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Gibbs & Bruns LLP

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What the team is known for

Superbly accomplished representation on both sides of the docket in a range of headline commercial disputes. Particular expertise in the securities and energy arenas, with additional capability in relation to environmental litigation. Possesses an impressive client list including industry giants, as well as small and midsized companies across numerous sectors. Particularly noted for its representation of clients in the banking and finance, energy and technology sectors.

Strengths

Sources say: "It is a go-to firm for bet-the-company litigation with top-of-the-class litigators."

Clients say: "One of the very best litigation firms in Houston. The lawyers are very bright, seasoned and hard-working. It is an absolutely top-of-the-line firm in the commercial litigation area."

Market commentators highlight: "The lawyers are super smart, hard-working, relentless and very effective."

Work highlights

Represented Trustmark National Bank in three lawsuits related to the collapse of Stanford Financial Group, with billions of dollars in combined alleged damages.

Notable practitioners

Ashley McKeand Kleber is a strong performer across a breadth of commercial disputes, with notable experience in energy and finance disputes.
"She's a great lawyer, really smart." "Terrific."

Ayesha Najam has a growing reputation for her adept handling of a broad array of commercial disputes, including matters in the energy, construction and real estate sectors.
"She's responsive and very astute at grasping the business issues." "She just knocks it out of the park and is a terrific lawyer." "She's a fabulous lawyer; just very knowledgeable, hard-working and all-around very good."

Barrett Reasoner is vastly experienced in handling business-critical disputes, including a particular emphasis on representing energy companies.
"A fabulous lawyer of the highest ability." "He's a terrific lawyer."

Kathy Patrick is often called upon to handle the most complex commercial disputes, and is especially accomplished in securities litigation.
"The one to turn to if you have substantial bet-the-company litigation." "A star litigator."

Robin Gibbs is a leading trial lawyer who deftly handles a wide array of commercial disputes, with noted specialty in representing energy and natural resources companies.
"A top-notch trial lawyer in Texas." "He's outstanding in a courtroom."

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Texas

Litigation: Securities


Kathy Patrick
Star Individuals

Litigation: Trial Lawyers


Robin C Gibbs
Spotlight Table
Texas: Houston & Surrounds

Litigation: General Commercial


Ashley McKeand Kleber
Up and Coming
Ayesha Najam
Band 4
Barrett Reasoner
Band 2
Kathy Patrick
Band 1

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