March 5, 2020
RM Secures Ruling That Copyright Infringement Case May Go Forward Against Governmental Entity
A Texas federal judge recently ruled that the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) could not assert a claim of sovereign immunity to escape a lawsuit claiming copyright infringement and seeking injunctive relief.
Pete Marketos, Tyler Bexley, and Josh Russ represent KaZee, Inc. in a lawsuit seeking an injunction against UTMB for unauthorized use of a medical records software program. UTMB admittedly exceeded the scope of a contract between the parties regarding use of the program but asserted that sovereign immunity applies because the claims grow from a breach of contract claim that has not been adjudicated.
The RM lawyers successfully argued that an exception from sovereign immunity applies because the current lawsuit only seeks injunctive relief from ongoing use. The parties will now move forward with a hearing on KaZee’s motion for a preliminary injunction.
For a Law360 article with additional details, click here.
December 19, 2019
Leslie Chaggaris and Tyler Bexley recognized as top lawyers
Leslie Chaggaris and Tyler Bexley were both recognized by D Magazine as Best Lawyers Under 40 for 2020. Leslie has also received this honor for the past two years in 2018 and 2019. Leslie was further recognized as one of the Top Women Attorneys in Texas by Thompson Reuters in Texas Monthly in 2019 and again in 2020.
November 30, 2019
Josh Russ Returns to RM
Reese Marketos is thrilled to announce the return of Josh Russ to the firm. Josh left Reese Marketos in 2015 to join the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Texas as the Eastern District’s Affirmative Civil Enforcement Coordinator. Josh also served as the Eastern District’s Civil Healthcare Fraud Coordinator. In 2018, Josh was promoted to serve as the Eastern District’s Civil Chief where he supervised all civil litigation across the six districts of the Eastern District. During his time with the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Josh played a pivotal role in fighting healthcare fraud as well as the nation’s opioid crisis. Josh returned to Reese Marketos in November of 2019 as a partner where he will lead the firm’s Eastern District office and its False Claims Act practice.
January 30, 2019
Pete Marketos and Tyler Bexley represent Governor of New York; obtain dismissal of Texas lawsuit
Pete Marketos and Tyler Bexley represented New York Governor Andrew Cuomo in obtaining a dismissal, for lack of personal jurisdiction, of a lawsuit filed in the Western District of Texas relating to the online publication of instructions for 3D printing of firearms. For more, click here.
June 5, 2018
Pete Marketos recognized by D Magazine
For the fourth year in a row, RM Partner Pete Marketos has been named a Best Lawyer in Dallas by D Magazine for 2018. Congratulations Pete! To learn more click here.
April 11, 2018
Three Reese Marketos lawyers named as Texas Rising Stars by Thomson Reuters
We are proud to announce that Tyler Bexley, Leslie Chaggaris and Katie Galaviz have been named as Texas Rising Stars by Thomson Reuters, a recognition reserved for the top 2.5% of lawyers in Texas. They are among the most accomplished and respected young attorneys in the state. Congratulations!
February 2, 2018
Leslie Chaggaris recognized by DMagazine
Reese Marketos is proud to announce that Leslie Chaggaris has been named one of DMagazine’s 2018 Best Lawyers under 40. To learn more: https://directory.dmagazine.com/lawyers/leslie-chaggaris/#loc=32.7860054
October 2, 2017
Associate Sean Gallagher joins Reese Marketos
We are excited that Sean Gallagher has joined Reese Marketos as an associate. Sean, a 2016 graduate from the University of Texas School of Law, was previously an associate at a nationally recognized litigation firm here in Dallas, Texas, where he represented numerous clients across multiple industries. Click here for Sean’s full biography.
July 18, 2017
Adam Sanderson and Tyler Bexley win complete defense verdict for their client in a multi-million dollar patent infringement suit in the Eastern District of Texas.
July 14, 2017
Reese Marketos Wins Another Jury Verdict: Jury Awards Take-Nothing Verdict in Favor of Defendant WatchGuard Video in Patent Infringement Suit in the Eastern District of Texas.
