Brett Johnson is Of Counsel and one of the founding members of the firm’s Dallas office. Mr. Johnson formerly served on the Firm’s Management and Finance Committees and previously was the Deputy Practice Group Leader for the firm’s litigation practice group. Mr. Johnson prides himself on learning a client’s business and conducting cases in a way that is consistent with the client’s overall business objectives. His practice emphasizes all aspects of complex commercial and intellectual property litigation including patent, trademark, trade secret and unfair competition. Mr. Johnson recently obtained favorable litigation/arbitration results for clients including Mark Cuban, the Dallas Mavericks, Bank of America and Sabre, Inc. Additionally, Mr. Johnson has defended numerous clients in commercial class actions in state and federal courts and has supervised multiple internal corporate investigations. He is experienced in arbitration matters before the American Arbitration Association and in litigation matters before Federal District Courts, the Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, Oregon and Texas state trial and appellate courts, including the Texas Supreme Court.
Terry S. Casey, et al v. Harold C. Simmons, et al – (Dallas Co. Tex.; American Arbitration Association 2010) Obtained plaintiffs’ jury verdict in excess of $100 million and a favorable post-trial settlement for clients, Marcus Martin and Highland Environmental Management, LLC, in a case regarding claims of breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, conspiracy, aiding and abetting, negligent misrepresentation, gross negligence, negligence, and tortious interference.
American Airlines, Inc. v. Sabre Inc. – (American Arbitration Association 2010) Defended Sabre, Inc. in a $30 million claim. Obtained an award in favor of client, Sabre Inc. in a case brought by American Airlines regarding the alleged breach of contract and various business torts surrounding transfer of data processing charges for certain software functionality.
Hillwood Center Partners, L.P. v. Radical Cuban LLC, et al – (Dallas Co. Tex.; American Arbitration Association 2010) Defended Mark Cuban and Dallas Maverick entities. Obtained an award in favor of clients, including an award of fees in their favor on claims brought by Hillwood Center Partners, L.P/Ross Perot, Jr. regarding the alleged breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty in the alleged wrongful diversion of certain profits of American Airlines Center to the Dallas Mavericks basketball operations.
Data Treasury v. Wells Fargo, et al – (E.D. Tex. 2010) Defended Bank of America. Prepared and litigated $800 million patent infringement case, involving multiple patents in the area of digital check processing. Case settled during middle of trial.
Tekelec v. Performance Technologies, Inc. (E.D. N.C. 2011) Defended Performance Technologies in six patent case involving SS7 and other signaling technologies.
Touchcom Technologies Inc v. Dresser, Inc. – (E.D. Tex. 2005) Obtained summary judgment of invalidity for Dresser in patent infringement suit alleging infringement across all primary products sold in the United States with damages alleged to exceed $30 mil. Case subsequently favorably resolved in lieu of appeal.
Cisco Systems Inc. v. Alcatel USA and Alcatel S.A. – (E.D. Tex. 2003) Representing Alcatel USA, Inc. and Alcatel S.A.
Alcatel USA, Inc. v. Cisco Systems, Inc. – (E.D. Tex. 2003) Representing Alcatel USA, Inc. and Alcatel S.A. in antitrust litigation regarding telecommunications industry.
American Building Control Inc. v. Robotics Technologies, Inc. – (N.D. Tex. 2003) Representing Robotics Technologies Inc. in patent infringement case.
Amalgamated Gadget, L.P. and NYC 999, L.L.C. v. Cornelius Mack and John Bianchi – (N.D. Tex. 2003) Representing Amalgamated Gadget, L.P. and NYC 999, L.L.C. in securities fraud action involving laundering of securities to avoid insider trading rules.
Alcatel USA, Inc v. Tekelec, Inc. – (E.D. Tex. 2001)Represented Alcatel USA, Inc., obtained favorable settlement in patent infringement case involving telecommunications technology.
North Dallas Enviroscape, Inc v. Rainforest Creations, Inc., et al – (E.D. Tex. 2002) Represented North Dallas Enviroscape, Inc. As co-lead trial counsel obtained $4.7 million verdict in client’s favor on false advertising and misappropriation of business method case.
Nokia, Inc. v. Buca – (N.D. Tex. 2002) Represented Nokia, Inc. Obtained favorable settlement in patent infringement case.
Lucent Technologies, Inc. v. Power One, Inc., et al – (Travis Co. Tex. 2001) Represented Power One, Inc. Obtained favorable settlement in trade secret misappropriations case.
Chorum Technologies, Inc. v. Oplink Communications, Inc. – (N.D. Tex. 2001) Represented Oplink Communications, Inc. Obtained favorable settlement in patent infringement case involving fiber optic technology.
Universal Image, Inc. v. Cuban, et al – (Dallas Co. Tex. 2000) Represented Yahoo!, Inc. and broadcast.com inc. in commercial dispute regarding internet content provider.
Schiller and Greggory v. Yahoo!, Inc., et al and Stewart v. Yahoo!, Inc., et al – (E.D. Tex. 2000 and Dallas Co. Tex. 2000) Representing Yahoo!, Inc. and broadcast.com inc. in internet privacy class actions.
Innovad v. Microsoft, et al – (N.D. Tex. 2000) Represented Odyssey Computing, Inc. Favorable settlement in patent infringement litigation.
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