Robin C. Gibbs


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Named the “Father of the Litigation Boutique in Texas” by The Texas Lawbook and noted as the “dean of high-stakes litigation” by Chambers USA, Robin Gibbs has 50 years of experience in handling high-stakes commercial litigation matters.  Robin’s practice, and that of his firm, focuses exclusively on business and commercial litigation in a wide array of areas, including contract, energy, oil and gas, antitrust, trade secret, legal malpractice, securities, director liability, intellectual property, construction, and partnership disputes.  Robin received the “Lifetime of Excellence in Advocacy Awards” from TACTAS and the “J. Chrys Dougherty Good Apple Award” from Texas Appleseed, 2018; the “Ronald D. Secrest Outstanding Trial Lawyer” award from the Texas Bar Foundation, 2017; the “Lifetime Achievement Award” from the Texas Lawyer, 2017; and the Trial Lawyer of the Year” award from TEX-ABOTA, 2012.

He is a legend of the Bar.

Robin is one of the best lawyers I have ever worked with. He is a great orator, briefer and writer. The more we can get him involved, the happier we are.

He is the dean of the litigation Bar in Houston. He is world-renowned and top-class.

  - Chambers USA 2024

Robin Gibbs is the dean of Texas trial lawyers and his top reputation is well earned.  He’s a phenomenal trial lawyer.

He is one of the best lawyers in the country. He is smart, efficient and very well versed in what we want out of a case.  He advises well and gets good results too.

An excellent day-in, day-out trial lawyer, Robin is one of my top picks.

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

He’s a top lawyer and is well-respected.

  - Chambers USA  2022/2023

Robin joined Vinson & Elkins in 1971 where he tried insurance defense cases. He left the firm in 1974 to form the full-service firm of Wood, Campbell, Moody & Gibbs P.C., where he focused on the development of a trial group.  In 1983, Robin and the trial lawyers formed Gibbs & Bruns LLP, formerly Gibbs & Ratliff L.L.P., focusing its practice on all forms of high-stakes commercial litigation.  Gibbs & Bruns is a nationally recognized litigation boutique acclaimed for its high-value and precedent-setting work across the banking, energy, technology, construction, and financial services sectors, among others.  The firm is renowned for its signature lean trial teams and representation of both plaintiffs and defendants in complex matters.

Gibbs & Bruns was named “Top Trials Practice Group of the Year” by Law360, 2022; and “Texas Firm of the Year” by Benchmark Litigation 2020. Gibbs & Bruns was named to Forbes’s “America’s Top Corporate Law Firms,” 2019; and was Texas Lawyer’s “Litigation Department of the Year” for 2014 and 2016.  Benchmark Litigation named Gibbs & Bruns to its “Top 20 Trial Firm” and “Top Boutique” lists, 2020 as well as its “Top Ten Plaintiffs Firm” list, 2016. The National Law Journal named Gibbs & Bruns to its “Elite Trial Lawyers” feature, 2014 and 2015. Law 360 named Gibbs & Bruns one of the “Most Feared Plaintiffs Firms” and a “Texas Powerhouse” in 2014. The Financial Times named Gibbs & Bruns the “Top US Litigation Firm” in “US Innovative Lawyers,” 2012. The firm was named to The National Law Journal’s inaugural “Litigation Boutiques Hot List,” 2012. The American Lawyer named Gibbs & Bruns a top four U.S. litigation boutique in 2009; and the firm was twice named to The National Law Journal’s “Plaintiffs Hot List.”

