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Sofia Adrogué, P.C.

Senior Counsel
Assistant
Lauretta Kelley
D: 713.730.5110
lkelley@grayreed.com
Education
  • OPM, Harvard Business School, Alumna of the Harvard Business School, Keynote Graduation Speaker and U.S. Class Representative, 2008
  • J.D., magna cum laude, University of Houston Law Center, Order of the Coif; Order of the Barons; Houston Law Review (Chief Articles Editor; Executive Board), 1991
  • magna cum laude, Rice University, Board of Governors' Scholarship; James H. Durbin Scholarship; Phi Beta Kappa, 1988
Bar Admissions
  • Texas
  • District of Columbia, Inactive
Industry
Language
  • Spanish - Fluent

Sofia handles complex commercial litigation and multi-party proceedings in state and federal courts as well as in ADR proceedings throughout the United States and abroad. She represents clients in all industries, ranging from entrepreneurs in rural Texas to multinational conglomerates with diversified worldwide business holdings. She also represents parties in peer review proceedings and/or before state regulatory or licensing agencies in the healthcare arena.

Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent ®Peer Review Rated and a member of Marquis' Who’s Who in America, American Law and Who's Who of American Women, Sofia has been profiled by a litany of publications, including: Texas Lawyer (one of Texas' Top "40 Under 40"); as a Texas Super Lawyer (a Thomson Reuters business) in Texas Monthly and Law & Politics Magazine; Super Lawyers Corporate Counsel Edition (a Thomson Reuters business); H Texas Magazine (Houston's Top Lawyers); The Houston Lawyer (Houston Bar Association) ("Houston's Lawyers are Houston's Leaders"); Intown Magazine (SNS Media) (At A Glance) & (Success In Business); Dinastia Latina Magazine (Achievement of the American Dream); Houston Woman Magazine cover story and Latino Leaders Magazine ("The Justice Professionals," "Top Latino Partners in the U.S." and "The 25 Most Influential Hispanic Lawyers").

Sofia graduated from the Harvard Business School Owner/President Management (OPM) Program  and became an Alumna of the Harvard Business School.  She was elected as the U.S. Keynote Graduation Speaker for HBS OPM 37, ostensibly the first woman in the history of OPM, and U.S. Class Representative (Rice University News & Media). Composed of three units (2006-2008), the OPM 37 curriculum included courses in the following areas: accounting and control; financial management; management and strategy; operations, information technology and innovation; leadership and organizational effectiveness (including ethics generally); marketing strategy; as well as negotiation and decision-making strategies.

Sofia is one of the U.S.'s 25 Most Influential Hispanic Lawyers and a Top Latino Partner in the U.S. (Latino Leaders Magazine); a Hats Off to Mothers Luncheon,  Easter Seals Greater Houston Honoree;  an Arrival Awards, Immigrant Achievement, Honoree, UH Law Center Immigration Clinic; a City Art Works, The Art of Conversation, Conversationalist & Honoree; a Texas Women’s Empowerment Foundation “International Award Recipient"; a “Mujer Empresaria del Año,” Sucesos Newspaper & Solo Mujeres Magazine; and a "Woman of Influence," National Council of Jewish Women, Greater Houston Section.  She is also a National Diversity Council "Most Powerful and Influential Woman of Texas"; a Greater Houston Women's Chamber of Commerce "Hall of Fame" Inductee; a “TBOY Blazing Star,” Texas Women’s Chamber of Commerce; Female Corporate Executive of the Year by Talento Bilingue de Houston;  Texas Executive Women "Woman on the Move"; one of  Houston's 50 Most Influential Women, Houston Women Magazine;  a Houston Chronicle, Channel 11 "Texas Legend"; an ABC Channel 13 "Woman of Distinction"; a Houston Jaycees "Outstanding Houstonian"; a Texas Jaycees "Outstanding Texan"; as well as a U.S. Jaycees "Outstanding American." Sofia is a recipient of a "Barbara Jordan Legacy Award" bestowed by the National Council of Negro Women, Barbara Jordan Houston Section; a YWCA "Woman of Achievement"; a Neuhaus Education Center "Icon"; and a Hispanic Business Magazine "Elite Woman".  The City of Houston has recognized Sofia with a proclamation of July 10, 2004 as "Sofia Adrogué Day."

Sofia has been chosen as a Texas Bar Foundation and Houston Bar Association Life Fellow. She is a graduate and Senior Fellow of the American Leadership Forum as well as a graduate of Leadership Texas and Leadership Houston. Sofia is a frequent CLE speaker (over 120 speeches since 1997) on topics such as business torts, the selection, retention and use of experts, managing complex litigation, as well as joint ventures in litigation. She speaks throughout Texas, including for the Houston Bar Association, the State Bar of Texas, South Texas College of Law, the University of Houston Law Center, and the University of Texas School of Law. She has also spoken for the American Trial Lawyer’s Association, Georgetown Law Center in Washington D.C. as well as the Hispanic National Bar Association. Sofia has chaired Continuing Legal Education programs for institutions such as the Houston Bar Association, the State Bar of Texas, South Texas College of Law, and the University of Houston Law Center.

