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Locke Lord LLP

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What the team is known for

Substantial experience in representing a range of clients from Fortune 500 companies to family-owned businesses in commercial litigation matters. Especially robust experience with cases arising in the energy and construction sectors. Additional prowess in government investigations and white-collar litigation as well as appellate representation.

Strengths

Sources say: "It is an excellent team of appellate lawyers who are very smart and think very deeply and carefully about cases and approach things differently."

Clients add: "They are leading white-collar defense attorneys in the region because of their expertise in not only managing the legal aspects but also understanding and working with opposing counsel to achieve resolution."

Interviewees note: "They are very strong in commercial litigation and get very favorable results."

Work highlights

Represented the president and CEO of Arkema in a prosecution by Harris County District Attorney’s Office charging Arkema and its officers with felony environmental violations stemming from chemical releases during Hurricane Harvey.

Acted for the petitioner in Henry Schein v Archer and White Sales before the Supreme Court, which considered whether courts or arbitrators must decide whether a case is arbitrable when the arbitration agreement specifies that some issues are not to be arbitrated.

Represented Airbus Helicopters in multiple lawsuits arising from fatal crashes and involving allegations of product liability, defective design and negligent marketing and training.

Notable practitioners

Chris Dove represents commercial clients in a broad array of appellate matters.
"He's a very smart and really academic lawyer with a professorial tone. He appreciates the detail and nuance as well as where the challenging questions are." "He does very precise work and is a formidable advocate."

Cynthia Timms handles high-stakes appeals in state and federal courts, including the US Supreme Court.
"She is very creative and can analyze a case with the best of them." "She is very thoughtful and waits, listens and then comes up with ideas, analysis and arguments that are a deep synthesis of everything, focusing on what matters most."

Kiprian Mendrygal assists clients with high-profile civil and criminal investigations involving fraud and FCPA violations.
"He is very, very good to work with. He is a very precise, professional and intuitive guy."

Michael Powell is a seasoned commercial litigator who is respected particularly for his vast experience with oil and gas litigation.
"He's very, very skilled, wise, and has good judgment. Clients love him." "He is an outstanding lawyer."

Paul Coggins has a superb track record acting on behalf of individual and corporate clients in the full range of white-collar cases.
"A former US attorney who brings a lot of credibility to actions and in court." "He's a very experienced fellow who is very insightful, good on strategy and a top-notch guy."

Scott Hastings 's impressive appellate experience includes appearing before the US Supreme Court in addition to frequent appearances before the Fifth Circuit and Texas Supreme Court.
"He's a very good strategist and an out-of-the-box thinker who comes up with creative arguments." "He's very skilled at both writing and oral advocacy."

Tim Johnson is frequently sought out to conduct internal investigations as well as representing individuals and businesses in criminal proceedings. His experience includes environmental, healthcare and FCPA matters.
"He is a fine lawyer. He is very even-keeled and incredibly well respected by the court." "He mixes an understanding of the law with the ability to relate to all types of folks."

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Litigation

Locke Lord LLP

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Location

2800 JPMorgan Chase Tower

600 Travis

Houston

Texas

USA

TX 77002

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Ranked Lawyers

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: Appellate


Cynthia Timms
Band 3
Scott Hastings
Band 3

Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations


Kiprian Mendrygal
Band 4
Paul Coggins
Band 1
Tim Johnson
Band 3

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