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Glenn Legge

Partner

Houston

5151 San Felipe
Suite 400
Houston Texas 77056

United States of America

Office Telephone: +1 (713) 917 0888
Office Fax: +1 (713) 953 9470

Direct Dial (Houston): (713) 706-1941

Mobile: +1 (713) 817-0273

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Glenn focuses his practice in the areas of commercial litigation, including energy, marine, construction and insurance coverage matters, as well as regulatory investigations and transactional matters. He has tried numerous cases to verdict, has arbitrated commercial disputes through award and enforcement and has argued cases before Texas appellate courts in the 1st, 5th and 14th Districts, the Texas Supreme Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Glenn was recognized by The Best Lawyers in America® in the field of Insurance Law in 2016 and 2017.

Recent work includes:

Litigation/Arbitration

  • Representing BHP Billiton in commercial arbitration against SBM involving a construction defect in deepwater tension leg platform in the Gulf of Mexico. Arbitration panel issued an award for client and awarded discovery sanctions against opposing counsel.
  • Representing ExxonMobil in a coverage dispute with two domestic insurers arising out of a pipeline explosion. The case settled for substantial policy limits.
  • Representing TETRA Technologies in an arbitration against an international chemical company arising out the termination of a long-term production contract.
  • Representing ExxonMobil in a lawsuit involving a $98 million commercial dispute involving allegations of fraudulent transfer of property rights. Judgment in favor of ExxonMobil was upheld in the Texas First Court of Appeals.
  • Representing various London insurers subscribing to $100,000 million excess placement in a construction coverage dispute with Kiewit involving a $20 million bad faith claim. The Texas Supreme Court ruled in favor of the insurers. The National Insurance Law Forum listed Gilbert Texas Construction, L.P. v. Underwriters at Lloyd’s London, 327 S.W.3d 118 (Tex. 2010) as one of its “most influential opinions of 2010.”
  • Representing ExxonMobil in a putative class action suit alleging violations of the RICO statute, the Sherman Act, the Clayton Act, the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act and common law negligence. A motion to dismiss was filed on behalf of the client, which was later dismissed from the case.
  • Representing various London insurers subscribing to a 2001 Welcar offshore construction policy in a bad faith dispute. The insurers prevailed in the Texas Supreme Court. Houston Exploration Co. v. Wellington Underwriting Agencies, Ltd., 352 S.W.3d 462 (Tex. 2011) is the only opinion issued by U.S. interpreting a 2001 Welcar policy.
  • Representing ExxonMobil in claims against a vessel owner that damaged an offshore production facility. The client obtained a substantial settlement prior to trial.
  • Representing TETRA Technologies in suit against former executive who misappropriated confidential trade secrets and then assisted the startup of a competing company. TETRA obtained a temporary restraining order against former employee and case settled prior to trial for a substantial sum.
  • Regulatory

    • Representing major P&A/decommissioning contractor in investigation by the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) involving plug and abandonment (P&A) activities.
    • Represented an offshore engineering firm in an investigation by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the United States Department of Justice (DOJ).
    • Representing an independent operator in an investigation by BSEE related to an offshore fatality.
    • Representing a vessel owner operator in claims against the national pollution fund arising out of pollution clean-up/avoidance activities.
    • Representing a record titleholder in the face of a BSEE investigation involving an offshore explosion and fatalities.
    • Representing major international contractor in BSEE investigation.
    • Representing a major operator in an EPA, BSEE and DOJ investigation.
    • Representing a major operator in an EPA, BSEE and DOJ investigation.
    • Retained by a consortium of companies that provide deepwater containment and diversion capabilities to the offshore oil and gas industry in the Gulf of Mexico.
    • Transactional/Risk Allocation Matters

      • Assisting Conoco Phillips with drafting agreements related to domestic LNG vessel discharge facility in Texas.
      • Assisting Exxon Mobil Chemical Co. with product recall protocol.
      • Assisting BHP Billiton with drafting a suite of domestic and international service contracts.
      • Assisting BHP Billiton with drafting an EPC contract for a gas processing plant in Western Australia.
      • Assisting Marine Well Containment Company with dozens of service contracts for development and deployment of its equipment.
      • Assisting a major contractor with negotiating contracts for the operation of an LNG vessel loading facility in Louisiana.
      • Assisting Schlumberger in analysis of risk allocation and regulatory issues on future services projects.

Houston

The Houston office, which opened on 3 January 2017, established the firm's first office in the USA when HFW merged with leading Texas-based energy and marine firm Legge, Farrow, Kimmitt, McGrath & Brown LLP, a firm with whom we have been successfully collaborating for several years.

This is a significant strategic development for the firm, underlining the fact that Houston is an important geographical market for HFW and its clients, being a key touchpoint for several of the firm’s chosen sectors, including energy, marine and insurance in particular.

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