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Meredith Jeanes Lyons
Meredith Jeanes Lyons
Partner — Litigation
Partner — Litigation

Meredith Jeanes Lyons

Meredith Jeanes Lyons

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

Meredith Jeanes Lyons

M&A and Commercial Litigation

  • (Del. Ch.) – Defending private equity sponsor against fraud claims and alleged damages of $150 million relating to sale of its portfolio company

  • (Okla.) – Defending controller and board of directors against breach-of-duty claims in connection with controller’s take-private transaction of energy company; defending energy company in statutory appraisal litigation related to same take-private transaction

  • (Arbitration) – Representing major financial institution in arbitration proceedings seeking more than $400 million in damages due to a contractual dispute stemming from Winter Storm Uri

  • (Del. Ch.) – Obtained post-trial opinion permitting energy company to terminate merger agreement based on the failure of a condition precedent relating to the provision of a tax opinion; decision was affirmed by the Delaware Supreme Court

  • (Del. Ch.) – Obtained take-nothing post-trial judgment in a class action lawsuit challenging an energy company’s securities issuance; decision was affirmed by the Delaware Supreme Court

  • (Del. Ch.) – Obtained post-trial judgment in favor of defendants in a class action lawsuit alleging that a midstream MLP’s general partner had breached its duties when agreeing to merge the MLP with an affiliated energy company; decision was affirmed by the Delaware Supreme Court

  • (Del. Ch) – Defended fintech company against breach of contract and fraud claims brought by SPAC related to terminated de-SPAC transaction; obtained favorable settlement

  • (Del. Super. Ct.) – Defended beverage company against tortious interference claim relating to an acquisition; obtained favorable settlement

  • (Arbitration) – Obtained multi-million advancement ruling on behalf of private equity sponsor related to sale of its portfolio company

  • (S.D.N.Y.) – Obtained complete dismissal of breach-of-contract claims brought by warrant-holders in connection with a merger

  • (S.D. Tex.) – Defeated a unitholder’s attempt to enjoin a merger between an MLP and its affiliate under federal securities laws

  • Represented the Special Committee of a Board of Directors of a biotechnology company in an internal investigation arising out of possible violations of the federal securities laws

  • Represented pharmaceutical company in connection with external investigations by FINRA and the SEC


  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D. cum laude, 2015
  • Georgetown University, B.B.A., Finance and International Business magna cum laude, 2012 (Beta Gamma Sigma)
  • Judicial intern to The Honorable A. Joe Fish, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, Summer 2013
  • The Best Lawyers in America© (BL Rankings, LLC), “Ones to Watch,” Commercial Litigation (Dallas), 2021–2024
  • Selected to the Texas Rising Stars list, Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters), 2022-2024
  • Member: Women’s Energy Network
  • Member: Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
  • Texas
  • U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Texas