Representative Matters

Enterprise Products Operating LLC v. Amec Foster Wheeler USA Corp.
Represented Enterprise in a breach of contract and fraudulent inducement lawsuit in Texas state court against Enterprise’s former general contractor, Amec Foster Wheeler USA Corp., and its British parent company, Amec Foster Wheeler plc, concerning a multibillion-dollar petrochemical refinery constructed in Mont Belvieu, Texas from 2013-2017.  The project, which involved a multi-office execution approach, including high-value engineering centers overseas, hundreds of engineers, and thousands of construction personnel, experienced hundreds of millions of dollars in cost increases and exceeded planned completion targets by over a year. Over the course of six years of litigation, Enterprise overcame a special appearance by the British parent company, which was appealed to the United States Supreme Court, multiple summary judgment motions, and four motions to exclude Enterprise’s experts. Following the conclusion of a three-month bench trial that occurred from April through July 2022, the defendants paid Enterprise $115 million to settle the case before the court issued its judgment.

David M. Dunwoody, Jr. v. EnVen Energy Corp. et al.
Represented David Dunwoody, co-founder and former president of EnVen, in a dispute under his employment agreement.  Mr. Dunwoody sought damages for his severance benefits package, including the value of his unvested shares, which EnVen had refused to provide for more than two years.  After a three-week trial, the jury returned its verdict finding that Mr. Dunwoody had multiple, independent grounds for contractual “Good Reason,” each entitling him to his severance benefits package, and awarded Mr. Dunwoody full damages. In September 2021, the court entered a $12 million+ final judgment in favor of Mr. Dunwoody.

Anadarko Holding Co., et al. v. NRP Trona LLC, et al.
Represented Natural Resource Partners (“NRP”) in a case brought by Anadarko.  Anadarko alleged that an anti-flip provision in an asset purchase agreement was triggered by an internal tax restructuring, and that NRP owed a buyout fee ranging between $56 million and $78 million as a result.  NRP purchased Anadarko’s 49% minority ownership share of a large soda ash mining operation in Wyoming in January 2013.  The sale agreement contained a three-year earnout provision that was to be calculated based on the operation’s revenues, up to a maximum earnout amount of $50 million.  The sale agreement also contained an anti-flip provision that provided for a buyout payment of up to $50 million to be made to Anadarko if NRP ceased to own the equity ownership interests it purchased prior to making the earnout payments.  At the request of the majority owner, NRP participated in an internal tax restructuring in July 2013 designed to simplify the ownership structure to eliminate a tax inefficiency.  Anadarko contended in its lawsuit that the internal tax restructuring triggered the anti-flip provision, obligating NRP to pay Anadarko a buyout payment of $56 to $78 million.  The case was tried to the bench in a one-week trial starting on September 20, 2019.  During trial, the Court granted NRP’s Rule 166(g) motion on damages, thereby limiting Anadarko’s maximum potential remedy to $56 million (an approximately $20 million reduction to Anadarko’s damage model).  Following trial, the Court rendered a final, take-nothing judgement in favor of NRP on November 20, 2019. 

Zachry Construction Corporation v. Port of Houston Authority of Harris County, Texas
In this case, which was closely watched by the construction industry in Texas and across the country, Gibbs & Bruns recovered more than $37.2 million for its client, Zachry Construction Corporation, after a successful trial and multiple appellate proceedings that established numerous legal principles favorable to Zachry regarding construction law and governmental immunity.

Following a complex three-month jury trial against the Port of Houston Authority—and a resulting jury verdict for Zachry—the trial court entered a final judgment on April 28, 2010 awarding Plaintiff Zachry $23.4 million in damages.  This breach of contract lawsuit arose from the Port’s last-minute rejection of a contractually approved construction method Zachry intended to use to build a 2000-foot wharf facility.  Prior to trial, we successfully defeated several summary judgment motions filed by the Port seeking to dismiss the case in its entirety.  We also won several pre-trial rulings that narrowed the issues to be tried in Zachry’s favor.

