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Bryan Gividen
Bryan Gividen
Associate — Litigation
Associate — Litigation

Bryan Gividen

Bryan Gividen
Dallas

Trammell Crow Center
2001 Ross Avenue
Suite 3900
Dallas, TX 75201

Bryan Gividen

Bryan is a member of the firm’s Complex Commercial Litigation and Appellate Litigation groups. In addition to arguing before federal appellate courts, Bryan has played an active role in preparing others for argument in federal court and the Delaware Supreme Court. He has significant experience with shareholder and class action litigation and has defended clients in a range of industries, such as oil and insurance. Bryan excels by understanding emerging legal issues and determining how those issues can change results for clients.

The following is a list of representative matters in which Bryan has assisted.

Appellate Court Experience

  • Argued and won affirmance as co-appellee before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in appeal from a securities class action settlement filed by impact litigation objector

  • Secured affirmance in the Delaware Supreme Court of denial of the denial of an injunction over a multi-billion dollar merger (member of appellate team)

  • Member of trial team arguing before Delaware Supreme Court about the dismissal of shareholder suit alleging breach of a public partnership agreement’s safe harbor provisions

  • Drafted amicus brief in the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit on behalf of national industry groups opposed to the adoption of “net neutrality” regulations (member of appellate team)

  • (Pro bono) Briefed, argued, and won reversal before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in case over equitable tolling for a state prisoner seeking federal habeas relief

  • (Pro bono) Drafted brief and prepared attorney to argued before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in a criminal appeal about a defendant’s right to testify and the proper calculation of “liquid meth”  

  • (Pro bono) Drafted amicus brief in support of petition for review to the Supreme Court of Texas over the right of a will’s executor to appear pro 

  • (Pro bono) Drafted amicus brief in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on behalf of national association of attorneys supporting an appellant’s argument that a jury verdict had become tainted 

  • Obtained dismissal of securities fraud claims arising after a sudden drop in a company’s stock price in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania; the Third Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the dismissal

  • Obtained dismissal of securities fraud suit under Sections 10(b), 11, 12(a)(2), and 20 against pipeline operator over allegations that it misconstrued its compliance with safety regulations. Dismissal was later affirmed on appeal (member of trial team) 

  • Obtained dismissal of limited partner suit for the plaintiff’s failure to comply with the public partnership agreement’s forums selection clause (member of trial team)

  • Successfully defended against class certification in state suit against insurance company by enforcing previous class action settlement (member of trial team) 

  • Assisted upstream oil company in responding to requests from and an investigation by the Securities Exchange Commission of expenditures and loans by company officers

  • Obtained summary judgment in fraudulent transfer litigation over transfer of large real estate assets to an investment bank 

  • Assisted with internal investigation of Fortune 500 company regarding potential violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 

Credentials

  • William & Mary Law School, J.D. summa cum laude, 2013 (Order of the Coif; Graduate Fellow, Institute of Bill of Rights Law; Communications Editor, William & Mary Law Review; Editor, Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy, National Symposium Edition; William & Mary National Moot Court Team)
  • Brigham Young University, B.S., 2010
  • Judicial Clerk for The Honorable Jorge Solis, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, 2013–2014
  • Judicial Clerk for The Honorable Catharina Haynes, U.S. District Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, 2017–2019
  • Texas
  • “Effective Appellate Advocacy,” A Young Lawyer’s Guide to Defense Practice 279 (2d ed. 2015) (co-author with Tillman Breckenridge)