Steve Carlin is the Managing Shareholder of GT's Dallas office and previously served for six years as head of the Dallas Litigation Practice.
Strategy and Experience. By making his client's case simply and persuasively, Steve solves highly complex business problems quickly and cost-effectively. Steve understands that clients do not seek out lengthy, expensive and risky litigation. With over 25 years' practical experience in preparing, trying and appealing business cases of every kind, Steve is able to quickly marshal the critical facts and law to create strategies to bring disputes to a fast and fiscally responsible close.
Financial Services. Steve's practice focuses in part on the financial services industry, ranging from investor arbitrations to asset-based financing disputes, to mutual fund and class action securities matters.
Complex Business Systems and Intellectual Property. Steve also concentrates on litigating complex business systems disputes, namely the sale, licensing, installation and operation of large-scale hardware, software, manufacturing and distribution systems, with a particular emphasis on data security and breach disputes, theft of trade secrets, enforcement of non-competes and defective products.
Steve's litigation practice is national. He has tried and resolved numerous cases before federal district, appellate, and bankruptcy courts, state trial and appellate courts, and arbitration panels throughout the United States.
Steve represents a wide variety of clients, including national and regional commercial and investment banks, mortgage servicers, securities broker/dealers, insurance companies, complex equipment manufacturers, technology vendors, global consumer products companies and otherFortune100 companies.
As managing shareholder of GT's Dallas office, Steve oversees 40+ lawyers and an equivalent number of business staff.
Areas of Concentration
•Banking and financial institution disputes, including securitization, individual and institutional investment and mortgage servicing matters
•Federal and state securities law claims Broker/dealer investor arbitrations
•Class action defense
•Data and Security Breach disputes
•Misappropriation of trade secrets
•Enforcement of non-competition agreements
•Complex Business Systems disputes: hardware and software sales, installation and upgrades, manufacturing and distribution systems sales, installation and operation disputes
•Unfair competition and deceptive trade practices claims
•Fiduciary responsibilities of corporate directors and officers
•M&A/business dissolution disputes
Awards & Recognition
•Listed,Super Lawyersmagazine,Texas Super Lawyers, 2003-2013
•Corporate Counsel(Business Edition), 2008-2010
•Rated, AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5AV , BV , AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used under in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.
Articles, Publications, & Lectures
•Co-Author, Texas High Court Changes Shareholder Dispute Landscape ,Law360, July 1, 2014
•Author, Squeeze Play: Worker's Compensation and Professional Athletes,University of Miami Entertainment and Sports Law Journal, Spring 1995
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01.24.05 Greenberg Traurig's Dallas Office Expands its Litigation Practice with the Addition of Stephen Carlin
07.01.14 Texas High Court Changes Shareholder Dispute Landscape