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A comprehensive handbook for litigators and transactional attorneys, written by a stellar panel of veteran TX litigators, judges and arbitrators.

Sofia Adrogué, Editor, a native of Argentina and commercial litigator for over 25 years, is a partner with the Houston office of Diamond McCarthy LLP.

Caroline Baker, Co-Editor, a fifth-generation Texan, served the citizens of Harris County as a judge 21 years before retiring at the end of 2018.

In Texas Business Litigation you’ll find thorough treatment of: 
  • Discovery—Kim J. Askew, K&L Gates, LLP
  • Speech-Based Torts: Libel, Slander, Business Disparagement and Invasion of Privacy—Chip Babcock, Jackson Walker L.L.P.
  • Damages—David J. Beck, Beck Redden, LLP
  • Experts Witnesses—Maria Wyckoff Boyce, Hogan Lovells US LLP
  • E-Discovery—Dawn Estes, Estes Thorne & Carr PLLC
  • Intellectual Property and Trade Secrets Litigation—Charles Everingham IV, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
  • Criminal Law in Business Tort Cases—David Gerger, Gerger Khalil Hennessy LLP
  • Breach of Fiduciary Duty Claims in the Commercial Setting—Robin Gibbs, Gibbs & Bruns, LLP
  • Bankruptcy Ramifications in Business Litigation Cases—Elizabeth M. Guffy, Locke Lord LLP
  • Business Divorce—Ladd Hirsch, Winstead PC
  • Contorts—Lamont A. Jefferson, Jefferson Cano
  • Ethics—Randy Johnston, Johnston Tobey Baruch, P.C.
  • The Liability Case—Mark Lanier, Lanier Law Firm
  • Construction Litigation—Michael J. Mazzone, Haynes & Boone, LLP
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution—Alice Oliver-Parrott, Alice Oliver-Parrott, P.C.
  • Selected Causes of Action Unique to the Oil and Gas Industry—James J. Ormiston, Gray Reed & McGraw, P.C.
  • Fraud and Negligent Misrepresentation—Yvette Ostolaza, Sidley Austin LLP
  • Corporate Governance and Regulatory Proceedings—Evan P. Singer, Jones Day
  • Evaluating Commercial Cases: Avoiding Icebergs—Harry Susman, Susman Godfrey L.L.P.
  • Innovations to Improve Jury Trials in Texas—Stephen D. Susman, Susman Godfrey L.L.P.
  • Third-Party Litigation Financing—Prof. W. Bradley Wendel, Cornell Law School
  • Employment Law Litigation—A. Martin Wickliff, Jr., Cozen O’Connor
  • Preservation of Error—Appeal Tactics—Marie R. Yeates, Vinson & Elkins LLP
  • Antitrust—R. Paul Yetter, Yetter Coleman LLP
  • Tactical Considerations in Modern Business TrialsJohn Zavitsanos, AZA

The final three chapters are new and an indicia of the state of business litigation—e-discovery, construction litigation, and tactical considerations in modern business trials.
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Division Name Texas Lawyer
Volumes 0
Product Types Books
Brand Texas Lawyer
Publication Date September 28, 2021
Jurisdiction Texas
ISBN 978-1-58852-545-1
Page Count 1978
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Caroline Baker
Caroline Baker, a fifth-generation Texan, has served the citizens of Harris County as a judge for over 16 years. Prior to the bench, she was a partner in the litigation firm of McFall, Sherwood & Sheehy. A graduate of Princeton University and the University of Texas School of Law, she is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law and has been elected to membership in the American Board of Trial Advocates. ABOTA is an honorary organization of plaintiff and defense lawyers (as well as judges) dedicated to the preservation of the right to trial by jury and excellence in the legal profession. Candidates are nominated and elected by the members of the organization and must have a proven record as a trial lawyer. Caroline also is a mediator with a certificate from the AA White Dispute Resolution Center and serves as an adjunct professor in Trial Advocacy at the University of Houston Law Center. 
Strongly committed to professional service, Caroline currently serves on three committees of the State Bar of Texas, including the Committee on Judicial Ethics, Judicial Section. She has served as Chair of the Ethics Committee for the Board of Civil Judges and Chair of the Administration of Justice Committee for the Board of District Judges. She also has served as a member of the Ethics Committee for the National Association of Women Judges and is a Past President of the ADR Section of the Houston Bar Association. She has been a member and Chair of a State Bar Grievance Committee. Caroline also spends time mentoring aspiring lawyers through internships in the court and judging mock trials and mock hearings for students from the Houston law schools. 
Caroline is a graduate of Leadership Houston (where she received the Patrice Johnson Alumnus Award for Leadership), the American Leadership Forum, and the Center for Houston's Future. She has been honored by Aspiring Youth with the Star for Girls' Education Award, and was selected by Texas Executive Women as a Woman on the Move, and by Houston Woman magazine as one of the 50 Most Influential Women in Houston. 
Equally committed to community service, she serves and/or has served on the Board of Directors of many non-profit organizations, including Neighborhood Centers Inc., Girls Incorporated of Greater Houston (Former Chair), The Heritage Society, Hobby Center Foundation, Leadership Houston (Former Chair), the YMCA, and on the Advisory Boards of The Chinquapin School, Career & Recovery Resources, Inc. and City Hall Fellows.
Above all, Caroline is devoted to her family. She and her husband are the proud parents of three children.
Sofia Adrogué

