Jamie Alan Aycock
Jamie Alan Aycock litigates difficult cases that demand analytical rigor, clear writing, and aggressive advocacy. Mr. Aycock is known for disentangling complicated factual and legal matters to allow them to be easily understood so that his client’s story can be presented clearly and fluidly.
Mr. Aycock handles complex commercial and appellate cases involving a wide range of matters, including contract disputes, fraud, business torts, intellectual property rights, preemption, and administrative law in a variety of industries, including energy, oil and gas, software, banking, and finance.
Mr. Aycock was selected for the Texas Rising Stars list in 2014-2016, which honors the best Texas lawyers who are under age 40 and those who have practiced less than 10 years. The Texas Rising Stars list appears in the Texas Monthly and Texas Rising Stars magazines. Fewer than 2.5 percent of eligible Texas attorneys earn this selection each year.
A graduate of Harvard Law School and summa cum laude graduate of Cornell University, Mr. Aycock served as briefing attorney to Justice Nathan L. Hecht of the Texas Supreme Court from 2005 to 2006 and has practiced in Houston and in Washington, D.C.
- Achieved complete win at the trial court and on appeal against a $6.4 billion claim against an international energy company for the value of an oil and gas concession off the coast of West Africa by establishing that the client’s U.S. subsidiary’s contacts with Texas, and the client’s own contacts with Texas, did not support the court’s exercise of personal jurisdiction.
- Defended a petrochemical storage company in a $50 million environmental mass action in Montana federal court. The plaintiffs, residents of a Montana city, accused the client, along with a handful of other defendants, of systematic pollution of the city’s water supply over a period of years. At the conclusion of discovery, the parties settled, with the client contributing less than two percent of the total settlement payment
- Turned the tables on former employee of international pipeline company who alleged wrongful termination after stealing over $1M from the company in a fraudulent scheme,:
- Obtained a judgment against the former employee for more than $5M, including attorneys’ fees and punitive damages;
- Achieved dismissal of the employee’s bankruptcy case in which the former employee attempted to discharge the judgment;
- Obtained judgment against the former employee’s co-conspirator and achieved favorable settlement with vendor alleged to have participated in the employee’s fraud against the company.
- Represented plaintiff in patent infringement lawsuit against Samsung involving Bluetooth™ EDR technology. After a one-week trial, a jury returned a verdict in the amount of $15.75 million for plaintiff.
- Successfully worked with experts to develop damages models in patents suits against leading manufacturers of computers and mobile phones as well as providers of business software.
- Compelled cases to arbitration against an international specialty gas company involving wrongful death and catastrophic burn injury arising out of a plant explosion. Shortly thereafter achieved settlement for confidential sums.
Before joining AZA, Mr. Aycock:
- Represented leading consulting and systems integration provider in the highest-dollar litigation ever brought before the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals (ASBCA) that ultimately achieved a favorable settlement.
- Represented telecommunications carrier in successful challenge to local wireless ordinance based on field preemption.
- Represented cable operator in successful appeal resulting in vacatur of Federal Communications Commission’s ownership cap for cable operators.
- Challenged media ownership rules before the FCC and on appeal in a variety of Federal Circuit Courts of Appeal.
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Author, “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).
- Texas Young Lawyers Association
- Federalist Society
- Chair, Deed Restrictions Committee, Parkwood Drive Civic Association
- Harvard Law School, 2005, J.D., Staff Member, Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy
- Cornell University, 2001, B.A., Government and Economics, summa cum laude, with distinction
- District of Columbia
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
- U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
- U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
- U.S. Supreme Court