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Bruce A. Blefeld

Bruce A. Blefeld

Partner

Education

  • University of Texas at Austin, School of Law, J.D.
  • University of Texas at Austin, B.B.A.

Professional Admissions / Qualifications

  • Texas

Bruce is a trial lawyer who concentrates his practice on antitrust litigation and other complex commercial litigation matters.

Bruce successfully defended a major global health care device and supply company in a $1 billion antitrust suit; he also defended the largest health care group purchasing organization (GPO) in a $600 million antitrust suit. Bruce was a key member of the trial team that prevented Hexion Specialty Chemicals from terminating its $6.5 billion agreement to acquire his client’s company; after trial, the case settled when Hexion and its majority owner paid the client $1 billion.

Bruce has also defended ERISA cases involving putative class action claims and represented companies in connection with breach of contract, tortious interference, and patent infringement claims arising out of domestic and international transactions. He also regularly provides antitrust counseling and guidance to health care providers, major pharmaceutical companies, and joint ventures involving competitor collaborations.

Employment History

  • 2016 – Reed Smith LLP
  • K&L Gates
  • Vinson & Elkins
  • Jackson Walker

Honors & Awards

  • Recognized by Best Lawyers as among “The Best Lawyers in America” for Commercial Litigation in 2017
  • Recognized by Chambers USA in the field of Antitrust – Texas (2013, 2014, 2015)
  • Selected to the Texas Super Lawyers list – antitrust litigation (2012-2015); and included on the Texas Rising Stars list for antitrust in 2004, 2006, and 2007
  • Selected as a member of the “BTI Client Service All-Star Team” (2009)
  • Identified as one of Houston’s “Lawyers on the Fast Track” by a Texas magazine (2004)

Professional Affiliations

  • Council: Antitrust and Business Litigation Section of the State Bar of Texas
  • Member: Pro Bono College of the State Bar of Texas, 2010-2011
  • Vice Chair: ABA Antitrust Section’s Business Torts and Civil RICO Committee, 2011-2012
  • Member: Editorial Board of the American Bar Association’s Antitrust Section, 2010
  • Member: American Bar Association, Antitrust Section
  • Member: Houston Bar Association, Antitrust Section Council