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What the team is known for

Wide-ranging expertise in litigation, spanning securities, general commercial, product liability and energy disputes. Highly regarded bench of litigators well versed both in securing favorable settlements and in taking cases to trial. Geographic reach allows the team to provide comprehensive representation for clients in multiple industries throughout the USA and internationally. Boasts an impressive client roster, featuring companies in the energy, finance and healthcare sectors, among others.


Clients say: "The group has an extremely high success rate. They're very, very accessible and make themselves available."

Interviewees note: "They have a very confident and reassuring character about them, which makes clients feel they are in safe hands and with trusted counsel."

One impressed source highlights: "Their work product is strong and I have found them to be as effective as other top securities litigators."

Work highlights

Represented MoneyGram in a Rule 10b-5 class action and a shareholder derivative action arising from a $125 million settlement with the DOJ and FTC over alleged lapses in MoneyGram’s fraud detection controls.

Continued to represent Vulcan Materials in 25 separate lawsuits brought by water companies and municipalities in the State of New York alleging groundwater contamination.

Notable practitioners

Ellen Sessions is noted for her ability to handle complex shareholder class actions on behalf of corporations, banks, financial institutions, officers and directors.
"She is a very good resource for matters in Texas. She knows the courts very well and has a good sense of the Bar and Texas state law procedure."

Gerard Pecht is noted for his high-quality representation of corporate clients in securities class actions, derivative suits and enforcement actions.
"He has a wonderful demeanor, is confident and incredibly knowledgeable on the law. His reputation precedes him."

Jay Dewald has a superb white-collar defense practice and frequently assists clients with DOJ and other governmental investigations.
"He understands the nuances of the prosecution process and provides credibility with the agencies." "He has a clear-eyed view of cases, including all the potential risks to the client."

Peter Stokes has a robust practice assisting clients across a range of industries with complex securities litigation.
"He's a mastermind on legal writing, attentive to detail, strategic and responsive. He is great to work with and understands our business, allowing him to apply the law to our set of facts." "He's very sharp and it's always a good experience working with him."

Reagan Brown is a seasoned trial lawyer with particular prowess in commercial litigation.
"He's a very outstanding trial lawyer."

Rodney Acker is a highly sought-out litigator in securities class actions who garners praise for his trial expertise.
"He's a delight to work with and a gentleman's lawyer." "Rodney is a true trial lawyer."

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Globally, we have more than 1,200 disputes lawyers and one of the world’s largest litigation practices. We handle multi-jurisdictional matters, consistently get superior results at trial or through early resolution, and are one of the preeminent international arbitration firms across all sectors. 

In the US, we now have more than 350 disputes lawyers, with one of the most active portfolios of high-profile cases a client list that includes some of the largest companies in the world.  And in Texas, we have more than 10 trial lawyers who are fellows of The American College of Trial Lawyers, a compilation of the best of the trial bar from the United States and Canada. 

We continue to handle new, complex matters for some of the largest companies in the world in several major industries, including: energy, financial institutions, life sciences, technology and entertainment. 

Whether it was securing a jury trial victory for the world’s largest publicly traded oil and gas company in an eight-figure indemnity suit, obtaining a reversal in the Supreme Court of Texas for a large health care nonprofit, obtaining summary judgment in a multi-million dollar antitrust conspiracy case, securing a million dollar jury verdict on a breach of contract and fraud claim, or achieving final approval in a landmark 13-year class action involving more than a million insurance policyholders, Norton Rose Fulbright trial lawyers have a track record of successfully resolving our clients’ toughest cases.


Incerto, M. Scott (Head of Department)

Krumholz, Richard (Head of Department)

Dewald, Jay

Graham, Joseph

Oakes, Mark

Pecht, Gerard

Swartzendruber, Michael


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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.


Litigation: Securities

Ellen Sessions
Band 3
Gerard Pecht
Eminent Practitioners
Peter Stokes
Band 2
Rodney Acker
Band 2

Litigation: Trial Lawyers

Reagan Brown
Spotlight Table

Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations

Jay Dewald
Band 3

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