Michael Marconi is a trial lawyer with over 27 years of proven experience. A 1992 graduate of The University of Texas School of Law, Michael began his trial practice that same year as an associate in the antitrust and securities litigation section of Gardere & Wynne. Before launching his own firm, Michael was a partner at several well known Texas based law firms including nationally acclaimed litigation powerhouse, McKool Smith PC. Michael has tried to verdict numerous commercial cases in both court and arbitration proceedings. Throughout his career, Michael has been involved in some of the highest profile cases in the history of American jurisprudence including both the Enron and Allen Stanford litigation. Michael was responsible for directing the efforts of a large McKool Smith trial team and its supporting outside professionals working on behalf of the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Enron Corporation. Those efforts culminated with the recovery of well over $100 million for the Enron Estate.
Notwithstanding his significant experience and success with cases that would qualify as “complex” and “high stakes” by any measure, Michael is equally comfortable and passionate about trying more conventional commercial, employment and intellectual property matters in an efficient and cost-effective manner. Michael has extensive experience in both federal and state court litigating disputes relating to real estate transactions, partnership matters, contracts, trade secrets, non-competition agreements, fraud in commercial transactions and business divorces.
As a natural extension of his experience handling sophisticated commercial disputes, Michael has coordinated internal investigations on behalf of clients both with respect to compliance issues relating to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act as well as in connection with Department of Justice investigations into allegations of illegal price fixing in violation of the Sherman Act. In addition, Michael has represented clients contesting workplace citations before OSHA and has also appeared as counsel in proceedings before the Internal Revenue Service. Michael regularly advises clients with respect to risk management and litigation avoidance practices.
By way of personal background, Michael lived overseas for sixteen years in Spain, Italy and Sweden before graduating from high school and is fluent in both Spanish and Italian. Michael graduated summa cum laude from Boston College in 1985. While at Boston College, Michael received an Army R.O.T.C. scholarship and was also inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa national honor society. Upon graduation from Boston College, Michael was commissioned as an officer in the United States Army and after completing the United States Army Field Artillery Officer Basic Course and Airborne School, Michael was assigned to the 2nd Armored Division at Fort Hood, Texas where he served on active duty for four years before receiving an honorable discharge in August of 1989.