On appeal, the Fourteenth Court of Appeals reversed the trial court’s judgment.  The Texas Supreme Court granted review and reversed the appellate court’s decision, finding in favor of Zachry, and remanded the case to the court of appeals for further consideration.  In December 2016, the Fourteenth Court of Appeals affirmed the trial court’s $23.4 million judgment.  On September 1, 2017, the Texas Supreme Court denied the Port’s petition for review, and the judgment became final.  The Port paid Zachry more than $33.5 million to satisfy the judgment, including post-judgment interest, and also agreed to pay more than $3.8 million in retainage that the Port had withheld during the litigation.

Harris County, Texas, et al. v. International Paper Company, et al.
Gibbs & Bruns represented Waste Management, Inc. and Waste Management of Texas, Inc. in a case brought by Harris County, Texas alleging over 40 years of discharges into the San Jacinto River from a dump site containing paper mill waste that was abandoned in the late 1960s.  Citing various sections of the Texas Water Code and Texas Administrative Code, Harris County sought daily penalties of over $3 billion from Waste Management and McGinnes Industrial Maintenance Corporation (a/k/a MIMC), the company that performed the disposal operations in the 1960s, and which many years later, became a wholly owned subsidiary of Waste Management of Texas, Inc.   Shortly before trial, the court granted a summary judgment dismissal of all claims against Waste Management, Inc.  After the close of the evidence at trial, the court granted a directed verdict holding that the waste site constituted one facility for statutory purposes, meaning that Harris County could not multiply the penalties by three.  On the morning closing arguments were scheduled, Harris County agreed to settle with Waste Management of Texas and MIMC for $29.2 million.

Futch v. Baker Botts
Gibbs & Bruns represented Baker Botts against a malpractice claim brought by a former client that alleged Baker Botts provided the U.S. government, pursuant to an investigation, information that resulted in the client later pleading guilty to criminal charges.   The client alleged breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract, and equitable fee forfeiture claims against Baker Botts.  Gibbs & Bruns obtained summary judgment on all claims at the trial court by arguing that the former client was impermissibly fracturing his claims, that his claims were barred because a felon cannot sue his attorneys for damages stemming from his conviction, and that no forfeiture claim exists where a party did not pay its own fees.  Gibbs & Bruns continued to represent Baker Botts on appeal, and the Fourteenth Court of Appeals affirmed summary judgment on all claims.

United States of America ex rel. Ivey Woodard v. DaVita, Inc.
Gibbs & Bruns achieved a favorable settlement on behalf of DaVita, Inc., one of the world’s largest providers of dialysis services.  DaVita had been sued in a substantial and complicated qui tam lawsuit in the Eastern District of Texas, in which a private individual pursued claims on behalf of the United States government.  The claims involved allegedly improper over-administration and billing for a commonly used anti-anemia drug over a 15-plus year time period.  Under the settlement, in which DaVita denies all wrongdoing, DaVita obtained a complete dismissal with prejudice, will not be subject to a corporate integrity agreement or other oversight program, and will continue full participation in government healthcare programs.  Our firm was selected for this high-profile matter because of our successful record of trying major litigation matters of this complexity.

In Re: Estate of John M. O’Quinn, Deceased
Robin and the firm represented the John M. O’Quinn Foundation, the sole beneficiary under the will of the late, legendary trial lawyer John O’Quinn, in a dispute with Darla Lexington, O’Quinn’s companion who claimed she was entitled to a substantial portion of O’Quinn’s Estate.  After successfully defeating Ms. Lexington’s challenge to the Foundation’s standing to participate in the case as a party in the trial court and her subsequent petitions for writ of mandamus to the First Court of Appeals and the Texas Supreme Court, and obtaining favorable summary judgment and pretrial rulings, the parties entered into a settlement agreement just days before trial was scheduled to begin.

