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  • Cornell University Law School
    JD, magna cum laude, 1995
    Order of the Coif; Articles Editor, Cornell Law Review

  • Dartmouth College
    BA, magna cum laude, 1990
    Phi Beta Kappa
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Lauren Harrison
Partner
Suite 2900
811 Main St
Houston, TX 77002
713.437.1858 tel
214.515.7507 tel
713.437.1810 fax

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Lauren Harrison is a partner in the Litigation Practice Group. She concentrates her practice on antitrust, general commercial litigation, and intellectual property.

Lauren represents clients active in the areas of alternative energy development, traditional oil exploration and production, energy infrastructure, chemical and mechanical engineering, software development, entertainment, media distribution, and manufacturing.

From 1995 to 1996, Lauren served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Thomas S. Zilly in the US District Court for the Western District of Washington. From 1996 to 1997 she was a judicial clerk for the late Honorable Eugene A. Wright in the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. 

Noteworthy

  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Litigation – Antitrust (listed annually since 2008)
  • Chambers USAAntitrust (2005-2007)
  • Texas Super Lawyers, Antitrust (listed from 2009-2013); Business Litigation (listed annually since 2009)
  • Texas Monthly, "Texas Rising Star," Business Litigation (2005-2008)

Representative Matters

  • Won an $80 million lawsuit in a case brought by an offshore drilling contractor and raising novel issues of interpretation for private drilling contracts in relation to federal regulatory action
  • Led a precedent-setting, all-female trial team comprising five women attorneys in the trial of a $160 million breach of contract case
  • Successfully defended a major entertainment company in an antitrust case challenging an acquisition agreement for licensed material
  • Defeated theft of trade secrets and breach of non-competition claims brought against an oil field services company client and certain of its employees
  • Forced a walkaway settlement in a case challenging client's methodology to audit third-party invoices on behalf of utility contractors
  • Won an effectively dispositive venue fight in litigation over rights to live action film production
  • Earned significant settlements on behalf of two separate clients whose fracking materials were destroyed in a warehouse fire
  • Won a tortious interference case in East Texas on behalf of a developer of a petcoke gasification facility and successfully defended the victory on appeal
  • Won a summary judgment on behalf of an oil and gas exploration and development company in a federal qui tam (whistleblower) lawsuit relating to accounting of oil royalties; the relator waived his right to appeal in exchange for our client not seeking costs against him
  • Won an injunction in favor of a scrap metal dealer requiring its supplier to remediate radioactive contamination on our client’s property
  • Won a permanent injunction with unrestricted geographic scope on behalf of an internet-based business against its former employee to prevent breach of non-competition and confidentiality agreements; successfully defended the judgment on appeal; and had the defendant’s website taken down
  • Won injunctive relief on behalf of an educational company against its former employee to prevent breach of a non-competition agreement and misappropriation of trade secrets
  • Won injunctive relief in a trade name infringement matter on behalf of a developer of properties for hydrocarbon fracturing in Eagle Ford Shale
  • Won a forum selection dispute in a fraud and breach of contract case that went all the way to the Texas Supreme Court and ultimately resulted in extremely favorable settlement for my client.
  • Assisted in the successful defense against a Clean Air Act challenge by environmental groups, winning on 98 issues after a two-week trial on the merits before an administrative judge; the judgment was upheld in its entirety on appeal
  • Won a dismissal of a Texas litigation against a Canadian logistics company based on a lack of personal jurisdiction
  • Won a dismissal of a New Jersey lawsuit against our Texas-based client based on improper venue
  • Won a dismissal of multiple trade name and trade dress disputes in Dallas and Seattle against the owner of a chain of medical spas
  • Counseled a developer of offshore wind power generation facility on its successful defense against a commerce clause challenge to regulations supporting the project
  • Enforced railroad easement rights on behalf of our client
  • Obtained a highly favorable settlement on behalf of the plaintiff in an antitrust, fraud and breach-of-contract lawsuit against one of the world’s largest semiconductor manufacturers
  • Has designed and overseen multiple Sarbanes-Oxley internal investigations, FCPA internal investigations, and intellectual property audits

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Presentations

  • "Antitrust Considerations in Cross-Border Transactions", December 2006
  • Featured Speaker, "Commercial Damages", February 2006

Publications

  • "The Unlucky Thirteenth: An Amendment in Search of a Doctrine"
    80 Cornell L. Rev. 372, 1995

Memberships

  • Holocaust Museum Houston, Board of Advisors
  • Children at Risk, Board of Directors (2010-2016)
  • Girls Incorporated of Greater Houston, Advisory Board; Board of Directors (2000-2004)
  • State Bar of Texas, Standing Committee, Women in the Profession