Fran Aden

Senior Counsel

Practice Emphasis

Commercial and business litigation, employment litigation, environmental litigation, energy litigation, oil and gas litigation, real estate litigation, and intellectual property litigation focusing on breach of contract, discrimination, retaliation, theft of trade secrets, class actions, and patent infringement.


University of Texas (B.B.A. Marketing, 1992) (Alpha Phi Omega, Phi Beta Chi, Longhorn Basketball Band); South Texas College of Law (J.D., summa cum laude, 2005), South Texas Law Review, Assistant Note and Comment Editor, National Advocacy Moot Court Teams, 9 American Jurisprudence Awards, Langdell Scholar


State Bar of Texas, Second Circuit, Fifth Circuit, and United States District Courts in the Southern, Eastern, Northern and Western Districts of Texas.

Past Cases

Defense counsel for medical school in successful two-week federal trial on breach of contract, discrimination, and retaliation claims asserted by former department head. Second chair defense counsel in Texas state-court defamation trial against local cable communication company

Defense counsel for national real estate company; obtained summary judgment on retaliation and disability discrimination claims, affirmed on appeal by the First Court of Appeals, as well as pursued successful plea to jurisdiction against gender discrimination claim

Defense counsel for national solid waste company; attained summary judgment against disability discrimination and same-sex harassment claims asserted by former employees

Member of collective action Fair Labor Standards Act trial team in federal court in the Southern District of Texas

Defense counsel for sexual assault and harassment claims asserted against international government contractor by former employee in federal court and under the Defense Base Act

Defense counsel for nationwide manufacturer in Eastern District of Texas patent litigation involving website store locator features

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