Jeremy Doyle focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation in a broad array of areas, including contract, securities, intellectual property, fiduciary duty matters, oil and gas, and legal and professional malpractice. Jeremy represents both plaintiffs and defendants. After graduating with a law degree and an M.B.A. from the University of Texas, Jeremy went to work as an associate with the firm of Gibbs & Bruns LLP in Houston in October 1999. Jeremy became a partner at Gibbs & Bruns in October 2005. In the fall of 2009, after ten years of practice, Jeremy left Gibbs & Bruns to become a founding partner of the Reynolds, Frizzell, Black, Doyle, Allen & Oldham, L.L.P.
University of Texas, J.D., with high honors, 1999
Order of the Coif
University of Texas, M.B.A., 1999
University of Virginia, B.A., 1993
Named “Best Lawyers in America” for Commercial Litigation, 2013.
Named a “Future Star” by Legal Media’s guide Benchmark Litigation, 2013.
Listed by Chambers USA America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2009, 2010
Named an “Up and Coming” Leading Individual in Commercial Litigation
Named a “Rising Star” by Legal Media’s guide Benchmark Litigation, 2010.
Named a “Texas Rising Star” by Texas Super Lawyers, 2005-2009.
Named one of “Houston’s Top Lawyers” by H Texas magazine, 2010.
Duke Energy Field Services, LP v. ExxonMobil Corporation
After close of discovery, was hired as trial counsel for Defendant ExxonMobil Corporation. Lawsuit arose out of ExxonMobil's actions as unit operator of the Conroe Field Unit. ExxonMobil delivered gas on behalf of itself and 280 other working interest owners to a gas processing plant owned by Plaintiff Duke Energy Field Services (now DCP Midstream). In 2006, Duke brought suit alleging 11 causes of action against ExxonMobil and contending that certain accounting errors and re-allocations by ExxonMobil had caused Duke to overpay $4.4 million dollars to other working interest owners, and seeking to recover damages in the amount of all un-recouped overpayments plus more than $2 million in attorney fees. We were hired in June 2011 to defend ExxonMobil at trial. Case proceeded to trial in September 2011, and the jury returned a verdict rejecting all of Duke's claims.
J.V. Industrial Companies, Ltd. v. Victoria WLE, LP
Represented Plaintiff J.V. Industrial in arbitration dispute arising out of construction project to repower and expand the Victoria Power Station in Victoria, Texas. After completing the project, J.V. Industrial commenced arbitration against the owner, seeking recovery of certain unpaid invoices for its work. Owner counterclaimed, arguing that J.V. Industrial mismanaged the project and seeking recovery of approximately $30 million for alleged delays and cost overruns. Case settled favorably before final arbitration hearing, and J.V. Industrial received a payment of $14.7 million from the defendant-owner.
Huntsman Corporation v. Credit Suisse Securities (USA), L.L.C. et al.
Assisted in representation of Plaintiff Huntsman against Credit Suisse and Deutsche Bank in connection with the failure to fund a $15 billion merger between Huntsman and Hexion, of Columbus, Ohio. We secured a $1.7 billion settlement package for Huntsman during trial, including $632 million in cash and $1.1 billion on financing through issuances of notes and bonds on favorable terms.
Clear Channel Communications, et al. vs. Citigroup Global Markets, Inc., et al.
Assisted in representation of CC Media Holdings, Inc. in a tortious interference case arising out of CC Media's $26 billion acquisition of Clear Channel Communications. Within a brief six weeks, our pivotal involvement resulted in CC Media's ability to successfully close its $26 billion acquisition of Clear Channel.
Willis Group, LLC and Seis-Strat Services, L.L.C. v. Antares Enterprises, L.P. et al.
