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As a passionate advocate and tenacious civil trial lawyer, Bryan has earned a reputation for being a firm negotiator and unwavering steward of his clients’ interests. Clients praise him for his responsiveness, creativity, and unique ability to communicate complex legal concepts in plain English. He has gained the respect of members of the bar and bench for his practical approach to problem solving.

Bryan’s practice focuses primarily on business litigation in a variety of industries, including direct sales, financial services, private equity, technology, commercial real estate, oil and gas, and cosmetics. His expertise in these sectors includes misappropriation of trade secrets, tortious interference, securities fraud, breach of fiduciary duties, and complex transactional disputes.

Whether working with Fortune 500 companies or privately-held corporations, Bryan brings the same level of sophisticated representation to each matter. In addition to his nationwide federal and state court trial docket, Bryan has also briefed and argued numerous successful appellate matters.

Practice Areas
  • Litigation
Education
  • Cornell Law School, J.D., 2005
  • Brigham Young University, B.A., cum laude, 2001
Admissions
  • United States District Court of Texas - Northern, Southern, Eastern & Western Districts
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • State Bar of Texas
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Representative Experience

Direct Sales

  • Defeated temporary injunction for international wellness company brought by global competitor for alleged misappropriation of trade secrets and tortious interference
  • Successfully appealed deceptive trade practices and tortious interference claims for worldwide health supplements company
  • Obtained permanent injunction against infringing parties in trade secrets matter for transnational nutritional products

Financial Services

  • Resolved misappropriation of trade secrets and tortious interference claims for private wealth management team involving two international banking institutions
  • Successfully prosecuted interpleader action relating to competing claims to multi-million dollar insurance policy
  • Obtained pay-nothing dismissal of fiduciary duty matter by bank shareholders against chairman of board

Oil & Gas

  • Struck damages expert and obtain summary judgment for nationally-recognized energy trader in multi-million dollar transactional dispute
  • Obtained summary judgment and defeated appeal on behalf of mineral interest trust in connection with fraud, breach of contract, and conversion claims.
  • Successfully defended against securities fraud claims relating to nation-wide oil and gas investment
  • Obtained pay-nothing dismissal of claims for tortious interference and misappropriation of trade secrets between oil service providers

Technology

  • Obtained summary judgment in multi-million dollar securities fraud action for officers of institutional IT services provider
  • Successful trial victory for telecommunications manufacturer related to sale of cell towers components in the Middle East and defeat appeal and multi-state collateral litigation of same
  • Developed framework for settlement of multiple interrelated lawsuits involving two medical services companies, multiple guarantees, and surgical equipment arising from acquisition of MRI company
  • Obtained dismissal of case and two appellate victories for purchaser of energy provider against claims relating to breach of the asset purchase agreement

Commercial Real Estate

  • Obtained injunctive relief against national real estate conglomerate for fraud, breach of contract, and breach of fiduciary duty
  • Successfully prosecuted claims for embezzlement and breach of fiduciary duty for commercial modular building manufacturer
  • Receive judgment for affiliate of casino management firm, including actual damages, exemplary damages, and attorney’s fees, in connection with fraud, breach of contract, and deceptive trade practices claims

Cosmetics

  • Obtained summary judgment for international cosmetics company in breach of contract matter relating to commissions
  • Successfully prosecuted claims against national beauty chain for misappropriation of trade secrets

Distinctions & Certifications

  • AV Preeminent: Peer Rated for Highest Level of Ethical and Professional Excellence
  • Texas Bar Foundation Fellow
  • Cornell International Law Journal, Lead Articles Editor, 2004-2005

Professional Activities

  • J. Reuben Clark Law Society - Dallas Chapter Chair, 2015-2017
  • Dallas Bar Association - Litigation Section
  • State Bar of Texas - Litigation section