Basheer Y. Ghorayeb

Basheer Ghorayeb is a trial lawyer who concentrates his practice on white collar criminal defense, internal investigations, and complex commercial litigation. He has experience representing clients in a wide variety of industries, including energy, health care, financial services, manufacturing, software and technology, defense, and government contracting.

Clients trust Basheer to guide them through their most sensitive white collar matters and internal investigations, including investigations by the Department of Justice (DOJ), Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the Department of Defense Office of Inspector General (DoD IG). He has represented clients in many high-profile matters, including the Enron scandal and the SEC investigation of Chesapeake Energy Corporation.

Clients also tap Basheer to lead complex commercial cases or defend them in class actions. He has served as regional, appellate, and national coordinating counsel for manufacturing and transportation clients with large dockets of cases involving similar claims and has experience defending clients in multidistrict litigation (MDL) and class action cases.

Basheer has deep knowledge of oil and gas law, having advised oil and gas companies on the novel legal and regulatory disputes arising from the development of the Eagle Ford, Marcellus, Utica, and Barnett shale plays, including investigations by the DOJ, EPA, and SEC. He is familiar with all segments of the oil and gas industry, having represented exploration and production (E&P) companies, oil field services companies, midstream companies, and refineries, as well as private equity funds and financial institutions that have invested in the energy sector. He has experience with mergers and acquisitions (M&A) disputes, royalty class actions, lease disputes, as well as matters alleging environmental impacts from hydraulic fracturing of horizontal wells.

Leveraging his experience as a computer programmer, Basheer also has extensive experience conducting investigations or litigating commercial or products liability cases involving technology or software. Basheer has particularly deep experience in defending products liability cases, having represented manufacturers as trial counsel in more than 50 product liability cases involving personal injury, breach of warranty, and wrongful death claims. He has also served as regional, appellate, and national coordinating counsel for automotive manufacturers and railroad companies and has experience representing clients in MDL and class action cases.

Good to know

Job Types Partner
Areas of Practice 1) White Collar Regulatory Defense & Investigations, 2) Product Liability, 3) Oil & Gas Litigation, 4) Complex Commercial Litigation and 5) Energy Industry Investigations & Litigation
Law School The University of Texas at Austin School of Law (J.D.,2000)
Admitted Year 2000
Education Rice University (B.A.,1997)
Bar Member / Association Texas State Bar Association
Most recent firm Winston & Strawn LLP
LinkedIn Profile https://www.linkedin.com/in/ghorayeb/
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