- Special Counsel
Veronica Rivas-Molloy is special counsel in the Litigation Practice Group. She provides legal counsel to domestic and international clients in a wide variety of arbitration and civil litigation matters in both state and federal courts, focusing on matters involving complex business and commercial disputes in the energy industry, and employment law.
Veronica represents clients in Texas and other jurisdictions on a diverse range of complex contractual and business-related disputes. She manages litigation and domestic and international arbitration disputes on a first-chair basis from inception to conclusion. Her experience includes legal strategy, fact discovery and investigations, motion practice, depositions, preparation and presentation of witnesses and experts, legal briefs, jury charges, pre-trial matters, mediations, arbitrations, trial, and appeals. She has advocated for clients in matters involving breach of contract, oil and gas operations, personal injury, real estate, healthcare operations, and construction disputes.
Veronica also has significant experience in employment law. She counsels her clients on a variety of day-to-day workplace issues and has been lead counsel for workplace investigations, discrimination lawsuits, and non-compete and trade secret litigation and injunctive relief proceedings.
Veronica was born in Mexico and is fluent in Spanish. Her language skills and understanding of Latin American culture have given her the opportunity to work on numerous international disputes and the unique ability to counsel her clients on matters involving multicultural business transactions.
After graduating magna cum laude from the University of Houston Law Center, Veronica clerked for the Honorable Ewing Werlein, Jr. of the US District Court for the Southern District of Texas. Prior to joining Jones Walker, she worked at Baker Botts LLP as an associate in that firm’s litigation group. She also served as a volunteer prosecutor for the City of Houston, where she tried several cases to the jury involving administrative and misdemeanor matters.
In addition to her work at Jones Walker, Veronica serves as General Counsel (pro bono) for Holy Trinity Episcopal School of Greater Houston. She also provides legal counsel (pro bono) to clients in collaboration with volunteer organizations.