In October 2006, the City of Houston (our client) adopted an ordinance prohibiting smoking in public places and places of employment with few, very limited exceptions (the “Ordinance”).  Less than a month before it was slated to become effective, Plaintiffs – a bar and an association of bars that would be covered by the Ordinance – filed […]

We represented Francis D. John against Key Energy Services, Inc., a leading onshore well-servicing company where Mr. John served as Chairman and CEO for over a decade.  Shortly after Key’s audit committee commissioned an independent investigation regarding certain accounting and internal controls matters, Mr. John was replaced as CEO.  Key’s board of directors refused to […]

For the fifth year in a row, Chambers USA ranked Gibbs & Bruns on its Band 1 list of Leading Firms for General Commercial Litigation in Texas. The firm was recognized as a Leading Firm, Band 2, in the area of Energy & Natural Resource: Dispute Resolution.  In addition, four Gibbs & Bruns partners were noted as Leading Individuals. Chambers praised Gibbs & Bruns for its […]

On May 2, 2007, a California Superior Court in San Diego County dismissed in its entirety without leave to amend an action by the Peregrine Litigation Trust against several of the former directors and officers of former software seller Peregrine Systems.  Gibbs & Bruns represented a group of former outside directors of Peregrine.  Among the […]

Gibbs & Bruns partner Scott Humphries was named to Securities Law 360’s “10 Under 40” list. Highlighting Scott’s niche practice of representing institutional plaintiffs in securities disputes, “often filing cases on behalf of hedge fund, mutual funds and managed accounts,” Securities Law 360 also focused on Scott’s defense work which enhances his “well-rounded approach to […]

We were retained to represent the Outside Directors of Enron’s Board in the defense of all the litigation and regulatory investigations that arose from Enron’s collapse. This litigation was unique in a variety of ways: First, our clients remained on Enron’s board for some time after its collapse.  During that phase of the representation, we advised […]

Practical Law Company’s PLC Which Lawyer? Yearbook 2007 names Gibbs & Bruns a Leading Firm in Texas in the area of Dispute Resolution.  Gibbs & Bruns is one of only four firms, based in Austin, Dallas, and/or Houston, ranked as a Leading Firm, the highest ranking bestowed by PLC.  Partners Robin Gibbs and Kathy Patrick are both […]

The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers named Robin Gibbs one of the world’s top commercial litigators in its 2007 directory. The publication considers and eventually excludes “tens of thousands of practioners in order to arrive at the selection we believe represents the world’s finest corporate and commercial lawyers.”

Who’s Who Legal Texas gives Gibbs & Bruns top accodolades in its 2007 directory and recognizes partners Phil Bruns, Robin Gibbs, and Kathy Patrick for their respective trial practices. This bastion of trial law ‘covers all the areas’ from securities and intellectual property to lender liability and oil and gas. Who’s Who calls the firm a “top boutique” and […]

Law & Politics “Texas Super Lawyers” list was published in October’s Texas Monthly and Texas Super Lawyers. Five Gibbs & Bruns partners were named to the 2006 list: Robin GibbsPhil BrunsGrant HarveyKathy PatrickBarrett Reasoner Robin was also named to “The Top 10” list, which names the top ten “Texas Super Lawyers” from the entire state of Texas.  In […]