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USA Texas: Houston & Surrounds Litigation: General Commercial

Our definition of general commercial litigation will always take into consideration the other practice areas that we cover in a given state. It is therefore a fairly broad interpretation of commercial litigation, perhaps more easily defined by what is not included within it. If, for example, we are looking at a state where we have coverage of IP, antitrust and bankruptcy litigation in standalone tables, we would not expect too much of this work to be included in a commercial litigation table and would be looking more for business disputes such as breach of contract claims. The work should be civil, and should involve disputes between business entities.

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Band 1
  1. Susman Godfrey LLP
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    Susman Godfrey LLP
    Litigation: General Commercial
    USA 2022 | Band 1 | 2 Years Ranked
    Broad-ranging and highly respected litigation practice with a policy of recruiting attorneys with previous clerking experience. Acts for both plaintiffs and defendants on a wide range of commercial litigation matters, including in the antitrust, IP and oil and gas spaces. Frequently takes on complex bet-the-company cases for its list of prestigious clients. Boasts an impressive number of Fortune 500 companies on its client roster.
  2. Yetter Coleman LLP
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    Yetter Coleman LLP
    Litigation: General Commercial
    USA 2022 | Band 1 | 2 Years Ranked
    Nimble boutique with a strong and creative bench of litigators well versed in handling complex business disputes spanning a diverse array of matters including antitrust, IP and contractual disputes. Highly accomplished in representing clients from a variety of industries, such as energy, technology and finance. Also offers capabilities in appellate litigation.
  3. Gibbs & Bruns LLP
    Litigation: General Commercial
    USA 2022 | Band 1
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Band 2
  1. Reynolds Frizzell LLP
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    Reynolds Frizzell LLP
    Litigation: General Commercial
    USA 2022 | Band 2 | 2 Years Ranked
    Well-regarded litigation boutique with a strong track record of representing clients in a range of commercial matters, with particular emphasis on energy and natural resources. Additional expertise includes handling IP, breach of fiduciary duty and shareholder disputes. Handles litigation in state and federal courts, including courts of appeal, as well as assisting clients with domestic and international arbitration. Represents both plaintiff and defendant companies from a broad range of industries.
  2. Beck Redden LLP
    Litigation: General Commercial
    USA 2022 | Band 2
  3. Smyser Kaplan & Veselka LLP
    Litigation: General Commercial
    USA 2022 | Band 2
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Band 3
  1. Ahmad, Zavitsanos & Mensing
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    Ahmad, Zavitsanos & Mensing
    Litigation: General Commercial
    USA 2022 | Band 3 | 2 Years Ranked
    Robust litigation specialists with a reputation as feared opponents for established national firms. Especially strong experience in representing clients in the technology and energy arenas. Trial-oriented group of attorneys who are unafraid to take on the full range of high-value commercial disputes for both plaintiffs and defendants. Particularly active in intellectual property, employment and breach of contract cases.
  2. Baker Botts LLP
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    Baker Botts LLP
    Litigation: General Commercial
    USA 2022 | Band 3 | 2 Years Ranked
    Excellent standard of representation in a wide range of commercial disputes, with a particularly robust reputation in energy and securities litigation. Able to draw on a strong geographic footprint in litigating cases across the country, offering expertise in antitrust and environmental disputes. Also highly acclaimed for its capacity to take on an array of disputes at appellate level. Well equipped to handle merger objection cases brought by shareholders.
  3. Bracewell LLP
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    Bracewell LLP
    Litigation: General Commercial
    USA 2022 | Band 3 | 2 Years Ranked
    Deep bench with a reputation for taking creative approaches to disputes both before and in trial on behalf of major corporate clients. Especially accomplished at handling appeals and suits arising out of the energy sector, with further capabilities in banking, securities, IP and environmental matters. Has enjoyed a number of recent successes in high-level appeals courts, and also fields expertise in white-collar litigation.
  4. Vinson & Elkins LLP
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    Vinson & Elkins LLP
    Litigation: General Commercial
    USA 2022 | Band 3 | 2 Years Ranked
    Well-resourced national firm with a great depth of experience in handling litigation across the full gamut of commercial areas. Especially well known for its expertise in energy disputes, with additional prowess in antitrust, environmental and construction matters. Frequently acts for major oil and natural gas production companies, as well as catering to clients in the construction, mining, financial services and technology sectors. Also boasts highly regarded securities and appellate specialists, in addition to a fast-growing white-collar criminal defense practice which handles significant investigations.
