Representative Experience

  • Successfully opposed taxing authorities’ efforts to defeat statutory tax exemptions Lower Colorado River Auth. v. Burnet Central Appraisal Dist., 497 S.W.3d 117 (Tex. App.—Austin 2016, pet. denied); Texas Student Housing Auth. v. Brazos County Appraisal District, 460 S.W.3d 137 (Tex. 2015)
  • ​Defended and negotiated settlements of Texas Attorney General Medicaid Fraud investigations on behalf of numerous pharmaceutical companies

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  • Represented Mercedes-Benz USA LLP in a successful appeal of a $130 million judgment, ultimately obtaining
    a take-nothing judgment and an award of appellate costs in the company’s favor, Mercedes-Benz USA LLP v.
    Carduco, Inc., 583 S.W.3d 553 (Tex. 2019)
  • ​Served as local counsel in defense and jury trial for a national healthcare company in a lawsuit brought by the Texas Attorney General’s Civil Medicaid Fraud Division
  • Enjoined Texas Health and Human Services Commission from barring a drug manufacturer from the Texas Medicaid program pending appeal of judgment under the Medicaid Fraud Prevention Act​
  • Obtained dismissal of multi-count federal lawsuit against numerous Houston-area real estate brokerages and secured affirmance in the Fifth Circuit, Real Estate Innovations, Inc. v. Houston Assoc. of Realtors et al., No. 09-20868 (5th Cir. 2011) (per curiam)
  • Obtained court of appeals judgment vindicating city’s right to prevent county from constructing an international bridge within city limits, City of Laredo v. Webb County, 220 S.W.3d 571 (Tex. App.—Austin, 2007 no pet.)
  • Secured reversal of $32 million judgment in highly-publicized mold case, Allison v. Fire Ins. Exchange, 98 S.W.3d 227 (Tex. App.—Austin, 2002)

*Includes matters prior to joining EBBK. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.