Leading Litigators in America,” 2022
“The Plaintiff Issue,” 2020-2021
Named in Legal 500 USA
Named a “Next Generation Lawyer,” General Commercial Disputes, 2018
Recommended in Energy Litigation: Oil & Gas, 2017
Named in Thomson Reuter’s “Texas Super Lawyers,” 2022-2023
Named a “Texas Rising Star” by Texas Super Lawyers, 2008-2009, 2013-2015
Named one of Houston’s “40 Under 40” by the Houston Business Journal, 2009
Awarded inaugural “Distinguished Young Alumni” award by Western Illinois University, 2009
Named in H-Texas Magazine
”Houston’s Professionals on the Fast Track,” 2008
“Lawyers on the Fast Track,” 2004
State Bar of Texas
State Bar of Illinois
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
United States District Court for the District of Colorado
University of Illinois College of Law Dean’s Advisory Board, Member (2016-present)
University of Illinois College of Law Alumni Board, Member (2014-2016)
Admissions Committee, Chair (2015-2016)
Western Illinois University President’s Advisory Board, Member (2008-present)
Houston Bar Association, Member
Communities in Schools Committee (2009-2013), Co-Chair (2012)
Houston Bar Foundation, Fellow
Panelist, “Known Unknowns: Best Practices to Estimate Budget and Risk in Complex Domestic and International Disputes,” Houston Bar Association – International Law Section, May 24, 2023, Houston, TX
Panelist, “Bridging the Ethical Divide in International Arbitration,” Houston Bar Association – International Law Section, May 18, 2022, Houston, TX