Mary-Olga Lovett - Greenberg Traurig LLP

Mary-Olga Lovett

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2012
Phone: 713-374-3541

Mary-Olga Lovett concentrates her practice in intellectual property, commercial and complex litigation. She serves as national trial counsel for five companies on a variety of commercial and liability claims and has tried cases to verdict involving a wide variety of issues, including intellectual property/patent litigation, warranty disputes, trade-secret litigation, class actions, employment litigation, and product liability matters. She has tried cases in state and federal courts in more than twenty jurisdictions. She has also represented U.S. and international clients in appellate litigation before state and federal courts of appeal and the Texas Supreme Court. Mary-Olga's most recent five jury verdicts - all defense verdicts (all cases tried since 2011) - involved (1) defense of a Fortune 500 medical-device manufacturer in a lawsuit alleging fraudulent marketing practices (Harris County, Texas); (2) defense of a Fortune 500 navigation-device manufacturer accused of patent infringement (United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas - Marshall); (3) a bet-the-company class-action suit alleging violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act for the nation's largest provider of emergency medicine and ambulance services (United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas-Corpus Christi); (4) defense of a national contract-management company on indemnity and corporate negligence claims brought by a Philadelphia hospital system (Pennsylvania state court – Philadelphia); (5) defense verdict of non-infringement for the country’s leading consumer products company in lawsuit alleging willful patent infringement (United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas – Marshall Division).

Mary-Olga is listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Commercial Litigation, Managing IP magazine's "IP Stars," and Texas Super Lawyers. She is a six-year member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, the qualifications for which are a minimum of twenty first-chair jury trials to verdict and peer election. She has been asked to present demonstrations of voir dire and closing arguments at three American Bar Association national meetings, and frequently lectures on trial and appellate advocacy at accredited CLE programs.

Mary-Olga received her B.A. from Stephen F. Austin State University and her J.D. from the South Texas College of Law. She was the first person to hold the national titles in moot court for both the National Appellate Advocacy Competition (ABA) and the National Moot Court Competition (Association of the Bar of the City of New York/American College of Trial Lawyers).

South Texas College of LawJ.D. 1993
American Board of Trial AdvocatesInternational Association of Defense CounselLitigation Counsel of America

Case History

Other Court Admissions
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • Supreme Court of the United States

Areas of Concentration
  • Trial and appellate law
  • Commercial and complex litigation
  • Patent litigation
  • Health law
  • Trade secret litigation
  • Product liability litigation
Significant Representations
  • Obtained a complete defense verdict on behalf of Fortune 500 medical device company and one of its sales representatives, following a four-week trial.
  • Represented software, electronics, biomedical, industrial and cosmetics companies in patent litigation.
  • Represented Italian company in litigation involving trademark infringement, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, and civil theft.
  • Represented energy hedge fund against claims of fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, and civil conspiracy in New York state court.
  • Represented national hospital services company in injunctive proceedings regarding governmental immunity.
  • Represented Hong Kong-based electronics manufacturer in warranty litigation.
  • Represented national hospital services company in injunctive proceedings regarding suspension of physician privileges.
  • Represented online newsletter in defense of defamation claims from blog entries and First Amendment issues.
  • Represented Kansas City Southern Railroad in appellate matters involving sovereign immunity.
Part 2
  • Represented national health care provider in federal court litigation challenging constitutionality of Texas tort reform.
  • Represented educational software company in trade secret litigation.
  • Represented foreign electronics manufacturer in warranty litigation in state and federal court.
  • Represented the WNBA in contract dispute.
  • National trial counsel for world’s largest provider of dialysis services.
  • National trial counsel for cardiac perfusion company.
  • Represented foreign pipeline company in contract and fraud dispute.
  • Represented national health services provider in case involving allegations of unauthorized sale of insurance and fraud.
  • Advised multiple clients on structure of transactions to ensure compliance with state and federal health regulations and the corporate practice of medicine doctrine.
  • Represented major steel company in mandamus proceeding before the Supreme Court of Texas.
  • Represented national emergency physician management services group in case alleging violations of the corporate practice of medicine.
  • Represented national health services company as national trial counsel in federal court commercial litigation nationwide, including Texas, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Nevada and Mississippi.
Part 3
  • Represented national dialysis provider in commercial litigation involving non-compete, breach, business disparagement, predatory hiring and tortious interference.
  • Statewide counsel for national health care provider in all litigation matters.
  • Represented major pharmaceutical company in products liability litigation.
  • Statewide counsel for national insurance company on drug related claims and physician indemnity program.
  • Represented foreign oncology group in Texas courts in litigation concerning fraud, defamation and breach of contract.
  • Obtained Texas Supreme Court decision abolishing damages for filial consortium.
  • Represented clients from pretrial to post-trial including interlocutory appeals, jury-charge development and argument, mandamus proceedings in all courts of appeal, bill of review proceedings, and traditional appeals in Texas intermediate courts of appeal, the Supreme Court of Texas, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Fifth Circuit.
  • In re Gawlikowski, 2010 WL 11175, Tex.App.-Hous. (14 Dist.), January 04, 2010.
  • Kansas City Southern v. Port of Corpus Christi Authority of Nueces County, --- S.W.3d ----, 2009 WL 4688884, (Tex.App.-Corpus Christi, December 10, 2009).
  • Packard v. Guerra, 252 S.W.3d 511, Tex.App.-Hous. (14 Dist.).
  • Kumar v. Hill and Info Systems Architects, Inc., 2007 WL 495512 (Tex. App. - Hous. [1 Dist.], February 15, 2007).
  • Sinha v. Lopez, 2006 WL 2559355 (Tex. App. - Houston [14th Dist.], 2006).
  • Daniels v. Yancey, 175 S.W. 3d 889 (Tex. App. - Texarkana, 2005).
  • Taylor v. Good Shepherd, 2005 Tex. App. LEXIS 6890 (Tex. App. - Tyler, 2005).
  • Mokkala v. Mead, 2005 Tex. App. LEXIS 4224 (Tex. App. - Houston [14th Dist.], June 3, 2005).
  • Roberts v. Williamson, 111 S.W.3d 113, 46 Tex. Sup.Ct. J. 944 (Tex. Jul 3, 2003).
  • Todd v. Pin Oak Green, 2002 WL 731070 (Tex. App. - Texarkana, 2002).
  • Roberts v. Williamson II, 52 S.W.3d 343 (Tex. App.- Texarkana, 2001 pet granted, argued April 17, 2002).
  • Williamson v. Roberts, 52 S.W.3d 354 (Tex. App.- Texarkana, 2001 pet granted, argued April 17, 2002).
  • Glover ex rel Estate of Glover v. Fairchok, 2001 WL 710407 (Tex. App. - Dallas, 2001, no writ).
  • Holtschult v. Savin II, 1999 Westlaw 301632 (Tex. App. - Dallas, 1999, no writ).
  • Rosa H. v. San Elizario I.S.D, 106 F. 3d 648 (5th Cir. 1997).
  • Holtschult v. Savin, 1996 Westlaw 459762 (Tex. App. - Dallas, 1996, no writ.).

Office Location

1000 Louisiana Street, Suite 1700
Houston, TX 77002
United States

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation