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Beck Redden: The Houston Trial Powerhouse Turns its Eyes to a New Generation

By Emily Jackoway and Alison Preece

March 11, 2024

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The attorneys at Beck Redden are authorities on a comprehensive array of litigation practices. The firm’s lawyers practice on both sides of the V, in areas including energy, commercial, intellectual property, legal malpractice defense, products liability, class action and multi-district litigation – and they are standouts in appellate work, as well. On the plaintiffs’ side, the firm recently stepped in as trial counsel in New York District Court to resolve a nine-year, billion-dollar securities fraud class action against tech company BlackBerry.

In the firm’s appellate practice, they began 2024 with a 5th Circuit victory in a multimillion-dollar business interruption insurance case on behalf of client Southwest Airlines. And on the defense side, the Beck Redden team has represented major energy companies in a variety of business disputes, including significant wins on appeal or through dispositive motions for Enterprise Products Partners, Equinor, ExxonMobil, XTO Energy, Chesapeake Exploration, and more.

Now, would you believe the firm has fewer than 50 attorneys?

For the Houston-based firm, size is no limit to the cases they take on – in fact, it’s an asset. With a sole focus on litigation, Beck Redden is able to work nimbly across the docket, providing clients with the services they need without bureaucratic hang-ups.

Clients aren’t the only ones who see the benefit: The firm’s lean staffing also means that associates get world-class, standup experience right out of the gate. The firm, which celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2022, has been a haven for trial-hungry associates since its founding. “For the history of the firm, we’ve been very intentional about bringing in people who are the best and the brightest, who want to try lawsuits – or, in the case of appellate lawyers, who want to be first chair,” says Alistair B. Dawson, chair of the Executive Committee.

Now, Beck Redden is leveling up on that promise to clients and to its junior lawyers. In the last few years, the leadership team has focused on building for the future, improved mentorship models and an increased commitment to diversity and inclusion in the workplace – ensuring that the unique groundwork of the firm remains a catalyst for innovation, collaboration and peerless advocacy.

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