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Stephanie L. Noble
Stephanie L. Noble
Senior Associate — Commercial & Business Litigation
Senior Associate — Commercial & Business Litigation

Stephanie L. Noble

Stephanie L. Noble
Houston

1001 Fannin Street
Suite 2500
Houston, TX 77002

Stephanie L. Noble

Experience Highlights

  • (Colo. Dist. – Denver Cnty.) – Secured a $96 million (net) verdict for energy company in breach of contract action regarding natural gas purchase and sale agreement

  • First-chaired an appeal of multi-million dollar civil penalty against an oil-and-gas company before an administrative law judge; achieved complete dismissal of civil penalty

  • (Tex. Dist. – Ward County) – Defended energy company in lawsuit against former working interest holder in Texas state court; obtained favorable motion for summary judgment resulting in a dismissal of majority of claims

  • (AAA Arbitration) — Representing international construction contractor against a turbine supplier for fraudulent misrepresentation and breach of contract related to equipment and services for a major power plant project; obtained award for all damages sought

  • (Texas) – Representing not-for-profit electric cooperative in litigation involving mineral lease for coal mining in South Texas

  • (AAA Arbitration) – Defended Colorado energy company in an AAA arbitration against a co-working interest holder regarding an Area of Mutual Interest Agreement; presented fact witness and crossed expert witness at final hearing; obtained favorable result 

  • Represented energy company in international arbitration proceedings under the ICSID Convention against Argentina related to the treatment of an investment; resulted in award of approximately $200 million (net)

  • First-chaired fifteen jury trials through the City of Houston’s Volunteer Prosecutor Program

  • (Bankr. S.D. Tex) –Representing oil-and-gas producer in challenging class proofs of claim for alleged royalty underpayment

  • (D. Puerto Rico) – Representing fuel-testing laboratory in class action brought against a number of laboratories, fuel suppliers, and a utility company, in Puerto Rico alleging RICO and fraud claims related to the sale and testing of oil

  • (Texas) – Defended pharmacy and grocery services company against putative class action by consumers alleging over-charges for prescription drugs

  • (Hawaii) – Defended chemical company in class action brought by workers alleging work-place injuries in Hawaii state court

  • (S.D. Ohio) – Defending producer in a lawsuit involving breach of contract claims related to a purchase and sale agreement

  • (Texas) – Defending operator against claims by non-operators for alleged breaches of joint operating agreement

  • (Oklahoma) — Defended producer in multiple royalty underpayment suits brought by same plaintiffs’ law firm on behalf of hundreds of royalty owners in Oklahoma state court

  • Counseled energy companies regarding regulatory compliance with federal leasing and royalty payment requirements and litigated administrative appeals of notices of noncompliance and civil penalties before administrative law judges

  • (Tex. Dist. – Harris County) – Prosecuted breach of contract claims on behalf of international natural gas supplier; resulted in judgment for approximately $523 million in liquidated damages

  • (Tex. Dist. – Harris County) – Defended a private equity company in a dispute involving a former investor in a portfolio company

  • (Tex. Dist. – Harris County) – Defended related New York companies against tortious interference claims on personal jurisdiction grounds

Credentials

  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D. cum laude, 2013 (Articles Editor, Georgetown Journal of Law and Modern Critical Race Perspectives; Global Teaching Fellow)
  • The University of Texas, B.A., Government, 2009
  • Judicial clerk to The Honorable Otis D. Wright, II, U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, 2017–2018
  • Judicial intern to The Honorable Edward C. Prado, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 2011
  • The Best Lawyers in America© (BL Rankings, LLC), “Ones to Watch,” Commercial Litigation (Houston), 2021 and 2022
  • Houston Bar Association; Houston Young Lawyers Association
  • Institute for Energy Law’s Leadership Class, 2021-2022
  • Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas