Eugenie focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation and arbitration in the areas of commercial contracts and business torts. Her experience also includes international and domestic arbitrations, anti-corruption and government enforcement matters, broker-dealer disputes, foreign judgment recognition actions, agency enforcement actions, and litigation of other statutory and common law claims. Eugenie's litigation experience includes briefing and argument of complex motions in pre-trial and trial proceedings as well as briefing appeals in state and federal appellate courts.
Representative Legal Matters
- Won multimillion dollar international arbitration award, order of rescission, and substantial award of attorney’s fees in favor of a publicly traded Australian company against sellers of an Ecuadorian subsidiary relating to their corrupt payments to government officials. The award, from a Miami-based arbitral tribunal, is currently pending confirmation in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida.
- Briefed appeal to the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit resulting in reversal and rendition in favor of the client, a medical devices provider, and the ultimate recovery of money damages and attorneys' fees.
- Represented a publicly traded medical device company in several litigation matters, including state and federal court actions for breach of contract and misappropriation of trade secrets.
- Defended numerous customer arbitrations before FINRA, resulting in favorable settlements.
- Successfully defended an arbitrability dispute in Texas state court, resulting in the dismissal of the claim that the client could not arbitrate dispute before FINRA.
- Assisted in the prosecution of FINRA broker-dealer arbitration, resulting in a favorable settlement of the claim.
- Rising Star, Texas Super Lawyers, 2016-2018
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Phi Beta Kappa - Member
- Dallas Bar Association - Member
- State Bar of Texas - Member
- State Bar of Florida - Member
- American Bar Association - Member
- Dallas Association of Young Lawyers - Member, Leadership Class 2013
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida~United States (2017)
- Florida~United States (2017)
- U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois~United States (2016)
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan~United States (2016)
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit~United States (2013)
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit~United States (2015)
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas~United States (2015)
- U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas~United States (2013)
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas~United States (2012)
- Texas~United States (2012)
- Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law (J.D.) (2012)
- Vanderbilt University (B.A. Political Science and East Asian Studies) (2008)
Author, “Court Affirms Substantial Arbitration Award for Del Monte Against Costa Rican Pineapple Grower,” Global Arbitration News, June 2017; reprinted by Lexology, June 2017
Author, “Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act. Subject Matter Jurisdiction. Fifth Circuit determines Antigua not subject to U.S. court jurisdiction under Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act in Stanford Ponzi scheme cases,” International Litigation & Arbitration, Baker & McKenzie, March 2017
Author, “District court dismisses case against German defendant Deutsche Bank AG, finding diversity jurisdiction destroyed by voluntary dismissal of two other defendants essential to federal jurisdiction,” International Litigation & Arbitration, Baker & McKenzie, November 2016
Author, “Arbitration. Confirmation of Award. Subject Matter Jurisdiction. Fifth Circuit holds that monetary amount sought in underlying arbitration is amount-in-controversy for diversity jurisdiction purposes,” International Litigation & Arbitration, Baker & McKenzie, July 2016
Author, “Arbitration. Enforceability of Arbitration Agreement. Fifth Circuit rejects arbitration agreement that permits employer’s unilateral termination of agreement to arbitrate without advance notice to employees,” International Litigation & Arbitration, Baker & McKenzie, May 2016; reprinted by Lexology, August 2016