Sherman, Texas, July 14, 2017: A jury in the patent infringement case in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas returned a unanimous verdict in favor of Defendant WatchGuard Video, a leading provider of video surveillance technology for law enforcement agencies.
Adam Sanderson and Tyler Bexley from the litigation boutique, Reese Marketos LLP, represented WatchGuard at trial.
“We believed from the beginning that once the jury heard our evidence, it would agree that WatchGuard’s products do not infringe and at least one Evicam’s patents would be found invalid,” said Adam Sanderson, a trial attorney who specializes in representing software companies and inventors in patent and commercial lawsuits. “We are all happy with the jury’s decision.”
Plaintiff Evicam International, Inc. alleged that WatchGuard’s 4RE and DV-1 in-car video systems infringed two of Evicam’s patents, namely, U.S. Patent No. 6,211,907 (the ‘907 Patent) and U.S. Patent No. 6,950,013.
Following a five-day trial, the jury determined that WatchGuard’s products do not infringe any of the asserted patent claims brought by Evicam. The jury further decided that the asserted claims from the ‘907 Patent were invalid.
Before trial, Evicam had sought more than $15 million in damages, which Evicam reduced to $10.4 million during trial. On July 17, 2017, the Court entered a Final Judgment on the verdict, dismissing all of Evicam’s claims. “WatchGuard is an innovative company that employs the best engineers and relies on its own technology for a competitive advantage, so we are pleased that the jury sided with us on every question presented at trial,” said Tyler Bexley.
May 24, 2017
Reese Marketos wins preliminary injunction freezing assets of judgment debtor
April 21, 2017
Reese Marketos secures another win for its client TGI Friday’s
In TGI Friday’s v. CBIF Limited Partnership, the Fifth District Court of Appeals denies rehearing and affirms Reese Marketos’s trial win, which resulted in the judicial dissolution of the partnership that owned the TGI Friday’s restaurants at DFW International Airport when one of its partners refused to amend the partnership agreement to comply with Federal law regarding minority owned businesses.
April 11, 2017
Reese Marketos wins $2.3 million judgment following arbitration award
After winning $2.3 million in a private arbitration on March 2017, Reese Marketos recovered a Final Judgment from a Tarrant County district court in connection the arbitration. Reese Marketos represented a trucking company who sued a highway contractor in connection with a massive highway project in Northern Tarrant County. The trucking company received all of the damages it requested in the arbitration plus 18 percent pre- and post-arbitration interest.
April 5, 2017
Reese Marketos represents DIRECTV in FTC action
In a $4 billion trial brought by the FTC against AT&T’s DIRECTV, Reese Marketos represented DIRECTV as co-lead counsel in trial in August 2017.
April 1, 2017
Three Reese Marketos lawyers named as Texas Rising Stars by Thomson Reuters
Reese Marketos is proud to announce that Tyler Bexley, Leslie Chaggaris, and Katie Galaviz were named as Texas Rising Stars by Thomson Reuters, a recognition reserved for the top 2.5% of lawyers in Texas
April 1, 2017
Pete Marketos recognized by DMagazine
For the third year in a row, Pete Marketos was named a Best Lawyer in Dallas for Commercial Litigation by DMagazine, a peer-nominated recognition based on unparalleled counsel. To learn more: https://directory.dmagazine.com/lawyers/peter-d-marketos/
March 29, 2017
Reese Marketos wins procedural victory on behalf of New York Attorney General in climate change litigation
Reese Marketos prevailed in transferring the highly-publicized climate change litigation filed by ExxonMobil against the state attorneys general for New York and Massachusetts. RM represented New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman in the Texas litigation. US District Judge Ed Kinkeade transferred the Texas litigation to New York, which effectively ended the Texas litigation.
January 25, 2017
Reese Marketos wins in Court of Appeals, securing writ of mandamus
Reese Marketos obtained a Writ of Mandamus in the Court of Appeals for the Fifth District of Texas at Dallas after trial court refused to apply the mandatory venue statute for injunctive relief.
