Chambers USA 2014

The team is known for:
Rapidly growing boutique practice with an impressive reputation in the energy sector, not least in the oil and gas arena. Widely praised for its tough representation in complex disputes.Strengths:
“I think they are very highly specialized, focused trial attorneys. They have very highly motivated professionals.”
“They came in with fresh, new, aggressive ideas and thought outside of the box.”
Work highlights:
Acted on a $93 million indemnification claim brought against Noble Energy by ConocoPhillips, succeeding in having the claim dismissed at the summary judgment stage. Represented Italian energy company Eni on Texas jurisdictional issues in a $6.4 billion lawsuit relating to an oil and gas concession granted to Eni by the government of the Togolese Republic in West Africa.
One of Sean Gorman’s clients said: “He achieved results in trial beyond my highest expectations – I was really impressed with his toughness as a trial lawyer. He’s also a skilled strategist in litigation – you don’t always get that combination together.” Gorman litigates complex business cases for national and international clients, and also acts on arbitrations.
“Rock-solid” litigator John Zavitsanos gains strong praise from clients, with one saying: “I’ve never had more confidence in a litigation team than the team he put together.” He recently defended Mistras Group and its employees in a $9 million breach of covenant not to compete case.
Up-and-coming commercial litigator Todd Mensing was praised by one client as “one of the brightest and most effective lawyers I’ve used. His results and his dedication are excellent, and I feel comfortable giving him complex and difficult cases because he has the creativity and persistence to fight a hard corner.” He acts for clients in the oil and gas sector on a range of significant litigation matters.

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