SourceGas Distribution LLC v. Noble Energy, Inc.
Following a complex five-week trial, a Houston jury returned a verdict for client SourceGas Distribution LLC against Noble Energy, Inc.  The jury determined that Noble breached its Gas Purchase Agreement (GPA) with SourceGas by selling SourceGas natural gas at above-market prices that SourceGas was not obligated to purchase under the GPA.  Judge Patricia J. Kerrigan submitted the question of contract interpretation to the jury.  In addition to a claim for damages, the contract dispute involved tens of millions of dollars worth of impact on future performance under the contract.  On November 17, 2011, the jury determined that SourceGas’s contract interpretation was correct, found that Noble breached the GPA, and awarded damages of approximately $4.58 million.  The jury also rejected Noble’s counterclaims for breach of contract against SourceGas, under which Noble sought approximately $1.5 million in damages.  On April 24, 2012, the court entered final judgment in favor of SourceGas for over $6 million, including attorneys’ fees.

Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America LLC v. Kinder Morgan Kansas, Inc.
Robin and his team represented Kinder Morgan in an arbitration against Myria Holdings, Inc.  Myria owns 80% and Kinder Morgan owns 20% of Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America LLC (NGPL).  Kinder Morgan is the operator of the pipeline pursuant to an Operations and Reimbursement Agreement.  NGPL is the largest pipeline operated by Kinder Morgan.  Myria contended that Kinder Morgan breached the O&R Agreement by improperly allocating certain general and administrative costs to NGPL in the 2011 budget.  The case was arbitrated in Philadelphia in July 2011.  In a final decision, the arbitrator concluded that Kinder Morgan’s interpretation of the key contractual provision was correct.  The arbitration award was confirmed by Judge Steven Kirkland in the 215th Harris County District Court on December 16, 2011.

Bobbitt Noel Jr. v. Devon Energy Holdings LLC, et al.
Gibbs & Bruns served as trial counsel for Plaintiff Bobbitt Noel in a fraud and breach of fiduciary duty case involving the buyout of minority interests in Chief Holdings, LLC.  Mr. Noel won a $196 million judgment after a five-week jury trial and defeated all of Defendants’ counterclaims.  Defendants appealed the case.  Following oral arguments in the 14th Court of Appeals in November 2012, the parties reached a confidential, mutually acceptable settlement that fully resolved the matter.

WTG Gas Processing, L.P. v. ConocoPhillips, et al.
Robin and his team successfully defended ConocoPhillips against claims arising from its sale of some natural gas pipelines and processing plants.  Plaintiff WTG Gas Processing, L.P. (WTG) alleged it had an oral contract to purchase the assets and filed suit against ConocoPhillips seeking damages for breach of contract, fraud, and negligent misrepresentation and further filed claims for tortious interference with a contract or prospective business relationship against ConocoPhillips’ financial advisor and the asset purchaser.  Robin was retained to represent ConocoPhillips in December 2005.  In October 2007, the trial court granted full and final summary judgment for ConocoPhillips and the remaining defendants, and WTG appealed.  On February 23, 2010, the Court of Appeals affirmed the trial court’s judgment dismissing all claims against ConocoPhillips, holding that ConocoPhillips had conclusively negated the existence of any contract with WTG.  The court held that, under bid procedures communicated to each of the potential purchasers, ConocoPhillips unequivocally stated its intent not to be bound to any contract in the absence of a final, executed purchase and sale agreement and that WTG’s evidence was insufficient as a matter of law to show waiver of those rights.  Because ConocoPhillips negated the existence of any contract with WTG, the court also affirmed the dismissal of WTG’s claim for tortious interference.  WTG filed a petition for review with the Supreme Court of Texas, which was denied on January 14, 2011 after full briefing on the merits.

Huntsman Corporation v. Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, et al.
Gibbs & Bruns secured $1.7 billion net settlement package for Huntsman in a Texas trial, including $1.1 billion in financing and $632 million in cash, the largest cash settlement payment ever recovered with respect to a busted LBO.

Clear Channel Communications, et al. v. Citigroup Global Markets, Inc., et al.
Pivotal representation of CC Media in its $26 billion acquisition of Clear Channel Communications.

