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Sal Subasinghe focuses his practice on international arbitration and litigation. He has also represented companies and their officers and directors in securities and shareholder litigation, SEC enforcement actions, and related investigations. Sal has experience litigating cases in both federal and state courts, and has cross-examined witnesses and argued at several hearings, including giving oral arguments on two dispositive motions in federal securities class action litigation.

Sal maintains an active pro bono docket, including criminal and immigration cases. As a special prosecutor for the City of Austin, he has tried ten misdemeanor cases to a jury and argued an appeal. He has also represented an indigent criminal defendant indicted on conspiracy charges by a federal grand jury.

Prior to attending law school, Sal worked for five years as a member of technical staff in the high-frequency product engineering group of a major semiconductor manufacturer, where he focused on failure analysis and simulation of radio-frequency integrated circuits.

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Credentials

J.D., University of Houston Law Center

M.S. Electrical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University

B.S. Electrical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University

Texas

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

Intern, Hon. Gray H. Miller, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas

Honorable Nancy F. Atlas Intellectual Property Inn of Court , Pupil (2012 - 2014)

Lloyd Lochridge American Inn of Court , Associate (2015 - 2017)

LEX Award for Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Property, and Legal Research & Writing


University of Houston Law Center

Associate Editor


Houston Law Review

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Recognition

LEX Award for Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Property, and Legal Research & Writing


University of Houston Law Center

Associate Editor


Houston Law Review

Matters

Represent a south-east Asian company in an ICC arbitration seated in Hong Kong, involving breach-of-contract claims under a gas transportation agreement.

Represent a Canadian mining company in U.S. litigation related to enforcing an arbitral award against a south-American state.

Represent energy investors in U.S. litigation related to enforcing an arbitral award against a former Soviet republic.

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Represent a south-east Asian company in an ICC arbitration seated in Hong Kong, involving breach-of-contract claims under a gas transportation agreement.

Represent a Canadian mining company in U.S. litigation related to enforcing an arbitral award against a south-American state.

Represent energy investors in U.S. litigation related to enforcing an arbitral award against a former Soviet republic.

Defense of the former CEO and CFO of Uni-Pixel, Inc. in a SEC enforcement action (S.D. Tex.).

Defense of the former officers of ATP Oil & Gas Corporation in a suit filed by the bankruptcy trustee alleging fiduciary duty and fraudulent transfer claims (E.D. La.); the district court granted our motion to dismiss and the Fifth Circuit affirmed on appeal.

Defense of FXCM, Inc. and its officers and directors in a securities class action (S.D.N.Y.) and a derivative action (Del. Ch.).

Defense of Hanger, Inc. and its CEO in a securities class action (W.D. Tex.) and a derivative action (Texas state court).

Defense of Galena Biopharma, Inc. in a securities class action (D. Or.).

Defense of National Securities Corporation and Northland Securities, Inc. in a securities class action (S.D. Tex.).

Defense of EndoChoice, Inc. and its officers and directors in a securities class action (Georgia state court).

Defense of the CEO of a Florida based non-profit organization in a suit filed by the Texas Attorney General alleging fraud (Texas state court).

Defense of Schlumberger in a patent infringement suit involving a shale shaker apparatus (S.D. Tex.).

Defense of State Farm in a patent infringement suit (E.D. Tex.).

Matters

Represent a south-east Asian company in an ICC arbitration seated in Hong Kong, involving breach-of-contract claims under a gas transportation agreement.

Represent a Canadian mining company in U.S. litigation related to enforcing an arbitral award against a south-American state.

Represent energy investors in U.S. litigation related to enforcing an arbitral award against a former Soviet republic.

See more
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Matters

Represent a south-east Asian company in an ICC arbitration seated in Hong Kong, involving breach-of-contract claims under a gas transportation agreement.

Represent a Canadian mining company in U.S. litigation related to enforcing an arbitral award against a south-American state.

Represent energy investors in U.S. litigation related to enforcing an arbitral award against a former Soviet republic.

Defense of the former CEO and CFO of Uni-Pixel, Inc. in a SEC enforcement action (S.D. Tex.).

Defense of the former officers of ATP Oil & Gas Corporation in a suit filed by the bankruptcy trustee alleging fiduciary duty and fraudulent transfer claims (E.D. La.); the district court granted our motion to dismiss and the Fifth Circuit affirmed on appeal.

Defense of FXCM, Inc. and its officers and directors in a securities class action (S.D.N.Y.) and a derivative action (Del. Ch.).

Defense of Hanger, Inc. and its CEO in a securities class action (W.D. Tex.) and a derivative action (Texas state court).

Defense of Galena Biopharma, Inc. in a securities class action (D. Or.).

Defense of National Securities Corporation and Northland Securities, Inc. in a securities class action (S.D. Tex.).

Defense of EndoChoice, Inc. and its officers and directors in a securities class action (Georgia state court).

Defense of the CEO of a Florida based non-profit organization in a suit filed by the Texas Attorney General alleging fraud (Texas state court).

Defense of Schlumberger in a patent infringement suit involving a shale shaker apparatus (S.D. Tex.).

Defense of State Farm in a patent infringement suit (E.D. Tex.).

Credentials

J.D., University of Houston Law Center

M.S. Electrical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University

B.S. Electrical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University

Texas

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

Intern, Hon. Gray H. Miller, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas

Honorable Nancy F. Atlas Intellectual Property Inn of Court , Pupil (2012 - 2014)

Lloyd Lochridge American Inn of Court , Associate (2015 - 2017)

LEX Award for Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Property, and Legal Research & Writing


University of Houston Law Center

Associate Editor


Houston Law Review

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Recognition

LEX Award for Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Property, and Legal Research & Writing


University of Houston Law Center

Associate Editor


Houston Law Review