January 15, 2017
Reese Marketos Ranked Tier 1 Best Law Firm by Woodward/White
Woodward/White, as featured in U.S. News & World Report, ranked Reese Marketos as a Tier 1 Best Law Firm in Dallas/Fort Worth for Commercial Litigation for 2017. To learn more: http://bestlawfirms.usnews.com/profile/reese-gordon-marketos-llp/overview/57248
January 1, 2017
Reese Marketos announces new Partner Leslie Chaggaris
Congratulations to Leslie Chaggaris the newest Partner at Reese Marketos. Leslie joined Reese Marketos in 2012 as an associate and has won several multi-million dollar trials for both plaintiffs and defendants since joining the firm.
December 5, 2016
Reese Marketos secures win on appeal—Court affirms trial victory
Representing TGI Friday’s, Reese Marketos succeeded on appeal in Court of Appeals for the Fifth District of Texas at Dallas. The Court of Appeals affirmed the trial court’s judicial dissolution of a partnership that Reese Marketos secured after a 6-week jury trial.
August 11, 2016
Court of Appeals affirms Reese Marketos trial victory
Reese Marketos secures another win before the Court of Appeals for the Fifth District of Texas at Dallas. The Court of Appeals affirmed the trial court’s judgment for fraud and breach of contract that Reese Marketos obtained after a 2-week trial in Infinity v. E.F. Johnson.
June 24, 2016
Reese Marketos takes a case to the Supreme Court
Reese Marketos is at the forefront of the law with regard to real property nuisance. The Texas Supreme Court issued what legal commentators have called 40-page treatise on the law of nuisance in Crosstex North Texas Pipeline v. Gardiner. Reese Marketos was lead counsel on the appeal for landowners, the Gardiners. The Texas Supreme Court redefined the law of real property nuisance.
May 4, 2016
Nick Davis Joins Reese Marketos
Nick Davis joins Reese Marketos as an associate. Nick previously worked at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in New York City.
April 28, 2016
Reese Marketos obtains favorable settlement
HMS Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: HMSY) announced its settlement with Public Consulting Group, Inc. of lawsuits in Texas and New York. Reese Marketos represented HMS as lead counsel in widely publicized litigation in New York and Texas. In a press release issued by HMS, HMS Chairman and CEO Bill Lucia stated that the objectives of the litigation—to defend HMS’s intellectual property and to protect its trade secrets—have been accomplished.
April 1, 2016
Joel Reese and Pete Marketos recognized by DMagazine
Joel Reese and Pete Marketos are named Best Lawyers in Dallas for commercial litigation by DMagazine. https://directory.dmagazine.com/lawyers/
April 1, 2016
Three Reese Marketos lawyers named Texas Rising Stars by Thomson Reuters
November 27, 2015
Fraud verdict against Southwest Securities, Inc.
Joel Reese and Adam Sanderson’s fraud verdict against Southwest Securities, Inc. makes the front page of the business section in the Dallas Morning News. Click here to read the article.
November 11, 2015
Southwest Securities conspired with a New York real estate developer
Reese Marketos lawyers Joel Reese and Adam Sanderson obtain $5.45 million jury verdict against Southwest Securities, Inc. (recently acquired by Hilltop Holdings). Reese Marketos proved at trial that Southwest Securities conspired with a New York real estate developer to defraud a group of local Dallas investors through the use of fake brokerage statements. Click here to read additional details about the trial and here to read the related Law360 article.
July 20, 2015
Reese Marketos Defends an Ellis County Landowner
Reese Marketos represented an Ellis County landowner in a two-week trial over the alleged destruction of a historical cemetery. Because of the nature of the lawsuit, it received widespread media attention in Ellis County
May 8, 2015
Partner Adam Sanderson interviewed by Law360
Law360.com interviewed Partner Adam Sanderson regarding his thoughts about a new Federal Circuit decision setting new disclosure standards for software patents. Click Here.
May 4, 2015
Partner Adam Sanderson published in Texas Lawyer
Texas Lawyer published an article by Reese Marketos Partner Adam Sanderson, who discusses how new USPTO guidelines will impact how patents will be evaluated for validity. To read the text of the article, click here.
