Aundrea K. Gulley

Partner
713.751.5258

agulley@gibbsbruns.com

Katie Stehling

Assistant
713.751.5272

kstehling@gibbsbruns.com

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, antirust, 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.

Representative Matters

Momentive Specialty Chemicals, Inc. v. Robert R. McDaniel, et al.
Co-lead counsel for matter brought in just before trial to represent a frac sand manufacturer in defense of a complex multi-party suit alleging trade secret misappropriation and various tort claims.  Following various pre-trial pleadings, the case was confidentially settled on the eve of trail on favorable terms.

The Reynolds & Reynolds Company v. Superior Integrated Solutions, Inc.
Represented a major provider of automotive dealership management systems in federal litigation involving claims of copyright infringement, complex antitrust issues, tortious interference with contracts and other issues.  We successfully moved to dismiss the antitrust and other counterclaims alleged against its client and the case later settled amicably.

TexCal Energy South Texas, L.P. and Venoco, Inc. v. Denbury Onshore, LLC
Represented Venoco, Inc. in a week-long arbitration hearing before a three-member panel, obtaining a unanimous award in favor of Venoco with respect to all three contractual interpretation declarations sought.  Venoco was also awarded most of its attorneys’ fees, costs, and expert fees in a discretionary decision by the panel.

Peregrine Pipeline Company, L.P. v. ETC Texas Pipeline, Ltd.
First-chaired a four day arbitration on behalf of the Texas subsidiary of a large natural gas pipeline company in an arbitration dispute brought by the seller of a pipeline against our client.  At the end of the final day of the arbitration hearing, the matter settled for a small fraction of the amount claimed on terms favorable to our client.

In re National Century Financial Enterprises, Inc.
Prosecuted $1.6 billion in securities fraud claims on behalf of 26 groups of institutional investors against accountants, trustees, and investment banks involved in the issuance of the debt securities of National Century Financial Enterprises.  See In re National Century Financial Enterprises Litigation, 541 F. Supp. 2d 986 (S.D. Ohio 2007) and In re National Century Financial Enterprises Litigation, 846 F.Supp.2d 828 (S.D. Ohio 2012).  The firm secured $1 billion in total recoveries for its clients during the tenure of the NCFE-related litigation.

Former Outside Directors of Enron
Representation of the Outside Directors of Enron’s Board in over 100 cases and related federal, state, and administrative investigations that arose from Enron’s collapse. The firm’s clients cooperated fully with respect to all requests for testimony from enforcement personnel and criminal prosecutors, and were not charged with any criminal or regulatory violations of the securities laws.

Former Directors of Peregrine Systems, Inc.
Represented certain former directors in a suit in which the plaintiff, a litigation trust formed in the bankruptcy of Peregrine Systems, challenged over $500,000,000 in stock sales by Peregrine’s board and management and sought treble damages of a billion and a half dollars under a California insider trading statute. Also represented former directors in connection with various litigation brought by certain shareholders including California state litigation in which summary judgment on behalf our client was achieved.  This ruling was successfully defended, after briefing and argument, on appeal.

City of Houston
Defense of the City of Houston in a lawsuit brought by Southern Crushed Concrete (SCC) challenging the constitutionality of the City’s Concrete Crushing Site Ordinance.  In October 2009 the court issued an order and final judgment granting the City’s motion for summary judgment, denying SCC’s motion for summary judgment, and dismissing SCC’s claims with prejudice.  We vigorously defended the trial court’s ruling on appeal by SCC to the Houston Court of Appeals, which upheld the constitutionality of the City’s ordinance.

Education

University of Illinois College of LawJ.D.magna cum laude2000
  Order of the Coif
  Articles Editor, University of Illinois Law Review

Western Illinois UniversityB.A.summa cum laude1996
  Lincoln Laureate graduate
  Graduated with Honors in Pre-Law
  Phi Kappa Phi

Recognition

Named in Legal 500 USA
  Named a “Next Generation Lawyer,” General Commercial Disputes, 2018
  Recommended in Energy Litigation: Oil & Gas, 2017

Named in Benchmark Litigation, 2009-2019
  Named in the inaugural “Under 40 Hot List,” 2016

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 a “Texas Rising Star” by Texas Super Lawyers, 2008-2009, 2013-2015

Named one of Houston’s “Professionals on the Fast Track” (2008) and “Lawyers on the Fast Track” (2004) by H-Texas Magazine

Admissions and Certifications

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

Memberships and Affiliations

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

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