Sofia is also a prolific author (over 115 publications since 1997) on an array of topics, including business litigation, expert testimony, and mass torts class actions, for such journals as the ABA Business Torts Journal, The Houston Law Review, The Houston Lawyer, The Review of Litigation, The Texas Lawyer, The Trial Diplomacy Journal, and The Trial Lawyer. She publishes quarterly an article on business torts for the Fifth Circuit Reporter and annually for the Texas Tech Law Review. Additionally, Sofia is the Fifth Circuit Reporter for the ABA Section of Litigation.

Sofia has taught Mass Torts as an Adjunct Professor at the UH Law Center, and clerked for the Honorable Jerre S. Williams, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit.

Representative Experience

  • Represented Plaintiff in a multi-party litigation involving fraud, conversion and misrepresentation of property in Puerto Rico. Federal litigation reflective of diversity of jurisdiction business cases involving citizens of United States and Mexico and transnational disputes generally.
  • Represented Defendant management group (including CEO & CFO) in a breach of contract/fraud case. State litigation reflective of cases involving shareholder litigation against senior management and officers of a privately held corporation.
  • Represented Claimant in business tort dispute between president of newly formed subsidiary and parent corporation. State litigation reflective of emerging disputes arising from innovative employment agreements between key officers and corporations which emphasize performance-based incentive stock option packages.
  • Represented Plaintiff in a breach of contract/fraud/misrepresentation case. State litigation reflective of business torts cases where investment bankers are sued subsequent to unsuccessful mergers and acquisitions.
  • Represented Defendants in a breach of contract/fraud/misrepresentation matter. State litigation reflective of business torts/"contort" cases in which all entities (corporation, president, etc.) are sued under a myriad of causes of action.
  • Represented Defendant in a multi-party trademark counterfeiting, infringement and unfair competition case. Federal litigation reflective of the emerging area of trademark/counterfeiting infringement/unfair competition in interstate commerce, including transnational commerce.
  • Represented Plaintiffs (thousands) in various proceedings in state and federal court throughout Texas in cross-border, multi-party commercial and personal injury litigation involving numerous national and international companies. Complex litigation reflective of diversity of jurisdiction cases involving citizens of United States, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama, the Philippines, and the Ivory Coast as well as transnational disputes generally.
  • Represented Plaintiffs (approximately 1000 investors) in various proceedings throughout Texas in cross-border, multi-party commercial litigation and bankruptcy involving numerous national and international companies and law firms. Complex litigation reflective of diversity of jurisdiction business cases involving citizens of United States and Mexico and transnational disputes generally.
  • Represented Defendant, a multinational diversified conglomerate of businesses owning, through its subsidiaries and associates, real estate, hotels and resorts across the country, in a litigation involving typical "contort" causes of action.
  • Represented an independent oil and gas company in a business dispute. State case reflective of oil and gas litigation involving issues in core exploration and production operations in the Western Gulf of Mexico.
  • Represented Defendant in multi party asbestos proceeding, culminating in global settlement resolving over 4,000 matters.

 

Honors (Select)

  • Meritorious Service Award, Rice University, Laureates Recognition, Houston (Spring 2017)
  • "Top Latino Partners in the U.S.," Latino Leaders Magazine (2015-2017)
  • "25 Most Influential Hispanic Lawyers," Latino Leaders Magazine (2015-2017)
  • "Texas Super Lawyer," Super Lawyers (a Thomson Reuters business), Super Lawyers Corporate Edition (2008-2010; 2014-2016)
  • "Super Lawyer," Texas Super Lawyers (a Thomson Reuters business), Texas Monthly and Law & Politics Magazine (2007-2009; 2014-2016)
  • Hats Off to Mothers Luncheon,  Easter Seals Greater Houston, Honoree, Houston (March 2014)
  • 2014 Arrival Awards, Immigrant Achievement, Honoree, UH Law Center Immigration Clinic, Houston (March 2014)
  • ALM & Martindale-Hubbell Top Rated Lawyer in Litigation (2014-2016)
  • City Art Works, The Art of Conversation, Conversationalist & Honoree, Houston (November 2013)
  • ALM & Martindale-Hubbell Top Rated Lawyer, Appellate Law (2013-2016)
  • Texas Women’s Empowerment Foundation “International Award Recipient” (2013)
  • "Houston's Top Lawyers," H TEXAS Magazine (2006-2016)
  • "Mujer Empresaria del Año" (Executive Woman of the Year), SUCESOS Newspaper & SOLO MUJERES Magazine "A Tribute to Hispanic Women" (2013)
  • "Women of Influence," National Council of Jewish Women Greater Houston Section (2012)
  • National Diversity Council,  "Most Powerful and Influential Woman of Texas" (2011)
  • Greater Houston Women's Chamber "Hall of Fame" Inductee (2010)
  • TBOY "Blazing Star" Women's Chamber of Commerce Texas (2009)
  • "Executive Woman of the Year," TALENTO BILINGUE de HOUSTON (2009)
  • "Houston's 50 Most Influential Women," HOUSTON WOMEN Magazine (2008)
  • Texas Executive Women, "Woman on the Move" (2008)
  • Texas Spirit/Legend, THE  HOUSTON CHRONICLE & KHOU-TV (2007)
  • Top 20 "Elite" Women, HISPANIC BUSINESS Magazine (2007)
  • "Houston's Professional on the Fast Track," H TEXAS Magazine (2005)
  • "Texas Rising Star," Texas Super Lawyers (a Thomson Reuters business), Texas Monthly and Law & Politics Magazine (2005)
  • 10 Outstanding Young Americans, U.S. Jaycees (2005)
  • Woman of Achievement, YWCA (2005)
  • 2005 Neuhaus Education Center "Icon"
  • "Women of Distinction," ABC Channel 13 (2005)
  • Barbara Jordan Legacy Award, National Council of Negro Women, Barbara Jordan Houston Section (2004)
  • City of Houston Proclamation, "Sofia Adrogué Day" (July 10, 2004)
  • Five Outstanding Young Houstonians, Texas Jaycees (2002)
  • Five Outstanding Young Texans, Texas Jaycees (2002)
  • Texas' Top "40 Under 40," TEXAS LAWYER (2001)
  • Houston's Lawyers are Houston's Leaders, THE HOUSTON LAWYER (2001)
  • Houston Bar Foundation  & Texas Bar Foundation Fellow
  • Leadership Houston (Class XVIII); Leadership Texas (1999) & American Leadership Forum (Class XX)
  • Named to Marquis' Who's Who in America, American Law & Who's Who of American Women (1999).
  • AV Preeminent® rated (the highest possible Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating designation)

