Russell Lewis is Chair of the Litigation Department in Houston and serves as partner in charge of the office. He has substantial experience helping clients navigate multi-faceted matters that include complex commercial cases, crisis response, class actions, and government investigations. He also regularly counsels companies on regulatory and compliance matters.
With extensive experience in disputes, Mr. Lewis has represented clients in matters as diverse as large-scale commercial cases, environmental matters, claims arising out of production sharing contracts and operating agreements, condemnation proceedings, class actions, negligence, product liability, and ERISA issues. He has litigated numerous cases in state and federal courts, as well as before international arbitral institutions.
Mr. Lewis also has represented companies in government investigations including matters brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission and U.S. Department of Justice. He routinely advises clients on compliance matters, including adherence with the FCPA and UK Bribery Act.
Mr. Lewis has a deep understanding of the operational issues and litigation risks facing companies in the energy and manufacturing industries. As a result, companies often call upon Mr. Lewis for day-to-day consulting and strategic advice. In this capacity, Mr. Lewis has counseled clients on the legal aspects of their domestic and foreign operations, led internal investigations, conducted risk assessments, and developed and implemented emergency response protocols.