Cynthia Levin Moulton
is a Lawyer in Houston, TX
Areas of Law
- Commercial Litigation
- Commercial Arbitration
- FINRA Arbitration
- FINRA Broker Displinary Actions
- Securities Fraud
- Employment Disputes: Non-Competition Agreements
- Unpaid Compensation Injunctions
- Trade Secrets
- Intellectual Property
- Serious Personal Injury
- Serious Persona Injury Appeals
|Currently Employed At
800 Taft Street
Houston, TX 77019
713-353-6698 - Fax
Overall Peer Rating
Litigation, Additional Rated Practice Areas
5 out of 5
- 5.0Legal Knowledge...........................
- 5.0Analytical Capabilities...................
- 5.0Communication Ability..................
- 5.0Legal Experience..........................
- Meets Very High Criteria of General Ethical Standards
Experience & Credentials
|Admission Details||State Bar of Texas; 1989|
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth and Ninth Circuits
United States District Courts for the Southern, Northern,
Eastern and Western Districts of Texas and Western District of Michigan
|Education||University of Texas Law School 1989|
University of San Diego
Institute on International and Comparative Law
Rice University 1986
|Birth Information||Baltimore, Maryland, July 27, 1963|
|Awards & Recognition||Texas Super Lawyer | 2004, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011|
H Texas Magazine | Top Lawyer 2009, 2010
H Texas Magazine | Top Lawyer for the People 2009
Houston Modern Luxury Magazine | Dynamic Women of
|Representative Clients||Complex Commercial Litigation:|
Representation of an African oil company against a major national oil company and a foreign government in breach of contract and tortious interference claims seeking damages and rights to oil reserves valued at over $500 million.
Defense of the founder of Houston-based energy brokerage company facing claims by a former partner of breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract, tortious interference, oppression and conspiracy. All claims were dismissed against the founder and his company following Moulton?s argument on summary judgment.
Representation of a worldwide manufacturer and supplier of marine and protective coatings in a breach of contract/construction dispute involving a $4.6 billion steel processing facility in Alabama.
Defense of a prestigious Houston real estate firm in a $1.3 million commercial lease dispute.
Confidential settlement on behalf of Cornerstone Orthopedic Hospital arising out of claims against Columbia/HCA Healthcare Corporation for tortious interference with the construction of a specialty orthopedic hospital in Edinburg, Texas.
In state and federal courts throughout the State Moulton represents departing brokers, physicians, partners, shareholders and employees in claims involving allegations of improper solicitation of clients, breach of contract, misuse of alleged confidential and trade secret information, breach of fiduciary duty, or tortious interference, and seeking immediate and permanent injunctive relief and damages.
On behalf of Hempel A/S and Hempel (USA), Inc., worldwide manufacturers and distributors of marine and industrial paints, Moulton has successfully handled, in jurisdictions throughout the country, an international arbitration, product liability claims seeking tens of millions of dollars in damages, employment disputes, and international payment disputes. In expedited proceedings, Moulton has arrested vessels in domestic and international waters, having once arrested the ship that discovered the Titanic wreck. Moulton also counsels the companies in legal matters generally.
Securities Arbitration and Litigation:
Representation of a family limited partnership in a $5 million breach of contract/breach of fiduciary claim arising out of an investment in a real estate limited partnership.
Successful defense of investors in Stanford International Bank certificates of deposit on claw-back claims brought by the Receiver.
Breach of contract, breach of fiduciary and fraud cases on behalf of approximately 1,000 individuals who invested over $100 million in fraudulent viatical investments.
Multiple FINRA arbitrations on behalf of investors in sophisticated options trading strategy who suffered losses of over $20 million.
Confidential settlement of multiple FINRA arbitrations on behalf of over 200 clients with losses of over $60 million arising out of investments in real estate limited partnerships.
In arbitrations nationwide, Moulton represents a major brokerage firm, or brokers employed by it and sued by their former employers, in claims alleging Raiding, improper solicitation of clients, breach of contract, misuse of alleged confidential and trade secret information, or tortious interference, and seeking immediate and permanent injunctive relief and damages.
$2,000,000 verdict in Hidalgo County on behalf of the family of Gloria Vera who developed stage IV pressure ulcers while a patient at McAllen Medical Center, resulting in her death.
Confidential settlement on behalf of the family of Lucille Adcock who developed a stage IV sacral pressure ulcer while a patient at Park Place Manor Nursing Home.
Confidential settlement with Ford Motor Company and Bridgestone/Firestone Inc. on behalf of a client who suffered serious injuries and the death of his wife when the Ford Explorer in which they were driving rolled over following the tread separation of a Firestone tire.
Successful defense of investors in Stanford International Bank certificates of deposit on claw-back claims brought by the Receiver. Janvey v. Adams [PDF]
Successful argument before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals reversing district court?s grant of summary judgment in ERISA case. Rhorer v. Raytheon Engineers and Constructors, Inc. [PDF]
Successful argument before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals upholding an award of attorney?s fees to local class counsel in ERISA class action with common settlement fund ranging between $45 and $80 million. Forbush v. J.C. Penney Company [PDF]
|Civil Associations||St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Friends of Nursing Board Member|
Houston Bar Foundation, Fellow
National Association of Professional Women (NAPW)
Association of Women Attorneys (AWA)
|Employment||Moulton & Arney, LLP, Partner |
Law Clerk to the Honorable Thomas Gibbs Gee
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit 1989-90
|Additional Bio Details||Cindy has a diverse, national trial and arbitration practice. Clients regularly seek Cindy?s counsel and expertise in complex commercial litigation matters, securities fraud claims, FINRA arbitrations, broker disciplinary actions, injunction cases, non-competition and trade secret cases, executive compensation cases, and general business litigation matters.|
Her clients include multi-national corporations, large national corporations, closely held businesses, physicians, brokers (registered representatives), and individual entrepreneurs. Cindy has successfully represented thousands of individual investors in securities claims involving a variety of investments, often including non-traditional securities investments such as limited partnerships, options trading, insurance products, collateralized mortgage obligations and derivatives.
In the area of employment disputes, Cindy represents individuals as well as major corporations in matters involving covenants not to compete; the protection of trade secrets and confidential information; fiduciary duty and the duty of loyalty; the drafting, interpretation and enforceability of professional employment agreements; and other matters relating to employee resignations and terminations or the movement of employees, partners or shareholders between firms.
Cindy has experience as lead counsel handling jury and non-jury trials, injunction proceedings, arbitrations, mediations, and appellate argument. She practices in both state and federal court and has substantial FINRA arbitration experience. She has successfully briefed and argued cases before the Texas Courts of Appeals and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. She has acted as an arbitrator and as Special Counsel to corporate boards.
Cindy enjoys the diversity of her practice and prides herself on her ability to understand complex transactions and the technical issues often presented by new cases. She dedicates herself to learning the fundamental principles of each client?s business and incorporating that knowledge into successfully pursuing each client?s goals.
Cindy and her husband John have two sons, Samuel and Jonathan. Cindy is a fellow of the Houston Bar Foundation, has contributed to Rice University, Texas Medical Center institutions and cancer research, and was recognized as a Keeton Fellow for charitable contributions to the University of Texas Law School
Cynthia Levin Moulton
800 Taft Street
Houston, TX 77019