March 6, 2015
Partner Adam Sanderson and Associate Leslie Chaggaris were named 2015 Rising Stars (Thomson Reuters)
Partner Adam Sanderson and Associate Leslie Chaggaris were named 2015 Rising Stars by Thomson Reuters, as featured in Super Lawyer Magazine. The Rising Stars designation recognizes the state’s top up-and-coming attorneys under the age of 40 or in practice for 10 years or less. The selection process for Rising Stars is entirely peer nominated and reviewed. After reviewing and scrutinizing the nominees, a panel selects those attorneys most worthy of being selected for the Rising Stars list and designates no more than 2.5% of the state’s attorneys. Adam has been selected for the Rising Stars list for six consecutive years. This is the first year for Leslie to receive the honor.
January 20, 2015
Leslie Chaggaris received Young Lawyers Presidential Merit Award
Leslie Chaggaris received the 2014 Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Presidential Merit Award.
November 7, 2014
Pete Marketos and Leslie Chaggaris secure judgment for TGI Friday’s
Pete Marketos and Leslie Chaggaris secured a complete judgment in favor of their client TGI Friday’s and its aligned partners dissolving a $70 million partnership as well as a take-nothing judgment on the defendants’ $13 million counterclaims.
November 3, 2014
Partner Adam Sanderson quoted in Law360
Reese Marketos partner Adam Sanderson was recently interviewed and quoted in Law360 regarding his thoughts about the effect patent acquisition groups could have on future software and patent litigation. Click here to read the full article.
August 22, 2014
Partner Adam Sanderson quoted in Dallas Morning News
Reese Marketos partner Adam Sanderson was recently quoted in the Dallas Morning News regarding his thoughts about the direction of software patent litigation in the Eastern District of Texas. The same article was also picked up and reprinted in the Houston Chronicle. Click here to read the full article.
July 9, 2014
Partner Adam Sanderson speaks about Alice Corp. ruling
Reese Marketos partner Adam Sanderson recently spoke about the significance of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Alice Corp. Click here to read the full story.
June 25, 2014
Pete Marketos, Adam Sanderson, and Josh Russ obtain fraud and breach of contract judgment
Reese Marketos partner Pete Marketos, partner Adam Sanderson, and associate Josh Russ obtained a fraud and breach of contract judgment on behalf of Reese Marketos clients Infinity Global Technology, LLC and Charles Kirmuss.
June 24, 2014
Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals affirms fraud judgment
The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals affirms fraud judgment obtained by Reese Marketos partner Pete Marketos. Click here to view the Fifth Circuit’s opinion. Reese Marketos’s clients were represented by partner Pete Marketos and associate Kendal Simpson on appeal.
June 18, 2014
Partner Adam Sanderson quoted in Texas Lawbook
Reese Marketos partner Adam Sanderson was recently quoted in Texas Lawbook regarding a software trade secrets case pending in Dallas County. Click here to read the full article.
June 3, 2014
Pete Marketos and Leslie Chaggaris won a complete jury verdict in partnership dispute
Pete Marketos and Leslie Chaggaris, along with Haynes and Boone, won a complete jury verdict for TGI Friday’s dissolving a $70 million partnership and obtaining a take-nothing verdict on CBIF’s $13 million counterclaims. Click here to see the verdict.
February 11, 2014
Partner Pete Marketos wins verdict against UPS
Reese Marketos Partner Pete Marketos, along with The Perrin Law Firm, won a negligence jury verdict against UPS on behalf of their clients, the Rankin Family. Scott Rankin was cycling on a country road outside of Boerne, Texas, when he collided with a UPS truck in broad daylight. The collision broke Mr. Rankin’s neck and rendered him a quadriplegic. Mr. Rankin, who was 37 at the time of the accident, is a husband and father of three young children. Click here to see the jury’s verdict.
December 20, 2013
Pete Marketos, Adam Sanderson, and Leslie Chaggaris win fraud verdict
On December 20, 2013, Reese Marketos partner Pete Marketos, partner Adam Sanderson, and associate Leslie Chaggaris won a fraud and breach of contract verdict for Reese Marketos clients Infinity Global Technology, LLC and Charles Kirmuss as a result of E.F. Johnson Company’s fraud and breach of contract.