  5. Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP
    Litigation: General Commercial
    USA 2022 | Band 3
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Band 4
  1. Hicks Thomas LLP
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    Hicks Thomas LLP
    Litigation: General Commercial
    USA 2022 | Band 4 | 2 Years Ranked
    "The team work well together and know how to best utilize each of their individual strengths and skills. They make every effort to work through challenges and present strategies or solutions serving long-term goals and interests in each particular case."
  2. Hogan Lovells US LLP
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    Hogan Lovells US LLP
    Litigation: General Commercial
    USA 2022 | Band 4 | 2 Years Ranked
    Hogan Lovells represented property management software company ResMan in a trade secrets misappropriation case, securing over $32 million in compensatory damages and $120 million in punitive damages for the client.
  3. King & Spalding LLP
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    King & Spalding LLP
    Litigation: General Commercial
    USA 2022 | Band 4 | 2 Years Ranked
    Well-established dispute resolution team providing excellent coverage for a wide range of local and national clients. Noted ability in relation to the representation of clients in the energy industry. Handles securities cases and white-collar defense in addition to high-stakes commercial litigation. Proficiency in handling class actions and international arbitrations adds to the comprehensive coverage afforded to clients by the practice group.
  4. MehaffyWeber
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    MehaffyWeber
    Litigation: General Commercial
    USA 2022 | Band 4 | 2 Years Ranked
    Well-regarded group of litigators with offices across Texas. Highly sought after for its significant trial capability. Acts on behalf of clients of all sizes in a wide range of commercial disputes, including breach of contract, intellectual property and personal injury claims.
  5. Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
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    Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
    Litigation: General Commercial
    USA 2022 | Band 4 | 2 Years Ranked
    Handles complex commercial litigation for its enviable client base. Represents clients at all stages of complex litigation, including trial and appeal. Particular experience in energy and environmental litigation.
  6. Norton Rose Fulbright
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    Norton Rose Fulbright
    Litigation: General Commercial
    USA 2022 | Band 4 | 2 Years Ranked
    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.
  7. Shipley Snell Montgomery LLP
    Litigation: General Commercial
    USA 2022 | Band 4
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Band 5
  1. Ajamie LLP
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    Ajamie LLP
    Litigation: General Commercial
    USA 2022 | Band 5 | 2 Years Ranked
    Robust commercial disputes practice offering expertise in a wide range of matters, including contract, securities and ERISA-related litigation. Ably assists clients from the financial services, telecommunications and construction sectors, among others.
  2. BoyarMiller
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    BoyarMiller
    Litigation: General Commercial
    USA 2022 | Band 5 | 2 Years Ranked
    Notable commercial disputes practice capable of effectively assisting clients across a breadth of sectors, including energy and construction. A strong performer across a wide variety of areas, including employment, real estate and partnership disputes.
  3. Frost Brown Todd LLC
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    Frost Brown Todd LLC
    Litigation: General Commercial
    USA 2022 | Band 5 | 2 Years Ranked
    Frost Brown Todd LLC is a respected commercial disputes practice with offices in Houston and Dallas. Offers experienced handling of a wide array of matters in and out of trial on behalf of a broad client base.
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    Lightfoot, Franklin & White, LLC
    Litigation: General Commercial
    USA 2022 | Band 5 | 2 Years Ranked
    Capable commercial disputes practice offering expertise across a wide range of areas, including environment, energy and contract litigation. Advises a diverse client base, which includes companies in the automotive, oil and gas and construction sectors.
  5. Schiffer Hicks Johnson PLLC
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    Schiffer Hicks Johnson PLLC
    Litigation: General Commercial
    USA 2022 | Band 5 | 1 Years Ranked
    Schiffer Hicks Johnson PLLC is a Houston-based commercial litigation boutique. The team acts in high-stakes disputes for corporate clients, with notable experience navigating appellate matters in addition to trials. The firm acts for clients in an array of industries including energy, healthcare and construction.
  6. Copeland & Rice LLP
    Litigation: General Commercial
    USA 2022 | Band 5