Richard D.Salgado

Partner

Dallas + 1.214.969.3620

Richard Salgado represents companies in high-stakes litigation. He is an experienced first-chair trial lawyer and has led more than a dozen jury trials and major arbitrations coast-to-coast and internationally. He has successfully represented health care service providers, automotive and electronics manufacturers, retailers, and other defendants in complex, bet-the-company disputes ranging from commercial litigation to tort, intellectual property, and regulatory matters with millions and even billions of dollars at stake.

Richard also has substantial appellate experience and has presented oral argument in more than two dozen cases before federal and state courts of appeal. His wins include several reversals of jury verdicts. Many of Richard's cases have been extensively covered by Law360, American Lawyer, and other publications. These victories include a landmark win in the Second Circuit against the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) that national commentators called "one of the most favorable privilege decisions in years" and reversals of jury verdicts in toxic tort, business tort, and intellectual property cases.

Richard devotes significant time to pro bono, maintaining an active practice defending the rights of children and adults with intellectual and other disabilities. Additionally, Richard has spoken and written extensively on appellate, trademark, and diversity topics. He is a member of the Dallas Bar Association, Dallas Hispanic Bar Association, and J. Reuben Clark Law Society.

Experience

  • Washington Group International prevails in Hurricane Katrina mass tort actionJones Day successfully defended Washington Group International, Inc. ("WGI," now URS Energy & Construction Company, a subsidiary of URS Corp.) in a mass tort action alleging that WGI's work on behalf of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers contributed to floodwall breaches in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina.
  • Sensus defends against patent infringement claims brought by EON Corp. involving smart grid technologyJones Day represented Sensus USA, Inc. and Sensus Metering Systems, Inc. in a patent infringement action related to smart grid power technology.
  • Expedia, Hotels.com, and Hotwire, online travel companies, defend nationwide litigation seeking to extend hotel room rental taxes to their internet travel reservation servicesJones Day represents Expedia, Hotels.com, and Hotwire in multiple individual and class action cases filed in federal and state courts across the country involving claims by state and local municipalities that online travel companies are subject to hotel room rental taxes and seeking to collect back taxes on reservations for hotel stays in their jurisdictions.
  • Verizon obtains TRO and preliminary injunction, prevails at fair market hearing, and successfully settles caseJones Day represented Verizon Business in obtaining a temporary restraining order and a temporary injunction in a contract dispute involving a significant telco-switching center.
  • Computer Sciences Corporation achieves settlement in computer software class action brought by more than one million insurance claimantsJones Day defended Computer Sciences Corporation ("CSC") in a proposed putative class action brought by more than one million insurance claimants alleging that 500 major insurers used CSC's computer software to value insurance claims.
  • IBM defends against patent infringement charges relating to data management on computer networksJones Day represented defendant IBM in a patent infringement case relating to management of data caching on computer networks.
  • EDS obtains summary judgment in false claims action suitJones Day represented National Heritage Insurance Company, a subsidiary of Electronic Data Systems Corporation, in a whistleblower action brought under the False Claims Act accusing defendant of facilitating Medicaid fraud in Texas schools.
  • U.S. Supreme Court rules the Second Amendment protects an individual's right to keep and bear armsIn District of Columbia v. Heller, the U.S. Supreme Court, in a historic 5-4 decision, declared for the first time that the Second Amendment protects an individual's right to keep and bear firearms for self-defense.
  • The following represents experience acquired prior to rejoining Jones Day.

    Won complete victory in international arbitration involving business torts and trade secret misappropriation, prevailing on all claims, defeating all counterclaims, and obtaining multimillion dollars damages award, attorney fees, and permanent injunction.

    Obtained favorable settlement on eve of trial resolving partnership and contract dispute, seeking more than US$500 million in alleged damages, on behalf of international mining company.

    Obtained complete victory, plus award of attorneys' fees, in AAA arbitration on behalf of an international electronics manufacturer in breach of contract dispute.

    Obtained complete victory for a health care company in multiyear litigation that began as a US$600 million class action alleging antitrust and RICO claims.

    Won complete victory, including attorneys' fees, on behalf of international electronics manufacturer in AAA arbitration regarding business tort claims and trade secret misappropriation.

    First-chaired multiweek jury trials defending against trade secret and copyright claims, tort claims, patent infringement claims, and various other substantive issues.

    Obtained complete victory in complex tax dispute alleging more than $1 billion in alleged liability.

    Obtained complete victory defeating breach of contract claims against a U.S. defense contractor brought by Afghan plaintiff.

    Obtained summary judgment of noninfringement on behalf of the world's largest computer gaming company.

    Reversed multimillion-dollar jury verdict on claims for interference with contract and unjust enrichment.

    Represented Obama administration officials, including chairs and commissioners of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Secretaries of Education, and 40 other former officials as amici in Supreme Court arguing Title VII prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

    Represented military leaders, including former Secretaries of the Army, Navy, and Air Force, as amici in support of HIV-positive servicemen discharged from armed forces as a result of HIV-status; amicus brief cited repeatedly by Fourth Circuit in favorable decision.

    Reversed a trial court ruling on successor liability and reversed a jury award of US$13 million in punitive damages in toxic tort litigation.

    Represented more than a dozen national disability rights organizations and ACLU as amici in support of the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act before the Fifth Circuit.

    Obtained affirmance of dismissal of all claims filed by plaintiff in the largest domain name ownership dispute in the United States, representing more than 30 domain name owners facing a host of business tort claims under the Anti-Cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act and the Lanham Act, including conversion, quiet title, breach of contract, unfair competition, and trademark infringement.

    Established a new precedent protecting the rights of parents and special needs students in a first impression interpretation of Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) provisions in Ninth Circuit.

  • Speaking Engagements

    • October 2010
      Jones Day MCLE University - Dallas
    • March 2010
      (Almost) Instant Replay: The Increasing Availability of Mandamus Relief in Texas State Courts

    Speaking Engagements Prior to Rejoining Jones Day

    April 2019
    Diversity As A Litigation Strength, Association of Corporate Counsel Conference, Dallas, Texas

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