About Beck Redden LLP
Beck Redden attorneys do not fear trial—in fact, they thrive in the courtroom. With more than 40 attorneys operating out of the firm’s office in Houston, Beck Redden has established itself as a Texas powerhouse and often appears in the top tier in national rankings.
Beck Redden was founded in 1992 by three Texan trial attorneys who had a vision to open a firm solely focused on litigation. Since the day it opened, the firm has remained true to that commitment to the courtroom and is now renowned for its dominance in trial and appellate litigation.
Litigation All the Way
Beck Redden attorneys are litigation champs. They take on cases of all sizes and matters, representing clients from individuals to Fortune 500 companies. The firm’s expertise extends beyond individual cases and into class actions and multidistrict litigation proceedings relating to securities, consumer warranty, breach of contract, insurance compliance and pricing, oil and gas, antitrust, Fair Credit Reporting Act, and ERISA issues.
Some of Beck Redden’s most high-profile clients have included ExxonMobil, Wells Fargo, and Dynegy. In perhaps one of the firm’s most prolific cases, Beck Redden secured a dismissal of all claims—including claims consolidated in a multidistrict litigation—against Cameron International Corporation in the multi-billion-dollar Deepwater Horizon litigation.
Beck Redden’s small group of lawyers has a big community impact. Attorneys firmwide are generous when it comes to offering pro bono services in the Texas community, including through organizations like Houston Volunteer Lawyers and Lone Star Legal Aid. Beck Redden lawyers also bring their generosity to the community in ways like working with local food banks, churches, and education facilities. Multiple individual attorneys also serve in prominent roles in the bar.
News & Awards
On January 31, 2020, in an opinion authored by Chief Justice Nathan Hecht, the Texas Supreme Court agreed with the Dallas court of appeals in rejecting a trial court's $535 million judgment against Enterprise Products Partners LP.
The plaintiff, Energy Transfer Partners LP, sued Enterprise on allegations that the two companies had formed a partnership to develop a pipeline that would have transported oil from Cushing, Oklahoma to the Gulf Coast. Enterprise defended by pointing to several contracts where the parties had repeatedly agreed that they would not have a partnership unless and until two specific conditions were met.
A Dallas County jury found a partnership, and the trial court awarded Energy Transfer a judgment for approximately $535 million; however, the Dallas court of appeals overturned that judgment in 2017. In 2020, the Texas Supreme Court unanimously agreed with the Dallas Court of Appeals in rejecting Energy Transfer's effort to get around the two conditions that it had agreed to.
On January 3, 2020, Beck Redden LLP won a $438 million judgment in Texas federal court on behalf of its client, HP Inc., securing nearly tripled damages after a jury found that Quanta Storage Inc. intentionally participated in a massive scheme to fix the price of optical disk drives and awarded $176 million to HP.
U.S. District Judge David Hittner granted HP's request for triple damages against the Taiwan-based Quanta and Quanta Storage America Inc. after HP argued the three-fold damages are mandatory under the Clayton Antitrust Act. The judgment reflects an offset based on settlements HP secured from Quanta's co-conspirators.
In October 2019, David J. Beck was appointed by Governor Greg Abbott to chair the newly formed Texas Commission on Judicial Selection. The 15-member Commission is comprised of four state senators, four members of the Texas House of Representatives, two former Chief Justices of the Texas Supreme Court, and others. It is charged with evaluating the merits of alternative methods of judicial selection, and to produce findings and recommendations for reform to the Legislature by December 31, 2020.
In October 2018, a Beck Redden team obtained a $49.2 million dollar win on behalf of its client SandBox Logistics. The $49.2 million verdict was ranked by Texas Lawyer and VerdictSearch as the largest Texas verdict in a contract case in 2018. Overall, it was the ninth largest verdict in Texas last year, regardless of subject matter. As a result, the team was inducted into the Texas Lawyer’s 2019 Texas Verdicts Hall of Fame.
After a four-week trial, a unanimous jury found that Arrows Up and John Allegretti (Arrows Up's CEO) breached their contractual obligations and committed fraud by using SandBox's information to design and market copycat products. In addition to monetary damages, the judgment includes a judicial declaration that all of the frac sand shipping containers that Arrows Up has manufactured, sold or leased since January 2015 are "owned solely and exclusively" by SandBox because key features of Arrows Up's containers were derived from SandBox's design. The judgment awards SandBox title to and possession of Arrows Up's frac sand shipping containers, and it sets up a schedule by which Arrows Up is to deliver those containers to SandBox.
1221 McKinney Street
Houston, TX 77010
Phone: (713) 951-3700
Hiring Partner: Alex B. Roberts
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Class Action & Multi-District Litigation
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