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Issues involving energy and environmental law are key components of Diamond McCarthy’s litigation practice. Our cases range from the defense of oil and gas royalty litigation to the prosecution of pipeline supply contracts, including contract and tort claims arising out of hurricane damage in the Gulf, and the defense of major class actions. We also have prosecuted and defended clients in matters relating to both traditional and new energies.

Our representations include antitrust, price-fixing, Ponzi scheme, RICO, fraud, interstate commerce, shareholder rights and securities irregularities. We have also established a formidable reputation in environmental litigation, with wins for clients involved in difficult toxic tort cases and in disputes relating to plant engineering and operations.

Diamond McCarthy recently represented the equity committee of ATP Oil & Gas in connection with its bankruptcy proceedings in Houston, Texas attempting to maximize the sales proceeds and value of ATP assets.  We are currently representing the Chapter 7 trustee for ATP Oil & Gas in the liquidation of its remaining assets including various litigation recoveries.  This year, Diamond McCarthy also completed its successful representation of a multi-billion dollar Houston and Australian based global conglomerate in connection with its litigation in California over the construction and repair of an energy power plant in Alameda, California.  Diamond McCarthy is currently representing a substantial Houston based chemical company in connection with its corporate and financial restructuring efforts with its financial institution lenders and other creditors.

Diamond McCarthy also recently defended a publicly traded exploration and production company against multi-hundred-million dollar claims that the company participated in an industry-wide antitrust conspiracy to suppress all lease bonuses and royalties paid for Barnett Shale leases. Our attorneys successfully challenged the plaintiffs’ standing to bring antitrust claims resulting in a dismissal of the plaintiffs’ claims against our client with prejudice. We then defended that dismissal order before the Second Court of Appeals in Fort Worth, Texas.