Attorney Profile


  • Harvard Law School, J.D. (2001)
  • The University of Texas, B.A. Plan II (1998), B.B.A. Accounting (1998)


  • The Brame Law Firm PLLC 2016-present
  • Partner, Vinson & Elkins, LLP 2010-2016
  • Associate, Vinson & Elkins, LLP 2001-2009
  • Selected to Super Lawyers list, Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters) 2017-2022
  • Selected to Rising Stars list, Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters) 2009-2016


  • In re Winter Storm Uri Litigation
  • Vistra Corp.
  • Luminant Generation Company, LLC
  • Cue Energy Resources, Ltd. (CUE.AX)
  • Sailpoint Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: SAIL)
  • National Bankruptcy Services, LLC
  • TXU Energy Retail
  • Northeastern Power Company
  • Caliber Collision Centers
  • Rad, et al. v. IAC/InterActiveCorp, et al.
  • VSMsq Structural Engineers


  • Defense counsel for certain power plants in the personal injury, wrongful death and subrogation lawsuits consolidated in the MDL proceeding In re Winter Storm Uri Litigation pending in Harris County, Texas
  • Counsel for two bankers in enforcement proceedings before the U.S. Comptroller of the Currency, including a two week trial
  • Counsel for a public company in a federal TCPA class action pending in Dallas
  • Lead counsel for airport contractor in construction litigation pending in federal court in Dallas
  • Lead counsel in a commercial landlord-tenant dispute over the Energy Plaza tower in Dallas
  • Lead counsel for upstream company in lawsuit brought by royalty owner; prevailed at the trial court and affirmed at the Fifth Circuit following oral argument
  • Obtained summary judgment for upstream producer in royalty dispute with landowner before federal judge
  • Lead counsel for defendant power plant in ongoing $21m business fraud case
  • Lead counsel for upstream producer in federal lawsuit alleging breach of preferential purchase right provision; settled
  • Obtained dismissal at summary judgment stage for utility against property damage plaintiff in Texas state court
  • Lead counsel for defendant in $9.5 million royalty dispute in Houston federal court; settled
  • Defended Texas-based energy company in $6 million dispute with Louisiana Department of Revenue; settled
  • In re Energy Future Holdings – special litigation counsel to chapter 11 debtor with regard to thousands of asbestos claims
  • Goodrich Petroleum Company, LLC – litigation lead in chapter 11 proceeding involving hundreds of claims and contested matters
  • In re Murray Energy Holdings, Co – represented power plant creditor in claims against debtor coal producer
  • Part of a team that defended a midstream energy company in a several hundred million dollar dispute arising out of the sale of the company’s assets; defended claims that the company breached warranties in the purchase and sale agreement
  • Represented a cell tower operator and its executives in federal court in Dallas against a competitor, the nation’s largest tower company; claims involved more than 600 cell towers and nearly $1 billion
  • Advised board of the largest hospital system in DFW on litigation matters
  • Prevailed on a motion to dismiss on behalf of a Texas hospital system in a federal case filed by another hospital alleging theft of trade secrets
  • Brought and defended lawsuits regarding software developers and/or software sales
  • Brought and defended lawsuits in commercial landlord-tenant lawsuits
  • Represented a telecommunications company and its executives in eight figure insurance coverage dispute
  • Defended one of the nation’s largest airports in a dispute with one of its largest concessionaires and obtained dispositive ruling on governmental immunity
  • On the trial team that prevailed on behalf of the plaintiff in a $250 million bond validation trial in Texas state court
  • Defended the Dallas mayor and six council members in a suit under the Texas Open Meetings Act arising out of the city’s agreement to resolve the Wright Amendment controversy; the case was dismissed by the trial court and the result was affirmed on appeal