Associate, Hicks Thomas LLP
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EducationSouthern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law (J.D. 2009); University of Pennsylvania (B.A. 2006)
Practice EmphasisComplex commercial and business litigation, including high-stakes securities and fiduciary matters, shareholder and insolvency litigation, construction and real estate matters, and labor and employment disputes.
Representative Cases/ClientsSecurities and Insolvency Litigation. 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. Assisted in obtaining substantial pre-suit settlements of clawback claims.
Trade Secrets Litigation. Obtained permanent injunction, temporary restraining order, and favorable resolution for national physician-staffing agency in case involving claims of trade secret misappropriation and violations of restrictive covenants.
Business Litigation. Served as second-chair attorney for bench trial resulting in six-figure judgment and award of attorney’s fees in favor of cosmetics distributor on claims of breach of contract based on third-party beneficiary status.
Construction Litigation. Defense of national homebuilder in cases involving allegations of construction defects, breach of warranty, negligence, and tax assessment claims.
Labor and Employment Litigation. Obtained summary judgment on liability issues for plaintiffs in collective action under Fair Labor Standards Act. Drafted responses to defendants’ motions for summary judgment, which were all denied.
Arbitration. Served as second-chair attorney in week-long arbitration resulting in a multi-million dollar award for client against national home builder for construction defect claims.
Bar Admissions/Professional AffiliationsState Bar of Texas (Member); licensed to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas; Dallas Association of Young Lawyers (Co-Chair of CLE Committee); DAYL Foundation (Life Fellow); Dallas Bar Association (Morris Harrell Professionalism Committee); Texas Young Lawyers Association (Member); American Bar Association (Member).
Accomplishments/Honors/PublicationsAuthor, “The NFL Agrees to $765 Million Settlement Payment after Knocking Heads with Former Players in Concussion Litigation,” Texas Entertainment and Sports Law Journal, Vol. 22- 2, Fall 2013; Dallas Association of Young Lawyers (participant in 2011 Leadership Class; selected as “One to Watch” in February 2011); Cardozo Society of the Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas (selected as a “2012 Outstanding Attorney Under 40”); Dallas Bar Association (Author, “The NFL and Former Players Knock Heads in Concussion Litigation,” Headnotes, January 2013).