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OVERVIEW

Jamie R. Welton
Partner

Dallas

2121 N. Pearl Street
Suite 700
Dallas, TX 75201

P 214-258-4147

F 214-258-4199

OVERVIEW

Jamie R. Welton
Partner

Dallas

2121 N. Pearl Street
Suite 700
Dallas, TX 75201

P 214-258-4147

F 214-258-4199

Litigator and trial advocate Jamie Welton represents clients in high-profile, complex commercial claims in state and federal courts across the country. He has secured some of the nation’s largest commercial jury verdicts, with multiple Top 10 commercial verdicts listed in The National Law Journal and several defense wins in cases where the damages sought exceeded $100 million.

Litigator and trial advocate Jamie Welton represents clients in high-profile, complex commercial claims in state and federal courts across the country. He has secured some of the nation’s largest commercial jury verdicts, with multiple Top 10 commercial verdicts listed in The National Law Journal and several defense wins in cases where the damages sought exceeded $100 million.

OVERVIEW

Litigator and trial advocate Jamie Welton represents clients in high-profile, complex commercial claims in state and federal courts across the country. He has secured some of the nation’s largest commercial jury verdicts, with multiple Top 10 commercial verdicts listed in The National Law Journal and several defense wins in cases where the damages sought exceeded $100 million.

As a trial lawyer, Jamie handles complex disputes for financial institutions, asset managers, healthcare providers, advertising and media companies, high net-worth individuals, bankruptcy trustees, receivers and a variety of commercial businesses.

Jamie also conducts internal investigations, responds to and defends government investigations and litigation, qui tam actions, class actions and derivative suits, and represents clients in administrative proceedings, bankruptcy litigation, appellate matters and arbitration.

In addition to Texas, Jamie has handled matters in Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon and Canada.

In everything he does, Jamie focuses on providing value and efficiency for those he serves. He is appreciated by clients and colleagues alike for his diligent case analysis, preparation and effective dispute resolution strategy. Jamie is dedicated to analyzing each claim from practically every angle, which helps him to better read and anticipate the next steps of opposing counsel, judges and juries alike.

EXPERIENCE
EXPERIENCE
  • Secured summary judgment on behalf of a national for-profit hospice provider in high-profile (and now widely cited) qui tam case alleging damages in excess of $5 billion, and orders excluding expert testimony on statistical sampling, damages extrapolation, and medical necessity
  • Obtained one of the 10 largest commercial verdicts in the country for 2013 with a $21,565,000 jury verdict in a Texas state court against RBC Capital Markets, LLC, a registered broker-dealer, for failing to settle a securities trade; Verdict Search listed it as the 7th largest jury verdict in a commercial case, and the largest jury verdict for breach of an oral contract
  • Represented asset manager and related parties in disputes with former partner alleging claims for breach of fiduciary duty and other business torts in excess of $200 million
  • Defended commercial lease guarantees arising from bankruptcy of large nursing home and assisted living facility operator, pursued indemnification obligations against former sellers of healthcare assets, and represented national home care provider in underlying bankruptcy case and adversary proceedings
  • Represented wind-energy company and managers in business divorce against former CEO asserting claims for damages arising from alleged breaches of fiduciary duties and related business torts
  • Represented foreign flooring manufacturer in business divorce with U.S. distributors
  • Represented commercial real estate developer in business divorce and disputes with former partners
  • Enforced post-employment confidentiality obligations and restrictive covenants against former partners and employees on behalf of asset managers, healthcare providers, and numerous other businesses
  • Secured dismissal with prejudice of a publicly-traded healthcare company from qui tam suit alleging liability under the False Claims Act over a nine year period spanning offices in 14 states, on a motion to dismiss a relator’s fourth amended complaint
  • Successfully resolved litigation on behalf of investment funds against Bank of Nova Scotia related to the wind-down of total return interest rate swap facilities during the financial crisis
  • Represented litigation trustee appointed by bankruptcy court overseeing bankruptcy of one of the largest independently owned mortgage companies, and handled litigation related to, inter alia, parent company’s bankruptcy case, former insiders, note holders, class claims for violations of the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, claims made by institutional warehouse lenders and take-out investors, and Victims’ Rights claims for restitution in criminal actions
  • Represented controlling holder and operating advisor pursuant to a Pooling and Servicing Agreement for commercial mortgage pass-through certificates in dispute related to the sale of luxury commercial real estate development in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Secured the 4th largest jury verdict in a commercial case (approx. $36 million) against sellers that backed out of a securities trade after becoming privy to inside information regarding a Fortune 500 company’s intent to acquire the issuer; Verdict Search identified it as one of the top jury verdicts in the country in 2008
  • Obtained seven-figure arbitration award on behalf of top New York clothing design firm against Fortune 500 retailer for breach of design agreement and trade dress claims
  • Successfully resolved dispute on behalf of bank and other minority lenders against agent bank and certain majority lenders arising out of loan agreement pertaining to the construction of the Ritz Carlton Hotel and related residences in Dallas, Texas
  • Represented interests of a leading hospitality company in disputes related to impact mitigation fees a/k/a linkage payments associated with the development of the South Boston Convention Center and lawsuits involving a litany of public officials on city, state, and federal levels, and prominent political interest groups
  • Represented holders of senior subordinated notes with a face value of approximately $30 million against Ryder Scott Company for certifying false proven oil reserves estimates of the issuer relied on by the note holders
  • Represented minority shareholder in high-profile suit against issuer and its majority shareholders that led to NCAA sanctions against the University of Arkansas for payments made to numerous athletes
  • Represented advertising agency against the makers of “ShapeUp!” food products promoted by Dr. Phil and in a related consumer class action lawsuit against Dr. Phil and others
  • Represented special purpose real estate investment vehicle and seller of luxury condominium units in Uptown area of Dallas against builders and condominium association with respect to alleged defects in construction
  • Served as counsel for the former chief operating officer of an online tutoring company in compensation dispute with the company’s owners and a subsequent federal investigation of the owners’ operation of an affiliate
  • Represented online advertising agency against True.com relating to more than a hundred online media vendors allegedly owed in excess of $3 million for online media advertisements
  • Prosecuted indemnification and warranty claims in excess of $5 million on behalf of toaster manufacturer against manufacturer of heating elements when toasters sold to thousands of fastfood restaurant chains failed
  • Enforced terms of bond debt arrangements on behalf of bond debt holders against prominent hospitality company
  • Represented owner of Dallas hotel in dispute against national hotel management company
  • Represented leading hospitality company in management contract disputes with owners of hotel properties in Boston, Calgary, Cerritos, Chicago, Edmonton
  • Defended life insurance company against “vanishing premium” claims in nationwide class-action seeking damages in excess of $750 million and arbitrated claims against individual class members
  • Obtained arbitration award on behalf of an advertising agency against music provider after agency and advertiser were sued for copyright infringement related to national television and radio campaign; subsequently prevailed at bench trial before Chief Judge Sidney A. Fitzwater and held company's owner personally liable on theories of fraudulent transfer, alter ego, and single business enterprise
  • Defeated breach of contract and fraud claims asserted by former client against advertising agency in jury trial and obtained $375,000 attorneys’ fees award on counterclaim
  • Recovered production costs and attorneys’ fees from global weather insurance syndicate under policy insuring weather conditions for production of Corona Beer advertisements
  • Represented not-for-profit 501(c)(3) debtor against secured lender with respect to financing arrangements for multifamily affordable housing complex
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