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Chris is an experienced trial lawyer whose practice focuses on complex commercial litigation disputes. As counsel in our Trial & Global Disputes practice, he has represented plaintiffs and defendants in a wide variety of disputes in state and federal trial courts, arbitration, administrative proceedings, and appeals.

Chris has experience representing clients in various industries, including energy, financial services, construction, telecommunications, real estate, healthcare, and professional services. His cases have included disputes concerning business torts, contracts, fraud, trade secrets, class actions, insurance, defamation, deceptive trade practices, and toxic torts.

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Credentials

J.D., The University of Texas School of Law, honors

B.A., Texas A&M University, cum laude

Supreme Court of the United States

Texas

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth 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

Austin Bar Association

Houston Bar Association

Lloyd Lochridge Inn of Court

Texans Care for Children - Board member (2008-present), President (2012-2021)

Texas Bar Foundation

Matters

Represented an international oil and gas company in companion trade secrets cases in federal court and in a one-week arbitration resulting in a fully-favorable arbitration award and a permanent injunction against the former chief technology officer.

Represented a real estate investment trust in an action seeking to recover a $55 million dollar judgment under theories of alter ego and fraudulent transfer resulting in dismissal of the claims with prejudice at the pleadings stage.

Represented a gas operator in an international arbitration dispute over the ownership of an oil and gas project in Papua New Guinea resulting in a fully-favorable arbitration award.

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Represented an international oil and gas company in companion trade secrets cases in federal court and in a one-week arbitration resulting in a fully-favorable arbitration award and a permanent injunction against the former chief technology officer.

Represented a real estate investment trust in an action seeking to recover a $55 million dollar judgment under theories of alter ego and fraudulent transfer resulting in dismissal of the claims with prejudice at the pleadings stage.

Represented a gas operator in an international arbitration dispute over the ownership of an oil and gas project in Papua New Guinea resulting in a fully-favorable arbitration award.

Represented a major property insurer in an action seeking $130 million in refunded premiums resulting in summary disposition in favor of the client.

Represented a major health insurer in an enforcement action seeking $3 million in penalties.

Represented an international biofuels seller in a multi-million dollar contract dispute.

Represented a river authority in a federal bench trial defending claims that water diversions caused the death of whooping cranes in violation of the Endangered Species Act.

Represented a major satellite provider in an arbitration against a broadcaster regarding $20 million in retransmission consent rights.

Represented a leading retailer in a putative nationwide consumer class action alleging deceptive trade practices.

Represented an internet marketing company in trade secrets actions against former employees.

Represented a national retailer in a lease and toxic tort dispute relating to soil and ground water contamination.

Defended a national paper company in a multi-million dollar toxic tort putative class action by property owners for alleged pollution.

Represented a leading computer seller in state and nationwide warranty-related class action proceedings.

Represented an insurance broker in a multi-week arbitration concerning the payment of insurance commissions and allocation of class action settlement costs.

Matters

Represented an international oil and gas company in companion trade secrets cases in federal court and in a one-week arbitration resulting in a fully-favorable arbitration award and a permanent injunction against the former chief technology officer.

Represented a real estate investment trust in an action seeking to recover a $55 million dollar judgment under theories of alter ego and fraudulent transfer resulting in dismissal of the claims with prejudice at the pleadings stage.

Represented a gas operator in an international arbitration dispute over the ownership of an oil and gas project in Papua New Guinea resulting in a fully-favorable arbitration award.

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Matters

Represented an international oil and gas company in companion trade secrets cases in federal court and in a one-week arbitration resulting in a fully-favorable arbitration award and a permanent injunction against the former chief technology officer.

Represented a real estate investment trust in an action seeking to recover a $55 million dollar judgment under theories of alter ego and fraudulent transfer resulting in dismissal of the claims with prejudice at the pleadings stage.

Represented a gas operator in an international arbitration dispute over the ownership of an oil and gas project in Papua New Guinea resulting in a fully-favorable arbitration award.

Represented a major property insurer in an action seeking $130 million in refunded premiums resulting in summary disposition in favor of the client.

Represented a major health insurer in an enforcement action seeking $3 million in penalties.

Represented an international biofuels seller in a multi-million dollar contract dispute.

Represented a river authority in a federal bench trial defending claims that water diversions caused the death of whooping cranes in violation of the Endangered Species Act.

Represented a major satellite provider in an arbitration against a broadcaster regarding $20 million in retransmission consent rights.

Represented a leading retailer in a putative nationwide consumer class action alleging deceptive trade practices.

Represented an internet marketing company in trade secrets actions against former employees.

Represented a national retailer in a lease and toxic tort dispute relating to soil and ground water contamination.

Defended a national paper company in a multi-million dollar toxic tort putative class action by property owners for alleged pollution.

Represented a leading computer seller in state and nationwide warranty-related class action proceedings.

Represented an insurance broker in a multi-week arbitration concerning the payment of insurance commissions and allocation of class action settlement costs.

Credentials

J.D., The University of Texas School of Law, honors

B.A., Texas A&M University, cum laude

Supreme Court of the United States

Texas

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth 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

Austin Bar Association

Houston Bar Association

Lloyd Lochridge Inn of Court

Texans Care for Children - Board member (2008-present), President (2012-2021)

Texas Bar Foundation