bblefeld@reedsmith.com

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Bruce is a trial lawyer who concentrates his practice on antitrust litigation and other complex commercial litigation matters. He has successfully defended a large chemical company in a criminal antitrust price fixing investigation brought by the U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division and the U.S. Postal Service, Office of Inspector General; after a lengthy investigation, the government closed the matter with no enforcement action recommended.

Awards & Recognition

  • Recognized by Best Lawyers as among “The Best Lawyers in America” for Commercial Litigation (2017 and 2018)
  • Recognized by Chambers USA in the field of Antitrust – Texas (2013, 2014, 2015)
  • Selected to the Texas Super Lawyers list – Antitrust Litigation (2012-2017); and included on the Texas Rising Stars list for Antitrust (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)

Credentials

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

  • Texas

  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court - Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court - Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Sixth Circuit
  • Texas State Court

  • 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