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Christopher L. Gadoury

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Houston, TX

The Lanier Law Firm
10940 W. Sam Houston Pkwy N, Suite 100
Houston, TX 77064
Phone: 713-659-5200
Fax: 713-659-2204
Selected to Rising Stars: 2007 - 2010
Licensed in Texas Since: 2002
Practice Areas: Business Litigation (50%), Criminal Defense: White Collar (30%), Securities Litigation (20%)
Attorney Profile

Mr. Gadoury has handled all aspects of trials and appeals of complex commercial litigation, as well as white collar criminal defense matters, including shareholder derivative litigation, fraud, including securities and bank fraud, stock options back-dating, bribery, and kickbacks, contract disputes, business torts, fiduciary litigation, environmental crimes, intellectual property infringement, class actions, trade secret theft, antitrust, employment litigation, qui tam actions under the False Claims Act, and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations.

His vast experience of representation spans that of Fortune 100 companies, small businesses, individuals, high-end hedge funds as well as institutional investors with billions in assets. Mr. Gadoury also has extensive experience representing clients in all sectors of the oil and gas industry, including exploration and production companies, drilling companies, oilfield equipment manufacturers, pipelines, seismic companies, and refineries.

Mr. Gadoury is admitted to practice in Texas, the U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, the U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas, the U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, the U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York, and the U.S. District Court, District of Colorado.

His diverse expertise has been has been noteworthy in multiple settlements and verdicts throughout his distinguished career. 

About Christopher L. Gadoury

First Admitted: 2002

Professional Webpage:

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Breach of Fiduciary Duty Remedies, 32 The Advocate 52 (Fall 2005)
  • Should the United States Officially Recognize the Taliban? The International Legal and Political Considerations, 23 J. Int’l L. 385 (Jan. 2001) 


  • Represented ten international institutional investors in a fraud action filed in federal court in Chicago against a $300 million hedge fund that misrepresented returns and other material terms and misappropriated investors’ funds; the district court appointed a receiver to gather all available assets for distribution to the defrauded investors.
  • Represented a Houston-based towing company in a dispute with the City of Houston after the City terminated an exclusive towing contract under the City’s Safe Clear Program; after extensive meetings with the Mayor and City Attorney, the company’s towing contract was restored without the company having to file a lawsuit.
  • Mr. Gadoury represented a commercial real estate developer in a breach of contract, negligence, and business tort action against an environmental consulting firm that failed to detect substantial soil and groundwater contamination underneath a retail shopping center that included a nationwide pharmacy; developer obtained a favorable settlement that allowed it to remediate the property and recover its lost profits.
  • Represented another manufacturer of oilfield equipment batteries in a misappropriation of trade secrets and breach of fiduciary duty action filed by a competitor in state district court in Fort Bend County; after client prevailed in an evidentiary temporary injunction hearing, the competitor abandoned the lawsuit.
  • Represented an international drilling company in a breach of contract, breach of warranty, and business tort lawsuit against a large oil and gas equipment manufacturer after a $7 million deep-water drilling riser failed after fewer than 30 days of use; client obtained a substantial settlement.
  • Successfully represented a publicly-traded real estate investment trust to recover its share of a $100 million “bad boy” guarantee of mezzanine debt that financed the Extended Stay America hotel chain; after obtaining a plaintiff’s summary judgment in New York State court, client obtained a confidential settlement while the case was on appeal.
  • Obtained a confidential settlement on the eve of depositions for a national commercial bakery in a breach of contract, misappropriation of trade secrets, and business tort suit against a global restaurant chain in federal district court in San Diego.
  • Representation of the Special Committee of Independent Directors of a publicly traded telecommunications company in shareholder derivative and class action litigation in New York and Delaware state courts relating to a recapitalization transaction and a going private transaction. After obtaining dismissals of all litigation in Delaware, Mr. Gadoury obtained a dismissal of all claims in the New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, which reversed the trial court’s denial of the Special Committee’s motions to dismiss and for summary judgment.
  • Mr. Gadoury successfully obtained a dismissal of all claims in favor of Tatsoft LLC, a software company specializing in industrial and commercial automation and processing software, and its founder, Marcos Taccolini, in litigation brought by InduSoft, Inc. involving copyright infringement, theft of trade secrets and other claims. Tatsoft LLC and Taccolini continue to pursue their counterclaims for breach of contract and business disparagement.

Educational Background

  • While in law school, Gadoury served as Head Articles Editor for the Houston Journal of International Law. In 2000, he served as a Judicial Intern to the Honorable Vanessa D. Gilmore, United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas.
  • University of Houston Law Center, J.D., cum laude, 2001
  • University of Texas at Austin, B.A. in Economics, 1998

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Adjunct Professor at the University of Houston-Downtown, College of Business
  • Adjunct Professor at the University of Houston Law Center 
  • Board Member and Co-Founder for Eat for a Cause
  • Board Member of the Houston Progressive Forum
  • Houston World Affairs Council
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • State Bar of Texas


  • Texas Rising Stars, by Thomson Reuters, 2007-2010

Industry Groups

  • Oil & Gas
  • Real Estate
  • Software/Technology
  • Telecommunications
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Office Location for Christopher L. Gadoury

10940 W. Sam Houston Pkwy N
Suite 100
Houston, TX 77064

Last Updated: 3/2/2019

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