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Robert Ritchie

Robert Ritchie Senior Associate, Commercial & Business Litigation

Robert’s practice focuses on complex business and commercial litigation in both state and federal courts, including significant experience litigating M&A litigation matters, oil and gas disputes, professional liability claims, securities actions, and other commercial litigation matters. The following is a list of representative matters in which Robert has assisted.

Experience Highlights

M&A and Securities Litigation

  • (D. Del.) — Defense of oil and gas corporation and its directors in a series of stockholder class actions relating to the company’s merger with another publicly traded corporation 
  • (D. Del.) — Defense of oil and gas corporation in securities class action relating to disclosures about the company’s revolving credit facility 
  • (S.D.N.Y.) — Defense of satellite and space technology corporation and its directors in class actions and breach of contract litigation arising from its merger with another publicly traded corporation 
  • (S.D. Tex.) — Defense of oil pipeline company and its directors in unitholder class actions and derivative litigation arising out an environmental incident 
  • (N.D. Tex.) — Defense of oil and gas corporation and its directors in a series of stockholder class actions relating to the company’s merger with another publicly traded corporation 
  • (Md. Cir. Ct.) — Defense of real estate investment trust and its directors in  a series of stockholder class actions relating to the company’s merger with another publicly traded REIT 
  • (Del. Ch.) — Represented a private equity master limited partnership sponsor in a lawsuit relating to the dilution of our client’s retained interest in the underlying partnership; obtained favorable mid-trial settlement

Legal Malpractice Litigation

  • (Tex.) — Successfully represented prominent New York law firm, obtaining denial of petition for review upon reversal of trial court’s denial of special appearance and rendition of dismissal by the Dallas Court of Appeals
  • Defense of AmLaw 200 firm in legal malpractice action arising out of a  real property transaction

Other Litigation

  • (Del. Ch.) — Defense of oil pipeline company and certain of its employees in fiduciary duty litigation brought by a joint venture partner 
  • (E.D. Tex.) — Defense of the publicly-traded food processing corporation in a consolidated action brought by 74 former employees and the EEOC alleging racially discriminatory employment practices involving job assignments, promotions, and work environment
  • (Tex. Dist. – Dallas Cnty.) — Successfully defended a historic religious denomination sued by a breakaway faction in a church property case in Texas state court; obtained a multi-million dollar (net) settlement payment from the breakaway plaintiffs to client and dismissal of all plaintiffs’ claims
  • (Tex. Dist. – Harris Cnty.) — Representing an oil and gas producer against another oil company in a reversionary dispute in state court implicating a number of issues concerning properties in Louisiana


Contact Details

Dallas

T +1.214.220.7823
F +1.214.999.7823
rritchie@velaw.com
Trammell Crow Center
2001 Ross Avenue
Suite 3900
Dallas, TX 75201
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  • Harvard Law School, J.D., 2011
  • Texas Christian University, B.S., Economics and B.B.A., Finance and Accounting magna cum laude, 2007
  • Admitted to practice: Texas
    • Member: Dallas Bar Association; Dallas Association of Young Lawyers