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Lynn Pinker Hurst & Schwegmann, LLP

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Chairman: Michael P. Lynn
Managing Partners:
Eric W. Pinker
Number of partners: 17 Number of lawyers: 39
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Few firms in the country can match the trial experience of LPHS’ lawyers, who have taken more than 160 complex commercial cases to trial or arbitration since 1993. LPHS lawyers represented companies in jury trials where billions of dollars were at stake. LPHS’ lawyers prevailed in, or successfully settled, those trials, helping their clients obtain jury awards or settlements, or avoid significant liabilities. Unlike most firms, every LPHS lawyer has actual courtroom experience, and most of LPHS’ partners have been nationally recognized for their trial victories and effective advocacy.

• Represented Neiman Marcus against participants of Neiman’s bond debt, whereby the plaintiffs alleged fraudulent conveyance and sought $2 billion refinancing opportunity. Neiman’s filed a slander case against the financial opportunist and were met by a SLAPP lawsuit seeking a dismissal of Neiman’s claims. Neiman’s obtained dismissal of the plaintiffs’ claims in a large refinancing case that gained national coverage
• Represented Purdue Pharma in connection with claims brought by the Oklahoma Attorney General alleging that the manufacture and sale of the client’s primary product, OxyContin©, was wrongful and caused damages to the state in excess of $10 billion
• Represented GE Healthcare against 17 plaintiff independent service providers in complicated case alleging antitrust violations in the Eastern District of Texas. LPHS recently obtained a take nothing judgment against 2 of the plaintiffs and convinced the court to award a new trial against the remaining plaintiffs
• Represented Regency Energy Partners LP (merged with and into Energy Transfer Partners LP) in a lawsuit brought by an oil and gas producer seeking $150,000,000.00, claiming that Regency’s disposal well damaged its existing wells and prevented future production in South Texas. The trial court dismissed Swift’s $150,000,000.00 claims against Regency in their entirety, granting Regency’s motion for summary judgment shortly before trial
• Represented an environmental company in a suit against the sellers obtaining a $35,000,000.00 judgement including $17,000,000.00 in punitive damages
• Represented a Saudi Price in a lawsuit involving the purchase of a software company in the Middle East receiving a verdict for $3,000,000.00 held against local Dallas investors
• Represented an oil and gas operator in claims against its partner, a private equity company, obtaining a $25,000,000.00 settlement the last day of trial
• Represented Highland Capital Management’s subsidiary in breach of fiduciary duties jury trial, seeking over $700,000,000.00. After several weeks of trial, the case settled favorably
• Represented T. Boone Pickens’ Mesa Petroleum Partners in a jury trial stemming from the breach of a partnership agreement. LPHS lawyers obtained a $146,000,000.00 jury award
• Represented Energy Transfer Partners in a breach of fiduciary duty case. LPHS lawyers obtained a $900,000,000.00 jury award and a jury finding that one defendant received a benefit of $595,000,000.00 as the result of its misconduct
• Represented L.W. Hunt Resources and other plaintiffs in a breach of fiduciary duty and fraud case stemming from an oil and gas business relationship. LPHS lawyers obtained a $93,807,651.00 jury award

Key Clients:
Certain Underwriters at Lloyd’s of London; Citadel Investment Group, LLC; Dr. Pepper Snapple Group, Inc.; Vistra Energy; Energy Transfer Partners; Frito-Lay; GE Capital Corp.; Highland Capital Management; HMS Host, USA Inc.; Hunt Consolidated, Inc.; Inppamet, SA; Mesa Petroleum Partners; Nexstar Broadcasting Group; Southwest Airlines Co.; The TCW Group, Inc.; Time Warner Cable; Tyson Foods, Inc.; Xerox Corporation; XTO

Michael P. Lynn
Tel: 214 981 3801
[email protected]