November 20, 2013
Pete Marketos and Leslie Chaggaris obtain a unanimous jury verdict
Reese Marketos partner Pete Marketos and associate Leslie Chaggaris obtain a unanimous jury verdict resulting in a “take nothing” judgment on One Technologies’ trade secret and non-compete claims and entitling Reese Marketos client Profinity, LLC to more than $11 million for One Technologies’ antitrust violations. Click here to see the jury’s verdict.
October 29, 2013
#1 Commercial Litigation Verdict in the United States
Reese Marketos earned the #1 Commercial Litigation Verdict in the United States for 2013, according to a recent report from VerdictSearch. Click here to view the related press release.
September 15, 2013
Joel Reese’s work mentioned on front page in Dallas Morning News
Reese Marketos partner Joel Reese’s work on behalf of Uber was mentioned in a front-page story in the Dallas Morning News on Sept. 15, 2013. Click here to view the related press release.
August 21, 2013
2013 “Litigation Department of the Year” Award
Recent high-profile court victories won by Dallas’ Reese Marketos LLP have earned the commercial trial law firm the 2013 “Litigation Department of the Year” award presented by Texas Lawyer newspaper in the small firm category.
“Reese Gordon Marketos, a firm less than three years old, won one of the nation’s largest verdicts so far this year, and got a summary judgment affirmed by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in a fraud and breach-of-contract suit filed against the firm’s clients by T. Boone Pickens and Cowboy Athletics Inc.,” writes Texas Lawyer in its Aug. 19 edition. “Those are heady results for the six-lawyer firm.” Click here for the full article.
August 10, 2013
Unanimous fraud verdict against Mercedes-Benz
The Dallas Morning News recently profiled Reese Marketos partner Pete Marketos’s renowned fraud verdict against Mercedes-Benz in an article discussing the Texas appellate system. Click here to view the full article.
July 26, 2013
Litigation Firm of the Year
March 18, 2013
Summary judgment affirmed by Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
On March 18, 2013, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a summary judgment denying all claims of T. Boone Pickens and Cowboy Athletics, Inc. against Reese Marketos clients and other defendants in a case in which Pickens and Cowboy Athletics sought more than $33 million. Click here to view the Fifth Circuit’s opinion. Reese Marketos’s clients were represented by partners Joel Reese and Brad Gordon and associate Kendal Simpson.
March 7, 2013
Final judgment on unanimous fraud verdict against Mercedes-Benz
On Thursday, March 7, 2013, Reese Marketos partner Pete Marketos and associate Leslie Chaggaris obtained a Final Judgment on behalf of Reese Marketos client Cardenas Metroplex on a unanimous jury verdict awarding fraud damages and exemplary damages against Mercedes-Benz and three of its employees.
March 6, 2013
Associate Kendal Simpson’s argument highlighted in Texas Lawbook and Dallas Morning News
On Wednesday, March 6, 2013, Reese Marketos associate Kendal Simpson argued before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in defense of a summary judgment that Reese Marketos partners Joel Reese and Brad Gordon, with Kendal’s help, obtained in federal district court. The summary judgment denied all the claims of T. Boone Pickens and Oklahoma State University against Reese Marketos’s clients and other defendants in a case in which Pickens and OSU sought more than $33 million in damages. The case was highly publicized, and Kendal’s sterling argument was highlighted in the Texas Lawbook and the Dallas Morning News.
February 15, 2013
Pete Marketos and Leslie Chaggaris win unanimous fraud verdict against Mercedes-Benz
On Friday, February 15, Reese Marketos partner Pete Marketos and attorney Leslie Chaggaris won a major fraud verdict against Mercedes-Benz after a two-week jury trial in Cameron County, Texas. Click here to view the full press release. Click here to view the full article from The Dallas Morning News.
A unanimous jury found for Reese Marketos client Cardenas Metroplex—a Mercedes-Benz dealership in Harlingen, Texas owned by Renato Cardenas, Sr.—on all counts, awarding actual damages for fraud and misrepresentation and further finding, beyond a reasonable doubt, that Mercedes-Benz had caused Cardenas to execute a document through deception—a felony crime under the Texas Penal Code. The trial court further instructed the jury that Mercedes-Benz had destroyed, lost, or failed to produce material evidence in the case. The jury awarded punitive damages against Mercedes-Benz, its Chicago-based Regional Franchise Manager, and each of two Mercedes-Benz field representatives.
