Gibbs & Bruns LLP is a litigation boutique engaged exclusively in high-stakes business and commercial litigation. The firm is acclaimed for its high-value and precedent-setting work across the banking, energy, technology, and financial services sectors, among others. Gibbs & Bruns is renowned for its signature lean trial teams and representation of both plaintiffs and defendants in complex matters. Representation of clients on both sides of the docket gives our trial lawyers unique insights into what motivates opponents in court and during settlement negotiations.
As top-flight as it gets. A boutique staffed with outstanding lawyers.
An excellent high-stakes litigation firm – top-notch across the board.
Founded by Robin Gibbs, named “Father of the Litigation Boutique in Texas” by The Texas Lawbook, the firm sustains a forward-thinking culture of creativity and a personal approach to managing its client matters. Reciprocity is at the core of all of the firm’s client engagements. Risk sharing with clients and innovative fee arrangements are a hallmark of Gibbs & Bruns' practice. The firm’s track record of successes for clients since 1983 attests to the talents, creativity, and dedication of the firm’s trial lawyers.
Named to Forbes “America’s Top Corporate Law Firms 2019”
Named Benchmark Litigation’s “Texas Firm of the Year 2020”
Noted a “go-to firm for high-stakes litigation” by Legal 500, 2019
Recent results demonstrate the significance of our firm’s impact on the nationwide litigation scene:
$4.5 Billion Settlement with JPMorgan on Behalf of 21 Institutional Investors (2013)
$2.4 Billion Settlement with Lehman Brothers on Behalf of 14 Institutional Investors (2017)
$1.7 Billion Net Settlement Package for Huntsman; including $1.1 billion in financing and $632 million in cash, the largest cash settlement payment ever recovered with respect to a busted LBO (2009)
$1.13 Billion Settlement with Citigroup on Behalf of 18 Institutional Investors (2014)
$1 Billion in Total Recoveries for Clients, Including $400 Million Settlement with Credit Suisse - National Century Enterprises (NCFE) Securities Litigation (2013)
Major Defense Win in Multi-Billion Dollar Environmental Trial for Waste Management; settlement was less than one percent of the government’s demand (2014)
$196 Million Judgment Win for Plaintiff Client D. Bobbitt Noel Jr. against Devon Energy (2011)
$100 Million Value Arbitration Award for Venoco against Denbury Onshore (2014)
$56 Million Take-Nothing Success for Natural Resource Partners (2019)
$37.2 Million Recovery for Client Against the Port of Houston (Verdict 2010, Finalized 2017)
$35 Million in Settlements for ERG re: Contract Dispute in the Republic of Columbia (2017)
$5.65 Million in Damages Awarded in Trial Win for U.S. Pipeline (2018, Affirmed by Nebraska Supreme Court 2019)
$4.58 Million Jury Verdict for Plaintiff Client SourceGas in Dispute against Noble Energy (2011)
Successful resolution of seven-year dispute for Chevron re the transfer of its responsibility for massive future dismantling and restoration costs of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline; the firm succeeded on each aspect of the legal disputes involved in this matter (2019)
Reid Collins & Tsai LLP (Reid Collins) is a trial boutique handling complex commercial litigation and bankruptcy-related litigation, particularly claims involving fiduciary liability, professional negligence, and financial fraud. Key clients include hedge funds, private equity funds, corporations, offshore liquidators, receivers, and bankruptcy trustees. Reid Collins has secured more than $1 billion in total judgments and settlements for its clients in the past several years alone.
Reid Collins is unique in several respects, including: (1) its extensive experience with high-profile cases involving large-scale financial fraud or insolvency; (2) its expertise in successfully pursuing claims against officers, directors, accountants, lawyers, and investment banks relating to the underlying fraud or misconduct; and (3) its willingness to pursue those claims on an alternative fee basis. Reid Collin has earned many professional accolades, including being:
Listed as a “Recommended Firm” in Chambers USA;
Named “Litigation Department of the Year Finalist” by Texas Lawyer;
Selected to the “Litigation Boutiques Hot List” by the National Law Journal;
Designated as “Elite Trial Lawyers” by the National Law Journal; and
Named a “Top 10 Plaintiffs Firm in America” by Benchmark Litigation.
Complex Commercial Litigation: Reid Collins has achieved numerous victories in complex commercial litigation, including:
Won a $287.5 million judgment (which was later affirmed on appeal) for Highland Capital against Credit Suisse following a five-week trial on fraud and breach of contract claims related to a $540 million loan for the Lake Las Vegas resort;
Achieved a $63 million settlement to resolve claims by the Common-wealth of Virginia under the Virginia Fraud Against Taxpayers Act against several large banks related to fraudulent misrepresentations in the sale of residential mortgage-backed securities to the Commonwealth’s retirement system; and
Defeated a motion to compel arbitration of a $100 million class action alleging that Advocare International operates as an illegal pyramid scheme in violation of state and federal law, including the RICO statute.
