Yasser Madriz > McGuireWoods LLP > Houston, United States > Lawyer Profile

McGuireWoods LLP
HOUSTON, TX 77002-2906
United States


Yasser is the managing partner of the Houston office. A trial lawyer with extensive experience handling complex, high-stakes litigation in federal and state court, he plays key roles in various multi-billion dollar cases filed throughout the United States. He represents both plaintiffs and defendants from a wide array of industries in a broad range of business, commercial, and energy litigation matters.

Over the past several years, Yasser has focused his practice on cases involving technology and intellectual property disputes, trade secret theft, and unfair competition claims, but he has substantial experience handling other litigation matters. As a former transactional attorney, for instance, Yasser frequently leverages his transactional background to help clients solve complex transaction based disputes, business organization controversies, and derivative actions. He is able to dissect complex corporate disputes from the perspective of a litigator and a transactional attorney—an asset from which many of his clients have benefited.

Yasser collaborates with his clients to proactively plan and develop strategies to protect their business. An avid negotiator, Yasser uses his negotiation prowess to obtain favorable results for his clients in settlement proceedings and mediations. Yasser also understands that litigation sometimes cannot be avoided and is fully equipped to fight for his clients and to advance their positions in jury trials, bench trials, and arbitrations.

As a native Nicaraguan, Yasser’s Latin American roots and fluency in Spanish have additionally enabled him to develop experience in representing Latin American clients in international and cross-border disputes.

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Intellectual property > Trade secrets (litigation and non-contentious matters)

McGuireWoods LLP’s multidisciplinary trade secrets team is regularly engaged by a strong mix of well-known corporate clients from the worlds of technology, telecoms, healthcare, energy, and financial services. In the Richmond office, practice chair David Finkelson is highly rated for his capabilities in the telecoms and wireless technology space, while Rodney Satterwhite litigates numerous claims in the state, federal and administrative courts, focusing on executive level disputes regarding misappropriation and IP theft. Also in Richmond, Brian Riopelle is a seasoned lead trial lawyer who represents some of the largest industrial manufacturers in the market. Houston-based Yasser Madriz and Meghaan Madriz are recommended for their capabilities in technology and employment-related matters, respectively.