In re Enron Corp. Securities, Derivative and ERISA Litigation
This case involved the successful 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.

Trafalgar Holdings, et al. v. LennarPartners, Inc., et al.
This was a bench trial handled on behalf of the developer and builder of apartment buildings.  Robin and his team obtained a $13 million award in this wrongful foreclosure matter.

Slosburg Company, et al. v. Law Engineering & Environmental Services, Inc.
Represented the developer of an apartment complex against an engineering company for failure to monitor a construction project.  The case was tried to a jury and our client was awarded in excess of $3 million for damages arising out of soil compaction problems. The case was affirmed on appeal.

In re Azurix Corp Securities Litigation
Gibbs & Bruns represented Defendant Azurix Corporation, an Enron affiliate, in a series of class-action securities-fraud claims brought by individuals who purchased the company’s stock in an IPO.  The claims were dismissed by the trial court for failure to state a claim under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act.  The trial court’s order was affirmed by the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Mischer Corporation, et al. v. Heil Quaker Corporation, et al.
Robin and the firm represented a Plaintiff distributor and obtained a $4.1 million judgment, following a five-week jury trial, against a Defendant manufacturer for breach of a joint venture agreement.

Avia Development Group, Inc., et al. v. American General Realty Investment Corporation, et al.
Gibbs & Bruns secured a $309 million verdict for Plaintiff Avia Development Group in case against  Defendant American General Realty involving American General’s breach of its joint venture and contractual arrangements to develop air cargo facilities at the Newark and JFK airports.  Judgment was entered and the verdict was affirmed in all respects by an intermediate court of appeals.  The case settled favorably for our clients.

Quantum Chemical Corp. v. The M.W. Kellogg Company
Gibbs & Bruns won an $11.5 million verdict for Defendant M.W. Kellogg Company in a construction suit in which Kellogg was sued for $260 million in actual damages plus $400 million in exemplary damages.  A no-fraud and zero damages verdict resulted for Plaintiff Quantum.  The firm secured the $11.5 million verdict for Kellogg on its misappropriation of trade secrets counterclaim.  The case settled favorably on the counterclaim.

Stinnett, et al. v. Colorado Interstate Gas Company v. Mesa Operating Limited Partnership
Robin and his team were counsel for Defendant in a royalty suit alleging underpayment of royalties, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, and negligent misrepresentation. Pre-trial damages claims exceeded $400 million; demand at trial exceeded $61 million.  The jury found that Plaintiffs were barred from pursuing their claims and that Plaintiffs’ damages were less than $150,000. Based on the jury verdict, the trial court entered a take-nothing judgment and entered a declaratory judgment on Defendants’ behalf barring future claims.  Judgment was affirmed on appeal by the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Apex Municipal Fund, Inc., et al. v. N-Group Securities, Inc., et al.
Gibbs & Bruns won an $84 million verdict for Plaintiff clients in a suit alleging violations of federal and state securities laws arising out of the issuance and sale of $73 million in mortgage revenue bonds used to develop six private prisons in Texas.

Petromax, Inc., et al. v. First City National Bank
Gibbs & Bruns won a $0 defense verdict—on all liability issues and zero damages—for First City National Bank in a lender liability case involving claims of $10 million in actual damages and $34 million in punitive damages.  The case was affirmed on appeal.

Boyce Engineering International v. McNair Energy Services Co.
Gibbs & Bruns secured a $60 million jury verdict for Plaintiff Boyce Engineering in a breach of joint venture agreement.  Case settled favorably on appeal.

Basil Narun v. Allied Mercantile Bank, et al.
Gibbs & Bruns won an $8 million lender liability verdict against Allied Bank of Texas for Basil Narun.

Creole Production Co. v. James Harper
This case was a trade secrets matter in which Robin successfully defended against Plaintiff’s $25 million damage claim.  The firm won a defense verdict—zero damages and no liability.


