Gavin E. Hill

Gavin Hill is a Member in the Litigation Department in the Dallas office of Dykema Cox Smith. Mr. Hill advises energy, technology, telecommunications, and other companies, about risks and liabilities associated with a wide range of issues, including contract interpretation and breach, incident investigation, business-related torts and associated regulatory regimes. He also represents companies in complex commercial litigation, including multi-district litigation (MDL) proceedings involving complex factual, jurisdictional and choice of law issues. Mr. Hill is experienced at developing strategies, defenses and trial plans and executing them in line with client goals. He counsels clients on legal issues related to: operational best practices in the oilfield, Maritime law (including the Robins Dry Dock doctrine), the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA), the Clean Water Act (CWA), and the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA), among others.

Mr. Hill is knowledgeable about the various operations and practices employed to drill oil wells, including those pertaining to offshore drilling, casing, float collar conversion, cementing, well integrity/pressure testing, well abandonment, wireline operations and mudlogging. He also is knowledgeable about conventional and specialty oilfield cement design and testing, and he advises clients regarding cement testing best practices and industry-recommended testing protocols.

Additionally, Gavin represents telecommunications carriers in carrier-to-carrier disputes, in negotiating dark fiber leases and indefeasible right-of-use (IRU) agreements, and in negotiating and arbitrating interconnection agreements pursuant to the Telecommunications Act of 1996.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Litigation, 2) Business & Commercial, 3) Appellate and 4) Telecommunications Regulatory
Law School University of Virginia School of Law (J.D.,1996)
Admitted Year 1996
Education Brigham Young University (B.A.,1993)
Bar Member / Association Texas State Bar Association
Most recent firm Dykema Cox Smith
LinkedIn Profile https://www.linkedin.com/in/gavin-hill-19379155
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