Professional Activities, Memberships & Affiliations (Select)

  • Alumni Association of Rice University, Former Member of Board of Directors
  • American Leadership Forum, Houston/Gulf Coast Chapter, Former Member of Board of Directors, Chair Selection Committee and Fellow (Class XX)
  • CHRISTUS Health Gulf Coast, Former Member of Board of Directors
  • City of Houston, BARC Foundation, Board Member & Advisory Board Chair
  • City of Houston, Mayor's Hispanic Advisory Committee, Board Member
  • Girls, Inc. of Greater Houston, Advisory Board Member & Former President & Chairman of Board of Directors
  • Holocaust Museum Houston Latino Initiatives Advisory Committee
  • Houston Bar Foundation & Texas Bar Foundation Fellow
  • Houston First Corporation, Board Member
  • Houston Law Review Alumni, Former President & Former Member of Board of Directors
  • Houston Symphony Hispanic Leadership Council
  • Leadership Houston Graduate (Class XVIII)
  • Leadership Texas Graduate (1999)
  • Mayor's Hispanic Advisory Board Member, City of Houston
  • Memorial Hermann Healthcare System Foundation, Former Member of Board of Directors
  • Merit Selection Panel for U.S. Magistrate (Former Member)
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Former Member of Board of Trustees; Chair, Inaugural MFAH Latin American Arts Gala & MFAH Latin American Art Subcommittee Member
  • RICE-TMS, Former Member of Board of Directors
  • State Bar of Texas, The Advocate, Editorial Board Member and Committee Chair, Select Issues
  • Texas Supreme Court Advisory Committee, Former Member
  • Theatre Under The Stars, Former Advisory Board Member, Former Board of Trustee, Former Gala Chair
  • The Chinquapin School, Member of Advisory Board of Directors
  • University of Houston Law Alumni, Former Member of Board of Directors and Current Advisory Board Member, UH Law Center Immigration Clinic
  • United Way of Greater Houston, Former Member of Board of Trustees
  • Youth Leadership Summit, Rice University, Co-Founder & Co-Chair

