Richard Wilson is a partner in the Houston office. His practice is focused primarily on energy, environmental and complex commercial litigation. He is a trial attorney practicing in state and federal trial and appellate courts, and before arbitration panels.
Richard has handled a variety of energy industry cases, including cases involving energy trading agreements, gas plant operating agreements, royalty disputes, oilfield fraud, offshore drilling platforms and long term supply agreements. He is knowledgeable about energy trading agreements (including NAESB, EEI, and ISDA) and has litigated their treatment under the Bankruptcy Code. He is also knowledgeable about FERC, CFTC, and FTC rules and regulations pertaining to energy trading and market manipulation and related compliance issues. Richard has also worked on several governmental investigations of companies in the energy industry.
Richard has been involved in a variety of complex litigation, including an ERISA class action and a billion dollar preference action in bankruptcy court. Richard has also handled a variety of general civil litigation matters involving causes of action for breach of contract, tortious interference, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, director and officer liability, misappropriation of trade secret, civil conspiracy, deceptive trade practices, legal malpractice, breach of warranty, products liability and premises liability.
Richard has defended a substantial number of toxic tort cases involving property damage and personal injury claims, including work-site, waste-site and neighborhood cases. He has litigated ambient air and groundwater contamination cases involving a wide variety of chemicals and is well versed in the full range of expert witness issues encountered in toxic tort litigation.
Richard previously clerked for Judge Charles F. Campbell on the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals.