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Samantha Porphy Ade is a senior associate in the Austin office of King & Spalding and a member of the Business Litigation Practice Group.  Ms. Ade primarily represents large commercial clients in complex trial, regulatory, and appellate matters in state and federal courts, agency proceedings, and arbitration, with an emphasis on professional liability defense and alcoholic beverage distribution litigation and regulatory compliance.  She has represented clients in the manufacturing, accounting, construction, alternative-energy, power, and technology industries.

Before joining King & Spalding, Ms. Ade obtained her J.D., with high honors, from the University of Texas School of Law, where she was the managing editor of the Texas Law Review.  Ms. Ade also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Priscilla R. Owen in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and to the Honorable Lee H. Rosenthal in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Publications

  • Co-Author, Navigating the Economic Loss Rule in Construction Cases, New York Law Journal, May 21, 2012.
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Credentials

J.D., The University of Texas at Austin, high honors

B.A. History, University of New Mexico, summa cum laude

Texas

Law Clerk, The Honorable Lee H. Rosenthal, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas

Law Clerk, The Honorable Priscilla R. Owen, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

Matters

Representing an owner in an multi-billion dollar international arbitration arising out of construction of an oil refinery.

Defending a Big 4 accounting firm in accounting malpractices cases brought in state and federal courts arising from a dispute involving the audit of a national bank.

Representing professional services firms and individuals in confidential PCAOB and SEC investigations.

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Representing an owner in an multi-billion dollar international arbitration arising out of construction of an oil refinery.

Defending a Big 4 accounting firm in accounting malpractices cases brought in state and federal courts arising from a dispute involving the audit of a national bank.

Representing professional services firms and individuals in confidential PCAOB and SEC investigations.

Advising beer manufacturer regarding regulatory compliance and distributor disputes.

Representing electrical products manufacturer in dispute over indemnity obligations in stock purchase agreement; obtained favorable summary judgment on central issues. Cooper Industries, LLC v. Precision Castparts Corp., No. H-15-0576 (S.D. Tex. Sept. 14, 2016).

Defending hospital in False Claims Act litigation; obtained dismissal of all claims. United States of America ex rel. Moody v. University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, No. 3:13-CV-43-M (N.D. Tex. March 20, 2015).

Representing manufacturer in arbitration against investment manager seeking compensation for ERISA and contract violations.

Representing wind-turbine manufacturer in AAA arbitration; prevailed on all claims, including counterclaims, following final hearing.

Matters

Representing an owner in an multi-billion dollar international arbitration arising out of construction of an oil refinery.

Defending a Big 4 accounting firm in accounting malpractices cases brought in state and federal courts arising from a dispute involving the audit of a national bank.

Representing professional services firms and individuals in confidential PCAOB and SEC investigations.

See more
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Close

Matters

Representing an owner in an multi-billion dollar international arbitration arising out of construction of an oil refinery.

Defending a Big 4 accounting firm in accounting malpractices cases brought in state and federal courts arising from a dispute involving the audit of a national bank.

Representing professional services firms and individuals in confidential PCAOB and SEC investigations.

Advising beer manufacturer regarding regulatory compliance and distributor disputes.

Representing electrical products manufacturer in dispute over indemnity obligations in stock purchase agreement; obtained favorable summary judgment on central issues. Cooper Industries, LLC v. Precision Castparts Corp., No. H-15-0576 (S.D. Tex. Sept. 14, 2016).

Defending hospital in False Claims Act litigation; obtained dismissal of all claims. United States of America ex rel. Moody v. University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, No. 3:13-CV-43-M (N.D. Tex. March 20, 2015).

Representing manufacturer in arbitration against investment manager seeking compensation for ERISA and contract violations.

Representing wind-turbine manufacturer in AAA arbitration; prevailed on all claims, including counterclaims, following final hearing.

Credentials

J.D., The University of Texas at Austin, high honors

B.A. History, University of New Mexico, summa cum laude

Texas

Law Clerk, The Honorable Lee H. Rosenthal, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas

Law Clerk, The Honorable Priscilla R. Owen, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit