Daniel M. McClure


Fulbright & Jaworski LLP

Daniel M. McClure


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Dan McClure, partner since 1986 in the Houston office, has an active trial and appellate practice in both state and federal courts involving a variety of civil litigation matters. He has concentrated his practice on complex commercial litigation, including class actions, multidistrict litigation, antitrust, business torts, contract disputes, securities, oil and gas, health law, qui tam actions and government investigations. He is Chair of the Class Action Practice Group and Co-Chair of the Energy Litigation Practice Group.  

Dan has been twice named to the BTI Client Service All-Star Team, a list of fewer than 200 lawyers nationwide who deliver "the absolute best client service" based on a survey of corporate clients. 

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  • Education

    1978 - J.D., cum laude, Harvard Law School
    1974 - B.A., highest honors, University of Oklahoma

    Dan is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He is licensed to practice law in Texas, Colorado and Oklahoma.

  • Professional activities
    • Texas Board of Legal Specialization – certified in Civil Trial Law (1988)
    • Institute for Energy Law - Vice Chair, Executive Committee, Advisory Board member, and former Chair of Oil and Gas Committee
    • American Health Lawyers Association
    • National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel
    • American Inns of Court
    • American Bar Association
      • Litigation, Health Law, and Antitrust Sections
    • State Bar of Texas
      •  Litigation, Health Law, Antitrust and Oil, Gas and Mineral Law Sections
    • Texas Bar Foundation, Life Fellow
    • College of the State Bar of Texas, Fellow
  • Professional honors
    • World's Leading Energy Lawyer - outstanding practitioner, Guide to the World's Leading Energy Lawyers (2013)
    • Texas Top Rated Lawyer – LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell (2013)
    • Energy & Natural Resources Lawyer – Expert Guides (2013)
    • Chambers USA – Texas energy and natural resources litigation, Chambers and Partners (2008 - 2013)
    • Chambers USA – nationwide energy: oil & gas regulatory and litigation, Chambers and Partners (2010 - 2013)
    • Legal 500 USA – energy litigation, The Legal 500 (2008 - 2014)
    • The Best Lawyers in America – energy law, Best Lawyers (2008 - 2014)
    • Texas Super Lawyer – business litigation, Thomson Reuters (2003 - 2013)
    • BTI Client Service All-Star Team - BTI Consulting Group (2006, 2009)
  • Publications

    Dan's published works include:


    • Co-Author, "Trends in Energy Disputes 2011"
    • Co-author, "Supreme Court Further Refines Proof Standards For Class Certification And Ups The Ante For Antitrust Plaintiffs," Fulbright Alert, March 28, 2013
    • Co-author, "Supreme Court Prevents Class Plaintiffs From Stipulating Around Federal CAFA Jurisdiction," Fulbright Briefing, March 21, 2013
    • Co-author, "Supreme Court Deals a Heavy Blow to Colossal Discrimination Class Actions," Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. Alert, June 22, 2011
    • Contributor, A Practitioner's Guide to Class Actions, American Bar Association, 2010
    • Co-author, "Fifth Circuit Decision Supports Immunity for Peer Review," Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. Briefing, July 13, 2009
    • Co-author, "SEC Issues Final Rule on Modernization of Oil and Gas Reporting," The Energy Law Advisor, July 2009
    • Co-author, "Texas Supreme Court Decision in Coastal v. Garza:  Rule of Capture Bars Recovery of Drainage Damages for Subsurface Trespass from Hydraulic Fracturing," Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. Client Alert, September 2008
    • Co-author, "Federal Courts Experience Surge in Class Action Activity," Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. Briefing, April 2008
    • Co-author, "Trends in Energy Litigation 2007," April 2007 (winner of Burton Award for Best Law Firm Publication)
    • "Qui Tam Cases in the Energy Industry," 33rd Annual Ernest E. Smith Oil, Gas & Mineral Law Institute, March 2007
    • "The Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 Significantly Expands Federal Jurisdiction Over Class Actions," Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. Client Alert, February 2005
    • "Current Trends in Energy Litigation," 27 State Bar of Texas Oil, Gas & Energy Resources Law Section Report, 2002
    • "Royalty Valuation and Payment Issues: Where Are We and Where Are We Headed?" 48 Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Institute, 2002
    • "Developments in Oil and Gas Class Action Litigation," Fifty-Second Annual Institute on Oil and Gas Law and Taxation, 2001
    • "False Claims Act Being Misused to Impose Regulatory Agendas," 13 Legal Backgrounder No. 24, Washington Legal Foundation, July 10, 1998
    • "Class Actions in the Oil and Gas Industry," Forty-Eighth Annual Institute on Oil and Gas Law and Taxation, 1997
    • "Trademarks and Competition: The Recent History," 59 Law & Contemp. Probs. 13, Spring 1996
  • Civic involvement
    • Houston Ballet, Board of Trustees, Executive Committee (2008 - 2013)
  • Licenses
    • Colorado State Bar License
    • Oklahoma State Bar License
    • Texas State Bar License
  • Interests

    Dan is an avid tennis player and bicyclist. He has participated for sixteen consecutive years in the MS 150 bicycle ride from Houston to Austin (180 miles). Dan is a co-captain of the 2014 Norton Rose Fulbright MS 150 cycling team.