- Securities Litigation and SEC Enforcement
|University ||Harvard University, A.B., 1984|
|Law School||Tulane University, J.D., 1989|
|Admitted||1990, Pennsylvania; 1991, Delaware; 1994, Texas|
|Memberships ||Houston Bar Association (Chair, Securities Litigation and Arbitration Section, 2009—).|
Order of the Coif. Law Clerk to the Justice Andrew G. T. Moore, II, Delaware Supreme Court, 1989-1990.
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The New Texas Two-Step: Texas Supreme Court Articulates Evidence Spoliation Framework
Shawn Cleveland,N. Scott Fletcher,Joshua L. Fuchs,Matthew D. Orwig,Deborah Savarese Sloan, August 21, 2014
Spoliation of evidence has, for some time, remained an important topic relating to the discovery of electronically stored information. Many companies continue to struggle with the burden and expense of various retention requirements in the era of "big data." However, a recent Texas...
Supreme Court Decision in Halliburton II Affords Welcome Tool to Defendants
Michael L. Davitt,N. Scott Fletcher,William S. Freeman,Robert W. Gaffey,Peter J. Romatowski, July 1, 2014
On June 23, the United States Supreme Court issued its highly anticipated decision in Halliburton Co. v. Erica P. John Fund, Inc., No. 13-317 ("Halliburton II"), ruling that defendants may defeat class certification in securities fraud cases if they show that alleged misrepresentations...
GoDaddy.com, LLC v. Toups—A Texas Appellate Court Draws on Iqbal/Twombly to Apply the New Texas Rule on Motions to Dismiss
Thomas F. Allen,N. Scott Fletcher,Jeffrey L. Mills,Elizabeth G. Myers, May 16, 2014
Historically, disposing of groundless claims at the pleading stage in Texas trial courts has been difficult. Absent clear grounds for dismissal based on jurisdiction, limitations, or other legal doctrines, defendants generally filed an answer, engaged in discovery, and moved for summary judgment as...
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