Publications & Presentations

Publications

  • Editor, Texas Business Litigation (ALM 2016-2017 Publication) (Third Edition) (1500+ pages, 22 Chapters)
  • Business Torts Update, The Fifth Circuit Reporter (July 2016)
  • Editor, Texas Business Litigation (ALM 2015-2016 Publication) (Second Edition) (1400+ pages, 20 Chapters)
  • Business Torts Update, The Fifth Circuit Reporter (December 2015)
  • Business Torts Update, The Fifth Circuit Reporter (February 2015)
  • Business Torts Update, The Fifth Circuit Reporter (October 2014)
  • Editor, Texas Business Litigation (ALM 2014-2015 Publication) (First Edition) (1400+ pages, 20+ Chapters)
  • Business Torts Update, The Fifth Circuit Reporter (July 2014)
  • Business Torts Update, The Fifth Circuit Reporter (April 2014)
  • Business Torts Update, The Fifth Circuit Reporter (January 2014)
  • Business Torts Update, The Fifth Circuit Reporter (October 2013)
  • Business Torts Update, The Fifth Circuit Reporter (July 2013)
  • Business Torts Update, The Fifth Circuit Reporter (April 2013)
  • Recent Developments in Fifth Circuit Business Torts Jurisprudence, 45 Tex. Tech. L. Rev. 645 (2013)
  • Business Torts Update, The Fifth Circuit Reporter (January 2013)
  • Business Torts Update, The Fifth Circuit Reporter (October 2012)
  • Business Torts Update, The Fifth Circuit Reporter (July 2012)
  • Business Torts Update, The Fifth Circuit Reporter (April 2012)
  • Recent Developments in Fifth Circuit Business Torts Jurisprudence, 44 Tex. Tech L. Rev. 565 (2012)
  • A-Z on E-Discovery: What Does the Future Hold?, Sofia Adrogué and Caroline Baker, Texas Lawyer (January 2012)
  • Business Torts Update, The Fifth Circuit Reporter (January 2012)
  • The Advocate, State Bar of Texas Litigation Report, Litigation in the 21st Century: The Jury Trial, The Training & The Experts - Musings and Teachings from David J. Beck, Lisa Blue, Melanie Gray & Stephen D. Susman, authored and edited by Sofia Adrogué and Hon. Caroline Baker, Vol. 56, p. 8 (Fall 2011)
  • Business Torts Update, The Fifth Circuit Reporter (October 2011)
  • Business Torts Update, The Fifth Circuit Reporter (July 2011)
  • Business Torts Update, The Fifth Circuit Reporter (April 2011)
  • Still Room for Improvement: Assisting the Trier-of-Fact in the Second Decade of Daubert, Sofia Adrogué & Alan Ratliff, Houston Law Review 1 HLRe 5 (2011)
  • Recent Developments in Fifth Circuit Court Business Torts Jurisprudence, 43 Tex. Tech L. Rev. 843 (2011)
  • Business Torts Update, The Fifth Circuit Reporter (January 2011)
  • Business Torts Update, The Fifth Circuit Reporter (October 2010)
  • Business Torts Update, The Fifth Circuit Reporter (July 2010)
  • Business Torts Update, The Fifth Circuit Reporter (April 2010)
  • Recent Developments in Fifth Circuit Business Torts Jurisprudence, 42 Tex. Tech. L. Rev. 613 (2010)
  • Business Torts Update, The Fifth Circuit Reporter (January 2010)
  • The Advocate, State Bar of Texas Litigation Report, Texas Trailblazers and Their Texas-Size Balancing of Professional and Personal Success, Sofia Adrogué and Kennon L. Peterson (Vol. 49, p. 30 Winter 2009)
  • Business Torts Update, The Fifth Circuit Reporter (October 2009)
  • Business Torts Update, The Fifth Circuit Reporter (July 2009)
  • Business Torts Update, The Fifth Circuit Reporter (April 2009)
  • Recent Developments in Fifth Circuit Business Torts Jurisprudence, 41 Tex. Tech. L. Rev. 831 (2009)
  • Business Torts Update, The Fifth Circuit Reporter (January 2009)
  • Still Room for Improvement: Assisting the Trier-of-Fact in the 2nd Decade of Daubert, Sofia Adrogué & Alan Ratliff, The Fifth Circuit Reporter (October 2008)
  • Business Torts Update, The Fifth Circuit Reporter (July 2008)
  • Business Torts Update, The Fifth Circuit Reporter (April 2008)
  • Business Torts Update, The Fifth Circuit Reporter (January 2008)
  • Expert Witness Preparation and Examination for Deposition and Trial, Sofia Adrogué & Alan Ratliff, The Fifth Circuit Reporter (September 2007)
  • The Texas Medical Board: Safeguarding the Public through Professional Accountability, Sofia Adrogué, 45 The Houston Lawyer 32 (July/August 2007)
  • Recent Developments in Fifth Circuit Business Torts Jurisprudence, 39 Tex. Tech. L. Rev. 587 (2007)
  • Business Torts Update, The Fifth Circuit Reporter (July 2007)
  • Business Torts Update, The Fifth Circuit Reporter (January 2007)
  • Business Torts Update, The Fifth Circuit Reporter (October 2006)
  • Business Torts Update, The Fifth Circuit Reporter (August 2006)
  • The Care and Feeding of Experts: Accountants, Lawyers, Investment Bankers and Other non-Scientific Experts, Sofia Adrogué & Alan Ratliff, 47 South Texas L. Rev. 881 (2006)
  • Representing Docs Before the Medical Board, Sofia Adrogué, 22 Texas Lawyer 18 (July 24, 2006)
  • Doctors face Texas Medical Board's watchful eye, Sofia Adrogué, Houston Business Journal 23 (Week of July 7-13, 2006)
  • Recent Developments in Fifth Circuit Business Torts Jurisprudence, 38 Tex. Tech. L. Rev. 623 (2006)
  • Business Torts Update, The Fifth Circuit Reporter (January 2006)
  • Recent Developments in Fifth Circuit Business Torts Jurisprudence, 37 Tex. Tech. L. Rev. 607 (2005)
  • The Advocate, State Bar of Texas Litigation Report, Care and Feeding of Experts (Vol. 33, p. 17 Winter 2005)
  • Business Torts Update, The Fifth Circuit Reporter (October 2005)
  • Texas Handbook of Civil Evidence, Chapter 7, Experts, Sofia Adrogué & Alan Ratliff, (Aspen Publishing 2005)
