Bob Harrell is Norton Rose Fulbright's Head of Financial Institutions and Insurance Litigation, United States.
Bob has over 32 years of experience trying complex commercial cases in federal and state courts and before arbitration panels. He has tried over 50 cases to verdict or judgment. Bob has been certified in civil trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 1986, and is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA).
Bob has represented a wide variety of companies, including companies in the financial, manufacturing, telecommunications/networking, energy, and insurance sectors. He has handled cases involving shareholder and other corporate disputes, class actions, RICO claims, patent infringement, breaches of contract, violations of fiduciary and other professional duties, complex insurance coverage issues, and other types of commercial disputes. He has also had an active practice representing professionals, especially attorneys.
Bob has been active in representing clients in securities cases. These clients include issuers, underwriters, attorneys, accountants, broker-dealers, and other professionals. He is listed in the National Union Panel Counsel Directory of approved counsel for handling securities litigation. In addition, he regularly represents clients in shareholder derivative matters, and other disputes involving corporate governance issues.
Bob has handled lawsuits and arbitrations in numerous areas involving technology, including computer systems integration, software development, and network privacy. He also handles intellectual property matters, including patent, copyright, and trade secrets lawsuits. Among the industries in which he has been active are computer software and hardware, telecommunications, wireless technology, electronic components, and energy-related products and services.