Experts Are the Best Teachers

AZA attorneys write and publish in their fields of expertise. Our attorneys frequently speak at continuing legal education courses for other attorneys. Below are samples of recent papers our lawyers have authored and some presentations they have made.

Joseph Ahmad

Texas Monthly v. New York Times: Where are the damages?, Legal Issues in the Executive Suite blog, April 2014 (example, Blog posts January 2011 – present)

Trade Secrets and Non-Compete Agreements in Texas: The Law is Changing. Are You Keeping Up? Texas Bar CLE Webcast, Panelist, December 7, 2010.

The Dodd-Frank Act: What it Means for Employment Lawyers, Texas Bar CLE Webcast, Panelist, November 30, 2010.

What the Texas Attorney Needs to Know About Unfair Competition and Non-Compete Claims, Lawline.com; Online CLE Seminar; 2010.

The Generational Effect of Juror Attitudes - Panelist, American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law Annual Meeting, August 5-10, 2010, San Francisco.

Employee Handbooks: The Good, The Bad, The Useless - Panelist, South Texas College of Law CLE, 23rd Annual Employment Law Conference, July 15-16, 2010, Houston.

What You Need to Know About Unfair Competition and Non-Compete Claims, Houston Bar Association Continuing Legal Education; January 28, 2010, Houston.

Overview of Non-Statutory Claims, Texas Bar CLE, 17th Annual Advanced Employment Law Course – Nuts and Bolts of Employment Law 2010, January 13, 2010, Dallas.

Litigating Wrongful Discharge Cases, University of Houston Law Foundation, Advanced Employment Law Seminar, May 7-8, 2009 – Houston, May 14-15, 2009 – Dallas.

Deposition and Discovery, Texas Bar CLE, 17th Annual Advanced Employment Law Course – Nuts and Bolts of Employment Law, January 21, 2009, San Antonio.

Recent Developments Under The Sarbanes-Oxley Act, National Employment Lawyers Association (Houston, Texas Chapter) November 7, 2008, Merida, Mexico.

E-Discovery Update: Notes from a Practitioner, State Bar of Texas, Labor & Employment Law Section, 19th Annual Employment Law Update, October 24-25, 2008, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Litigating Wrongful Discharge Cases: From Sabine Pilot to Today, University of Houston Law Foundation, Advanced Employment Law Seminar, April 10-11, 2008, Dallas and Houston.

Amir Alavi

Reducing Litigation Costs in a Down Economy, Donavan Watkins Continuing Legal Education Program, June 2009.

Requests for Production of Documents and Requests for Disclosure, University of Houston Law Foundation, Advanced Evidence and Discovery Course, November 2008.

Practical Considerations in Dealing with Intellectual Capital, Lorman Education Services, Documents Employers Can’t Live Without, June 2006.

Jamie Alan Aycock

“Contracting Out of the Culture Wars: How the Law Should Enforce and Communities of Faith Should Encourage More Enduring Marital Commitments,” Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, Vol. 30 No.1 (Fall 2006).

Megan L. Bibb

“Sackett: Implications For Pre-Enforcement Review,” Law360, May 14, 2012, Co-author with John Eldridge.

“Recent Litigation Related to Oil and Gas Drilling,” Better Than Barnett: New Developments in the Legal and Regulatory Issues in the Eagle Ford Shale, October 18, 2011, Houston, Texas,” Co-author with Michael Mazzone.

“Oilfield Litigation: ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas,’” Annual Texas Environmental Superconference, August 4-5, 2011, Austin, Texas, Co-author with Michael Mazzone.

“An Analysis of the Federal Disease Clusters Act: Pros, Cons, and Legal Implications,” Toxics Law Reporter, BNA Insight, June 23, 2011, Co-author with Stan Perry.

“House Bill Could Make Impairment of Mineral Estates a Compensable Regulatory Taking,” Energy Litigation News & Developments, American Bar Association Section of Litigation, April 5, 2011, Co-author with Liz Klingensmith.

Elizabeth Pannill Fletcher

“Flashing Yellow Lights on the Road to E-Discovery,” Submission to West LegalWorks Seminar on Electronic Discovery After the New Federal Rules, September 2007, Co-author.

