Norton Rose Fulbright

Litigation: General Commercial Department

Texas: Austin & Surrounds
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What the team is known for Accomplished team with the ability to represent clients nationally and across multiple districts, as well as in every stage of the litigation life cycle, from discovery to appeal. Adept at advising corporate counsel, owners and executives on class actions, trade secrets claims and contract disputes.

Strengths A client reports that "it is one of the first firms that come to mind for complex litigation and has a good span of resources, in terms of attorneys, expertise and research."

"The team tends to be very practical about valuing a case early on, and its responses and advice is proportional to the scale of the case," note commentators.

Work highlights Successfully defended life insurance company Citizens  against a federal shareholder class action.

Notable practitioners


Marc Collier
is highly regarded for his experience acting on behalf of clients in federal and state courts, as well as before the International Trade Commission and the music royalty rate court. Sources highlight his "very practical approach" and "significant amount of trial experience."


Mark Oakes
"is concise, keeps clients well informed, gives great depositions and is fantastic in arbitration," comments an interviewee. "He has the ability to focus on the big picture and remember minor details as well." He represents businesses and individuals in shareholder disputes and government investigations.


Paul Trahan
is a respected litigator who acts for clients from a wide range of industries, including technology, healthcare and mining. "He is very sophisticated, incredibly intelligent and able to handle things that are complex," interviewees comment.