Gary Ewell’s 45 years of experience spans a wide range of subject matter areas, including antitrust, financial fraud, professional negligence, and energy regulation. For the past 25 years, he has concentrated on securities-related matters, representing issuers, underwriters, investors, officers, and directors in investigations (conducted by special committees, governmental authorities, and regulatory agencies) and adversarial proceedings in the courts and before regulatory authorities. Mr. Ewell has served as lead trial counsel in corporate governance disputes, shareholder class actions, shareholder derivative actions, collateralized and derivative financial instrument litigation, and investigations of alleged Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) violations.

Mr. Ewell began with Vinson & Elkins in its Houston and Washington, D.C. offices. Following a brief stint as a refugee relief worker in Somalia, he moved to San Francisco to join Morrison & Foerster, then he founded a litigation boutique where he practiced for 18 years. In 2000, Mr. Ewell returned to Vinson & Elkins in Austin, serving from there as co-head of the firm’s Litigation Section. At EBBK, Mr. Ewell continues to represent individuals, small and mid-size corporations, and public companies nationwide in a variety of adversarial proceedings.

  • Government Investigation and Enforcement
  • White Collar Defense

Practice Areas

  • Complex Litigation
  • Securities 

Gary Ewell

512.770.4030 (direct)
512.415.1644 (mobile)
877.851.6384 (fax)

111 Congress Avenue
Suite 2800
Austin, TX 78701

The University of Texas
J.D. 1978

Texas Law Review

Brown University
A.B. (Economics) 1975

Eastern District Court of Texas
Northern District Court of Texas
Western District Court of Texas
Central District Court of California
Eastern District of California
Northern Eastern District of California
Southern District Court of California
District of Columbia District Court
D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals
Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
United States Supreme Court

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Professional Recognition

  • Named to Texas Super Lawyers by Thompson Reuters, as published in Texas Monthly, 2007-2008.
  • Recognized “Best in Business Law, Commercial Litigation” by the Austin Business Journal, 2003.

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