Represented Claimants Willis Group and Seis-Strat Services in a dispute arising out of Willis Group’s acquisition of a majority interest in Seis-Strat from Antares. Antares originally sued the clients in Texas state court, asserting claims of shareholder oppression and breaches of fiduciary duty against Willis Group and its principals, and seeking appointment of a receiver and more than $1 million of damages. We successfully compelled the case to arbitration, and we initiated the arbitration proceeding so that our client, as Claimants, could assert their fraud and breach of contract claims against Antares. The matter was arbitrated over the course of several weeks. Our clients were awarded damages with a value of approximately $1.4 million, including recovery of attorneys’ fees, and Antares was awarded nothing on the claims it originally initiated as the state court plaintiff.
BMC Software, Inc. v. NetIQ Corporation
Represented NetIQ in arbitration in which BMC Software claimed two of NetIQ's major products infringed two patents owned by BMC. BMC sought $150 million in lost profits and royalties before trebling. NetIQ hired the firm to take over defense of the case six months before trial (the proceeding had been pending for over eighteen months). Within six months, the parties conducted almost all of the fact discovery and produced all expert reports and discovery relating to validity of the patents, the claimed infringement and damages. The case was resolved on satisfactory terms one week before the arbitration hearing.
Union Oil Company of California v. Osprey Petroleum Company
Represented Plaintiff Union Oil Company of California in suit against working interest owner involving claims for payment of joint interest billings, and in defense of counterclaims for fraud, breach of contract, and breach of fiduciary duties. Client faced potential exposure on the counterclaims in the hundreds of millions of dollars. Obtained dismissal of the counterclaims on summary judgment a few weeks before trial, and the case settled favorably to client soon thereafter.
Corenergy, LLC et al v. Devon Energy Production Company, L.P.
Represented Plaintiff Corenergy, LLC, a co-owner of an oil & gas prospect, in case against Devon Energy, the other co-owner and operator of the prospect, alleging claims of fraud and breach of contract in connection with the handling of that prospect. Case settled favorably for client a few days before trial.
In re Dynegy, Inc. Securities Litigation
Represented three corporate officers of Dynegy Corporation in defense of a securities fraud class action lawsuit asserted against the company and a number of its officers and directors. Obtained dismissal of all three officer defendants from the case. Plaintiff voluntarily dismissed one of the officer defendants after we filed a motion to dismiss the claims asserted against him. The Court granted our motion to dismiss the claims against the other two officer defendants.
Amerisource Funding, Inc. v. Trammell Crow Corporate Services, Inc.
Represented Plaintiff Amerisource in a breach of contract, Uniform Commercial Code action alleging that Trammell Crow knowingly circumvented security interests of our client, a factoring business. The case settled shortly prior to trial for $1 million.
In re: Affiliated Computer Services, Inc. Derivative Litigation
Represented Cerberus in connection with buy-out claims brought in connection with Cerberus' offer to participate in taking Affiliated Computer Services, Inc. private. Successfully obtained a dismissal for Cerberus from the federal court case on the grounds that the claims were not ripe.
Joe Fogarty et al. v. Daniel I. Barness et al.
Represented the Claimants before the American Arbitration Association. The suit was filed after clients were defrauded at an earlier mediation. After a week-long trial, the Arbitrator found our clients had indeed been defrauded. The award provided client with total relief in the amount of $1.3 million.
Letha M. Gray v. Beverly Enterprises-Mississippi, et al
Handled appeals before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals for multiple plaintiffs involved in nursing home litigation. In a number of cases alleging liability for injuries sustained in nursing homes, a Mississippi federal court granted motions to dismiss certain of the defendants from those cases based on a finding that they were fraudulently joined as defendants. The Fifth Circuit reversed the district court finding of fraudulent joinder in each case.
Wireless Communications Technology, Inc. v. National Law Firm.
Represented national law firm in defense of a case involving claims of legal malpractice and breach of duty. Plaintiff sought millions of dollars in damages. Case settled favorably for client.
Electroquil, S.A. v. General Electric International, Inc.
Represented Electroquil, an Ecuadorean company partially owned by Duke Energy Corporation, in ICC arbitration involving claims of breach of contract against General Electric involving a power generation facility in Ecuador owned by Electroquil. The case settled favorably for the client a few months before the arbitration hearing.