C. Dunham Biles is a well-versed business litigation and trial attorney who has earned a reputation as a highly skilled, agile, creative and persistent attorney. His practice focuses on complex commercial litigation but is not confined to a specific field of the law.
Instead, Dunham has honed his skills in the art of advocacy and handles a wide array of litigation matters, including antitrust, patents, trade secrets, trademarks, securities, fraud, fiduciary duties, Delaware appraisal rights, employment and executive compensation, and environmental disputes.
As a result Dunham has significant trial, arbitration, and appellate experience. Dunham is devoted to achieving his clients’ objectives and exceeding their expectations.
With an unfaltering will to win, Dunham is an unwavering advocate for clients in all forums including before courts, arbitration tribunals, and legislative and regulatory bodies, and in the court of public opinion.
Dunham also represents financial institutions in various consumer and commercial finance litigation matters, including fair debt collection practices, fair credit reporting, foreclosures, and replevin matters.
In addition, Dunham has successfully represented clients in public policy matters involving immigration law, open records access, and the Voting Rights Act.
Prior to joining Fox, Dunham was a partner in the Dallas office of a nationwide law firm. He previously worked at a firm handling high-stakes advocacy, where he started as an associate, was elevated to partner, and managed the firm’s pro bono program.
Dunham has presented at Used Car Week on Mitigating Dealer Fraud and Minimizing Risk. Dunham also lectures on a variety of legal issues, including immigration law and the political significance of Congressional redistricting to the Latino community.
He has participated in a public forum at the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, where he spoke about the successful legal challenge of the unconstitutional immigration ordinance adopted by the Dallas suburb of Farmers Branch, Texas.
Representative Matters :
- Raytheon Co. v. Indigo Systems Corp. and FLIR Systems, Inc. (Eastern District of Texas, Sherman Division). Defended Indigo and FLIR against claims for misappropriation of purported trade secrets related to cooled and uncooled infrared cameras.
- RSR Corp. v. Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc., et al. (Texas State Court). Represented insured party in prosecuting antitrust, fraud, and breach of fiduciary duty claims against insurers.
- Represented multinational companies in investigating potential antitrust claims and issues throughout the world.
- Represented clients in regard to foreign and domestic governmental antitrust investigations.
- Represented client in defending against complex, multiparty environmental litigation and natural resource damages.
- Represented former CFO and general counsel in prosecuting claims for breach of employment agreements in regard to their golden parachute provisions after the company was taken private.
- Represented financial institutions in connection with fair debt collection practices and fair credit reporting matters, including putative class action.
- University of Chicago Law School (J.D., 2000)
- University of Pennsylvania (B.A., 1996)
MEMBERSHIPS : Board of Adjustments for City of Heath, Texas
COURT ADMISSIONS :
- U.S. Supreme Court
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of Arizona
BAR ADMISSIONS : Texas, Arizona
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