Cornelius Sweers is a trial associate in the Houston office of Baker Botts. Mr. Sweers represents clients in a broad range of complex civil litigation matters in state and federal court, including energy litigation, class actions, construction litigation, and general commercial litigation. Mr. Sweers also advises clients on a wide range of construction matters and disputes, including contract negotiation, mechanic's lien issues, delay claims, and construction defect claims.
During law school, Mr. Sweers was the Recent Developments Editor for the Texas Journal of Oil, Gas, and Energy Law. He also served as a judicial intern at the State Office of Administrative Hearings in Austin, Texas.
- Prosecuted claims for breach of a put agreement, resulting in summary judgment for specific performance and attorneys' fees (QC Holdings, Inc., v. Allconnect, Inc., C.A. No. 2018 WL 4091721 (Del. Ch. Aug. 28, 2018))
- Represented oilfield equipment manufacturer in products' liability case and prosecuted indemnity cross-claim in arbitration against distributor
- Represented energy infrastructure company and certain officers and directors in securities fraud class action and related derivative lawsuit
- Represented general contractor in construction defect litigation regarding multifamily apartment project
- Advised developers, general contractors, and subcontractors regarding contract negotiation and mechanic's lien disputes
- Advised oil and gas producers regarding oil and gas lease interpretation and Joint Operating Agreement disputes
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The Texas Journal of Oil, Gas & Energy Law's 13th annual Symposium
The Texas Journal of Oil, Gas, and Energy Law is hosting their 13th annual TJOGEL Symposium from Thursday, February 1st to Friday, February 2nd in Austin, Texas.