- Securities Litigation
- Securities Arbitration
- SEC Enforcement
- Commercial Litigation
University of Texas at Austin, B.A., 1991
University of Tulsa, J.D., with honors, 1998; Georgetown University, LL.M., Securities and Financial Regulation, 2002
1998, Texas; U.S. District Court, Northern, Southern, Western and Eastern Districts of Texas; U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
American Bar Association (Member, Sections on: Business Law; Litigation); Texas Bar Association (Member, Business Law Section); Houston Bar Association (Member, Sections on: Securities Litigation; Arbitration Law); Federal Bar Association.
Phi Delta Phi. Articles Editor, Tulsa Law Journal, 1997-1998. Author: "Refining the Racial Gerrymandering Claim: Bush v. Vera," 33 TULSA L.J. 613 (1997); "Insider Trading Liability for Tippers and Tippees: A Call for the Consistent Application of the Personal Benefit Test," 39 TEX. J. BUS. L. 265 (2003); "Paying Out of Pocket: Why WorldCom and Enron Shouldn't Worry Outside Directors," EXECUTIVE LEGAL ADVISER, March 2005, at 18; "Picking Your Battles: A Guide to Selecting Causes of Action under Texas Law to Recover for Suitability Violations," 9:1 J. TEX. CONSUMER L. 8 (Fall 2005) (coauthored with Grace D. O'Malley); "Remedies for Defrauded Purchasers of Oil and Gas Interests under the Securities Laws," 1 TEX. J. OIL, GAS, & ENERGY L. 51 (Spring 2006); "Securities regulations are oft-ignored laws in the Oil Patch," HOUSTON BUS. J., Sept. 8, 2006, at 42; "New Finder Rules in Texas: What a Tangled Web We Weave," 45:1 THE HOUSTON LAWYER 20 (July/August 2007); "Texas' Experiment with Finder Regulations," BLUE SKY BUGLE (ABA Comm. on State Reg. of Sec.), Nov. 2007, at 11; "The Texas Supreme Court's Curious Approach Towards Aiding and Abetting," BLUE SKY BUGLE (ABA Comm. on State Reg. of Sec.), Jul./Aug. 2008, at 18; "The Securities Claim Exemption in Bankruptcy: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly," SEC. LITIG. J. (ABA Sec. Litig. Comm.), Fall 2008, at 14; "The Protocol for Broker Recruiting Develops a Life of Its Own in the Courts," SEC. LITIG. J. (ABA Sec. Litig. Comm.), Spring 2010, at 1.
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