Securities Fraud Litigation. Lead counsel representing former officers
and directors of public company sued in securities fraud class action
filed by Milberg Weiss. Case dismissed; affirmed on appeal at 342 F.3d 563.
Internal Corporate Investigations. Conducted investigation of allegations
of accounting fraud for a major public company and interacted with the
SEC in connection with its investigation.
Gas Contract and Gas Pipeline Litigation. Extensive experience representing
natural gas pipeline companies including United Gas Pipe Line Company,
Palo Duro Pipeline Company, United Texas Transmission Company, Lone Star
Gas Company, El Paso Natural Gas Company, American Pipeline Company, and
Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line in gas contract litigation (including take
or pay disputes) and royalty litigation.
Burlington Resources Peru, Ltd. v. Occidental Exploration Del Peru, Ltd.
Arbitration proceeding for Burlington. Dispute involved governing operating
agreements for production on Block 64 in Peru and Burlington 's right
to withdraw. Prevailed on all claims and recovered attorneys' fees.
DTE Energy Company v. American Central Gas Companies, Inc. Lead counsel
for DTE Energy in a multi-million dollar arbitration involving disputes
over operations of jointly owned gathering and processing facilities.
Settled very favorably for DTE.
Wilson v. Uttco. Lead counsel in a suit brought by royalty owners against
the pipeline purchaser of gas. Obtained summary judgment in the trial
court, which was affirmed on appeal at 797 S.W.2d 231.