Bankruptcy-Related Litigation: Reid Collins has prevailed in many important bankruptcy-related litigation matters, including:
Won a landmark decision before the U.S. Supreme Court, restricting the scope of the section 546(e) “safe harbor” defense to fraudulent transfer claims, thereby overturning long-standing interpretations of that defense by five circuit courts;
Defeated a motion to dismiss a $1 billion lawsuit by the GTAT Litigation Trust against the former officers of GT Advanced Technologies Inc., a former publicly traded company, related to its failed contract with Apple to manufacture sapphire display screens for the iPhone; and
Achieved a $21.5 million settlement on behalf of the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Fresh & Easy, LLC, with respect to claims against the former insiders – including billionaire Ronald Burkle – for breach of fiduciary duty and fraudulent transfer of certain assets.
King & Spalding’s Litigation practice is nationally and internationally recognized for its ability to litigate successfully the most difficult, high-stakes cases.For decades, our litigators have helped leading businesses succeed in commercial disputes.The practice has a record of winning trials, arbitrations, and appeals for clients across all industries, including energy, life sciences, healthcare, and financial services sectors. Our cross-firm, multidisciplinary team of attorneys tries high-stakes cases, resolves complex, multiparty disputes, and manages public relations for the most sensitive client matters. Our ranks include former high-ranking DOJ officials; former officials from SEC, EPA, FCC, FDA and FIC; and more than 30 former judicial clerks at the trial or appellate level.
HALTOM & DOAN is a diverse boutique litigation firm practicing exclusively in civil trial and appellate matters throughout Texas and Arkansas and beyond. The firm’s experienced group of trial lawyers routinely handles complex business and commercial, intellectual property, and product liability litigation, as well as pharmaceutical, catastrophic personal injury, and environmental / toxic tort litigation.
Through our collaborative approach, our clients, whether a Fortune 100 company or an individual, have access to attorneys possessing a wide range of backgrounds, from judicial to financial to managerial and more. We strive to offer innovative strategies, aggressive ideas and decisive solutions to modern litigation challenges.
Recognized “Finest in Dispute Resolution – USA” – Acquisition International (2017)
Recognized in “The Best Lawyers In America 26th Edition” – Best Lawyers (2019) (Woodward/White, Inc.)
Recognized as Best in Dispute Resolution – Wealth & Finance International (2017)
Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year (Arkansas) – Global Law Experts (2019)
Trial & Appellate Law Firm of the Year – US (Arkansas) – ACQ5 Global Awards (2016)
Recognized in “Texas Leaders in Law” section – Forbes magazine (2014, 2016)
Best Boutique Litigation Practice in Texas – AI Legal Awards (2015)
Recommended Law Firm – Benchmark Litigation (since 2015)
Trial Law Firm of the Year (Arkansas) – ACQ Global Awards (since 2015)
Class Action Law Firm of the Year (Arkansas) – ACQ Law Awards (2014, 2015)
B2B Law Firm – Corporate Counsel (2014)
Tier 1 Commercial Litigation firm in the Tyler, Texas area by US News & Best Lawyers (Woodward/White, Inc.) (since 2014)
Go-To Law Firm at Top 500 Companies – Corporate Counsel (2013)
Business and commercial litigation is a fundamental component of our practice. Whether filing suit, defending claims, representing a small business or a multi-national conglomerate, our attorneys excel in navigating the constant challenges of modern, high-stakes, complex litigation. Representative clients include: Verizon Media, Amazon.com, Inc., Microsoft Corporation, Texas Instruments Incorporated, JPMorgan Chase, Hewlett-Packard, and IAC Search and Media, Inc.
Intellectual property is one of the most litigated areas in today’s technologically- complex society. HALTOM & DOAN’s accomplished intellectual property trial lawyers are perfectly situated to represent our clients’ interests, keeping them informed of local nuances and connected to the process. From discovery and claim construction to mediation and trial, we provide seasoned case management and courtroom skills based on intellectual property trial-to-verdict experience, which includes multiple defense jury verdicts for clients such as Hewlett-Packard, Amazon and Yahoo, as well as numerous dismissals.
Product liability litigation demands counsel experienced in a wide range of product and procedural issues. In addition to individual claims, we are involved in statewide and nationwide litigation involving virtually all types of product-related causes of action. Notable clients in this area of practice include: Sunbeam, JM Eagle, Goodyear, and Veyance Technologies.
Class-action litigation has been and remains a significant component of our legal system and continues to be utilized when appropriate as an economical method of dispute resolution and means of reaching uniform judicial decisions. Arkansas courts, in particular, have been the venue for some of the most complex class actions over recent years, and HALTOM & DOAN has played an important role in representing clients through many of these class actions.
Our vast trial experience enables us to effectively and efficiently provide a strong courtroom image throughout all phases of litigation. HALTOM & DOAN attorneys are a team of professionals dedicated to achieving a successful outcome for our clients.