In 2014, Beck Redden defeated a citizens' suit seeking $642 million in civil penalties from ExxonMobil for admitted unauthorized emissions and deviations from its clean air operating permits. Beck Redden attorneys convinced the Texas Supreme Court to find enforceable choice of law provisions allowing forfeiture in the corporation's executive bonus-compensation incentive programs.
The litigation department in Dallas has handled intellectual property litigation in 25 years. A year and a half ago, the firm expanded its litigation practice in Texas and is now a full-service department.
For almost a decade, attorneys served as special counsel to the New Jersey attorney general, helping to obtain more than $355 million to cover cleanup costs and damages caused by the dumping of hazardous substances into the Passaic River.