Brandon T. Darden
Brandon T. Darden joined the firm as an associate in 2016. He received his Bachelors of Arts in History and Medieval Studies from Southern Methodist University in 2008. Mr. Darden received his Juris Doctor from Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law in 2011.
While in law school, Mr. Darden was a member of the Science and Technology Law Review where he was the Case Note & Comment Editor and was published for his Law Review Comment. He served on the Board of Advocates Executive Council and competed on several mock trial teams. Mr. Darden is a member of Phi Delta Phi. Additionally, he interned for Judge Harlin D. Hale of U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas.
His litigation practice focuses on business and commercial litigation as well bankruptcy matters, and his corporate and business practice includes banking and finance. Mr. Darden has represented clients in a variety of matters, including oil and gas litigation, international fraudulent transfers, complex contract disputes, post-judgment collection efforts, disputes between homeowners associations and members, arbitrations, and corporate internal investigations.
Second chair trial counsel for oil and gas exploration company in royalty interest dispute
Trial co-counsel for natural gas processing company in breach of contract suit with gas gatherer
Lead counsel in arbitration over attorneys’ fees
Co-counsel for international industrial company pursuing fraudulent transfer dispute
Co-counsel for oil and gas company in negligent misrepresentation and statutory fraud dispute
Counsel for employment staffing agency defending against personal injury claim
Argued and won summary judgment for client on breach of promissory note claim
Argued and won Special Appearance for non-resident defendant sued in Texas state court
Co-counsel in Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigation and other internal corporate investigations
Year Admitted to Practice
2011 (Texas), 2016 (Louisiana)
Southern Methodist University, B.A., summa cum laude, with honors, 2008
Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2011
Member: American Bar Association, Louisiana State Bar Association, State Bar of Texas, Houston Bar Association, Houston Young Lawyers Association.
Areas of Practice
- Banking, Finance, Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights
- Business & Corporate
- Commercial Litigation
- Oil & Gas
All Louisiana State and Federal Courts, all Texas State Courts, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
Definitional Vagueness in the CFAA: Will Cyberbullying Cause the Supreme Court to Intervene?" SMU Science and Technology Law Review Comment, Vol. XIII.3 (2010).