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Matthew W. Moran

Matthew W. Moran Partner, Commercial & Business Litigation

Matt represents plaintiffs and defendants from a variety of industries in complex commercial disputes. He regularly represents financial institutions, private equity funds, law firms and other businesses in state court, federal court, domestic arbitration proceedings, and international arbitration proceedings. Matt has significant experience representing organizations in bankruptcy-related litigation. Matt is co-head of V&E’s Professional Liability practice and devotes a significant amount of his time defending lawyers in professional liability matters.

Experience Highlights

  • Successfully defended an international bank in Dallas County State District Court in a breach of contract lawsuit brought by two hedge funds relating to various swap transactions; V&E defeated motions for summary judgment and succeeded in obtaining a partial summary judgment, after which the case settled
  • One of lead litigators representing four individuals in an ICDR arbitration against a private equity fund; after a full hearing on the merits, obtained a take-nothing award in favor of V&E’s clients, defeating all arguments by the private equity fund that the individuals owed millions of euros under various limited partnership agreements
  • Obtained a multimillion dollar arbitration award on behalf of a bank client against various obligors and guarantors

Commercial & Business Disputes

  • Obtained summary judgment in the Northern District of Texas on behalf of a bank client against borrowers, and defeated attempts by borrowers to bring lender-liability counterclaims against the bank 
  • Obtained judgment in Dallas County State District Court after a trial on behalf of a private equity fund against the principal guarantor of loans made to a radio station operating company
  • Defended a private equity fund in a lawsuit in the Eastern District of Texas involving claims of fraud, negligent misrepresentation, breach of fiduciary duty, tortious interference, and breach of contract
  • Defended a bank and its chief executive officer in a lawsuit in Ector County State District Court brought by borrowers alleging claims of fraud, misrepresentation, and breach of fiduciary duty
  • Represented a bank in the Northern District of Texas in prosecution of its claims against guarantors, and defended the bank against lender liability counterclaims brought by guarantors
  • (N.D. Tex.) — Defended a law firm and several individual lawyers against professional malpractice claims brought by a litigation trustee in the Northern District of Texas
  • Represented various mortgage companies and other financial institutions as both plaintiffs and defendants in numerous cases involving mortgage fraud
  • Part of team that defended a stock transfer agent in a case in the Northern District of Texas involving claims of fraud, negligence, and breach of fiduciary duty
  • Part of team that successfully defended a local church, on a pro bono basis, in a case in County Court at Law of Dallas County alleging breach of a right of first refusal

Bankruptcy Litigation

  • Along with other V&E attorneys, represented Energy XXI Ltd., a publicly-traded offshore energy E&P company in connection with its chapter 11 cases
  • Along with other V&E attorneys, represented senior secured lender in complex chapter 11 proceeding in W.D. Louisiana
  • Along with other V&E attorneys, represented Crusader Energy Group, Inc. and affiliates, an energy exploration and production company, as debtors in possession in their chapter 11 cases filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • A municipal hospital district as debtor in a chapter 9 municipal bankruptcy; confirmed plan of adjustment (540 B.R. 229)
  • Along with members of V&E’s restructuring and reorganization section, defended a grocery store against more than $100 million of preference and fraudulent transfer claims brought in the Bankruptcy Court for the District of South Carolina by the liquidating trustee of a former affiliated grocery store
  • Along with members of V&E’s restructuring and reorganization section, defended a global investment banking firm in the District Court and the Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas against claims brought by a litigation trustee related to make whole payment
  • Along with other V&E attorneys, represented a national bank in numerous contested matters in main bankruptcy case and related adversary proceedings in the Northern District of Texas

Contact Details

Dallas

T +1.214.220.7723
F +1.214.999.7723
mmoran@velaw.com
Trammell Crow Center
2001 Ross Avenue
Suite 3900
Dallas, TX 75201-2975
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Matt's Practices

  • University of Texas School of Law, J.D. with honors, 1997 (Order of the Coif)
  • Texas A & M University, B.A. summa cum laude, 1994
  • Admitted to practice: Texas; all federal courts in Texas
  • Euromoney’s Benchmark Litigation, "Future Star" in Texas, 2012−2018
  • Selected to the Texas Rising Stars list, Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters), 2004–2006, 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2012
  • Member: American Bar Association; Dallas Bar Association; Dallas Area Young Lawyers; Pro Bono College of the State Bar of Texas in recognition of pro bono legal services provided to low-income Texans, 2003–2004