Joe Van Asten represents clients in a variety of litigation matters and investigations, including U.S. and international investigations, construction claims, fraud claims, and compliance and regulatory violations. Joe has assisted clients in a variety of industries, including construction, oil and gas, automotive, technology solutions, defense contractor, internet services, telecommunications, and banking.
Joe's litigation and arbitration experience includes representing companies in federal and state courts and international arbitrations, litigating breach of contract, Fair Credit Reporting Act, False Claims Act, misappropriation of trade secrets, defense contractor disputes, deceptive trade practices, director and officer liability, and oil and gas disputes. In addition, his practice has included contract negotiations and disputes pertaining to various construction projects as well as DOJ and SEC investigations.
Joe also maintains an active pro bono practice. He has represented clients at hearings and trials in family law matters, judgment enforcement proceedings, probate disputes, and immigration matters. More recently, Joe represented a client in civil rights litigation and presented oral arguments before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Prior to attending law school, Joe worked for four years as a technical director for a major cable sports network.
He is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the Dallas Bar Association, and the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers.
- Southern Methodist University (J.D. cum laude 2011; Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Air Law & Commerce; SMU Law Review Association; 2010 Best Casenote Finalist, Journal of Air Law & Commerce; 2011 Howie & Sweeney Moot Court Champion & Best Brief Award); Florida State University (B.S. in Media Production magna cum laude 2004)
- Texas, U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas, and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
- Judicial intern to: the Honorable Barbara Lynn, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas (2009) and the Honorable Elizabeth Lang-Miers, Texas Fifth District Court of Appeals (2009)