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Tyler K. Somes
Tyler K. Somes
Senior Associate — Complex Commercial Litigation
Senior Associate — Complex Commercial Litigation

Tyler K. Somes

Tyler K. Somes
Washington, D.C.

2200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Suite 500 West
Washington, D.C. 20037

Tyler K. Somes


  • (S.D.N.Y.) – Represents major healthcare systems alleging price-fixing amongst commercial insurance companies in Sherman Act claims against a data analytics company

  • (M.D. Tenn.) – Assisted in securing full dismissal of federal and state price-fixing claims against a student property manager in an antitrust class action

  • (W.D.M.O.) – Represents a real estate agency in class action claims alleging price-fixing of brokers’ commissions in coordination with a trade association

  • (N.D. Cal.) – Represented an energy company in connection with an antitrust investigation conducted by the Department of Justice

  • (W.D. Tex.) – Assisted in achieving a favorable settlement of a securities class action alleging material misstatements regarding financial disclosures on behalf of a publicly traded company

  • (S.D. Tex.) – Defended a publicly traded company in a securities fraud class action resulting in a favorable settlement

  • (S.D. Tex.) – Defended a publicly traded company in a corporate derivative suit alleging breaches of fiduciary duties resulting in a favorable settlement

  • (W.D. Tex.) – Represented an amenity management company alleging theft of trade secrets and breach of contract; obtained multiple temporary restraining orders and a favorable settlement

  • (Texas – Travis County) – Represents a technology company in a breach of contract dispute with an investment banker

  • (Texas – Travis County) – Represented a private equity fund in breach of contract dispute over a broker’s fee; obtained a favorable settlement

  • (Tex. App. – San Antonio) – Argued and won a motion to compel in Texas Public Information Act litigation on behalf of non-profit organization against private prison company; secured denial of mandamus relief challenging the district court’s discovery order in related appeal

  • (Tex. App. – Houston [14th Dist.]) – Represented non-profit organization in an amici curiae brief arguing that a lower court illegally conditioned access to a trial on payment of attorneys fees; prevailed in overturning the lower court’s order

  • (U.S. Court of Appeals – 9th Cir.) – Represents incarcerated individual in appeal of dismissal of civil rights claims against the Arizona state prison system

  • (Immigration Court) – Obtained legal residency in the United States for asylum applicant from Rwanda


  • The University of Texas at Austin, J.D., 2018
  • The George Washington University, B.A. International Affairs, 2011
  • Law clerk to The Honorable Richard Wesley, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 2021–2022
  • District of Columbia
  • Texas