O’Melveny Furthers Texas Expansion with Arrival of “Rising Star” Trial Lawyer Kristin Cope in DallasDecember 07, 2021 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DALLAS—December 7, 2021—Continuing its expansion in Texas, O’Melveny announced today the arrival of “rising star” trial and appellate lawyer Kristin Cope as a partner in the firm’s new Dallas office.
Formerly a partner in Baker Botts’ Dallas office, Cope has handled a wide range of complex commercial litigation—including disputes over alleged breaches of contract, intellectual property, consumer laws, professional liability, and general business torts, and has particular expertise in cases involving trade secrets and technology. She also has extensive experience in appellate matters.
Cope has been recognized as a “Texas Super Lawyer-Rising Star” by Thomson Reuters and as an “Outstanding Young Lawyer” by Texas Monthly.
Cope has represented clients from an array of industries—including energy, technology, and finance—before state and federal courts, including federal Courts of Appeal and the United States Supreme Court. She served as trial counsel and appellate advisor for one of the world’s largest oil and gas companies in a $1.4 billion trade-secrets case, and defended a major telecommunications company against patent, trade-secret, and copyright claims. And as appellate counsel for an aerospace contractor, she succeeded in overturning a $38 million verdict.
“As we continue to strengthen our Texas team, we are delighted to welcome Kristin to our Dallas office,” said O’Melveny Chair Bradley J. Butwin. “She is an acclaimed, talented litigator whose trial experience will be an immediate asset to our clients in Texas and beyond. We are proud to add Kristin to our impressive roster of exceptional young trial lawyers.”
“I’m thrilled to join O’Melveny—a proven litigation powerhouse with a distinctive collaborative culture,” said Cope. “As the firm continues its exciting expansion in Texas, I’m confident that the clients I’m honored to represent will benefit from O’Melveny’s global reach and tireless commitment to helping them achieve their most important goals.”
An active member of the Dallas community, Cope is an alumna of the Leadership Arts Institute for the North Texas Business Council for the Arts, where she co-chaired a project to bring opportunities for artistic expression to homeless youths. She has also led fundraising efforts for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and United Way, created and supported programs for local elementary schools, and coordinated relief efforts to help hundreds of pets in the aftermath of a deadly tornado in 2015.
Cope earned her B.A. in political science summa cum laude from Trinity University in San Antonio and her J.D. from Duke University School of Law, graduating with honors, among the top 5% of her class.
O’Melveny opened in Texas in June, establishing offices in Austin and Dallas. Cope joins a Dallas team that includes partners Tim Durst, Monica Hwang, Scott Paul Drake, Louis Strubeck Jr., Douglas Wabner, and Gregory Wilkes.
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