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Gibbs & Bruns LLP
SUITE 5300
United States


Managing Partner, Gibbs & Bruns LLP.


Scott Humphries’ practice exclusively involves complex commercial litigation on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants, with an emphasis on the representation of institutional plaintiffs in securities and contract disputes. Scott regularly represents clients nationwide in state and federal courts and U.S. and international arbitrations.

Scott’s accomplishments have been recognized in multiple legal directories, including Legal 500, Benchmark Litigation, Chambers USA, Lawdragon, and Thomson Reuter’s “Texas Super Lawyers.” 


Harvard Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1996 Joseph H. Beale Prize winner University of Texas, B.A., with highest honors, 1992 Phi Beta Kappa University of Kent at Canterbury, Diploma with Merit, Political & International Relations, 1991

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United States > Dispute resolution > Securities litigation: plaintiff

Gibbs & Bruns LLP is a boutique litigation firm of 33 lawyers based in Houston, Texas, that exclusively handles high-stakes business and commercial litigation. The firm handles both plaintiff and defense work, but it is its work for plaintiffs in cases involving residential mortgage-backed securities that has established it as a prominent force in securities litigation. Its recovery of $8.5bn from Countrywide in an RMBS case still stands out as one of the most significant pieces of litigation to arise from the global financial crisis. The practice is led by outstanding litigator Kathy Patrick, commercial and securities litigation partner Scott Humphries and up-and-coming partner David Sheeren, who played a key role in the firm’s successes in RMBS cases.  PIMCO, Blackrock and Goldman Sachs Asset Management are among their key clients.

United States > Dispute resolution > General commercial disputes

Based in Houston, boutique litigation firm Gibbs & Bruns LLP specializes in handling high-stakes business disputes in the energy and financial services sectors. An area of recent development for the firm has been in the tech space, especially in data privacy; Aundrea Gulley and Brian Ross are defending Reynolds & Reynolds in federal antitrust MDL litigation consolidated in the Northern District of Illinois arising from its computing platform. Elsewhere, among its core financial litigation, Kathy Patrick continues to handle follow-on disputes in the wake of a $2.4bn settlement with Lehman Brothers Holdings on behalf of 14 institutional investors, while Scott Humphries, Ashley Kleber and Colin Pogge are representing Trustmark National Bank in three lawsuits related to the collapse of the Stanford Financial Group (alleged damages total $5bn). In a highly significant matter in energy sector, Mark Giugliano and Anthony Kaim resolved a seven-year dispute for Chevron regarding the transfer of its responsibility for the Trans-Alaska Pipeline. Other key lawyers include the firm’s founder Robin Gibbs, a standout generalist trial attorney, and Barrett Reasoner, known for his exceptional work in the energy sector