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Page Somerville Robinson

Page Somerville Robinson Associate, Commercial & Business Litigation

Page is a trial lawyer who represents clients in state and federal courts, and in arbitration. Page works on commercial disputes involving contract, business torts, antitrust, and product liability law, including class actions. Her diverse clients include companies in the financial services, healthcare, pipeline, oil and gas, construction, manufacturing, and chemical industries.

As part of her commitment to pro bono and public service, Page served as a volunteer prosecutor for the City of Houston, first-chairing multiple jury trials and obtaining convictions for violations of City law. At the firm, Page has been involved with and served on the Recruiting Committee. The following is a list of representative matters in which Page has assisted.

Experience Highlights

  • (S.D. Tex.) — Obtained dismissal of $33 million tort claim on forum non conveniens grounds on behalf of global engineering and construction company
  • (Arbitration) — Represented oil & gas equipment and operations company in arbitration proceedings related to purchase and sale agreement
  • Represented a global engineering and construction company in all matters—an SEC investigation, securities fraud litigation, and shareholder derivative litigation—related to a financial restatement arising out of accounting for long-term construction contracts
  • (Arbitration) — Acted on an ICC arbitration in connection with the design and construction of a major maritime project in Central America
  • (D. Colo.) — Represented an energy company in a dispute regarding whether a Market Disruption Event had occurred under the terms of their long term NAESB contracts for natural gas, impacting price to be paid; the jury unanimously found that the plaintiff breached the contracts and awarded a $60 million (net) verdict in favor of the client
  • (Colo. Dist. – Denver Cnty. and Arbitration) — Secured an arbitration award on behalf of an energy company rejecting the claimants’ attempt to substitute an alternate index price into long term NAESB gas purchase agreements, which was affirmed by a state district court in Denver, Colorado
  • (Colo. Dist. – Denver Cnty.) — Assisted in obtaining a nearly $96 million (net) jury verdict on behalf of an energy company against two purchasers of natural gas for breaching long-term contracts to purchase gas; the jury also rejected the purchasers’ force majeure defense and breach of contract claims against our client, the energy company, for approximately $35 million
  • (Arbitration) — Represented the preeminent cancer center in the country in an arbitration brought against it by its district energy provider; the case involved claims for breach of contract and counterclaims involving board governance and rate-making issues; after a week-long arbitration, the panel denied our opponent’s breach of contract claims and granted judgment in our client’s favor, resulting in approximately US$30 million of savings for the cancer center over the life of the contract


Contact Details

Houston

T +1.713.758.2840
F +1.713.615.5950
probinson@velaw.com
1001 Fannin Street
Suite 2500
Houston, TX 77002
Local time: 8:02 AM
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Page's Practices

  • University of California, Berkeley, School of Law (Boalt Hall), J.D., 2014 (Clinic Director, Workers’ Rights Disability Law Clinic; Program Director, Women in Oral Advocacy 2014; First Place, Halloum Business Negotiation Competition; Prosser Award, Domestic Violence Law, “Innocent Spouse Relief for Federal Income Tax Liability: Barriers to Access for Victims of Intimate Partner Violence”)  
  • Rice University, B.A., Philosophy and Anthropology cum laude, 2011 
  • Admitted to practice: Texas; District Court of Colorado
  • Board of Directors, Vecino Health Centers, a nonprofit and federally qualified health center seeking to provide high-quality affordable health care to medically underserved communities
  • Community Associate, Rice University