Christopher Hogan

Christopher Hogan

PARTNER

Honored as a Texas Rising Star by Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers since 2013

Education


  • Columbia University Law School
    • J.D., 2008
    • James Kent Scholar; Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar; Whitney North Seymour Medal, Winner; Lawrence S. Greenbaum Prize, Winner; Notes Editor, Columbia Law Review
  • Georgetown University
    • B.A., History, 2005

Judicial Clerkships


  • Law Clerk, The Hon. Jerry Smith, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

Honors & Awards


  • Texas Rising Star, Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers, Since 2013

Professional & Community Involvement


  • Federalist Society
  • Texas Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association

Previous Affiliations


  • Susman Godfrey LLP

Biography


Chris Hogan focuses his litigation practice on resolving complicated disputes for corporate and individual clients, including those in the energy and real estate industries. Chris has substantial experience in federal court, state court, and arbitration proceedings. His has been honored to represent leading energy companies such as Chevron, BHP Billiton, DCP Midstream, and ExxonMobil and highly respected real estate firms such as the Moody National Companies and Metro National Corporation. These clients rely on Chris for his thoughtful approach to cases and extraordinary work ethic.

Chris has tried numerous cases to their conclusion, including several arbitration final hearings that he either first chaired. Chris first chaired a remarkable Section 1983 pro bono case in which he secured punitive damages for his client, against long odds.

Representative Matters


ExxonMobil

As part of a trial team hired after the close of discovery and only three months before the jury trial won a complete victory in defense of ExxonMobil Corporation. Plaintiff Duke Energy Services had alleged that certain accounting errors and re-allocations by ExxonMobil as an operator in the Conroe Field Unit had caused more than $4 million dollars of overpayments to other working interest owners.  The jury rejected the plaintiff’s claims and awarded no damages. (Duke Energy Field Services, LP v. ExxonMobil Corporation)

BHP Billiton Petroleum

Drafted, argued, and won a motion for summary judgment on behalf of BHP Billiton Petroleum in a lawsuit related to ownership of a piece of property. Following the favorable ruling, negotiated an attractive settlement. (Frederick v. BHP Billiton Petroleum (Americas), Inc. et al.)

Moody National Columbus

Successfully defended tort and contract claims brought in an arbitration related to a tenant-in-common real estate investment.  Early in the arbitration, secured the dismissal of numerous entities from the proceeding.  Represented the remaining respondent at the final arbitration hearing, after which the arbitrator denied all of the claimants’ requested relief, and awarded respondent a significant portion of its requested attorneys’ fees. (TIC CY DT Columbus 12, LLC v. Moody National Columbus CY MT, LLC et al.)

Estrada

First-chaired and prevailed in the federal jury trial for a pro bono client in a Section 1983 case.  Examined numerous witnesses, including the plaintiff and defendant, and presented the closing argument for the plaintiff.  The jury awarded plaintiff both compensatory and punitive damages.  (Estrada v. White)

River Oil & Gas

Represented the plaintiff in a dispute related to ownership of property in the Eagle Ford Shale.  Successfully argued and defeated a defendant’s motion for summary judgment that would have foreclosed the plaintiff’s claims.  Following the court’s denial of the defendant’s summary judgment, the parties settled claims related to the property. (River Oil & Gas LLC v. Marathon Oil (East Texas) LP et al.)