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Megan C. Moore

P 713-652-9000 | F 713-652-9800
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Megan C. Moore is a commercial litigator with experience as a key trial team member, including a weeks-long federal trial with several hundred million dollars at stake. She has successfully represented clients from a host of industries, including manufacturing, mortgage, medical, energy, real estate, financial, pharmaceutical, and technology. Her clients have included both plaintiffs and defendants in business disputes, breaches of contract and fiduciary duty matters, and employment disputes.

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  • Education
    • J.D., University of Houston Law Center, 2006
    • B.A., with honors, Plan II Honors, University of Texas at Austin, 2003
  • Court Admissions
    • State Bar of Texas
    • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
    • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
    • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
    • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • Representative Cases
    • Defending a publicly traded oil and gas company in a $100 million dispute arising from the operations of participation agreements and joint operating agreements in North Dakota.
    • Member of a trial team in a case before the Delaware Court of Chancery.  Prior to trial, Ms. Moore deposed numerous witnesses across the county, assisted in drafting extensive pre-trial briefing, and prepared the client for trial examination.
    • Defended an inland marine transportation company against claims of discrimination and retaliation under the Federal Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act brought by a former employee who had been with the company for 18 years.  In connection with the FMLA claims, she drafted and argued a motion to dismiss, which the federal district court granted from the bench.
    • Represented several municipal employees, including city managers, city administrators, and a city attorney, in employment disputes regarding breach of their employment contracts.
    • Appointed attorney ad litem to represent minor claimants of life insurance proceeds in a federal interpleader action involving a homicide investigation.
    • Representative Cases at Hoover Kernell
      • Obtained a substantial payment and other favorable settlement terms for clients in an LLC member dispute in the courthouse and just before beginning a temporary injunction hearing, which followed two weeks of expedited written discovery, large document productions, and multiple depositions.
      • Second chair at a bench trial in Harris County state court defending a property management company and its principals against claims of employment discrimination, retaliation, and violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Prevailed on all claims at trial and successfully defended the judgment on appeal.
      • Drafted and argued opposition to a motion for summary judgment in a case involving allegations of breach of contract, tortious interference, business disparagement, fraud, and conspiracy over the sale of a landscape company. The motion for summary judgment was denied.
      • Member of a legal team that represented a Louisiana nail supply company in a breach-of-fiduciary-duty case involving injunctive relief and a receivership. The case settled favorably following the dissolution of the injunction against the client.
  • Honors & Awards
    • 500 Leading Litigators in America, Lawdragon, 2024
    • The Best Lawyers in America, 2024
    • Texas Rising Stars, Thomson Reuters, 2015-2020
    • Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation