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Bracewell LLP

711 LOUISIANA STREET, STE 2300, HOUSTON, TX 77002, USA
Tel:
Work +1 713 223 2300
Fax:
Fax +1 800 404 3970
Email:
Web:
www.bracewell.com

Sean Gorman

Tel:
Work +1.713.221.1221
Email:
Web:
www.bracewell.com/people/sean-gorman
Bracewell LLP

Work Department

Litigation

Position

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.

Education

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

Texas is Bracewell LLP’s main stomping ground, and the firm has a prominent energy litigation practice. Beyond the energy sector, the dispute resolution team has broad experience acting for both plaintiffs and defendants. Department chair Stephen Crain has vast jury and bench trial and arbitration experience. He often works alongside Christopher Dodson and Sean Gorman, all of which are based in the Houston office.

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United States: Industry focus

Energy litigation: oil and gas

Within: Energy litigation: oil and gas

Key areas of focus for team at Bracewell LLP include disputes arising from JOAs and surface use agreements, royalty disputes and title disputes. In a standout matter, Mark Lewis, Kirk Morgan (both based in Washington DC) and others represented Enterprise Products in contested proceedings at FERC pertaining to the way in which oil pipelines conduct business with their marketing affiliates. Houston-based Andrew Zeve specializes in IP-related oil and gas matters, such as patents and trade secret disputes. The firm also has a  highly varied client base, featuring exploration and production companies, suppliers and pipelines, as well as investors in the oil and gas industry. Also in Houston, firmwide chair of litigation Stephen Crain is a key contact; also recommended are Christopher Dodson, Bradley Benoit and Sean Gorman.

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