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Yaman Desai

Yaman is a senior associate at LPHS, representing a diverse set of clients on a wide array of commercial litigation matters. In just the past year alone, Yaman served as second chair in a state court trial, helping to obtain a multi-million-dollar jury verdict, and played critical roles in large antitrust, shareholder, and fiduciary disputes in both state and federal court. Prior to joining the firm, Yaman was an associate at an international law firm, where he gained experience litigating antitrust, class action, securities, and other complex disputes.

Yaman graduated from The University of Texas School of Law with honors, where he was also an Associate Editor on the Texas Law Review and a member of the Legal Eagles flag football team. He also earned his undergraduate degree from The University of Texas, obtaining a B.A. in Government with a minor in History.

Prior to law school, Yaman was active in civic engagement, leading voter registration efforts and lobbying the Texas Legislature on higher education issues.

Today, Yaman lives in Dallas with his wife Khushbu (a fellow UT grad) and daughter Alina. They are huge Texas sports fans and love attending football, basketball, and baseball games whenever they can.

  • University of Texas, B.A.
  • University of Texas School of Law, J.D., with honors
  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, 2022-2024
  • Obtained a multi-million-dollar jury verdict, including actual and exemplary damages, in Montgomery County District Court after week long trial.
  • Served as lead arguing attorney in an appeal of a special appearance currently pending before theDallas Court of Appeals.
  • Defeated a temporary injunction application sought by a former business partner against his prior partners for alleged trade secret. misappropriation.
  • Secured an eight-figure settlement for the founder of a consumer goods company from the purchaser.
  • Representing a large broadcasting company in a complex antitrust litigation currently pending inthe U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
  • Achieved dismissal of a nine-figure shareholder fiduciary duty lawsuit in Texas state court.
  • Represented medical device company in lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the Northern District ofTexas in which our client obtained an eight-figure settlement.
  • Won an arbitration for an oil and gas company that conferred more than $200 million in value for our client.
  • Obtained dismissal of lawsuit in federal court in a case involving various claims under theAmericans with Disabilities Act.
  • Defeated a motion to dismiss copyright infringement claims in federal court.
  • Secured a significant settlement in an oil and gas matter in state court in Nolan County, Texas.

- Traps in Trade Secret Litigation, Michael K. Hurst, and Yaman Desai; Advanced Intellectual Property Litigation Course; Texas Bar CLE

- Mapping the Battleground: Trade Secret Misappropriation in Texas State and Federal Courts, Michael K. Hurst and Yaman Desai; Advanced Intellectual Property Litigation Course; Texas Bar CLE

- Practical Litigation Tips and Strategies for an Oil & Gas Case, Johnathan Childers and Yaman Desai; Dallas Bar Association Energy Law Section

  • US Medical Networks, LLC
  • Michaels Stores, Inc.
  • HollyFrontier Refining & Marketing LLC
  • Widespread Electrical Sales, LLC
  • MPL Brands NV, Inc. d/b/a Patco Brands
  • John Reardon
  • The Lamplighter School
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
  • Dallas Bar Association