  • Civil RICO - "Is It The Time of Reckoning?," 9(1) Consumer & Personal Rights Litigation 3 (American Bar Association, Section of Litigation, Summer 2005)
  • Business Torts Update, The Fifth Circuit Reporter (August 2005)
  • Business Torts Update, The Fifth Circuit Reporter (April 2005)
  • Business Torts Update, The Fifth Circuit Reporter (January 2005)
  • Recent Developments in Fifth Circuit Business Torts Jurisprudence, 35 Tex. Tech. L. Rev. 555 (2004)
  • Business Torts Update, The Fifth Circuit Reporter (October 2004)
  • Business Torts Update, The Fifth Circuit Reporter (August 2004)
  • Civil RICO - "Is It The Time of Reckoning?," The Houston Lawyer (July/August 2004)
  • Business Torts Update, The Fifth Circuit Reporter (April 2004)
  • Civil RICO - "Is It The Time of Reckoning?," 11(3) Business Torts Journal 1 (American Bar Association, Spring 2004)
  • Business Torts Update, The Fifth Circuit Reporter (January 2004)
  • The Independent Expert Evolution: From the "Path of Least Resistance" to the "Road Less Traveled?," Sofia Adrogué & Alan Ratliff, 34 Tex. Tech. L. Rev. 843 (2003)
  • Business Torts, 34 Tex. Tech. L. Rev. 513 (2003)
  • Business Torts Update, The Fifth Circuit Reporter (October 2003)
  • Business Torts Update, The Fifth Circuit Reporter (August 2003)
  • Business Torts Update, The Fifth Circuit Reporter (April 2003)
  • Business Torts Update, The Fifth Circuit Reporter (January 2003)
  • Business Torts, 33 Tex. Tech. L. Rev. 635 (2002)
  • Business Torts Update, The Fifth Circuit Reporter (October 2002)
  • Business Torts Update, The Fifth Circuit Reporter (July 2002)
  • Business Torts Update, The Fifth Circuit Reporter (April 2002)
  • Business Torts Update, The Fifth Circuit Reporter (January 2002)
  • Business Torts (Federal Bar Association, Dallas Chapter Publication, December 2001)
  • Business Torts (Federal Bar Association, Dallas Chapter Publication, November 2001)
  • Kicking the Tires After Kumho: 2001 Update, Part 2, 24 The Trial Lawyer 319 (September/October 2001)
  • Business Torts Update, The Fifth Circuit Reporter (September 2001)
  • Kicking the Tires After Kumho: 2001 Update, Part 1, 24 The Trial Lawyer 252 (July/August 2001)
  • Business Torts Update, The Fifth Circuit Reporter (June 2001)
  • Business Torts Update, The Fifth Circuit Reporter (March 2001)
  • Local Heroes (Excerpt on Hon. Berta Mejia), The Houston Lawyer (January/February 2001)
  • Business Torts Update, The Fifth Circuit Reporter (January 2001)
  • Keeping Up With, The Houston Lawyer (September/October 2000)
  • Business Torts Update, The Fifth Circuit Reporter (October 2000)
  • Kicking the Tires After Kumho: The "Bottom Line" on Admitting Financial Expert Testimony, 37 Hous. L. Rev. 431 (Summer 2000)
  • Business Torts Update, The Fifth Circuit Reporter (July 2000)
  • Business Torts Jurisprudence, In Brief (Texas Women Lawyers, June 2000)
  • Business Torts Update, The Fifth Circuit Reporter (April 2000)
  • Guest Editor, The State of Our Profession-Reflections of Decades of Practice and a View into the Third Millennium, The Houston Lawyer (March/April 2000)
  • "Rambo" Style Litigation in the Third Millennium-The End of an Era?, The Houston Lawyer (March/April 2000)
  • Business Torts Update, The Fifth Circuit Reporter (January 2000)
  • Business Torts: Litigation Into The New Millennium, In Brief (Texas Women Lawyers, January 2000)
  • Kumho Wrestling - Are Your Experts in Shape?, Texas Lawyer (October 1999)
  • Business Torts Update, The Fifth Circuit Reporter (October 1999)
  • Expert Evidence Update: Challenging Experts In The New Millennium: An Overview Of U.S. Supreme Court, 5th Circuit and Texas Supreme Court Jurisprudence, In Brief (Texas Women Lawyers, September 1999)
  • Business Torts Update, The Fifth Circuit Reporter (July 1999)
  • Business Torts Update, In Brief (Texas Women Lawyers, June 1999)
  • Business Torts Update, The Fifth Circuit Reporter (April 1999)
  • Business Torts Update, The Fifth Circuit Reporter (January 1999)
  • Business Torts Update, The Fifth Circuit Reporter (October 1998)
  • The Post-Daubert Court: "Amateur Scientist," Gatekeeper or Executioner?, The Trial Lawyer (September/October 1998)
  • Judges as Expert Evidence Gatekeepers, Texas Lawyer (August 31, 1998)
  • Mass Tort Class Actions in the New Millennium, 17 The Review of Litigation 427 (Summer 1998)
  • "Complex" Litigation for the Everylawyer, Part 3: The Courts' Arsenals, Settlements, and Unwritten Deals, 21 Trial Diplomacy Journal 181-188 (May/June 1998)
  • Business Torts Update, The Fifth Circuit Reporter (April 1998)
  • "Complex" Litigation for the Everylawyer, Part 2: The Parties' Arsenals: Class Actions and Bellwether Trials, 21 Trial Diplomacy Journal 96-109 (March/April 1998)
  • The Post-Daubert Court: "Amateur Scientist," Gatekeeper or Executioner?, The Houston Lawyer (March/April 1998)
  • Business Torts Update, The Fifth Circuit Reporter (March 1998)
  • A Recipe for Success in the New Millennium, The Houston Lawyer (The HBA Mentor Program, January/February 1998)
  • "Complex" Litigation for the Everylawyer, Part 1: Pretrial Pragmatics, 21 Trial Diplomacy Journal 9-16 (January/February 1998)
  • Business Torts Update, The Fifth Circuit Reporter (December 1997)
  • Business Torts Update, The Fifth Circuit Reporter (October 1997)
  • Joint Venturing a Lawsuit: The Litigators' Tool into the New Century, 20 Trial Diplomacy Journal 123-138 (May/June 1997)
  • When Injustice is the Game, What is Fair Play?, 28 Hous. L. Rev. 363 (1991)

