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Brian Ross

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Work 713.751.5286
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Web:
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Gibbs & Bruns LLP

Position

Partner, Gibbs & Bruns LLP

Career

A partner in the firm since 2008, Brian is an accomplished trial and appellate advocate who has represented both plaintiff and defense clients in federal court, state court, and arbitration matters. Brian focuses his practice on securities, professional malpractice, and fiduciary breach matters. However, he also has significant experience litigating real estate, executive compensation, oil and gas, and other complex contract disputes.

Member

Brian was named “Man of the Year” by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 2012; and was named to "40 Under 40" Professionals List by The Houston Business Journal, 2011.

Education

Harvard Law School, J.D., 2002 University of Texas, B.A., Plan II, with high honors, 1999 Phi Beta Kappa


United States: Industry focus

Energy litigation: oil and gas

Within: Next generation lawyers

Brian Ross - Gibbs & Bruns LLP

Within: Energy litigation: oil and gas

Both household names and small- to medium-sized entities in the oil and gas industry feature in Gibbs & Bruns LLP's impressive client base; the Houston-based trial boutique has an extensive track record in litigating bet-the-company matters and engaging in complex commercial litigation. Highlights include head of team Robin Gibbs and Mark Giugliano representing Enterprise Products in a lawsuit against Amec Foster Wheeler which started in 2016; the client asserts numerous claims including breach of contract, breach of warranty, fraudulent inducement and cost overruns worth over $850m; recent work on the matter includes extensive document discovery and filing merits depositions. In defense work, Barrett Reasoner acted for BHP Billiton in a dispute brought by a non-operator alleging unauthorized drilling and workover operations and anti-competitive gathering rates, seeking over $15m in damages; a favorable settlement was reached between the parties. Occidental Petroleum, Sanchez Oil & Gas, Pioneer Natural Resources and Kinder Morgan are some other noteworthy clients of the firm. Head of team Kathy Patrick, Ayesha Najam and Brian Ross are also recommended. Colin Pogge, David Sheeren and Brice Wilkinson were all made up to partner in October 2018; Jennifer Horan Greer and Jeffrey Kubin retired in March 2018.

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