Complex energy and commercial litigation
Jon Mureen is a trial lawyer for high stakes energy and commercial disputes. He is distinguished both by his skill as a courtroom advocate and his ability to solve difficult legal problems. Mr. Mureen has substantial first- and second-chair trial experience in federal and state courts and before administrative tribunals and arbitration panels.
Before joining Baker Botts, Mr. Mureen served as a law clerk to the Honorable Sidney A. Fitzwater, Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas.
- Trial attorney for plaintiff energy services company against supplier of defective equipment; resisted dispositive motions and obtained judgment in client’s favor at trial.
- Trial attorney for plaintiff international oilfield products and services firm in arbitration against former subsidiary arising from separation.
- Defended midstream natural gas company against breach of contract claim, ending in favorable settlement.
- Trial attorney for white collar criminal defendant in high profile federal jury trial; briefed and argued dispositive motions resulting in judgment of acquittal on major count.
- Defended geological interpretation (energy exploration) firm against claims for professional negligence.
- Defended gas and chemical transportation company against tort and contract claims arising from alleged handling of materials.
- Briefed and argued central privilege dispute in fee claim against client by discharged attorney, resulting in denial of plaintiff’s motion to compel the disputed documents.
- Managed high profile litigation between client soft drink company and bottler over license and trademark violations.
- Defended against nationwide product liability litigation, including multi-district litigation, statewide class actions and individual lawsuits in both federal and state courts.
- Pro bono representation of human trafficking victims in Texas and around the country in civil lawsuits against perpetrators. Mr. Mureen is experienced in this field and has been a guest speaker on the problem of human trafficking and remedies available to victims.
Publications, Speeches and Presentations
- “The Honest Services Fraud Statute: A View from Dallas City Hall Corruption Case,” Federal Bar Association Newsletter, May/June, 2010 (co-author, Victor Vital)
- “Civil Remedies for Victims: An Alternative Means of Justice and Compensation,” Texas Summit on the Trafficking and Exploitation of Children, Dallas, February 2010