November 2, 2012
Law360 published an article relating to a multi-million dollar interest rate swap agreement
On November 2, 2012, Law360 published an article relating to a multi-million dollar interest rate swap agreement, entitled, “Wells Fargo Can’t Shed Claims in $101M Construction Loan Suit.” Reese Marketos represents the defendants/counter-plaintiffs in that litigation. Click here to view the counterclaims that Reese Marketos filed against Wells Fargo on behalf of its clients.
November 1, 2012
Securities fraud lawsuit filed against Nuance Communications
On November 1, 2012, Reese Marketos filed a securities fraud lawsuit against Nuance Communications in connection with a $45 million acquisition of a privately held software company. Reese Marketos’s clients seek more than $20 million in damages from Nuance after an arbitration panel found that Nuance fraudulently induced the former stockholders in the software company into a merger agreement.
October 4, 2012
BusinessWeek article discusses $36 million lawsuit defense win
BusinessWeek magazine published an article by Caleb Hannan on October 4, 2012, entitled “If Only T. Boone Pickens Had Died.” The article discusses Reese Marketos’s defense win in a $36 million lawsuit filed by T. Boone Pickens and Oklahoma State University against Reese Marketos’s clients.
July 12, 2012
Defense case highlighted in Wall Street Journal
Reese Marketos’s representation of certain defendants in a case against T. Boone Pickens and Oklahoma State University was highlighted in a recent Wall Street Journal article entitled “Boone Calls the Plays as Largess Complicates Life at Alma Mater.” The front-page story discusses the facts surrounding a pair of cases involving Boone Pickens and includes quotes of deposition testimony taken by Reese Marketos partner Joel Reese. Reese Marketos was successful in getting all claims filed by Boone Pickens against Reese Marketos’s clients dismissed through motions for summary judgment in federal court.
March 19, 2012
Joel Reese, Brad Gordon, and Kendal Simpson prevailed in publicized lawsuit
Partners Joel Reese and Brad Gordon, along with associate Kendal Simpson, prevailed in a much publicized lawsuit against Boone Pickens. On March 9, 2012, U.S. District Judge Jorge Solis granted the motion for summary judgment filed by Reese Marketos team, ending a more than two year lawsuit where Mr. Pickens and Cowboy Athletics sought more than $33,000,000 in damages. Click here for a copy of the opinion.
January 9, 2012
Associate Leslie Chaggaris added to firm
We are excited that Leslie Chaggaris has joined Reese Marketos as an associate. Leslie previously practiced business litigation with Thompson & Knight LLP after graduating, summa cum laude, from Texas Tech University School of Law, where she received the D. Murray Hensley Award for Trial Excellence. Click here for Leslie’s full biography.
April 18, 2011
Associate Adam Sanderson added to firm
Adam Sanderson has joined Reese Marketos as an associate. Adam, a 2006 cum laude graduate from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, spent more than four years practicing business litigation with Dallas’s Bickel & Brewer firm, and he previously obtained his MBA from the University of Texas at Arlington. Click here for Adam’s full biography.
March 16, 2011
Associate Kendal Simpson added to firm
Reese Marketos has added associate Kendal Simpson, formerly a judicial law clerk for the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and an associate with Haynes and Boone, LLP. Kendal is a welcome and valuable addition to our firm.
February 1, 2011
Commercial trial law firm formed
Joel Reese, Brad Gordon, and Pete Marketos formed Reese Gordon Marketos LLP—a commercial trial law firm dedicated to delivering exceptional results to clients with complex business disputes. Reese and Gordon, former partners in Winstead PC, and Marketos, a former partner in Haynes and Boone, LLP, designed RGM to leverage stellar trial advocacy, large-firm quality, and boutique-firm agility and efficiency. RGM offices in the Saint Paul Building in downtown Dallas, directly across from the Dallas Museum of Art.