McGinnis Lochridge is a highly experienced, multi-practice Texas law firm with more than 70 attorneys. Founded in 1927, McGinnis Lochridge has maintained strong ties to its judicial and legislative traditions for over 90 years. The Firm has been fortunate to count among its lawyers distinguished leaders in judicial and governmental positions, including state and federal trial judges, a Texas Supreme Court justice, a Fifth Circuit justice, state and federal legislators, a past president of the Texas Bar, and even a governor of Texas. The Firm has continued to grow and adapt to meet clients’ needs in a changing and increasingly complex business environment.
Today, from offices in Austin, Houston, Dallas, and Decatur, the Firm’s attorneys maintain a broad civil law practice in all Texas state and federal courts. Our major practice areas include oil and gas, complex commercial litigation, public utility regulation, electric energy, class actions, corporate, environmental, labor and employment, trust and estates, intellectual property, and international law. The Firm’s clients range from individuals and small businesses to some of the world’s largest corporations.
At McGinnis Lochridge, each client and every legal matter receives partner-level attention. This client focus ensures maximum value, efficiency, and results. At the same time, the breadth of our practice areas enables clients to rely on McGinnis Lochridge as a comprehensive resource — a single-source, trusted advisor able to address the most challenging business and legal needs.
Alavi Anaipakos is home to a seasoned team of trial lawyers who efficiently handle high-stakes litigation against some of the country’s largest law firms. Alavi Anaipakos’ attorneys have more than 150 years of combined experience representing clients in U.S. courts and other legal jurisdictions worldwide. The firm represents plaintiffs and defendants in complex patent, trade secret, and patent infringement disputes and significant commercial litigation matters.
The firm’s lawyers have a long track record of helping intellectual property clients prevail against some of the largest companies in the world. Firm attorneys have won cases against Amazon, Apple, Broadcom, Motorola, LG Electronics, Qualcomm, and Samsung, as well as global smartphone giants such as Oppo, Vivo, and Xiaomi. Alavi Anaipakos also has handled multifront litigation on behalf of companies in Germany, China, Japan, England, Brazil, Dubai, and other international venues.
Alavi Anaipakos is additionally called on to develop global strategies to protect and monetize clients’ intellectual property interests worldwide. Chambers USA ranked the firm in Band 4 for Intellectual Property among Texas-based law firms in 2022, only weeks after firm founders Amir Alavi and Demetrios Anaipakos launched Alavi & Anaipakos with nine lawyers in late May 2022.
Alavi Anaipakos also is home to seasoned commercial litigation attorneys who have handled an array of complex business disputes for both plaintiffs and defendants. The firm represents clients ranging from individuals to Fortune 100 companies in a wide variety of industries. The firm’s attorneys have earned well-deserved respect in the legal industry for their trial skills and ability to solve complex problems on favorable terms before trial.
Alavi Anaipakos’ attorneys are known for exceptional results driven by front-line experience and success in hearings and trials. Notably:
Winning a verdict worth multiple hundreds of millions of dollars for a software company in a hotly contested patent infringement lawsuit.
Defeating a claim for hundreds of millions of dollars in arbitration for an energy company over a supply contract with an oil refinery.
Securing summary judgment on a claim for more than $200 million on behalf of an exploration company involving claims related to royalties and working interests in Karnes County, Texas.
Winning a multimillion-dollar verdict for a technology company after only one hour of deliberations in a patent infringement lawsuit against Samsung Electronics.
Winning a multimillion-dollar jury award that represented the full amount requested and future royalties for a small telecommunications company against technology heavyweight Motorola Mobility LLC for patent infringement.
Successfully representing the former employee of an independent oil and gas exploration company in an arbitration seeking to recover the plaintiff’s $60 million ownership interest in various oil and gas properties.
Winning a rare stay of five patent infringement cases before U.S. District Judge Alan Albright, who oversees one of the busiest patent dockets in the United States, based upon post-grant challenges brought by A&A lawyers on behalf of client G&H Diversified Manufacturing against a patent asserted by DynaEnergetics Europe GmbH and DynaEnergetics U.S., Inc.
Successfully representing limited partners and their limited partnerships in an accounting malpractice claim against the partnership’s auditors.
Securing a multimillion-dollar settlement, including attorneys’ fees, for the former head coach of an NCAA Division 1 basketball team in claims against the university’s athletics association and defense of allegations filed by the university.
Successfully representing a highly successful energy trader and former employee in multimillion-dollar claims against Saracen Energy.
Filing multistate litigation on behalf of a large group of former DHL franchisees in New York, Texas, and elsewhere relating to DHL’s decision to discontinue domestic overnight delivery services.
Winning an eight-figure verdict on behalf of a food manufacturer in a tortious interference with a contract case.
Leading and coordinating multiple successful global patent infringement campaigns in Germany, China, the Netherlands, Japan, the UAE, Brazil, India, and other jurisdictions.
Successfully defending and securing dismissal on behalf of a major energy company in a wrongful death lawsuit that resulted in the client paying nothing.
Successfully handling an arbitration proceeding and related negotiations on behalf of a major energy company with a fleet card provider.
Successfully representing a major energy company in bankruptcy proceedings contesting the ownership of significant drilling equipment, leases, and other assets.
Securing significant results for software clients in a wide array of licensing, intellectual property, and commercial disputes.
Successfully representing numerous corporate executives in commercial and employment disputes.
