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Alan Dabdoub

Partner

Alan Dabdoub has first-chaired commercial litigation trials before juries, judges and arbitrators. Clients credit Mr. Dabdoub’s outstanding record of success to his meticulous preparation, creativity and courtroom presence. Mr. Dabdoub represents plaintiffs and defendants in business torts, contract disputes, trade secrets litigation, fiduciary duty litigation, partnership disputes, and bankruptcy litigation. His industry expertise is deep, having handled large disputes in the oil and gas, healthcare, financial, banking, real estate, retail, technology, telecommunications, manufacturing, logistics, and construction sectors.

REPRESENTATIVE CASES

  • Jury trial in federal court in Waco, Texas representing Caretech Supplies, LLC (Plaintiff) in a contract dispute. Recovered vast majority of amount in controversy. 

  • Bench trial for Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. (Plaintiff) in contract and alter ego suit. Verdict for all damages requested, pre and post-judgment interest, and attorneys’ fees.

  • Jury trial for FedEx Express (defendant) in federal court in Austin, Texas; defense verdict.

  • Bench trial for FedEx Express (defendant) in New Jersey; defense verdict.

  • Won dismissal and attorney’s fees award for client sued for tortious interference with contract, tortious interference with prospective business relations, intentional infliction of emotional distress and civil conspiracy claims.  

  • Won temporary restraining order and permanent injunction for pediatric home health care company against its former president for violation of a non-compete agreement.

  • Won temporary restraining order and permanent injunction for pediatric home health care company against its former director of nursing for violation of a non-compete agreement.

  • Won injunction for Cryo Generation, Inc. in trademark infringement case.

  • Secured dismissal of claims against Nike, Inc. in an alleged failure to warn case regarding a Nike Dri-Fit product.  

  • Represented Nike in Robinson-Patman Act and Sherman Act case related to Nike Golf products. The claims against Nike were dismissed.

  • Key role on team representing Energy Transfer that defeated Swift Energy’s $145 million dollar claims alleging that a disposal well prevented the development of oil and gas leases in South Texas.

  • Defeated class certification on behalf of Samsung Electronics America, Inc. in a consumer class action alleging breach of express and implied warranties.

  • Defended Columbus Data Services, LLC against consumer class action brought under the Electronic Funds Transfer Act.  All class action claims were dismissed.

  • Represented SpectraWatt, Inc. (Plaintiff) in bankruptcy litigation related to multi-million dollar purchase of silicon that resulted in a favorable settlement.

  • Represented litigation trustee (Plaintiff) against Chapter 7 debtor Color Star Grower’s former auditing firm in breach of fiduciary duty claims.

  • Represented litigation trustee (Plaintiff) against Chapter 7 debtor Color Star Grower’s former investment bank in fiduciary duty claims.

  • Represented cattle company (Plaintiff) in a breach of contract claim against a food distributor in Houston, Texas.  After taking several depositions and obtaining a court order that the contract was exclusive such that the best efforts obligation applied, the case settled favorably.

  • Represented Driver Pipeline Company, Inc. (Plaintiff) in arbitration related to construction of a pipeline in South Texas during substantial weather challenges. Obtained favorable settlement for Driver Pipeline. 

  • Represented former restaurant executives in alleged trade secret misappropriation and alleged breach of non-solicit case in federal court.

  • Defended former officers and directors of consumer goods companies in adversary proceedings arising out of Chapter 7 bankruptcy in Eastern District of Texas.

  • Represented limited partner in a partnership dispute that resulted in recovery of assets and other partnership interests being assigned to client.

  • Represented Regency Energy Partners, LP regarding alleged subsurface trespass related to disposal well in South Texas that resolved favorably.

  • Represented former shareholders in fraudulent transfer multi-district litigation in the Southern District of New York related to the Tribune Company’s bankruptcy filing.

  • Represented tenant in a multi-million dollar purchase option dispute regarding the enforceability of an option to purchase that resulted in a favorable settlement.

  • Represented Regency Energy Partners LP in a significant force majeure contractual dispute that resolved favorably.

  • Represented Driver Pipeline Company, Inc. in a trade secrets claim that resulted in the court issuing a temporary restraining order in favor of Driver. The ability to act quickly and obtain emergency relief was critical.