Presentations (most with concomitant legal writing)

  • Pan American Day Roundtable Luncheon, Keynote Speaker, Houston (April  2017)
  • Sucesos Newspaper & Solo Mujeres Magazine Woman of the Year Luncheon, Speaker, Houston (March 2017)
  • Texas Lawyer ALM Business Litigation CLE, Chair & Moderator & Speaker, Houston (February 2017)
  • Texas Lawyer ALM Business Litigation CLE, Chair & Moderator & Speaker, Houston (November 2016)
  • Litigation CLE, Moderator & Editor, Business Litigation 40th Annual Page Keeton Civil Litigation Conference (October 2016)
  • Youth Leadership Summit, Rice University, Co-Founder, & Co-Chair & Keynote Speaker (November 2015)
  • Texas Lawyer ALM Business Litigation CLE, Chair & Moderator & Speaker, Houston (April & October 2015)
  • 7th Annual No Limits Greater Houston Conference For Women, Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce, Co-Chair & Presenter, Houston (April 2015)
  • U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services Naturalization Ceremony,  Southern District of Texas, Keynote Speaker, Houston (April  2015)
  • Theatre Under the Stars Advancing Arts and Education Conversation, Chair & Host, Houston (April 2015)
  • University of Houston Law Center, Conversation with the Dean, Chair & Host, Houston (March 2015)
  • Rice University Homecoming Distinguished Speaker, Oxygenated and Caffeinated: "Leaning In" Professionally and as a Servant Leader, Houston (Nov. 2014)
  • Hispanic Officer of the Year 34th Annual Awards Banquet, Houston Police Department, Keynote Speaker (Oct. 2014)
  • Houston Community College Hispanic Scholarship Committee Luncheon, Speaker & Emcee, Houston (Oct. 2014)
  • U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services Naturalization Ceremony,  Southern District of Texas, Keynote Speaker, Houston (July 2014)
  • Latina Lawyers The Mentorship Network, Co-Keynote Speaker, Latina Voices: Smart Talk  (June 2014)
  • Reflexiones y Conexiones: Insights from Latino Professional Alumni on Life Beyond Rice, Co- Chair, Moderator & Speaker, Houston (March 2014)
  • Hats Off to Mothers Luncheon,  Easter Seals Greater Houston Honoree, Houston (March 2014)
  • City Art Works, The Art of Conversation, Conversationalist & Honoree, Houston (November  2013)
  • St. John’s Upper School Chapel Keynote Speaker Hispanic Heritage Month (October 2013)
  • Texas Women’s Empowerment Foundation  “International Award Recipient,”   TWEF Women & Money Leadership Luncheon, Honoree & Speaker  (September 2013)
  • River Oaks Business Women’s Exchange  Club (ROBWEC), Conversation re: Women, Balance, & Building Legacy, Keynote Speaker, Houston (May 2013)
  • Greater Houston Women's Chamber of Commerce Conference, Remarks & Introduction of Sheryl WuDunn: Author, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, Houston (April 2013)
  • Carnegie Vanguard High School Keynote Speaker & Panelist, Girls & Media, Houston (April 2013)
  • “Mujer Empresaria del Año,” (Executive Women of the Year) Sucesos  Newspaper & Solo Mujeres Magazine, 6th Annual Lunch "A Tribute to Hispanic Women" (March 2013)
  • Rice LEAD, Women in the 21st Century, Keynote Speaker, Houston (February 2013)
  • Women Helping Empower Each Other, St. John’s High School, The Status of Women, Keynote Speaker, Houston, (January 2013)
  • The Women’s Resource of Greater Houston, “Why Women Still Can’t Have it All,” Speaker, Houston (November 2012)
  • Honoree and Keynote Speaker, National Council of Jewish Women Greater Houston “Women of Influence,” Houston (September 2012)
  • The Seven Pearls of Financial Wisdom: A Woman's Guide to Enjoying Wealth and Power, Profile, Sofia Adrogué, St. Martin's Press, NY (2012)
  • Balance, Business and Building Legacy, Keynote Speaker, Houston (May 2012)
  • Conversation Regarding Women Entrepreneurs & Empowerment, Keynote Speaker, Houston (May 2011)
  • Honoree and Speaker - "Smart Women Take Smart Risks," - 2011 Texas Diversity and Leadership Conference, Dallas (April 2011)
  • Speaker - "Rainmaking When the Sky is Falling, Beauty Pageants and the Art of Relationships:, 6th Annual Leadership Institute for Women of Color Attorneys Conference, Washington, D.C., (March 2011)
  • University of Houston JD MBA Entrepreneurship Class Speaker, Houston (September 2010)
  • The Women's Resource of Greater Houston, 20th Anniversary Luncheon, Honorary Chair & Presenter, Houston (May 2010)
  • Girls Inc. of Greater Houston, 14th Annual Strong, Smart and Bold Celebration Luncheon, Honorary Chair & Presenter, Houston (May 2010)
  • LATINA STYLE Magazine Business Series, "The Essentials of a Successful Business," Houston (November 2009)
  • Fourth Annual Leadership Academy for Women of Color Attorneys, Keynote Speaker, Atlanta  (March 2009)
  • American Association of University Women Young Women's Summit Klein Forest High School Keynote Speaker, Houston (October 2008)
  • HBA CLE Speaker, "Kicking the Tires After Kumho: 2008 Expert Update," Houston (February 2008)
