Patel, Sagar

Sagar Patel

Associate
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Sagar Patel has broad commercial litigation experience, including business litigation, construction litigation, employment-related disputes, white collar and insurance matters. Sagar has represented both plaintiffs and defendants at every stage of the litigation process in state and federal courts as well as claimants and respondents in domestic and international arbitrations.

Sagar Patel has broad commercial litigation experience, including business litigation, construction litigation, employment-related disputes, white collar and insurance matters. Sagar has represented both plaintiffs and defendants at every stage of the litigation process in state and federal courts as well as claimants and respondents in domestic and international arbitrations.

His experience includes:

  • Lead counsel in defending former executive against parallel DOJ and SEC investigations into insider trading allegations. Following preliminary discovery, DOJ and SEC declined to prosecute or bring an enforcement action against client
  • Lead counsel in defending former executive against suit by former employer for claims including breach of non-disparagement clause, defamation and business disparagement
  • Lead counsel in defending an individual against suit filed in federal court by former employer for claims including breach of confidentiality agreement, misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of fiduciary duty, unfair trade practices and conspiracy
  • Second-chair trial victory representing the buyer of a company in an indemnity dispute arising out of an Asset Purchase Agreement. At the close of a three-day jury trial, the jury unanimously awarded client 100% of its damages and attorneys’ fees
  • Obtained favorable summary judgment for client insurer in a bad faith coverage and indemnity lawsuit in federal court
  • Represented insurers in coverage matters involving UIM coverage, CGL coverage and D&O coverage
  • Defended international cookie café franchisor in ICC Arbitration against claims from multinational confectionary brand licensor relating to Middle East franchises. Following final hearing, a three-member Tribunal awarded Claimant no (or zero) damages or fees
  • Represented an EPC contractor in an international arbitration dispute regarding a renovation and restoration project of an offshore production platform and pipeline connecting to a liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant in Angola
  • Represented a construction subcontractor in a lawsuit against general contractor and owner of crude oil refinery in south Texas
  • Defended a pile driving equipment supplier and its CEO in federal court against claims of trademark infringement, unfair competition and tortious interference brought by an industry competitor seeking damages and a permanent injunction
  • Defended an energy pipeline services company against indemnity, fraud and breach of fiduciary duty allegations brought by former CEO
  • Defended a private equity company and its CEO against employment agreement, fraud and fiduciary duty allegations brought by former CEO of portfolio company
  • Defended a payment technology services company against claims of breach of license agreement and misappropriation of trade secrets
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Education
  • J.D., University of Houston Law Center, 2013
    Order of the Barons
    Houston Law Review, Board 50 – Senior Articles Editor
    Moot Court Team
    The Advocates, Associate Board Member
  • B.A., Political Science,

    cum laude

    , The University of Texas at Dallas, 2010
Bar Admissions
  • Texas, 2013
Languages
  • Gujarati
Awards & Recognitions
    • Named, Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, Commercial Litigation (2022)
    • Named, Super Lawyers® Texas Rising Star, Civil Litigation (2021)