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Brit T. Brown

Office Managing Partner 
1300 Post Oak Boulevard
Suite 2500
Houston, TX 77056
 
Tel:
713.871.6715
Fax:
713.960.1527
 
 

Brit Brown serves as office managing partner of the firm's Houston Office. Brit represents clients in trial, arbitration, administrative proceedings, and pre-trial issues. He provides marketing assistance and other pre-dispute counsel to his clients. Brit's practice focuses on both commercial and tort-related disputes in the energy and automotive industries.
 
Representative Experience
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Secured arbitration of a claim on behalf of an offshore gathering system seeking damages resulting from the defendant's wrongful release of dedicated gas-producing properties.
 
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Represented a motor vehicle manufacturer in dealer termination, relocation, and add point disputes, resulting in the manufacturer's being permitted to implement its marketing plans.
 
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Represented a chemical plant maintenance contractor regarding claims arising from explosion of a chemical plant process vessel that caused multiple fatalities, serious burn-related personal injuries, and property damage.
 
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Defended a major oil company against a claim asserted for alleged breaches of an offshore oil and gas operating agreement.
 
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Represented a major insurer, assisting a chemical plant operator in investigating the cause of a plant fire and collecting physical evidence in relation to a CSB and OSHA investigation.
 
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Defended a major gas company against a gas supplier seeking rights of incremental price increases.
 
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Defended a major oil company with a significant working interest in a unitized field in arbitration of a dispute against royalty owners contesting plant splits and other royalty adjustments.
 
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Defended an oil and gas company in an arbitration over a failed transaction involving the sale of offshore oil and gas producing properties.
 
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Defended a major producer of specialty chemicals in a suit filed by alleged agents on behalf of a Mexican corporation involved in the importation of the specialty chemicals into the Mexican market.
 
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Represented a medical device manufacturer in a products liability action alleging that serious and life-threatening burns were caused by alleged defects in an oxygen regulator.
 
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Defended a manufacturer of medium and heavy duty trucks against a claim being asserted by a transporter purporting to have a distribution agreement.
 
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Represented an oilfield service company in a personal injury action involving fatalities and significant burn injuries allegedly caused by negligent workover operations that allegedly caused a well blow out.
 
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Arbitrated a dispute in defense of a major oil and gas service provider against a well owner who claimed loss of the well due to a down-hole failure.
 
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Defended a major oil corporation against a construction worker who sustained severe injury and disfigurement.
 
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Represented an automobile manufacturer in an administrative trial in which automotive dealers contested the manufacturer's allocation and pricing programs.
 
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Represented a medium duty truck manufacturer in an administrative trial against a franchise dealer seeking the right to market additional and new models of the manufacturer's products.
 
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Defended an automotive manufacturer before a state commission investigating the manufacturer's warranty and service network.
 
Awards & Recognition
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ALM/LexisNexis Martindale Hubbell, 2012, Recognized as one of Texas' "Top Rated Lawyers"
 
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Texas Monthly Magazine, 2006-2008, Recognized as a "Texas Super Lawyer"
 
Published Works & Lectures
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ILN-ergy, Author, "Peak Oil - Are We There Yet?" April 29, 2015
 
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Texas Lawyer, Co-author, "Oil and Gas Leases During Litigation," December 2014
 
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Litigation Summit and Expo, Speaker, "Areas of Special Interest: Energy and the Environment," November 2011
 
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Association of Corporate Counsel Houston Chapter Luncheon, Speaker, "Flashpoints in Master Service Agreements," January 2011
 
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International Lawyers Network Meeting of the Americas, Speaker, "The Energy Industry," November 2010
 
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Natural Gas and Electricity, Author, "Making Effective Master Service Agreements," April 13, 2011
 
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T3: Trial Tactics and Technology Seminar, Speaker, "A Day in the life of an E-Discovery Case," November 27, 2007
 
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Energy Law Journal, Volume 28, No. 2, Co-author, "Wind Power: Generating Electricity and Lawsuits," 2007
 
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National Law Journal, Co-author: "Massachusetts v. EPA and Global Warming: Path to a Coherent Policy," June 18, 2007
 
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Executive Counsel, Co-author, "More Regulation of Carbon Emissions in the Cards," May/June 2007
 
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Pipeline and Gas Technology, Co-author, "Resolving Measurement Disputes," August 2006
 
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Energy, Co-author, "The Rise of Mergers and Acquisitions in the Energy Sector: What to Expect and How to Be Prepared for Potential Litigation," Winter 2005
 
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Houston Business Journal Energy Magazine, Author, "Put Out the Sparks that Fly When Two Energy Companies Tangle," October 8, 2004
 
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Enterprise Magazine, Author, "Economic and Regulatory Factors Agitate Relations Between Automobile Manufacturers and Dealers," September 2004
 
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Michigan Lawyers Weekly, Author, "Automotive Manufacturer/Dealer Litigation Expected To Increase," August 30, 2004
 
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FindLaw.com Corporate Counsel Center, Litigation Section, Author, "Common Sense Tips for Avoiding Litigation"
 
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Litigation Summit and Expo, Speaker, "Areas of Special Interest: Energy and the Environment," November, 2011
 
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Association of Corporate Counsel Houston Chapter Luncheon, Speaker, "Flashpoints in Master Service Agreements," January 2011
 
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Lawyers Network Meeting of the Americas, Speaker, "The Energy Industry," November 2010
 
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Pipeline Opportunities Conference: Pipeline Outlook '07, Speaker, "Why You Need To Avoid Costly & Unnecessary Litigation," March 2007
 
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Pipeline Opportunities Conference, Speaker, "Avoiding Litigation," March 2006
 
Professional Memberships & Activities
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State Bar of Texas
 
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American Bar Association
 
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Houston Bar Association
 
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International Association of Defense Counsel
 
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Institute for Energy Law
 
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Serves as faculty member for the Beecher Carlson TopBoardsTM program, ISS-accredited training for corporate board members
 

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Brit T. Brown

Practice
Litigation
Education
J.D., University of Houston Law Center, 1989; Phi Delta Phi, Houston Law Review, Executive Editor, 1988
M.B.A., University of Houston, 1986
B.B.A., University of Houston, 1985
Bar Admissions
Texas
 
 
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