Formerly a Justice on the Texas Court of Appeals for the First District, Rebeca Huddle serves as Partner in Charge of the firm's Houston office and practices in the areas of commercial litigation and appeals. Ms. Huddle was appointed to the First Court of Appeals in 2011 by Texas Governor Rick Perry and was elected in 2012. During her service on the bench, she authored over 400 reasoned majority opinions and adjudicated the merits of more than 1,000 appeals and original proceedings.
Upon returning to private practice, Ms. Huddle resumed her litigation practice, but frequently draws on her judicial experience in advising clients in both litigation and appellate matters.
- Represented former directors of Pennzoil-Quaker State in shareholder class action alleging breach of fiduciary duties in connection with the sale of the company and received a no-liability verdict after three-week jury trial.
- Represented minority shareholder in two-week jury trial against majority shareholder's allegations of breach of fiduciary duty and fraud.
- Represented landlord in jury trial involving breach of commercial lease.
- Represented oilfield services company in connection with dispute over long-term supply agreement.
- Represented major big box retailer against Lanham Act and tortious interference claims over sales of alleged counterfeit goods.
- Represented major integrated energy company in dispute over information technology services master agreement.
- Received a summary judgment for plaintiff exploration and production company on indemnity claim against joint operator.
- Represented radio broadcasting company in antitrust case and received dismissal in the district court and affirmance by Eleventh Circuit.
- Represented pipeline company and its directors in Delaware Chancery Court against a breach of fiduciary class action and received summary judgment.
- Represented exploration company and executives against claim for payment of $8 million finder's fee allegedly due upon sale of assets.
- Represented the City of Houston against allegations that towing ordinances were preempted by federal law and unconstitutional.
- Represented individual insureds against personal injury and property damage claims, receiving numerous defense jury verdicts as first chair trial counsel.
Awards & Community
Recognized as a Texas Super Lawyer-Rising Star (Thomson Reuters), 2004-2010
Recognized by The American Lawyer in "Big Suits" for Pennzoil shareholder trial, 2006
Quick Verdicts From Special Judges Under Chapter 151 of the Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code: A Tool to Combat COVID-19 Related Backlogs in Texas Trial CourtsTexas Lawyer
As Congress Negotiates, States Create Immunity for Wider Range of Businesses Facing COVID-related ClaimsClient Updates
Baker Botts is sponsoring the IEL Young Litigator Oil & Gas Conference and 18th Annual Energy Litigation Conference on November 13-14. Baker Botts Partners Louie Layrisson, Rebeca Huddle and Amy Hefley will be speaking at these conferences.