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Bracewell LLP

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Sean Gorman

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Sean Gorman focuses on aggressive advocacy for high-risk and high-value U.S. and international business disputes. Sean has handled complex business litigation and arbitration matters, including oil & gas, contract, fraud, antitrust, force majeure, copyright, products liability, business disparagement, and real estate matters, for both plaintiffs and defendants. He has represented clients based in the United States, Europe, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East in the energy, chemical, petrochemical, steel, communications, oil field services, medical products, software, accounting, financial services, construction, real estate, and manufacturing sectors.


J.D., University of Houston Law Center, 1988; B.A., University of Houston, 1985

United States: Dispute resolution

General commercial disputes

Within: General commercial disputes

Bracewell LLP is notable for its prowess in energy-sector litigation, though its commercial dispute capabilities extend to various industries. 2017 was another steady year for the practice; highlights among its substantial case list include its representation of BMC Software in a case against IBM concerning highly sophisticated software products; Sean Gorman and Christopher Dodson are leading the case, which is ongoing. In an illustration of the firm’s strength and reputation in Texas, Gorman was retained by the City of Houston in a breach of contract and fraudulent inducement case against Genuine Parts Company. Andrew Zeve is also recommended. Stephen Crain is the firm’s litigation chair. All named attorneys are based in Houston.

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United States: Industry focus

Energy litigation: oil and gas

Within: Energy litigation: oil and gas

Praised for its ‘wide-array of experience on energy litigation matters’ and its ‘willingness to jump quickly on questions’, Bracewell LLP advises clients across the oil and gas spectrum, including exploration and production companies, suppliers, pipeline and gathering companies as well as investors. Bradley Benoit is defending HPS Investment Partners and Kingfisher Midstream against claims of tortious inference, civil conspiracy and unjust enrichment brought by Mustang Gas Products, while Sean Gorman is representing Manti Equity Partners in an arbitration related to reserved interest payment obligations. The department is led by Stephen Crain; other names to note are Andrew Zeve, who is ‘one of the smartest and most practical litigators’, and Christopher Dodson who ‘has a wide array of experience’. David Super arrived from Baker Botts L.L.P..

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