University of Texas, J.D., 1971
  Case Note Editor, Texas Law Review
  Phi Alpha Delta

Tulane University, B.A., 1968


Recognized by Legal 500 US, 2008-2024
  Named a “Leading Trial Lawyer,” 2011-2024
  Named to “Leading Lawyers Hall of Fame,” 2018-2024 
  Named to Inaugural “Leading Lawyers Hall of Fame,” 2017     
  Named a “Leading Lawyer” for Energy Litigation, 2008-2024
  Named a “Leading Lawyer” in General Commercial Disputes, 2020-2024
  Recommended in Securities Litigation – Plaintiff, 2020

Listed in Chambers USA, 2003-2024
  Named a “Band 1″ Leading Lawyer in Litigation: General Commercial 
  Named a “Band 1″ Nationwide Top US Trial Lawyer
  Named a “Band 1” Top Trial Lawyer in Texas

Listed in Chambers Global, 2007-2024
  Recognized as a “Top US Trial Lawyer”

Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, 1993-2024
  Bet-the-Company Litigation
  Commercial Litigation
  Antitrust Litigation
  Construction Litigation
  Energy Law
  Securities Litigation
  Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants

Named in Best Lawyers in America “Lawyer of the Year”
  “Securities Litigation Lawyer of the Year” Houston, 2012
  “Bet-the-Company Litigation Lawyer of the Year” Houston, 2011

Named in Benchmark Litigation, 2009-2024
  “Top 100 US Trial Lawyer,” 2015-2023

Named a “Texas Super Lawyer” by Thomson Reuters, 2003-2023
  Named the “Number One” Texas Super Lawyer, 2017-2020
  Named the “Number Two” Texas Super Lawyer, 2016  
  Named to “Top 10” Texas Super Lawyers List, 2006-2007, 2010, 2013-2022
  Named to “Top 100” Texas Super Lawyers List, 2003-2023
  Named to “Top 100” Houston Super Lawyers List, 2003-2023
  Named to “Ten Year” Super Lawyers Top List Achievement Shortlist, 2019-2022  

Named to Lawdragon Guides
  Lawdragon Hall of Fame Lawyer – Inducted 2019
  “500 Leading Litigators in America,” 2022 (Inaugural Issue)-2024
  “500 Leading Energy Lawyers,” 2024
  “500 Leading Plaintiff Financial Lawyers” Guide, 2019-2024
  “Leading Lawyers in America” List, 2010-2018, Hall of Fame Inductee 2019
  “The Plaintiff Issue,” 2020-2021

Recipient of the “Lifetime of Excellence in Advocacy Awards” from TACTAS, 2018

Recipient of the “J. Chrys Dougherty Good Apple Award” from Texas Appleseed, 2018

Described as “the godfather of trial lawyers” by clients in Chambers USA, 2018

Recipient of the “Lifetime Achievement Award” from the Texas Lawyer, 2017

Named the “Ronald D. Secrest Outstanding Trial Lawyer” by the Texas Bar Foundation, 2017

Named “Father of the Litigation Boutique in Texas” by The Texas Lawbook, 2016

Named a “Trial Ace” by Law 360, 2015

Named in “The Best of the Best USA” top 30 litigators in the US by Euromoney Legal Media Group, 2015

Named TEX-ABOTA (American Board of Trial Advocates) Trial Lawyer of the Year, 2012

Listed on Top 15 Trial Lawyers in the U.S. List, International Commercial Litigation

Named to “Top 25 US Litigators” list by Expert Guides – Best of the Best USA, 2009-2017, 2021

Named one of the World’s Leading Litigators by Who’s Who Legal: Litigation, Who’s Who Legal, The International Who’s Who of Commercial Litigators, 2006-2019

Named a Leading Individual for Dispute Resolution by Practical Law Company, 2007-2012

Named Texas Law Review’s “Dean Leon Green Award” Recipient, 2010

Named Anti-Defamation League’s “Karen H. Susman Jurisprudence Award” Recipient, 2008

