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Nick Hendrix focuses his practice on both complex business litigation and bankruptcy-related matters. His commercial litigation experience includes complex contract and fiduciary claims, cybersecurity litigation, antitrust disputes, and class actions in both state and federal courts. Nick also has significant experience representing a variety of major parties in complex commercial bankruptcy proceedings, with an emphasis on adversary proceedings and other contested matters.
Nick’s experience spans numerous industries including energy, financial services, healthcare, and insurance, among others.
Honors & Awards
- Recognized by Best Lawyers as one of the "Ones to Watch, Insurance Law" (2023)
- Named a “Texas Rising Star” by Thomson Reuters (2021-2023)
- Recognized by Best Lawyers as one of the “The Best Lawyers in America, Ones to Watch, Commercial Litigation” (2021-2022)
- US Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
- US District Court, Northern, Eastern, Western and Southern Districts of Texas, and Eastern District of Wisconsin
- Texas Tech University, J.D.: summa cum laude; Business Manager, Texas Tech Law Review
- The University of Texas at Austin, B.B.A., Finance
- The Honorable Phil Johnson of the Supreme Court of Texas
- Dallas Bar Association
- Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
- Texas Supreme Court Historical Society
- Brazos Electric Power Cooperative: Ongoing representation of Brazos in its chapter 11 case pending in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas.
- National Rifle Association: Counsel for Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors. Represented UCC in multi-week trial on motion to dismiss and motion to appoint chapter 11 trustee.
- Punch Bowl Social: Counsel for senior secured lender in restructuring of nationwide restaurant chain. Represented successor company in follow-on litigation.
- Carbo Ceramics: Counsel for secured lender and owner of reorganized company in successful debt for equity swap of producer of sand proppant and other products used in hydraulic fracturing.
- Eventide Credit Acquisitions: Litigation counsel in successful dismissal of three separate debtor filed adversary proceedings seeking emergency injunctive relief and and hundreds of millions of dollars in breach of contract damages.
- Elk Petroleum: Debtors’ counsel in contentious restructuring achieved through global settlement of equity committee challenge to RSA and related Chancery Court litigation against debtors’ directors and officers.
- Laser Spine Institute: Represented secured lenders in obtaining dismissal of multiple adversary matters stemming from insolvency proceedings in Florida.
Commercial Litigation Matters
- Obtained take nothing jury verdict on behalf of real estate consultant firm following a five week jury trial in Dallas, Texas. Plaintiff sought more than $1.2 billion on breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract, and negligence claims
- Represented publicly-traded company in multiple nationwide data breach class actions alleging claims and damages arising from stolen payment card information from a data breach incident at corporate-owned restaurants.
- Represented engineering firm in claims brought by liquidation trustee of bankrupt oil and gas exploration company alleging fraud and breach of contract. After close of discovery and filing of dispositive motions, matter settled favorably.
- Represented multiple healthcare systems in putative class actions related to billing practices.
- Represented healthcare defendants in putative ERISA class action.
- Represented office supply retail company in putative nationwide products liability class action. After minimal initial discovery, matter settled on very favorable terms.
- Obtained summary judgment in Texas state court on behalf of motion picture exhibitor in contentious antitrust action brought by another exhibitor.
- Secured a reverse-and-render decision from Sixth Court of Appeals on behalf of Texas-based oil and gas company after protracted litigation involving claims for breach of contract, fraud, negligent misrepresentation, unjust enrichment, and money had and received.
- Represented fuel-loyalty company in three-week jury trial in Dallas County, Texas, in pursuit of fraud claims against company’s minority owner and in defense of breach-of-fiduciary duty claims brought by the minority owner.