McGuireWoods Adds Top Trial Lawyer Yasser Madriz to Litigation Team in Houston

August 9, 2018

Yasser Madriz, an accomplished trial lawyer with significant experience representing corporate clients in complex litigation, has joined McGuireWoods as a partner in Houston.

Madriz represents clients in matters such as technology and intellectual property disputes, trade secret theft, unfair competition claims and energy litigation. He leverages his skill as a former deal lawyer to advise international companies in transaction-based controversies, business organization disputes and derivative suits. Madriz, a native Spanish speaker, also has extensive experience representing Latin American clients in domestic and international litigation.

Madriz comes to McGuireWoods from Haynes and Boone, where he practiced for 16 years. He is a graduate of the University of Houston Law Center.

“Yasser is a highly respected trial lawyer and his years advising international companies in U.S. courts enhances our ability to serve clients in complex business disputes,” said Jonathan Blank, chair of McGuireWoods’ Business & Securities Litigation Department.

“Yasser’s ability to address complex matters from the perspective of a trial lawyer and transactional attorney will be a tremendous asset for corporate clients across industries, particularly in the energy sector,” said Jay Hughes, managing partner of the firm’s Houston office. “We are delighted to welcome him.”

McGuireWoods has more than 500 litigators across the United States and Europe, including many highly regarded first-chair trial lawyers. Independent authorities such as Chambers USA and The Legal 500 US have awarded nationwide rankings to the firm’s litigation practices and individual lawyers.

“McGuireWoods has a powerhouse litigation practice with a well-established reputation for excellence in commercial, securities, financial services and energy matters,” Madriz said. “I am excited to join this exceptional team and be part of the firm’s continued growth in Texas.”