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Haynes and Boone, LLP

Ryan Paulsen

Ryan Paulsen


Haynes and Boone, LLP
Texas, U.S.A.

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While clerking at the Supreme Court of Texas, Ryan Paulsen gained an appreciation for excellent appellate advocacy. Assisting with the work of the Court, he saw firsthand the issues and arguments that resonated with the justices, learning by observation how the best practitioners in the state craft written arguments and advocate for their clients in the give-and-take of oral argument.


J.D., University of Texas at Austin School of Law, 2007, with high honors; Order of the Coif
B.S., Brigham Young University, 2003, magna cum laude
Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

Obtained take-nothing judgment on various tort claims arising out of a failed drug test administered pursuant to the client’s drug safety program. Exxon Mobil Corp. v. Rincones, (Tex. 2017).

Reversed summary judgment and revived antitrust claims based on evidence of concerted action by defendant hospitals. Medical Center at Elizabeth Place, LLC v. Atrium Health System, 817 F.3d 934 (6th Cir. 2016).

Invalidated a $29 million liquidated damages provision in a renewable energy contract. FPL Energy, LLC v. TXU Portfolio Mgmt. Co., 426 S.W.3d 59 (Tex. 2014).

Obtained a permanent injunction on appeal to protect client’s trade secrets after previously securing a jury verdict and judgment awarding damages on trade secret and related claims. Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. v. Axis Technologies, LLC, 444 S.W.3d 251 (Tex. App.—Dallas 2014, no pet.).

Affirmed summary judgment in favor of corporate client in stock option backdating case brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission. SEC v. Bartek, 484 F. App’x 949 (5th Cir. 2012).

After filing of opening appellate briefs, opponent agreed to settle commercial dispute for almost $200 million less than its judgment. i2 Technologies, Inc. v. Dillards, Cause No. 05-10-01645-CV (Tex. App.—Dallas 2011).

Reversed a jury verdict on employment discrimination claims and affirmed a judgment notwithstanding the verdict on retaliation and hostile work environment claims. Southwestern Bell Telephone LP v. Edwards, 2011 WL 3672288 (Tex. App.—Dallas Aug. 23, 2011, no pet.).

Revived civil rights claim dismissed by the district court. McMillan v. Richmond, 400 F. App’x 878 (5th Cir. 2010).

Obtained remittitur in the district court prior to appeal, reducing punitive damages award by $77.6 million. IRCC, et al. v. Harold Simmons, et al., 192nd Judicial District Court, Dallas, Texas (2009).

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