Partner, Hicks Thomas LLP
Direct 214 583 2230
EducationBrandeis University (B.A., magna cum laude, 1991); Harvard Law School (J.D., 1994). Judicial clerk to the Hon. Irving L. Goldberg of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
Practice EmphasisHigh-stakes litigation involving corporations and their directors, officers and managers, as well as entrepreneurial companies and innovators. Practice includes complex commercial and business litigation, real estate disputes, and intellectual property cases, including representing clients in federal and state trial and appellate courts across the country and before arbitration panels.
Representative Cases/ClientsRepresentation of US subsidiary of international telecommunications provider in dispute with claimed damages exceeding $100 million. Obtained summary judgment against breach of contract and conversion claims.
Representation of special committee of board of directors in opposition to shareholder derivative lawsuit involving breach of fiduciary duty claims and secured dismissal order of derivative claims.
Representation of court-appointed receiver over real estate investment funds in claims ancillary to S.E.C. lawsuit alleging securities fraud in the orchestration of a multi-million dollar fraudulent scheme. Obtained pre-suit seven-figure settlement on clawback claims.
Obtained summary judgment for national, NYSE homebuilder in wrongful foreclosure and conspiracy action.
Obtained multimillion dollar award in arbitration in construction defect case.
Representation of subsidiary of NYSE global performance improvement and training corporation in breach of contract and business disparagement action.
Representation of commercial landlords in lease and real estate disputes.
Representation of private equity company specializing in health care industry.
Representation of high-net worth investor in claims against failed hedge fund. Secured receivership order.
Representation of trustees in high-stakes fiduciary and accounting litigation.
Representation of NYSE company in action arising from fraud and breach of restrictive covenants in multimillion-dollar acquisition of division of a global Internet marketing company. Obtained injunctive relief.
Representation of national NASDAQ company in trademark infringement and dilution action in licensing dispute.
Representation of officer and director of a publicly-traded REIT in corporate governance and fiduciary duty dispute in federal court and arbitration.
Representation of leading international telecommunications provider in national false advertising and trademark infringement matters, successfully defeated claims for injunctive relief.
Representation of health care-consulting corporation in software and trade secret misappropriation litigation.