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Business Litigation Section

The Business Litigation Section focuses on non-personal injury litigation issues. The Section's members practice in all areas ranging from employment litigation, antitrust, trademark, trade secrets, contract disputes, RICO, franchising litigation, securities litigation, intellectual property litigation, banking, and D&O liability, to business torts, generally. The Section's meetings and programs focus on procedural and trial skills as well as substantive legal subjects.


Meeting Schedule:

Second Tuesday of each Month at the Belo at Noon. Program begins at noon (lunch buffet available for purchase) and normally concludes by 1:00 PM and one hour of CLE is typically provided.

Upcoming CLE's:

  • September 11, 2018:  Joseph Crespino, the Jimmy Carter Professor of American History at Emory University, will be speaking on his book "The Secret History of Atticus Finch," which appeared on the cover of the New York Times' Book Review Section on June 19, 2018.

  • October 9, 2018:  Raymond Dowd, an attorney specializing in copyright litigation and Nazi art looting during the Second World War, will discuss laws that were passed to address the looting and will examine the extent to which those laws have been successful in securing the return of the stolen art to its rightful owners.

Section News: 


Section Officers:

Name: Bobby M. Rubarts
Officer Position: Chair
Firm: Koning Rubarts LLP
Firm Address: 1700 Pacific Avenue, Suite 4500
Firm City, State, Zip: Dallas, TX 75201
Business Phone: 214-751-7902

Name: Jonathan Childers
Officer Position: Vice Chair
Firm: Lynn Pinker Cox & Hurst
Firm Address: 2100 Ross Avenue, Ste. 2700
Firm City, State, Zip: Dallas, TX 75201
Business Phone: 214-981-3810

Name: Brian Lauten
Officer Position: Secretary
Firm: Deans & Lyon, LLP
Firm Address: 325 N Saint Paul St., Ste. 1500
Firm City, State, Zip: Dallas, TX 75201
Business Phone: 214-965-8500

Name: Will Snyder
Officer Position: Treasurer
Firm: Sayles Werbner, P.C.
Firm Address: 1201 Elm Street, Ste 4400
Firm City, State, Zip: Dallas, TX 75270
Business Phone: 214-939-8700

Name: Ladd Hirsch
Officer Position: Immediate Past Chair
Firm: Winstead PC
Firm Address: 2728 N. Harwood Street, Ste 500
Firm City, State, Zip: Dallas, TX 75201
Business Phone: 214-745-5130

Name: Shonn Brown
Officer Position: Board Advisor
Firm: Lynn Pinker Cox & Hurst
Firm Address: 2100 Ross Avenue, Ste. 2700
Firm City, State, Zip: Dallas, TX 75201
Business Phone: 214-981-3807

Section Membership:

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Business Litigation section, please click here to join online or send a letter of request and the $25.00 membership fee to:
2101 Ross Ave
Dallas TX, 75201

Please note that you must be a member of the Dallas Bar Association to join a section. If you have any questions regarding sections membership, please contact the DBA membership department.

Section Admin-Mass E-mail/Roster

Section Admin-Webpage

For questions regarding Section email/roster/webpage, email Jessica Smith or call 214-220-7477.  

Section Downloads:

December 12, 2017: "E-Discovery" - Caroly Payne

September 13, 2016 "Professionalism: Then & Now" - Judge Haynes, Judge Duhe and Judge Mazzant  

August 9, 2016 "Navigating Discovery in Commercial Cases" - Robert K. Wise

July 12, 2016 "The Lynching" - Laurence Leamer and Talmage Boston

June 14, 2016 "Extraordinary Relief in Texas" - Aaron Z. Tobin and Sara G. Witmeyer 

May 10, 2016 "Adding More Arrows to the Quiver: Texas Statutes & Procedural Rules That Are Helpful, But Not Well Known" Moderator: Hon. Bonnie Lee Goldstein  / Panelists: Ladd Hirsch, Britta Stanton, Craig Stokley & Chris LaVigne  

April 12, 2016 "Jury Research and Mock Trials" By: Rob Hoffman

March 8, 2016 "Conflict of Interest Quandaries" By: Paul Koning 

February 9, 2016 "Reasonable Certainty & the AICPA Practice Aid" By: Larry Kanter CPA, CFF, CFE

January 12, 2016 "Do's and Dont's of Engagement Letters" - Robert L. Tobey and Shelly Skeen


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