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Michael J. Lang

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mlang@ghjhlaw.com
214.855.6806 direct
214.855.6808 fax
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1445 Ross Avenue
Suite 2500
Dallas, TX 75202
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Overview

Michael Lang's practice focuses on patent litigation and complex commercial litigation in state and federal courts. Michael has represented businesses and individuals in litigation involving allegations of patent infringement, breach of contract, deceptive trade practices, fraud, tortious interference, conversion, civil conspiracy, misrepresentation, breach of warranty, R.I.C.O., Fair Credit Reporting Act and securities fraud. He has represented clients in a number of industries including banking, manufacturing, real estate and technology.

Representative Experience

  • Represented owner of telecommunications patents in patent infringement litigation in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. Obtained favorable settlement for client, after Markman hearing.
  • Represented owner of telecommunications patents in licensing program.
  • Defended international nutritional supplement company in litigation involving allegations of breach of contract, securities fraud and R.I.C.O. Obtained summary judgment in client's favor.
  • Represented nutritional supplements company in distributor dispute in Illinois, resulting in dismissal of claims against client for improper venue and affirmed on appeal (reported at 438 F.3d 759 (7th Cir. 2006)).
  • Represented nutritional supplements company in securities fraud, RICO, and civil fraud class action, resulting in dismissal of claims against clients on 12(b) motion (reported at 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 18256 (N.D. Texas 2007)).
  • Represented limited partners in litigation against general partner involving breach of fiduciary duty, breach of partnership agreement and conversion. Obtained favorable settlement for client.
  • Defended individual in litigation involving breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty between partners.
  • Represented financial institution in litigation involving breach of contract and priority dispute regarding security interests in pool of auto leases. Obtained favorable settlement for client.
  • Defended international aluminum recycling company in litigation involving breach of contract. Obtained favorable settlement for client.
  • Defended builder in litigation involving claims of fraud, breach of contract and violation of DTPA. Obtained summary judgment in client's favor.
  • Represented commercial landlords and tenants in lease disputes.
  • Represent and advise consumer reporting agencies on issues relating to compliance with and violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Commercial Litigation

  • Breach of contract cases
  • Deceptive trade practices and Fair Credit Reporting Act
  • Fraud, tortious interference, conversion, civil conspiracy, misrepresentation
  • R.I.C.O. and securities fraud
  • Fiduciary litigation regarding officers and directors
  • Litigation involving partners and shareholders

Energy Litigation

  • Condemnation/eminent domain
  • Establishing right of entry for surveying

Intellectual Property

  • Patent infringement
  • Trademark litigation

Securities and Shareholder Litigation

  • Shareholder derivative suits
  • Sarbanes-Oxley officers defense and officer liability

Professional / Civic Affiliations

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Dallas Bar Association - Business Litigation Section

Honors and Awards

  • Designated as "Rising Star" by Texas Monthly and Law and Politics magazines, 2009 - 2014
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Practices

Education

Southern Methodist University School of Law, J.D., 2002
The University of Texas at Austin, B.A., 1999

Admitted to Practice

State Bar of Texas, 2002
U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Eastern and Southern District of Texas
U.S. Court of Appeals, for the Fifth and Seventh Circuits

Years in Practice

12

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