  • Represented Tolleson Wealth Management in an alleged trade secrets misappropriation claim. Through Mr. Dabdoub’s aggressive approach and early representation, the case resolved without the need for litigation.

  • Represented LaMadeleine in a non-compete dispute with a competitor related to the hiring of two executives. The matter resolved favorably short of a full-blown arbitration.

  • Represented PVR Partners LP related to allocation dispute arising under purchase agreement.

  • Represented Liquid Environmental Solutions, LLC related to alleged tortious interference and civil conspiracy claims.  Through Mr. Dabdoub’s representation, the claims were non-suited. 

HONORS / AWARDS

  • Recognized by his peers in D Magazine as one of the "Best Lawyers in Dallas” for 2016 and 2020

  • Listed as a "Texas Super Lawyer" in business litigation and employment litigation by Law & Politics, (as seen in Texas Monthly, Rising Star Edition, 2011)

  • Member, Texas Bar Foundation

  • Board of Directors/Texas General Counsel Forum/Austin-San Antonio Chapter

  • Liaison, Lynn Pinker Hurst & Schwegmann Judge Barefoot Sanders Law Magnet Scholarship program

  • Adjunct Member, City of Dallas Civil Service Board, 2009

  • Pro-Bono Counsel, Center for Non-Profit Management, Dallas TX, 2007-2009

PRESENTATIONS

DON’T GET ANTI-SLAPPED; WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE TCPA
March 21, 2019, GC Netweavers

PREVENTING LOSS AND DAMAGES IN TRADE SECRETS: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT UNFAIR COMPETITION 
The Knowledge Group, July 2, 2018

TRADE SECRETS IN THE 2018 LANDSCAPE: WHAT’S IN AND WHAT’S OUT 
The Knowledge Group, January 11, 2018 

CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT OBJECTIONS, WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IN 2017
The Knowledge Group, August 29, 2017

EMERGING ISSUES: THE CUTTING-EDGE OF QUI TAM DEVELOPMENTS-WHAT’S NEW FOR 2015 AND BEYOND 
The Knowledge Group, LLC/Live Webcast Series August 2015 

PROTECTING TRADE SECRETS IN ASSET SALE NEGOTIATIONS 
GC Netweavers, July 2015 

CLASS ACTIONS: EFFECTIVELY CONTROLLING LITIGATION COSTS 
American Conference Institute, New York, October 2013 

ARBITRATION: WHEN, WHY AND HOW IT CAN CONTROL LITIGATION COSTS 
American Conference Institute, Chicago, Illinois, April 30-May 1, 2013 

EFFECTIVE LITIGATION MANAGEMENT FOR IN-HOUSE AND OUTSIDE COUNSEL 
Dallas Bar Association, Corporate Counsel Section, February 7, 2012 

TO GO TO TRIAL OR NOT: THE INTERNAL DISCUSSION 
Lynn Tillotson Pinker and Cox, LLP’s Dinner Speaker Series IV, Dallas, Texas, February 2011 

UNDERSTANDING JURIES: TO GO TO TRIAL OR NOT, INSIDE THE CORPORATE BOARDROOM 
Texas State Bar CLE, San Antonio, Texas, July 2009 

STACK THE CRITICS IN YOUR CORNER: FRAME YOUR VOIR DIRE AS AN AUDITION 
The Center for American and International Law, Plano, Texas, April 2009 

RISKS AND BENEFITS OF UTILIZING BINDING ARBITRATION PROVISIONS IN COMPLEX LITIGATION 
American Conference Institute, Managing Complex Litigation Conference, New York, New York, February 2008 

EDUCATION / BACKGROUND

Mr. Dabdoub earned his B.A with honors (cum laude) (scholarship recipient) from Louisiana State University (Dean’s List, seven consecutive semesters) and earned his J.D. from Louisiana State University’s Paul M. Hebert Law Center (two-time recipient of Corpus Juris Secundum Award for highest grades in Torts I and Torts II).  Mr. Dabdoub is a prolific speaker regarding cutting-edge issues in business litigation. Mr. Dabdoub is admitted to the State Bars of Texas, Louisiana and Tennessee. He is married to Michelle Ackal Dabdoub and they have a son (Grant) and two daughters (Ava and Sloane).

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