  • South Texas College of Law, 16th Annual Advanced Civil Trial Conference, Chair, Houston (February 2008)
  • St. Agnes Academy Career Day Keynote Speaker, Houston (February 2008)
  • UHY Advisors G.R.O.W. Initiative Keynote Speaker, Houston (November 2007)
  • American Association of University Women Young Women's Summit, Klein Forest High School Keynote Speaker, Houston (October 2007)
  • Prudential Women Rock! "Secrets to Her Success," Panelist, Houston (October 2007)
  • The Women's Resource of Greater Houston, 17th Annual Luncheon, Keynote Speaker, Houston (May 2007)
  • UH Law Foundation,  Advanced Civil Litigation, Business Torts, Course Director  (May 2007)
  • UH Law Foundation,  Advanced Civil Litigation, Business Torts, Houston and Dallas (Jan. 2007)
  • UH Law Foundation,  Advanced Civil Litigation, Business Torts, Houston and Dallas (May 2006)
  • South Texas College of Law, 14th Annual Advanced Civil Trial Conference, Chair, Houston (February 2006)
  • UH Law Foundation, Experts Institute,  The Care and Feeding of Experts, Houston and Dallas (October  2005)
  • Rice University Alumni Leadership Conference, Chair, Publicity, Houston (October 2005)
  • Annual Conference of the National Association of Women Judges, Executive Committee and Moderator, Houston (October 2005)
  • South Texas College of Law, 13th Annual Advanced Civil Trial Conference, Chair, Houston (February 2005)
  • UH Law Foundation, Experts Institute,  "Kicking the Tires After Kumho: 2004 Expert Update," Houston and Dallas (June 2004)
  • Federal Bar Association, "Kicking the Tires After Kumho: 2004 Expert Update," Houston (May 2004)
  • "Main Event" 2004, WomenFuture.com, Panelist, "The Day The World Listens," Houston (April 2004)
  • South Texas College of Law, 12th Annual Advanced Civil Trial Conference, Recent Developments in Fifth Circuit Business Torts Jurisprudence, Houston (February 2004)
  • South Texas College of Law, 11th Annual Advanced Civil Trial Conference, Business Torts: Jurisprudence and Judicial Dialogue, Houston (February 2003)
  • State Bar of Texas Advanced Expert Witness III Course: Recent Fifth Circuit & Texas Jurisprudence on Experts, Houston (December 2002)
  • Texas Jaycees, Five Outstanding Young Texans, The "Me" Millennium:  Mentorship & Leadership via Faith, Family & Education:  A Recipe for Success, Austin (August 2002)
  • U.H. Law Foundation Advanced Business Litigation: Selected Business Torts, Houston and Dallas (August 2002)
  • UT Law CLE Conference on State and Federal Appeals, Commercial Litigation Update, Austin (June 2002) (co-author)
  • TADC/LADC 2002 Commercial Litigation Seminar, Around the Fifth Circuit in 30 Minutes-Recent Developments in Fifth Circuit Business Torts Jurisprudence, San Antonio (June 2002) (author)
  • U.H. Law Foundation Advanced Business Litigation: Selected Business Torts, Houston and Dallas (March 2002)
  • South Texas College of Law, 10th Annual Advanced Civil Trial Conference, Business Torts: Jurisprudence and Judicial Dialogue, Houston (February 2002) (Speaker and Co-Chair of Program)
  • State Bar of Texas Advanced Expert Witness II Course: Experts: Recent Jurisprudential and Procedural Developments in Texas State & Federal Courts, Houston (February 2002)
  • Houston Bar Association, Ethics Highlights-Jurisprudence & Procedure, Houston (December 2001)
  • Houston Bar Association, Chair, The Ultimate Trial Advocacy Institute 2001, Houston (September 2001)
  • U.H. Law Foundation Advanced Business Litigation:  Business Torts, Houston & Dallas (September 2001)
  • Houston Bar Association, Business Torts Update and Judicial, Houston (May 2001)
  • Houston Bar Association, Ultimate Trial Advocacy Course, Conference Chair, Kumho Wrestling Experts in the Third Millennium, Houston  (May 2001)
  • University of Houston Law Center Hispanic Law Students Association Fifteenth Annual Spring Banquet, Keynote Speaker-The Hispanic Attorney, Houston (April 2001)
  • U.H. Law Foundation Advanced Business Litigation:  Business Torts, Houston & Dallas (March 2001)
  • South Texas College of Law, 10th Annual Advanced Civil Trial Conference, Business Torts:  Jurisprudence and Judicial Dialogue, Houston (February 2001)
  • South Texas College of Law, How to Win at Trial with a Financial Expert, 2000 Litigation Services Conference Planning Committee & Speaker, Daubert and its Progeny:  Where We Are Now, plus Malpractice Missteps to Avoid, Houston (November 2000)
  • The Federal Bar Association, Federal Practice Seminar, Financial Expert Testimony, Houston (September 2000)
  • Houston Association of Legal Recruitment Administrators,  Strategies for Successful Recruitment & Retention of Minority Attorneys in Texas Firms, Houston (August 2000)
  • U.H. Law Foundation Advanced Business Litigation:  Business Torts, Houston & Dallas (August 2000)
  • HBA & Minority Opportunities in the Legal Profession Committee, Moderator, Passing Milestones in the New Millennium, Houston (June 2000)
