Law & Politics published its inaugural “Texas Super Lawyers” list in November.  Four Gibbs & Bruns partners were named to the list. Robin Gibbs Phil Bruns Kathy Patrick Barrett Reasoner Robin was named to a special list of the “Top 100 Texas Super Lawyers” as well as the “Top 100 Houston Region” Super Lawyers list.  Both lists […]

In May and July 2003, Gibbs & Bruns LLP filed claims in Arizona on behalf of institutional bondholders owning notes issued by now-bankrupt National Century Financial Enterprises (NCFE) and its subsidiaries.  NCFE’s collapse from investment grade note issuer into bankruptcy is among the largest securitization failures in history.  The firm’s clients include the State of […]

  The National Law Journal named Gibbs & Bruns to its “Plaintiffs’ Hot List” for 2003.  For this special feature, NLJ searched for “go-to teams for when the going gets tough” and “the kind of heat that produces sweat, not sizzle.” View article.

In its inaugural guide, Chambers USA named Gibbs & Bruns to a short list of only three firms as a Band 1 – Leading Firm for General Commercial Litigation in Texas.  Partners Robin Gibbs and Phil Bruns are also lauded in the directory. Gibbs & Bruns is recognized by “both rivals and clients eulogizing its […]

We represented the developer of an apartment complex, Slosburg Company, against an engineering company for failure to monitor 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.

We represented Mr. John E. Williams, Jr., named partner of the law firm formerly named Williams Bailey, L.L.P. (now Williams Kherkher).  In this highly publicized case, Mr. Williams’s ex-wife filed a bill of review action seeking to recover in excess of $10 million from Mr. Williams arising out of monies he earned from representing the State […]

Texas Lawyer named Robin Gibbs the Number One “Go-To Lawyer” for Securities Litigation, noting that “when the stakes are high in securities litigation, whether for plaintiffs or defendants, Robin Gibbs often gets called.” Following a seven-month investigation, Texas Lawyer designated one “Go-To Lawyer” and four top-notch lawyers for each of 27 practice areas.  The investigation included interviews with […]

We represented Westlake Styrene Corporation in a lawsuit brought by Taita Chemical Co. seeking in excess of $20 million for an alleged breach of contract.  The case was tried to a jury in federal court in Lake Charles, Louisiana.  The jury determined that Westlake did not owe any money to Taita, and instead, Taita owed $16.3 million plus attorneys’ fees and pre-judgment […]

We represented Defendants ICG Telecom Canada, Inc.; ICG Telecom Group, Inc.; ICG Communications, Inc.; Zycom Corporation; and Zycom Network Services, Inc. in a combined shareholder class action and derivative suit involving allegations of improper accounting and financial reporting, managed earnings, self-dealing, and minority shareholder oppression.  We successfully prevented class certification, both at the district court level […]

We were counsel for eleven mutual funds and private hedge funds in a securities fraud case against the underwriters and other parties involved in the issuance of $450 million in bonds by Nakornthai Strip Mill Public Company Ltd., a Thai steel company.  The case settled favorably for our clients.