Colin Pogge

Partner
713.751.5265

cpogge@gibbsbruns.com

Rosa Brennan

Assistant
713.751.5216

rbrennan@gibbsbruns.com

Colin Pogge focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation.

Prior to law school, Colin taught in a Houston elementary school for two years as part of the Teach For America program.  After law school Colin clerked for Judge Sim Lake III, United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Representative Matters

Scott Martin, et al v. Martin Resource Management Corp., et al.
Represented Keeneland Capital Management, LLC (“KCM”) in a shareholder derivative and individual suit involving its investment in Martin Resources Management Corporation (“MRMC”), a closely-held energy corporation in the business of transportation, storage, terminalling and processing of energy resources.  KCM purchased a significant number of shares in MRMC from a key stakeholder, and was assigned that seller’s causes of action against members of management and the Board of Directors for, among other claims, shareholder oppression, breach of fiduciary duty, wrongful entrenchment and dilution, abuse of control, gross mismanagement and fraud stemming from the Directors’ alleged improper issuance of well over $50 million of MRMC stock for the purpose of entrenching management and diluting certain minority shareholders.  MRMC and the MRMC Employee Stock Ownership Trust also opposed KCM in this action, and, along with the other defendants, asserted counterclaims for over $20 million in alleged damages against all plaintiffs and other third parties.  After two years of intense litigation that involved several other related lawsuits, the case settled favorably for KCM for a confidential amount.

Venture Capital Firm Representation 
Represented a venture capital firm and one of its managing partners in a dispute between two cell-tower companies involving claims for unfair competition, business disparagement, tortious interference, breach of contract, and Lanham Act and anti-trust violations.

Vocal Entertainer Representation
Represented a well-known vocal entertainer and songwriter in defense of a lawsuit brought in federal court by his former record label that included claims for breach of contract and copyright and trademark infringement.  The trial court granted our client’s motion to dismiss.

Pro Bono Representations
Through the firm’s affiliation with the Houston Volunteer Lawyers program represented clients on a pro bono basis in a variety of matters including family disputes and student-loan assistance.

Represented a low-income family pro bono in defense of a neighborhood public-nuisance lawsuit, which ultimately resulted in a favorable, non-monetary settlement agreement.

Education

University of TexasJ.D.with honors2010
  Order of the Coif
  The Order of Barristers
  Articles Editor, Texas Law Review

The University of Notre DameB.A.magna cum laude2005

Admissions and Certifications

State Bar of Texas

Memberships and Affiliations

Houston Bar Association, Member
  Communities in Schools Internship Committee (2012-2015), Co-Chair (2015)

Houston Young Lawyers Association, Member

Houston Young Lawyers Foundation
  Charity Golf Tournament Committee (2011-2018)