Sofia Adrogué (Editor), is a trial partner with the Houston office of Diamond McCarthy LLP, a national business litigation and insolvency boutique. She has obtained favorable judgments and settlements on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants in a myriad of complex business cases in state and federal courts and in ADR proceedings. She represents clients in all industries, ranging from entrepreneurs in rural Texas to multinational conglomerates with diversified worldwide business holdings. She is a frequent CLE Speaker and/or Chair (over 125) and publisher (over 120). She envisioned and created the Texas Business Litigation treatise, serves as its Editor, now in its 4th Edition, and is the Chair of the Texas Business Litigation CLEs.

An alumna of the Harvard Business School OPM,  Sofia served as the U.S. Keynote Graduation Speaker for HBS OPM 37, ostensibly the first woman, as well as U.S. Class Representative. She is a graduate of Rice University, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, and the University of Houston Law Center, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif and Barons, both on full academic scholarships. She served as a law clerk to Hon. Jerre S. Williams of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

She is a Greater Houston Women’s Chamber “Hall of Fame” Inductee; Houston Chronicle Channel 11 “Texas Legend;” one of “The 25 U.S. Most Influential Hispanic Lawyers” and “Top Latino Partners in the U.S.;” “Most Powerful Women in Law,” Latino Leaders Magazine; a Latino Learning Center, Inc. “Helping Hands” Humanitarian Award Honoree; a “Woman of Influence,” National Council of Jewish Women Greater Houston Section; a National Diversity Council “Most Powerful and Influential Woman of Texas;” a “Mujer Empresaria del Año,” Sucesos & Solo Mujeres Magazine; a “Texas Super Lawyer,” Texas Monthly Magazine; a Texas Lawyer Top “40 Under 40;” a “TBOY Blazing Star,” Texas Women’s Chamber of Commerce; a Texas Executive Women “Woman on the Move;” a UH Law Center Immigration Clinic “Arrival Awards Immigrant Achievement” Honoree; a Houston Jaycees “Outstanding Houstonian;” a Texas Jaycees “Outstanding Texan;” and a U.S. Jaycees “Outstanding Young American,” among other recognitions. 

Sofia serves and/or has served on The Advocate Editorial Board, the Texas Supreme Court Advisory Committee, the CLE, Mentor and Professionalism Committees of the State Bar of Texas as well as the CLE, Houston Lawyer and the Professionalism Committees of the Houston Bar Association. Sofia has chaired numerous events for diverse non-profits, and serves and/or has served on the Board of Directors of American Leadership Forum Houston; Girls Inc. of Greater Houston (former President and Board Chair); Houston First Corporation; Houston Law Review Alumni Association (former President); Mayor’s Hispanic Advisory Board, City of Houston (Chair, Appointments Subcommittee); Memorial Hermann Foundation; RICE-TMS; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Theatre Under The Stars; and United Way of the Texas Gulf Coast. Sofia is the Co-Founder & Co-Chair of the Youth Leadership Forum, held for the last 15 plus years at Rice University with the motto of “Engage, Educate, Empower: By Service We Lead.” A native of Argentina, Sofia is a Co-Host & Co-Producer of Latina Voices: Smart Talk. Sofia has been recognized for her public service by the City of Houston with a proclamation of July 10, 2004 and December 18, 2018 as “Sofia Adrogué Day.” Sofia is the mother of Sloane, Schuyler, and Stefan, and is married to fellow Rice graduate, Sten Gustafson.

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