Cameron Byrd is a trial lawyer who represents plaintiffs and defendants in commercial and intellectual property litigation. His trial experience includes financial services disputes, breach of contract, non-compete agreements, misappropriation of trade secrets, and patent infringement.
In his first four years of practice, Cameron tried five trials with claims and counterclaims of more than $1 million, including two trial victories as first-chair lawyer.
Mr. Byrd was recognized in 2018 as one of only six associates in the U.S. for “best in client service” by BTI Client Service All-Stars. He was the only associate from a litigation boutique. His nomination came from a global oilfield services company. Mr. Byrd was lauded as “highly effective” at helping his clients succeed.
A graduate of the University of Texas School of Law, Mr. Byrd interned with U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeffrey Manske of the Western District of Texas. Also during law school, he served as teaching assistant for Professor Scott McCown’s Texas Civil Procedure Course. He earned his undergraduate degree from Baylor University.
As lead counsel, obtained a declaratory judgment, dismissal of all counterclaims, and over $650,000 in attorney’s fees following a bench trial in state court on behalf of RSL Funding LLC against J.G. Wentworth. Mr. Byrd and fellow associates took over this 13-year-old case on the eve of trial and defeated a big-law team of four partners and multiple associates.
As lead counsel, obtained a unanimous federal jury verdict resulting in the recovery of more than $1 million of collateral for secured creditors A.M.Y. Property & Casualty Insurance Corporation and FinServ Casualty Corporation against unsecured creditors Symetra Life Insurance Company and Symetra Assigned Benefits Service Company. This trial required proving priority to certain asset-backed securities under a relatively uncommon section of Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code and required defeating fraudulent-transfer and alter-ego defenses that attacked business models involving asset-backed securities and captive insurance.
As lead counsel, obtained summary judgment in the Southern District of Texas to recover approximately $800,000 in collateral on behalf of secured creditors A.M.Y. Property & Casualty Insurance Corporation and Finserv Casualty Corporation against unsecured creditors Symetra Life Insurance Company and Symetra Assigned Benefits Service Company. This case required establishing priority under Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code and defeating fraudulent-transfer and alter-ego defenses that attacked business models involving captive insurance.
As lead counsel, obtained dismissal in state court of negligence and negligent-supervision claims involving personal injuries allegedly in excess of $1 million on behalf of Genuine Parts Company.
As lead counsel, successfully prosecuted claims involving covenants not to compete and misappropriation of trade secrets. On the plaintiffs’ side, Mr. Byrd’s clients secured temporary restraining orders, recovered substantial attorneys' fees, and obtained settlements from defendants involving multi-year and multi-state restrictive covenants. On the defendants’ side, Mr. Byrd has helped clients obtain the prompt dismissal of frivolous non-compete and trade-secret claims designed to unfairly limit clients’ business activities.
As second chair, obtained a favorable settlement involving attorneys' fees and multi-year restrictive covenants following a two-day temporary injunction hearing in state court on behalf of a global oilfield services company against two former executives who breached restrictive covenants and misappropriated trade secrets in an effort to jump-start a competitor to Mr. Byrd’s client.
As second chair, obtained a favorable settlement following jury selection in state court on behalf of an enterprise-software company against a large health insurance company in a case involving contract and declaratory judgment claims in excess of $2 million.