Edward Goolsby

Why So Serious? Taking the Word “Seriously” More Seriously in Plain Error Review of Federal Sentencing Appeals, 51 Hous. L. Rev. 1449, 2014

Sean Gorman 

“International Trade Opportunities from Around the World,” co-author,  Expert Guide – International Trade, 2014

Ryan Hackney

If a Helicopter Hits an Offshore Platform and Crashes at Sea, Where Do You Bury the Survivors? 42 Journal of Maritime Law & Commerce 231 (2011)

Don’t Mess with Houston, Texas: The Clean Air Act and State/Local Preemption, 88 Texas Law Review 639 (2010)

Flipping Daubert: Putting Climate Change Defendants in the Hot Seat, 40 Environmental Law 255 (2010)

Ripping Holes in the Dragnet: The Failings of U.C.C. § 9-204(c) as Applied to Consumer Transactions, 87 Texas Law Review 1249 (2009)

Mark Holden

Review of Is Democracy Exportable?, Zoltan Barany and Robert G. Moser, eds., International Affairs 86:4 (July 2010).

Review of Violence and Social Orders by Douglass C. North et al., International Affairs 86:3 (May 2010).

Adam Milasincic

“Disorder Certifying a Class: Misinterpretations of Rule 23(c)(1)(B) and a Proposed Alternative,” 97 Virginia Law Review 979, June 2011

Steven Mitby

“Navigating Hypothetical Negotiations,” Managing Intellectual Property, October 2008, Maria W. Boyce, Co-author.

“The New Presumption of Adequate Warnings in Texas Pharmaceutical Litigation,” Texas Bar Journal, July 2006, Travis J. Sales, Co-author.

Tim Shelby

“Witness Credibility in Trial and Depositions,” Texas Lawyer’s In-House Counsel Summit, March 2013.

“Strategies for Corporate Representative Depositions,” 33rd Annual Corporate Counsel Institute, Houston, April 2011.

Monica Uddin

“Strategies for Corporate Representative Depositions,” State Bar of Texas Corporate Counsel Section Newsletter, 2010, Co-author.

David E. Warden

“Lunar Mission Profiles for Commercial Space Operations,” 21st International Symposium on Space Flight Dynamics, Co-author, October,  2009.

“Intellectual Property Litigation for Trial Lawyers,” University of Houston Law Foundation, 2007.

“Introduction to Intellectual Property Law,” Fudan University, Shanghai, China, 2006.

“Identifying, Preserving, and Defending Trade Secrets,” Journal of Petroleum Technology, 2006.

“Trade Secret and Intellectual Property Litigation In the USA,” Korean Bar Association, Seoul, Korea, 2006.

“Intellectual Property Litigation for Trial Lawyers,” University of Houston, 2006.

“Don’t Settle Your License Away,” 69 Texas Bar Journal 126, 2006.

“Jury Testing & Selection in the USA,” Nagashima, Ohno & Tsunematsu, Tokyo, Japan, 2005.

“An Overview of Intellectual Property Litigation in the USA,” Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, 2004.

“An Overview of Intellectual Property Litigation Issues,” University of Houston Law Foundation, 2004.

“U.S. Patent Practice: Principles and Particularities for the European Practitioner,” A.S.P.I., Paris, 2004.

George W. Web III

“The ITC’s Pilot Mediation Program for Section 337 Investigations: A Primer,” IP Law & Business (October 20, 2009).

John Zavitsanos

“Punitive Damages in Commercial Litigation: Pursuing and Defending Claims – Leveraging Pretrial Motions, Discovery and Trial Strategies, Navigating Constitutional Restraints” webinar, Strafford Publications Inc., April 2014.

“Witness Credibility in Trial and Depositions,” Texas Lawyer’s In-House Counsel Summit, April 2014, November 2013,  May 2012.

“Witness Credibility at Depositions and Trial – Do’s and Don’ts,” State Bar of Texas – Texas Minority Counsel Program, 18th Annual Conference, September 2010.

“Lessons Learned from Trying a Breach of Fiduciary Case,” Houston Bar Association, Litigation Section, December 2008.

“Cross-Examination,” University of Houston Law Foundation, Civil Litigation, February 2008.

“Credibility and Impeachment – The Rules and Techniques for Inconsistent Statements, Contradiction, Convictions and Character,” Advanced Evidence and Discovery, Houston Law Foundation, November 2007.

“Witness Credibility – How To Prepare, Achieve, And Destroy It,”  -Lorman Education Services, June 2006.

“Preparing Your Witness for Deposition and Trial,” Houston Bar Association, March 2006.

“Types of Claims and Their Values,” Houston Bar Association, September 2005.