A major portion of LPCH’s practice is dedicated to commercial litigation. Our commercial clients include some of the most prominent companies, business leaders and families in the country, in matters in which eight and nine figure damages are at stake. Many of our current business clients are our former adversaries.
Unlike many commercial litigation firms, we routinely try such cases. Our partners have collectively tried over 200 cases. Our attorneys graduated from the top universities in the country, and often come to us from prestigious judicial clerkships and after obtaining “big-case” experience at large national law firms. As a result, we provide exceptional representation during all phases of complex commercial litigation, whether presenting our client’s position through effective written motions and briefs, oral advocacy to the court, or trial to a jury.
We have been recognized by members of the bar as leading trial lawyers in other ways as well. For example, all LPCH partners have been recognized as Texas Super Lawyers by Texas Monthly magazine (limited to the top 5% of practicing lawyers in the state). Eric Pinker and Trey Cox have been recognized as two of the Top 100 Lawyers in the state by Texas Monthly magazine, and Mike Lynn has been recognized as one of the “Best Lawyers in America” repeatedly (limited to the top 1% of practicing lawyers as voted upon by members of the bar). The firm has been identified as one of the top business litigation firms by U.S. News & World Report, and has been recognized as a Band 2 Firm by Chambers & Partners since 2011.
LPCH represented the surviving officer of Opus West, Inc. in pursuing claims against its direct and indirect parents, as well as various former officers and directors. Opus West sought to recover more than $100 million, consisting of dividend payments made during the three years prior to filing for bankruptcy and benefits received by former officers and directors in related-party transactions. After obtaining a favorable summary judgment ruling on certain of its claims, LPC negotiated a settlement pursuant to which defendants paid our client $45 million and withdrew claims valued at almost $50 million.
LPCH represented SCA Promotions, which challenged whether it had to pay Lance Armstrong bonuses for winning a series of Tour de France races. The end result was overwhelming evidence developed by LPCH that was presented to the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) and subsequently used by USADA to sanction Lance Armstrong and strip him of his Tour de France titles. LPCH’s ground-breaking legal work in this case led to Lance Armstrong’s stunning admissions of doping and having him stripped of his Tour de France titles.
We represented Inpamet, S.A. in a case about who would dominate South America in the manufacture and sale of anodes and cathodes used in the mining of copper and zinc. The case took place against a backdrop of new investments in China that would decide who dominates that market. The case was unique in its scope and reach, with issues related to the mining of copper and zinc, and the demand for such metals in China and South America. It also involved a unique view of the technology of mining.
We represented GE Capital to recover over $12 million embezzled from GECC. This includes several prominent Texas banks that received the embezzled money as repayment of lines of credit. It is very similar to the efforts made to reclaim money paid out by the likes of Messrs. Stanford and Madoff.