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Meredith Jeanes Lyons
Meredith Jeanes Lyons
Senior Associate — Litigation
Senior Associate — Litigation

Meredith Jeanes Lyons

Meredith Jeanes Lyons
Dallas

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

Meredith Jeanes Lyons

Securities and M&A Litigation

  • (Del. Super. Ct.) – Defending beverage company against tortious interference claim relating to an acquisition

  • (Del. Ch.) – Defending private equity sponsor against fraud claims relating to sale of its portfolio company

  • Member of trial team that obtained opinion permitting Energy Transfer Equity, LP to terminate $38 billion merger agreement with The Williams Companies based on the failure of a condition precedent; decision was affirmed by the Delaware Supreme Court

  • Member of trial team that secured a trial victory on behalf of a master limited partnership after the court rejected attempt by unitholder plaintiffs to unwind a private securities offering; decision was affirmed by the Delaware Supreme Court

  • Obtained dismissal of breach-of-duty claims challenging merger of two investment companies funded by the same private equity sponsor

  • Obtained dismissal of breach-of-duty claims on behalf of an oilfield services company and its directors in litigation challenging a $2.8 billion merger; the Chancery Court subsequently denied plaintiff’s motion for fees

  • 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

  • Obtained dismissal of breach-of-contract claims brought by warrant-holders in connection with a merger

  • Obtained favorable settlement on behalf of oilfield services company in federal securities class action lawsuit

  • Defeated unitholder’s attempt to enjoin a merger between a master limited partnership and its affiliate under federal securities laws

  • Obtained summary judgment for a master limited partnership and its directors in a breach-of-duty derivative lawsuit challenging the partnership’s merger under Delaware law

  • Represented individuals in seeking guardianship of the person over their incapacitated adult children

Credentials

  • 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 and 2022
  • Member: Women’s Energy Network
  • Member: Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
  • Texas
  • U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Texas