Pamela L. Hemphill

Senior Counsel
713.632.8024 | Houston, Texas
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Professional Summary

Pam specializes in patent and technology-related complex commercial litigation, and previously practiced as a litigation associate with Baker Botts, L.L.P.  Prior to attending law school, Pam worked for Exxon Co., U.S.A. as a Senior Engineer specializing in formation evaluation, reservoir management, producing field operations, infill drilling programs and producing property acquisitions.  Pam’s litigation experience and her educational background as an electrical engineer have positioned her to assist numerous clients in energy-related patent and performance disputes.

Representative Experience
  • Assisted client in pre-suit investigation involving offshore drilling equipment failure by conducting detailed fact investigation and assessing its potential liability.
  • Berge Helene v. GE Oil & Gas  Technical lead in $52 million breach of warranty and fraud case involving the performance of reciprocating gas compressors aboard an FPSO off the coast of Mauritania.  The five-week bench trial in Houston federal court resulted in take-nothing judgment on behalf of GE Oil & Gas.
  • Represented clients in cases involving allegations of patent infringement, trade secret misappropriation, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, products liability, toxic tort, tortious interference and negligence associated with technologies including blowout preventers, downhole tools for oil and gas wells, drill bits, natural gas compressors, cutting disposal, wind turbines, laboratory equipment and refined petroleum products.
Professional Honors & Affiliations
  • Member: State Bar of Texas, Houston Bar Association, and the Houston Intellectual Property Law Association
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Education & Professional Background
  • The University of Houston, J.D., magna cum laude, 1991 (Order of the Coif; Order of the Barons)
  • University of Houston, Cullen College of Engineering, B.S., Electrical Engineering, cum laude, 1981
  • Registered Professional Engineer, 1989-95
  • Admitted to Practice: Texas, 1992, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, all state and federal courts in Texas