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Robert S. Harrell

Robert S. Harrell

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Robert Harrell is a partner in Mayer Brown's Houston office and a member of the Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice. He has a broad business litigation practice, having handled shareholder and other corporate disputes; class actions; RICO claims; patent infringement; breaches of contract; violations of fiduciary and other professional duties; complex insurance coverage issues; and other types of commercial disputes. He regularly defends officers and directors in shareholder derivative matters, SEC investigations and other disputes involving corporate governance issues, as well as represents insurers in D&O policy disputes. Bob has also had an active practice representing professionals, including lawyers and accountants.

Bob has handled lawsuits and arbitrations in numerous areas involving technology, including computer systems integration, software development and network privacy. These include intellectual property matters, including patent, copyright and trade secrets lawsuits. He has been ranked in The Legal 500 US for patent litigation and hi-tech electronics.

Bob has tried more than 50 cases to verdict or judgment in federal and state courts and before arbitration panels. Bob has been recognized for his trial skills by admission to the American Board of Trial Advocates. He is ranked in Benchmark Litigation as a Local Litigation Star, Texas, in General Commercial, Intellectual Property and Securities. He has been listed in Best Lawyers in America every year since 1995 and has been designated a Texas Super Lawyer since 2003.

Earlier in his career, Bob served as a law clerk to the Honorable Joe Ingraham, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

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