  • State Bar of Texas, State Bar of Texas Labor and Employment Law Section, State vs. Federal Courts Class Actions, San Antonio (June 2000)
  • Houston Bar Association, Ultimate Trial Advocacy Course, Challenging and Busting Experts Under Daubert/Robinson, Houston  (May 2000)
  • Texas Association of Reconstruction Specialists, Challenging Experts in the New Millennium-Houston (March 2000)
  • Houston Bar Association, The Business Torts Institute, Business Torts, Houston (January 2000)
  • St. Agnes Father/Daughter Liturgy Annual Brunch, Keynote Speaker, Leadership, Houston (January 2000)
  • South Texas College of Law, Advanced Civil Trial Conference, Litigation in the New Millennium Moderator, Houston (January 2000)
  • South Texas College of Law "Women In Law Conference," Panelist, Business and Professional Development Panel Discussion, Houston (January 2000)
  • Houston Bar Association, Business Torts (Corporate Counsel Section), Houston (November 1999)
  • South Texas College of Law, How to Present Financial Information at Trial, 1999 Litigation Services Conference Planning Committee Co-Chair and Moderator, Houston (November 1999)
  • What Makes a Leader? - Leadership Texas, Austin (October 1999)
  • State Bar of Texas Seventh Annual Texas Minority Counsel Program:  Challenging Experts in the New Millennium:  An Overview of U.S. Supreme Court, 5th Circuit and Texas Supreme Court Jurisprudence, Houston (October 1999)
  • The Chicano Law Students Association of Thurgood Marshall School of Law:  Hispanics in the Law; Learning from the Past - Preparing for the Future, Houston (October 1999)
  • Challenging Experts in the New Millennium:  An Overview of U.S. Supreme Court, Fifth Circuit & Texas Supreme Court Jurisprudence - 24th Annual Hispanic National Bar Association's Convention, Dallas (October 1999)
  • U.H. Law Foundation Advanced Business Litigation:  Business Torts, Houston & Dallas (September 1999)
  • Rice University, Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Management, Second Annual Houston Hispanic Professionals' Leadership Day:  Maximizing Your Value Through Negotiation, Houston (August 1999)
  • University of Houston, La Comunidad, Houston (May 1999)
  • South Texas College of Law Advanced Civil Trial Law:Class Action Update, Houston (February 1999)
  • U.H. Law Foundation:  1999 Texas Discovery Rule Revisions-A Primer, Houston (January 1999)
  • U.H. Law Foundation, Litigation and Trial Tactics: Challenging Experts, Houston & Dallas (December 1998)
  • ATLA Annual Convention, Section on Toxic, Environmental, and Pharmaceutical Torts: Experts, New York (July 1998)
  • HBA Litigation Section Trial Practice and Procedure Seminar: Expert Testimony, Houston (June 1998)
  • State Bar of Texas,  Civil Advanced Evidence & Discovery Law Course:  Class Actions and Other Multi-Party Type Cases, New Mexico (May 1998)
  • HBA 1998 Diversity Institute, Strategies for Success in Your Firm or Legal Department, Houston (May 1998)
  • U.H. Law Foundation, Advanced Civil Discovery:  "Rambo"  Style Litigation in the New Millennium - The End of an Era?, Houston & Austin (April & May 1998)
  • University of Houston Law Center, Panelist, Diversity, Houston (April 1998)
  • Thurgood Marshall School of Law, 1998 NAELS Conference, Toxic Torts, Houston (April 1998)
  • University of Texas School of Law, The Review of Litigation Symposium:  Ethics & Mass Torts, Austin (February 1998)
  • South Texas College of Law,  Advanced Civil Trial Law Conference : Joint Venturing Litigation: When and How To Do It, Houston (February 1998)
  • State Bar of Texas, Civil Advanced Evidence & Discovery Law Course:  Class Actions and Other Multi-Party Type Cases, Dallas (December 1997)
  • Georgetown University Law Center Mass Tort Litigation Institute:  Rule 706 Experts - A Primer, Washington, D.C. (November 1997)
  • State Bar of Texas, Texas Minority Counsel Program:  Managing Complex Litigation - A Primer, Houston (October 1997)
  • HBA/ANADE Lawyers'  Exchange Conference:  Joint Venturing Litigation/Selection of Foreign Counsel, Monterrey, Mexico (October 1997)
  • U.H. Law Foundation, Advanced  Business Litigation:  Selected Business Torts, Houston & Dallas (October 1997)
  • ATLA Annual Convention, The Media's Impact on Mass Torts: Simply Good Corporate PR or Interference with Individuals' Fundamental Rights?, San Diego (July 1997)
  • State Bar of Texas,  How to Communicate Financial Information at Trial: Experts, Houston (April 1997)
  • U.H. Law Foundation, Litigation and Trial Tactics, Joint Venturing a Lawsuit, Houston & Dallas (December 1996)
  • U.H. Law Foundation, Advanced Civil Trial Litigation: Selected Business Torts, Houston & Dallas (April 1996)
  • Adjunct Law Professor, Mass Torts Litigation, University of Houston Law Center (Fall 1995)
  • U.H. Law Foundation, Advanced Civil Litigation: Selected Business Torts, Houston & Dallas (May 1995)
  • State Bar of Texas, Themes: Opening Arguments, Storytelling — Houston & Dallas (February & March 1995)