Jules Angelley focuses on complex commercial litigation, including contract disputes, fraud and business tort claims, franchise matters and securities litigation.
Having worked for a global law firm in New York and Dallas, she has represented some of the largest companies in the world in trials, appeals and arbitrations.
Mrs. Angelley is licensed to practice in Texas, California and New York, and is and admitted in the United States Court of Appeals for the Second and Fifth Circuits, the United States District Court for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas, and the United States District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.
Representative cases for Ms. Angelley include:
- After six weeks in trial, numerous hearings, and extensive discovery, obtained a complete defense verdict for a leading telecommunications company in a commercial fraud and business destruction case in which plaintiffs sought over $1.5 billion in alleged damages.
- Obtained dismissal of five putative class action cases bought in federal courts in New York and Texas and consolidated by the Judicial Panel on Multi-district Litigation for a leading defense contractor. Plaintiffs alleged violations of the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, state privacy laws, and state consumer protection laws resulting from alleged disclosure of data in connection with the government’s development of a system to screen airlines passengers for terrorist threats.
- Assisted in obtaining dismissal of class action shareholder litigation of suits brought by physician groups against a leading healthcare provider alleging securities fraud and challenging the provider’s business practices.
- Provided representation of oil and gas companies and individual defendants in securities fraud litigation in Texas and New York arising from the sale of limited partnership interests and a subsequent tender offer. After a three week trial in Texas, obtained a favorable judgment that no fraud occurred and recovered all attorneys’ fees incurred. The New York litigation was dismissed on motion with a finding that no fraud occurred. Also obtained a favorable verdict following a separate trial in Texas for libelous statements made concerning the client’s president by an opposing party.
- Assisted in the defense of a publicly traded company in multiple federal securities fraud class actions and state court derivative suits stemming from antitrust investigations by the DOJ and an SEC inquiry.
- Assisted a leading manufacturer of tobacco products in its nationwide campaign to eliminate the manufacture and sale of counterfeit product; . She personally handled fifteen plus cases to favorable resolution, including drafting complaints, obtaining injunctive relief, drafting written discovery, conducting depositions, and obtaining summary judgment.
- Represented a leading hotel company in a putative nationwide class action brought on behalf of travel agents to recover in excess of $100 million in commissions that were allegedly due and other damages, including extensive discovery on class certification issue and a week-long evidentiary hearing on class certification with presentation of live witnesses.
- Represented a variety of franchisors in litigation matters involving their current or prior franchisees dealing with issues such as breach of contract, the termination of the franchise agreement, and enforcement of the terms and conditions of the franchise agreement. These litigation matters generally involved the filing of suit on behalf of the franchisors seeking injunctive relief to protect the franchisor’s standards of operation, goodwill with the public, trademarks, trade name and trade dress as well as the arbitration of claims by and against franchisees, including the presentation of fact and expert witnesses.
- Successfully defended a nationwide health care company in a $60 million lawsuit for alleged breach of contract and fraud arising from the acquisition of a number of laboratories.
- Tried to verdict claims against a mortgage company for negligence and gross negligence and, after several weeks of trial, received jury findings supporting an award of exemplary damages against the opposing party.
Mrs. Angelley has published several articles of legal significance, including:
- Author, Certiori Granted in Aviation Pre-Emption Case, Texas Lawyer, July 8, 2013.
- Author, The Stowers Doctrine – In Need of An Update, Texas Lawyer, July 22, 2013.
- Author, Dealing with Low Ceilings, Trial, American Association for Justice, April 2012.
- Author, Field Preemption and the Federal Aviation Regulations, SMU Airlaw Symposium, February 2003.
Mrs. Angelley graduated with honors from the University of Texas in 1991 and earned her law degree from the University of Texas School of Law in 1995. While in law school, she had the honor of being selected as a TQ, a third-year law student responsible for teaching legal research and writing to first year students. She was active in moot court and mock trial competitions and was selected to serve on the Texas International Law Journal.