Named a “Go-To” Lawyer for Securities Litigation by Texas Lawyer, 2002

Featured in “Texas’ Big Guns,” The National Law Journal, featuring top Texas litigators with national reputations, 1999

Admissions and Certifications

State Bar of Texas
Supreme Court of the United States
Supreme Court of Texas
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
United States District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas

Memberships and Affiliations

American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow

International Academy of Trial Lawyers, Fellow

American Board of Trial Advocates, Advocate
  President, Houston Chapter (2008)

The International Society of Barristers, Fellow

The American Law Institute, Member

International Network of Boutique Law Firms
  President, Houston Chapter

American Bar Association, Member

Texas Bar Association, Member

Houston Bar Association, Member

Houston Bar Foundation, Fellow

Harris County Bar Association, Member

American Bar Foundation, Fellow

Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow

The University of Texas Law School Foundation, Trustee since 2008
  Foundation Chair (2015-2018)
  Vice President (2012-2014)

The University of Texas Law Alumni Association
  Executive Committee (2002-2003)

Texas Law Review Association
  President (1999-2000)

Texas Supreme Court Historical Society, former Trustee

Chenailles Refuge – Costa Rica
  Co-Founder: Environmental Protection Education Program

Presentations and Publications

Robin is a frequent CLE presenter on topics involving trial mechanics and tactics.

Panelist, “The Art of Business Litigation: A Conversation (Business & Ethics) and CLE,” March 23, 2023, Houston, TX

Panelist, “The Art of Business Litigation: A Conversation (Business & Ethics) and CLE,” University of Houston Law Center, October 23, 2018, Houston, TX

Speaker, “Trial Demonstration: Zachry v. Port of Houston Opening Statement,” Construction Law Foundation of Texas, 31st Annual Construction Law Conference, March 1, 2018, San Antonio, TX

Panelist, “The Art of Business Litigation,” American Lawyer Media, October 21, 2015, Houston, TX

Panelist, “The Art of Business Litigation,” American Lawyer Media, October 1, 2014, Houston, TX

Author: “Corporate Fiduciary Duties,” State Bar Litigation Section Report: The Advocate, Fiduciary Duties, Vol. 68, Fall 2014 (co-author Angus Joe Dodson)

“Professionalism: An Essential Aspect of Our Practice of Law,” The Houston Lawyer, July/August 2010

“Hunting Mega-Fauna In Montgomery County – The Huntsman Case,” Lawyers Who Stare at Goats CLE, Conroe, TX, 2010

“Pleading the Fiduciary Litigation Case,” Fiduciary Litigation, State Bar of Texas CLE, May 6, 2004, Houston, TX (co-author Caren Sweetland)

“California Energy Issues:  Litigation, Ethics, Retail, Pipelines and Regulation,” Enron Corp. Law Conference CLE, 2001

“Preparing a Case for Trial,” Inside Story:  Great Texas Trial Lawyers Tell Their Secrets, Houston Bar Association, CLE, January 15, 1999, Houston, TX

“Federal Practice Guide (Fifth Circuit: Federal Civil Practice Before Trial),” Ch. 7, Lawyers Cooperative Publishing Company, New York, 1996

“The Emergence of Boutique Law Firms in Commercial Litigation,” Int’l Commercial Litig., A Special Supplement to the Dec. 1996/Jan. 1997 Issue, Euromoney Publications PLC 1996:12-15

“Implied Covenants Litigation,” Tactical and Legal Considerations In the Use of Experts In Energy and Environmental Litigation CLE, ABA Section of Natural Resources, Energy and Environmental Law, May 10, 1991

“Developing A Plaintiff’s Pretrial Strategy and the Use of Tangible Evidence,” Houston Bar Association CLE, 1990, Houston, TX (co-panelist Jennifer Josephson)