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  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Corporate Law Litigation - Securities Litigation - Banking and Finance
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
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Barry C. Barnett was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Barry C. Barnett

Susman Godfrey L.L.P.
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    New York, New York Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Antitrust Litigation - Patent
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1983
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Antitrust Litigation - Patent Litigation - Environmental Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Energy Law Commercial Litigation Oil and Gas Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1995
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Securities Litigation - Antitrust Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - Patent Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1995
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Environmental Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Aviation Law Litigation - Construction Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Trusts and Estates Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Energy Law Commercial Litigation Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    International Trade and Finance Law Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Austin, Texas Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1983
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Trusts and Estates Litigation - Construction Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Securities Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Labor and Employment
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Oil and Gas Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Labor and Employment Litigation - Environmental Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Oil and Gas Law Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Arbitration Litigation - Trusts and Estates Litigation - Labor and Employment Litigation - Environmental Litigation - Construction Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
C. Thomas Kruse was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

C. Thomas Kruse

Baker McKenzie LLP
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Arbitration International Arbitration - Commercial International Arbitration - Governmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Securities Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation Employment Law - Management
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Commercial Litigation Oil and Gas Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1983
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation - Antitrust
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Energy Law Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Construction Law Commercial Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Environmental Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Admiralty and Maritime Law Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Bankruptcy Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Oil and Gas Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Oil and Gas Law Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Ones to Watch Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property
Lawyer
  • Ones to Watch Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Construction Law Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Ones to Watch Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Ones to Watch Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Ones to Watch Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Ones to Watch Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Ones to Watch Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Ones to Watch Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Ones to Watch Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Ones to Watch Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Ones to Watch Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Ones to Watch Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Construction Litigation - Real Estate
Lawyer
  • Ones to Watch Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Ones to Watch Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Ones to Watch Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Ones to Watch Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Ones to Watch Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Ones to Watch Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Ones to Watch Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Ones to Watch Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Ones to Watch Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
Lawyer
  • Ones to Watch Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Ones to Watch Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Energy Law
Lawyer
  • Ones to Watch Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Ones to Watch Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Ones to Watch Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Alternative Dispute Resolution Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Ones to Watch Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Ones to Watch Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Ones to Watch Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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Rocco Magni was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Rocco Magni

Susman Godfrey L.L.P.
  • Ones to Watch Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Ones to Watch Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Ones to Watch Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Ones to Watch Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Ones to Watch Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Ones to Watch Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Ones to Watch Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Construction Law Litigation - Construction
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  • Ones to Watch Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Ones to Watch Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Ones to Watch Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Ones to Watch Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Ones to Watch Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Ones to Watch Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Ones to Watch Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Ones to Watch Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Energy Law
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  • Ones to Watch Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Ones to Watch Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Ones to Watch Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Oil and Gas Law
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  • Ones to Watch Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Ones to Watch Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Ones to Watch Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Ones to Watch Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation

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Practice Area Definition

Commercial Litigation Definition

General commercial litigation involves virtually every type of dispute that can arise in the business context, including breach of contract cases, partnership/joint venture disputes, class actions, business torts, civil RICO claims, breach of fiduciary duty allegations, and shareholder issues. Successful commercial litigators need to be able to assess the merits of a dispute and scale either a prosecution or defense that fits the legal and business needs of the client. Efficiency, creativity, and sound judgment are critical for intelligently positioning these disputes, whether they are “bet-the-company” cases or more discrete matters. In addition, while all cases must be litigated with an eye toward ultimately trying them, seasoned commercial litigators understand that at all times they must strive to achieve the best possible result at a reasonable cost.

Litigation increasingly occurs in various venues, from state and federal courts to private arbitrations and administrative hearings. Proceedings can involve business-to-business disputes or any number of government agencies. Understanding the motivations and outlook of each of the litigation participants is important for determining weak points to exploit and strong points that will persuade the audience in question. During the past decade, commercial litigators have seen a dramatic uptick in multidistrict and inter-disciplinary litigation, making the stakes higher, the cases more complex, the parties more numerous and the discovery more complicated and unwieldy. Firms that are able to develop and implement a creative legal approach to each individual problem, efficiently focus on the key legal and factual issues, and master and manage the various aspects of these complex matters will be the busiest in the years to come.

In the current challenging economic climate, commercial litigators are under increasing client pressure to keep costs in check, which has both sides testing the efficacy of alternative fee arrangements and the scope of reasonable discovery. Whether the “death of the billable hour” is ultimately realized, the keys to a commercial litigator’s success will continue to be strong client relationships, thought leadership, practical management skills, deep experience, and personal commitment.

Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP

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General commercial litigation involves virtually every type of dispute that can arise in the business context, including breach of contract cases, partnership/joint venture disputes, class actions, business torts, civil RICO claims, breach of fiduciary duty allegations, and shareholder issues. Successful commercial litigators need to be able to assess the merits of a dispute and scale either a prosecution or defense that fits the legal and business needs of the client. Efficiency, creativity, and sound judgment are critical for intelligently positioning these disputes, whether they are “bet-the-company” cases or more discrete matters. In addition, while all cases must be litigated with an eye toward ultimately trying them, seasoned commercial litigators understand that at all times they must strive to achieve the best possible result at a reasonable cost.

Litigation increasingly occurs in various venues, from state and federal courts to private arbitrations and administrative hearings. Proceedings can involve business-to-business disputes or any number of government agencies. Understanding the motivations and outlook of each of the litigation participants is important for determining weak points to exploit and strong points that will persuade the audience in question. During the past decade, commercial litigators have seen a dramatic uptick in multidistrict and inter-disciplinary litigation, making the stakes higher, the cases more complex, the parties more numerous and the discovery more complicated and unwieldy. Firms that are able to develop and implement a creative legal approach to each individual problem, efficiently focus on the key legal and factual issues, and master and manage the various aspects of these complex matters will be the busiest in the years to come.

In the current challenging economic climate, commercial litigators are under increasing client pressure to keep costs in check, which has both sides testing the efficacy of alternative fee arrangements and the scope of reasonable discovery. Whether the “death of the billable hour” is ultimately realized, the keys to a commercial litigator’s success will continue to be strong client relationships, thought leadership, practical management skills, deep experience, and personal commitment.