Hunton Andrews Kurth is a global law firm with over 900 lawyers handling a broad range of complex transactional, litigation and regulatory matters for clients in a myriad of industries including energy, financial services, real estate, retail and consumer products and technology. With offices across the United States and in Europe, the Middle East and Asia, the firm is aligned with clients’ businesses and committed to delivering exceptional service. The firm’s full-service litigation practice is one of the largest in the country, with particular depth in key litigation markets such as Texas, California, Florida and the Mid-Atlantic.
Hunton Andrews Kurth’s skilled litigators focus on strategy over tactics, developing plans that are mindful of each client’s business and legal goals. Since its founding more than 100 years ago, Hunton Andrews Kurth has been a business-focused firm, an approach that continues in today’s litigation climate. The team of more than 400 litigators draw upon decades of experience to handle all aspects of disputes with the goal of achieving successful results whether in the boardroom or a courtroom. Most importantly, Hunton Andrews Kurth collaborates with clients to develop strategies that are comprehensive in scope and aligned with their needs.
Hunton Andrews Kurth has one of the top litigation teams in the country, having litigated and/or arbitrated in each of the 50 states and in many foreign countries. Our diverse team has the collective knowledge, skill, and experience necessary to help businesses identify and manage potential risks, respond to existing or threatened litigation, and pursue resolution in any venue. Hunton Andrews Kurth attorneys are admitted to the American College of Trial Lawyers and listed in ranking guides such as Chambers USA and Benchmark Litigation, and we are named as one of the “most feared firms in litigation” by BTI.
Our lawyers regularly handle litigation matters in the energy, financial services, healthcare, construction, aviation, consumer products and retail industries. We pride ourselves on our ability to tailor our strategy to the needs of the client’s specific situation. Our commercial litigation docket regularly includes class action defense, commercial contract disputes, white collar defense matters, administrative matters and investigations, and appeals in state and federal courts.
We serve as national or worldwide coordinating counsel for many of our clients. We are engaged by corporations and other large entities across a broad range of matters – from providing advice and counsel about business disputes and torts to civil litigation, trial and appeal, when necessary. We are often engaged in “bet-the-company” cases, complex commercial disputes, multidistrict litigation and coordinated state law proceedings, as well as class actions. Our lawyers have the experience to handle cases that involve multiple adversaries in federal and state courts across the nation and abroad.
King & Spalding helps leading companies advance complex business interests in more than 160 countries. Working across a highly integrated platform of more than 1,200 lawyers in 23 offices globally, we deliver tailored commercial solutions through world-class offerings and an uncompromising approach to quality and service.
Trial and Global Disputes: Our experienced disputes lawyers try and arbitrate high-stakes cases every year across the globe in the most challenging jurisdictions for corporate clients.Recognized for creativity, meticulous preparation, and top-rate advocacy, our lawyers help clients navigate the litigation lifecycle, working together from day one to identify business objectives, develop a strategy to meet those objectives, and then execute that strategy.With more than 450 lawyers in 17 offices worldwide, we are uniquely able to staff and manage large and cross-border disputes from filing, to trial, and through appeal.Our lawyers have a variety of expertise across substantive areas, including Appellate Law, Class Action Defense, Commercial Litigation, Construction & Engineering Disputes, Corporate & Securities Litigation, E-Discovery, Insolvency Litigation, Insurance Coverage & Recovery, Intellectual Property, International Arbitration, Labor & Employment, Product Liability, Professional Liability, and Toxic & Environmental Torts.Working together—one area of expertise informing another—our disputes lawyers provide clients with seamless and efficient representation in the most complex and sensitive matters.
Appellate, Constitutional and Administrative Law
Bankruptcy and Insolvency Litigation
Class Action Defense
Construction and Engineering Disputes
Corporate and Securities Litigation
Insurance Coverage and Recovery
Intellectual Property, Patent, Trademark and Copyright Litigation
International Arbitration and Litigation
Labor and Employment
Toxic & Environmental Torts
Government Matters: Clients ranging from Fortune Global 50 corporations to high-profile individuals in every region of the world entrust King & Spalding’s Government Matters practice to guide them through rapidly changing regulatory landscapes, complex investigations by U.S. and foreign enforcement authorities, highly sensitive internal investigations and related, often parallel civil proceedings.
Hundreds of lawyers across the United States, Europe and Asia bring decades of prior government service and industry experience to our regulatory and investigative practices, which serve the financial services, pharmaceutical and medical device, healthcare, energy, automotive and technology sectors in particular. The team includes six U.S. Attorneys, 24 Assistant U.S. Attorneys, and former senior officials from the highest ranks in regulatory and enforcement organizations that are most significant to our clients.
Our experienced team includes former leaders at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Food and Drug Administration, the Federal Trade Commission, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Internal Revenue Service, the Department of Commerce, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, the Bank of England, the U.K’s Financial Reporting Council and the World Trade Organization.
Data, Privacy and Security
Environmental, Health and Safety
FDA and Life Sciences
Government Advocacy and Public Policy
National Security and Corporate Espionage
Securities Enforcement and Regulation
Special Matters and Government Investigations
Corporate, Finance and Investments: Our Corporate, Finance and Investments team brings a collaborative approach to help clients execute complex, high-value transactions. We have a fully integrated platform with more than 330 lawyers in 17 offices, offering clients the benefit of global specialists with local knowledge and industry expertise. We work side by side with our clients to execute transactions efficiently and effectively—we understand what matters to both our clients and opposite parties and we explain the actual, practical risks to our clients.