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Smyser Kaplan & Veselka LLP

Litigation

5 ranked lawyersBand 2TexasUSA 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Highly skilled litigation boutique called upon to handle high-profile commercial matters in a range of sectors. Experienced with representing clients in the energy, automotive and technology sectors. Expertise expands to cover investigations and white-collar criminal cases involving securities fraud, insider trading, FCPA violations and environmental crime.

Strengths

Market commentators highlight: "They're doing great work in that group and have been very, very busy over the past two years or so."

Sources add: "It is an excellent firm whose lawyers are going pretty strong."

Notable practitioners

Craig Smyser acts on behalf of energy and life sciences companies, among others, in bet-the-company disputes.
"He is a skilled lawyer who doesn't waste time fighting petty things." "He's a strong lawyer."

David Isaak is well known for his expertise in white-collar litigation and regulatory investigations.
"He's a great and very accomplished lawyer."

Larry Veselka represents corporate clients at trial and appeal and in arbitration. He handles a broad array of commercial matters, including intellectual property and contract disputes.
"He is an excellent lawyer who does a very, very good job."

Lee Kaplan is a preeminent commercial litigator. His experience includes handling intellectual property litigation.
"An extraordinary lawyer who guides cases in a nuanced and effective way." "A smart and experienced guy."

Shaun Clarke is especially well known for his handling of environmental crime cases as part of a wide-ranging white-collar defense practice, which also covers bribery, corruption and insider trading cases.
"A very talented lawyer in the courtroom." "An outstanding practitioner."

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Texas

Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations


David Isaak
Band 3
Shaun G Clarke
Band 2
Texas: Houston & Surrounds

Litigation: General Commercial


Craig Smyser
Band 2
Larry R Veselka
Band 4
Lee Kaplan
Band 2