Karl G. Dial

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Karl G. Dial is a board certified civil trial specialist and CPA with 35 years’ experience trying complex civil cases. He focuses his practice on commercial litigation, including bet-the-company cases involving claims against directors and officers, professional malpractice, securities litigation, trade secrets, energy litigation, intellectual property litigation, and class actions. Karl has wide-ranging experience litigating throughout the United States and has tried more than 45 complex civil cases.

Recognition & Leadership

Awards & Accolades

•Listed, Chambers USA Guide, Litigation: Securities, 2014-2019
•Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Securities Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Banking and Finance Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation, 2006-2019
•Listed, Benchmark Litigation, Local Litigation Star-Texas: General Commercial, Securities, Intellectual Property, 2013-2019
•Listed, D Magazine, Best Lawyers in Dallas - Securities Litigation and Enforcement, 2019
•Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Texas Super Lawyers (Business Litigation), 2003-2004, 2006-2018
•Recommended, The Legal 500 United States, Securities Litigation - Defense, 2017
•Selected, Dallas Business Journal, Top Defender, 2009
•Rated, AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5

(Board Certified, Civil Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization)

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Litigation
  • Securities Litigation
  • Energy & Natural Resources
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
214.665.3611  Phone
214.665.3601  Fax
University Attended:
University of Texas at Austin, B.B.A., Graduated No. 1 from the McCombs School of Business, 1980
Law School Attended:
University of Texas School of Law, J.D., with honors, Order of the Coif, Texas Law Review, 1983
Year of First Admission:
New York; 1984, Texas

Professional & Community Involvement

•Past President and Board Member, University of Texas Law Review Association
•Member, Committee for a Qualified Judiciary
•Member, American Bar Association
•Life fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
•Life fellow, Dallas Bar Foundation
•Former Chairman, Board of Trustees and Board of Stewards, Lovers Lane United Methodist Church
•Former Chairman, Junior Achievement of Dallas
•Former Chairman, Dallas Business Hall of Fame

Reported Cases:
Experience: Representative Matters: Securities and Director & Officer Litigation : Represented over one hundred officers and directors in securities class actions, derivative suits, SEC enforcement matters, and other claims.; Energy Litigation : Handled numerous disputes involving lease ownership, drilling operations, working interests, exploration and production, pipelines, reserves, and other energy issues.; Trade Secrets Litigation : Handled numerous cases involving trade secrets and non-disclosure agreement claims including injunctive relief and damages.; Regulatory Investigations : Handled dozens of regulatory enforcement actions by federal and state regulators.; Trade Secrets/Contract Litigation : Jury trial of trade secrets, contract and fraud claims involving software development project, with damages claimed in the nine figures.; Caribbean Islands Litigation : Representing Silicon Valley investor in dispute over ownership of two Caribbean islands; opposing party claimed damages of over US$44 million.; Bankruptcy Litigation Trust Litigation : Defending Big 4 accounting firm in dispute related to audited financial statements of a company that filed for bankruptcy.; Ponzi Scheme Litigation : Defended large accounting firm against Ponzi scheme and securities claims seeking US$7 billion in investor losses.; Securities Fraud Litigation : Obtained dismissal of class action securities claim (affirmed by the Fifth Circuit) seeking US$1.5 billion against the chief financial officers of one of the largest failed banks.; Energy Pipeline Litigation :Defending energy company in dispute over ownership of a pipeline.; SEC Investigation of Accounting Restatement : Defending Big 4 accounting firm in SEC investigation related to audited financial statements of a public health care company.; International Merger Litigation : Defended against injunction claims, class actions, and derivative lawsuits seeking to interfere with US$30 billion merger.; Auditor Litigation : Jury trial involving accounting malpractice claims by investor that purchased all of a publicly traded company's stock through a tender offer.; Working Interest Litigation : Arbitration of dispute between energy companies over the ownership and sale of oil and gas leases for US$44 million.; Computer System Litigation : Represented a public company plaintiff against systems software developer for failed business process system with alleged damages of over US$15 million.; GPS Technology Litigation : Jury trial for plaintiff on trade secrets and breach of contract claims.; Wireless carrier Litigation : Represented wireless telecommunications company in several patent infringement and trade secrets cases against another wireless carrier in US$50 million dispute.; Pipeline Spill Litigation : Defended major oil company in hundreds of environmental claims based on pipeline rupture that spilled over 10 million gallons of gasoline.; Fiduciary Duty Litigation : Jury trial of shareholder derivative lawsuit involving claims for over US$20 million based on breach of fiduciary duty and accounting fraud.; Securities Sale Litigation : Represented sellers of securities seeking payment of US$40 million for post-closing consideration based on post-sale financial results of the business.; Auditor Liability Litigation : Five-month jury trial of audit malpractice claim seeking over $10 million.; Reservation System Litigation : Represented software system developer in dispute over failed system with claims in excess of US$300 million.; Accounting Fraud Litigation : Jury trial of securities fraud and malpractice claims by class of investors seeking over US$100 million.; The above representations were handled by Mr. Dial prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.; Noteworthy Experience: Certified Public Accountant; Board Certified in Civil Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization; Greenberg Traurig, LLP is a law firm, not an accounting firm.
( Board Certified, Civil Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization )

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