Overview

Our business litigation work spans trial and appellate courts at the state and federal level, and participation in arbitration proceedings. Clients from a broad range of industries rely on McGinnis Lochridge for seasoned litigation and counsel on a variety of matters, including private antitrust and securities issues, and administrative and regulatory proceedings. Our experience with complex business disputes includes many other areas of substantive law, including commercial, business torts, claims of trade secret misappropriation and other unfair competition claims.  Additionally, we handle Texas common law claims for breach of fiduciary duty, tortious interference, fraud, negligent misrepresentation, negligent hiring and supervision, and wrongful termination.

Antitrust and Securities Matters

Our litigation attorneys represent clients in private antitrust and securities lawsuits, and in investigations and enforcement actions brought by the Federal Trade Commission, United States Department of Justice and Office of the Attorney General of Texas. We have represented clients on antitrust issues before various state commissions and agencies.

Our lawyers have extensive experience defending issuers, directors, officers, attorneys and other professionals in class action and individual securities fraud lawsuits in state and federal courts throughout Texas. We have also represented issuers, broker-dealers, and individual investment representatives in arbitration before the New York Stock Exchange, National Association of Securities Dealers, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, and American Arbitration Association. We handle a variety of state and federal statutory claims, including claims under Rule 10b-5, §§10, 11, and 12, the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act, and Texas Securities Act.

Administrative and Regulatory Proceedings

For public utilities and clients in other regulated industries, we can provide representation for administrative and regulatory proceedings in related complex and multi-jurisdictional litigation. Our experience encompasses appellate review of regulatory orders, rulemaking proceedings, and state commission decisions under the Federal Telecommunication Act.

McGinnis Lochridge is well-versed in the intersection of bankruptcy court jurisdiction and state administrative proceedings, as well as remedies involving regulated industries.  Our attorneys have assisted clients with mandamus proceedings, consumer class action litigation in the utility arena and Open Records Act issues, plus a variety of disputes involving wholesale contractual agreements between utilities and interconnection between competing telecommunications carriers.

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