Roger B. Greenberg

Roger B. Greenberg

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Houston, TX

Sponsel Miller Greenberg PLLC
 | 50 Briar Hollow Lane, Suite 370 West
Houston, TX 77027
Phone: 713-276-3456
Fax: 713-892-5401
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2010, 2014 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1970
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (40%),
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (40%),
  • Securities Litigation (20%)
Attorney Profile

Adjunct Professor, South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas (Arbitration Law)

About Roger Greenberg

Admitted: 1970, Texas

Professional Webpage: http://www.smglawgroup.com/attorneys.html

Honors/Awards:

  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer and Judiciary rating, Martindale-Hubbell® (highest attorney rating)
  • Texas Super Lawyers®, A Thompson Reuters™ Company (2007-2010, 2014-2016) Fellow/Member, The College Of The State Bar of Texas (1987-present)
  • Texas Super Lawyers, Business Addition (National), 2011

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • American Arbitration Association Panel of Arbitrators (1980s to present)
  • Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (Neutral Panel) (2013-present)
  • Member - Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb) (2013-present)

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • American Inns of Court, Garland Walker Inn - Executive Director (2012 - present); Executive Committee member (2000 - present)
  • Houston Bar Foundation - Life Fellow
  • Fellow, College of the State Bar of Texas (1986 to present)
  • Texas Bar Foundation - Life Fellow
  • American Bar Association, Section of Litigation:  1987-89 Chair, Commercial Banking and Financial Institutions; 1989 Director, Division IV, Procedural Committees; Past member of multiple Task Forces: Public Dialogue, Jury Initiatives and Institute for Trial Practice Member; Past Co-Chair of multiple committees: Trial Practice, Procedural, C.L.E., Pretrial Practice and Discovery, and Class Action and Derivative Suits Committee - Programming Subcommittee
  • Fellow, ABA Section of Litigation, and Contributor to Fund for Justice and Education

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • American Israel Public Affairs Committee ("AIPAC")
  • Anti-Defamation League

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Presented at the University of Texas School of Law’s 33rd Annual Conference on Securities Regulation and Business Law, February 11, 2011., Moderator for Speaker Panel, Federal and State Securities Litigation: Where Are We Now?, 2011
  • Presented at University of Texas School of Law’s 34th Annual Page Keeton Civil Litigation Conference, October 28, 2010, Moderator for Speaker Panel, Litigation Opportunities in Light of New Financial Reform Laws
  • Presented at the University of Texas School of Law 32nd Annual Conference on Securities Regulation and Business Law, February 12, 2010, Moderator for speaker panel, Securities Litigation: Ponzi Schemes and Scams from Maddoff to Stanford, 2010
  • Presented at the UT School of Law 31st Annual Conference on Securities Regulation and Business Law, February 12, 2009, Speaker, Fifth Circuit Class Certification Update: Is Fraud-on-the-Market Alive and Well in the Fifth Circuit? An Analysis of Oscar Private Equity Investments vs. Allegiance Telecom, Inc. and Its Effect on Subsequent Cases, 2009
  • Presented at the South Texas College of Law White Collar Practice for the Business Lawyer and In-House Counsel, July 31, 2008, Speaker, • Parallel Proceedings and the Fifth Amendment”, July 31, 2008, 2008
  • Live teleconference presented by the American Bar Association, Section of Litigation., Panel speaker, What Makes Juries Listen? Communicating with the Modern Jury, 2003
  • State Bar of Texas’ White Collar Crime for the Civil Practitioner Seminar, November 2002, Speaker, Civil Litigation During a Criminal Investigation: Plaintiffs’ Perspective, 2002
  • Panelist/Co-Author, University of Texas 37th Annual Conference, Securities Regulation and Business Law Update, February 13, 2015, "Basic-ally The Same: How the Supreme Court's Halliburton II Decision Will Impact Securities Fraud Class Action."  
  • Presented at the University of Texas School of Law’s 35th Annual Conference on Securities Regulation and Business Law, February 14, 2013, Speaker, Just of a Game of "Gotcha"?  Emerging Standards Concerning Preservation (and Spoliation) of Electronically Stored Information
  • Presented at the Houston Bar Association ADR Section's 2014 Annual Conference on ADR, May 2, 2014, Speaker, Perspectives on Arbitration - Do's and Don'ts
  • April 2014, Business Law Section State Bar of Texas (online), Co-Author, Halliburton's Second Trip to Supreme Court: Basic-ally the End of Securities Fraud Class Actions?
  • Adjunct Professor, South Texas College of Law, "Arbitration Law" (Spring Semester, 2015, Fall Semester, 2016-2017) 

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Briefing and argument before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlas Global Group, L.P. v. Grupo Dataflux, 312 F.3d 168 (5th Cir. (Tex.) Nov 22, 2002) (No. 01-20245)
  • Lead counsel in In re Service Corp. International Litigation, No. 99-0280, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division ($63 million settlement to class)
  • Represented claimants in FINRA administered arbitration involving claims of securities and broker dealer fraud; case settled during post-award court challenges (2011).
  • Defended claims of theft of trade secrets, employee raiding and intellectual property misappropriation in litigation that settled during jury selection; M-I L.L.C. vs. Chad Lee Stelly, et al., C.A. No. 4:09-cv-01552, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division.
  • Briefing and argument before the United States Supreme Court in Grupo Dataflux v. Atlas Global Group, L.P., Oscar Robles-Canon, and Francisco Llamosa, No. 02-1689.
  • Defended corporation in Department of Labor investigation against claims of statutory violations involving independent contractors; investigation settled (2013).
  • Local counsel for co-lead plaintiff (Oklahoma Firefighters Pension and Retirement System) in Oscar Wyatt, et al. v. El Paso Corp., et al., No. H-02-2717, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division ($283 million settlement to class)
  • Liaison counsel for lead plaintiff (The Regents of the University of California) in Newby v. Enron, Cause No. 01-3624, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division ($7.3 billion settlement to class)
  • Panel arbitrator for AAA administered, multi-party, multi-level corporate dispute; award rendered (2013).

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Federal Bar Association, South District of Texas Chapter (Past President, 2002-2003; Board Member, 2000-2009; National Council Representative, 2003-2004, 2009)
  • Appointment - Attorney Admissions Committee, United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas (2006-2014; Chair, 2013-2014)

Educational Background:

  • The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas, Doctor of Jurisprudence; University of California, Los Angeles, California, B.A. Political Science

Industry Groups

  • Arbitration
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Intellectual Property
  • Oil & Gas
  • Securities And Corporate Finance
  • Trade Secrets
Office Location for Roger B. Greenberg

50 Briar Hollow Lane
Suite 370 West
Houston, TX 77027

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Last Updated: 4/24/2019

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