Christopher H.Domingo (Chris)

Partner

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Chris Domingo is a trial lawyer with first-chair trial experience in state and federal courts. He concentrates his practice on complex commercial and business litigation, with a particular focus on representing clients in the energy industry. He has substantial experience with trial, motion, and discovery practice and routinely represents plaintiffs and defendants in Texas, throughout the United States, and abroad.

Chris's cases include complex contract disputes, class actions, construction matters, environmental litigation, and health care disputes involving antitrust and unfair competition claims. He has worked with clients such as Bechtel, BNSF, Chevron, CITGO, Experian, Marathon Petroleum, and Total. Chris has taken and defended dozens of depositions and has worked with a wide array of experts preparing cases for trial, including economists, engineers, and health care consultants.

Chris is an Eagle Scout with an active pro bono practice and a deep commitment to the Houston community. Among his pro bono commitments, Chris has served as a volunteer prosecutor for the City of Houston and has assisted women and children before the immigration and family courts. He also has represented clients in civil rights actions, litigating one matter through trial and obtaining a substantial jury verdict. Chris is the immediate past president of the Hispanic Bar Association of Houston and is a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation. He is an active member of the Houston Bar Association and serves on the Advisory Council for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA).

Experience

  • Pathways to Law Program, a supplemental learning program for Houston students, kicks off the 2018-2019 school year at Pilgrim Academy and Oak Forest ElementaryJones Day Houston lawyers are partnering with lawyers from Chevron in the Pathways to Law Program, a supplemental learning program for students in Houston.
  • BNSF obtains unanimous defense verdict in whistleblower lawsuit brought under Federal Railroad Safety ActJones Day client BNSF Railway Company secured a unanimous defense verdict in a case involving claims brought under the whistleblower protections of the Federal Railroad Safety Act.
  • BNSF wins dismissal of three former employees' whistleblower claims following five-day hearingFollowing a five-day hearing before a U.S. Department of Labor administrative law judge, Jones Day obtained a complete dismissal of three former employees' Federal Railroad Safety Act ("FRSA") whistleblower claims against BNSF Railway Company.
  • Advanced Graphics reaches settlement in breach of contract suitJones Day client Advanced Graphics Technologies, Inc. reached a settlement with seven defendants after 20 months of litigation in Texas state court.
  • Experian obtains complete defense verdict in federal jury trial involving Fair Credit Reporting Act claimsJones Day secured a unanimous defense verdict on behalf of Experian Information Solutions, Inc. in a case involving claims brought under the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
  • PT Saka Energi Indonesia subsidiary acquires 36 percent working interest in 8,300 acres of Eagle Ford and Olmos shale formation rightsJones Day advised Saka Energi Fasken LLC, a subsidiary of PT Saka Energi Indonesia, an Indonesian state-owned upstream oil and gas entity, in the $175 million acquisition of a 36 percent working interest in the Eagle Ford and Olmos shale formation rights to approximately 8,300 acres in Webb County, Texas.
  • National Public Finance Guarantee Corporation and MBIA Insurance Corporation prevail on appeal in Harris County bond litigationJones Day represented National Public Finance Guarantee Corporation and won an appellate victory reversing the trial court’s ruling and reinstating claims related to approximately $1 billion in bonds issued by the Harris County-Houston Sports Authority ("Sports Authority") in connection with the construction and development of professional sports stadiums in Houston.
  • Prisoner obtains trial victory in Section 1983 civil rights actionAfter a three day trial in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Jones Day won a jury verdict on behalf of a prisoner, David Becerril, in a Section 1983 civil rights action
  • Landlord successfully obtains full dismissal in defense of breach of contract suitJones Day successfully obtained summary judgment on behalf of the client in a breach of contract and injunction action brought by the purchasers of a piece of commercial property.
  • Mehoopany Wind Energy settles litigation with RES America Construction over multi-million dollar wind farm developmentJones Day represented Mehoopany Wind Energy LLC ("MWE"), the owner of a 9,000 acre wind farm in Pennsylvania consisting of 88 wind turbines.
  • HydroDive Nigeria Ltd. successfully obtains evidence under 28 U.S.C. § 1782 in aid of its pending Nigerian litigation and ongoing administrative proceedingsJones Day client HydroDive Nigeria Ltd. is involved in contentious litigation in the Nigerian High Court over an alleged incident of business defamation.
  • Certain Directors of Pride International successfully defended against shareholder derivative litigation relating to alleged Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations and shareholder claims challenging proposed merger with EnscoJones Day successfully defended certain directors of Pride International, Inc. against shareholder derivative claims for breach of fiduciary duties relating to alleged Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) violations, and against shareholder claims in Delaware state court and Texas state and federal courts challenging Pride's proposed $7.3 billion merger with Ensco plc.
  • Crown Castle International obtains dismissal of shareholder claimsFollowing years of derivative litigation, Jones Day obtained a dismissal of all shareholder claims against Crown Castle International Corp.
  • Chevron obtains discovery against former opposing counsel in long-running litigation in Ecuador and BIT Arbitration against Republic of EcuadorJones Day client Chevron Corporation has been involved in contentious litigation in Ecuador in which the plaintiffs have alleged billions of dollars in damages.
  • Jones Day partners with the city of Houston to provide volunteer prosecutorsJones Day was recently offered the chance to participate in the Houston Volunteer Prosecutors Program which was initiated in May 2005 as a partnership between a local law firm and the City of Houston.
  • Drafting wills for Marines deploying to AfghanistanIn November, 300 Marines will deploy to Afghanistan from Ellington Air Force Base in Houston.
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