Kevin leverages deep understanding of employment law claims and complex commercial disputes to defend clients when the need arises, and to protect them from litigation in the first place.

Overview

Kevin provides advice and strategic litigation counsel to navigate businesses, ranging from multinationals to start-ups, through legal challenges. He handles employment law and unfair competition disputes and litigates complex commercial matters concerning financial  transactions, contracts and cases involving allegations of fraud.

In federal and state jury trials, arbitrations and appeals, Kevin represents clients in litigation involving covenants not to compete, theft of trade secrets, employment discrimination, overtime claims, whistleblower claims, class and collective litigation, and accessibility claims. He represents clients in investigations before administrative agencies. He litigates commercial dispute claims involving complex financial transactions and other business disputes. Clients also rely on Kevin to prepare employment agreements, contracts, noncompetition, nonsolicitation, nondisclosure and severance agreements.

Experience

Defended supervisor accused of employment-related torts in a two-week state jury trial, winning a partial directed verdict and avoiding adverse judgment.

Defended operating subsidiaries of a multinational corporation accused of breaching an employment contract with former president of its domestic subsidiary whose employment had allegedly been terminated for dishonesty and/or fraud in a one-week federal jury trial, winning a judgment for costs.

Authored appellate briefs following a trial court’s refusal to compel arbitration of discrimination and tort claims, obtaining a conditional writ of mandamus in published decision by the Supreme Court of Texas.

Obtained injunctive relief and judgment of contempt following evidentiary hearing against client’s former employees who had misappropriated and used confidential and proprietary trade secret information, and had violated a temporary restraining order.

Defended a multinational corporation in breach-of-contract claim, obtaining judgment for costs following jury verdict in client’s favor.

Defended client against an attempt to pierce the corporate veil and enforce a significant purported foreign judgment allegedly held against client’s foreign subsidiary, obtaining a dismissal.

Defended financial institution and affiliates against breach of contract, fraud and veil piercing claims in litigation referred to by another attorney as "literally the most complicated case" that attorney had "ever been involved in" during a career of more than 20 years as a litigator at major national and international firms.

Prosecuted claims for conversion against former director of nonprofit, obtaining a significant judgment as well as monetary sanctions.

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Speaking Engagements

Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law - Guest lectured for upper-level law school course on trademark law and business torts. Lectured multiple times on topics including trade secret protection, antitrust law and covenants not to compete.

Professional & Civic Activities

Professional & Civic Activities

State Bar of Texas, Dallas Bar Association

Dallas Regional Chamber of Commerce

Admissions

  • State of Texas
  • United States District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, Western and Southern Districts of Texas
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit 

Education

Southern Methodist University School of Law, J.D., 1998

Brown University, A.B., 1995

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