- International Practice
- Securities Regulation
- Climate Change
- Financial Institutions
- Labor and Employment
- Strategic Communications
- Corporate and Securities
- Financial Restructuring
- Educational Institutions
- Private Funds
- Intellectual Property
- Public Finance
- White Collar Defense
- Environmental Strategies
- Internal Investigations
- Real Estate and Projects
William A. Moss
William Moss focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation matters including contracts, commercial torts, environmental torts, and oil & gas and real estate disputes. He represents clients in a wide range of industries including construction, real estate, energy, oilfield services, land services and chemical storage.
While in law school, Will interned for the Honorable Frank Montalvo of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas and for the Honorable Reed O’Connor of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas. Prior to attending law school, he worked as a landman for Chesapeake Energy Corporation and as a licensed commercial real estate broker for The Situs Companies.
Trex Properties v. Triple Crown Energy and BCF Minerals. Successfully represented Triple Crown Energy and BCF Minerals as lead associate in the jury trial in Tulsa, Oklahoma involving a dispute with a land services broker over commissions related to several large mineral rights and leasehold acquisition projects. The plaintiff sought over $2 million in connection with various contract and tort claims. After a week-long trial, the jury returned a verdict denying the plaintiff any commissions and rejecting all tort claims.
Threshold Development Company v. Juno Energy, LLC, et al. Lead associate in representation of Juno Energy in the trial of an eight-figure title dispute involving oil and gas properties in west Texas. On the second day of trial, Bracewell secured a successful settlement with one party but continued the trial against the other remaining party. After a week-long bench trial, the judge ruled immediately after closing arguments that Juno had title to the property.
Vertical North America v. Vopak Terminal Deer Park, Inc., Represented Vopak, a worldwide operator of tank storage terminals, as lead associate in high-stakes litigation against an international ethanol trading company seeking more than $30 million in actual damages, in addition to punitive damages, for allegations of breach of contract and fraud related to the terminaling and blending of ethanol. During extensive and hard-fought discovery, Bracewell uncovered critical evidence that established Vertical in fact had no claim to assert. The Court agreed, and entered a final judgment dismissing in full Vertical’s claims against Vopak.
Seigen Partners, Ltd, et al., v. Sharp, et al., Lead associate in representation of a group of investors in defunct company against former officers and executive and company’s outside auditor for violations of securities laws. Bracewell successfully secured quick settlements with all but one defendant—the outside auditor. After mediation, Bracewell secured a settlement with the remaining defendant.
Publications and Speeches
"From Classroom to Courtroom; Practical Tips to Help Prepare Associates for Their First Trial," Texas Lawyer, October 1, 2016
J.D., summa cum laude, Houston College of Law, 2014
B.A., Rice University, 2009
Intern, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
Intern, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
South Texas Law Review