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Practice Areas

Mr. Smyser’s Current Representations Include:

McKesson Corporation as Lead Counsel in the Texas MDL opioid litigation and liaison counsel for Distributor Defendants’ group.

BNSF Railway Co. as claimant in arbitration with an integrated retail and power generation company.

Shell Oil in accounting and contract disputes with other major oil companies over operation of offshore drilling platforms in the Gulf of Mexico.

Cheniere Energy, Inc. as plaintiff and defendant in a dispute with Parallax Enterprises, Inc., Tellurian, Inc., and certain individuals regarding breach of a note and tortious interference with a contract.

Black Elk Litigation Trustee as plaintiff in lawsuits in multiple jurisdictions to recover, among other damages, more than $100 million fraudulently transferred to Platinum Partners and others.

Career

Past Victories Include:

Lead counsel for former Enron CFO Andrew Fastow in more than 100 civil cases around the country, including the Enron class action securities case, In re ENRON CORPORATION SECURITIES LITIGATION; MDL 1446, Mark Newby, et al v. Enron Corp, et al.

Lead counsel for Yukos International UK B.V., the former Russian oil company, Yukos Oil, dismantled by the Russian Government after Yukos’ CEO Mikhail Khodorovsky became a political opponent of Vladimir Putin, in various matters in the United States.