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DeLeon, Tricia R.
Tricia R. DeLeon
Partner
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Tricia DeLeon is a litigator who represents clients in complex commercial litigation in areas including consumer finance, banking, insurance disputes, and commercial bankruptcy. Ms. DeLeon also has experience defending clients in class action litigation and has successfully tried numerous federal and state cases as lead counsel before a jury.

Ms. DeLeon serves on the firm's Inclusion Committee, Pro Bono Committee and Women's Initiative Committee. She is the Pro Bono Coordinator and Co-Hiring Partner for the Dallas office.

Before joining Bracewell & Giuliani in 2000, Ms. DeLeon was a briefing attorney for the Honorable James A. Baker at the Supreme Court of Texas.

Representative Matters

Defended several state and national financial institutions against consumer-based claims brought pursuant to TILA, ECOA and Article 4 of the UCC.

Represented secured creditors, Chapter 11 Trustees and Liquidating Trustee in various commercial bankruptcy matters, including litigation of a Trustee's Motion to Estimate Claims under 11 U.S.C. § 502(c). 

Represented post-confirmation Trustees in prosecuting hundreds of preference and fraudulent transfer cases.

Defended a national insurance company and its entities in multiple suits filed by policy owners alleging breach of contract, fraud and DTPA violations.

Publications and Speeches

"A Party Filed For Bankruptcy, Now What?" State Bar of Texas Advanced Civil Trial CLE, San Antonio and Dallas, Texas, July 2012

“Identity Theft: How You, Your Client and Your Bank Can Prevent It,” State Bar of Texas CLE, “Suing, Defending and Negotiating with Financial Institutions,” Houston, Texas, February 9, 2012. 

"Best Practices for Avoiding Lender Liability Issues," American Bankers Association, Commercial Lending School Presenter, Dallas, Texas, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014

"It's a Good Time to Be a Bankruptcy Lawyer, Right?" Dallas Bar Association Headnotes, July 2011.

"Is Your Jury Panel Googling During the Trial?" The Computer & Internet Lawyer, Vol. 28, No. 3, March 2011.

"Top Five Red Flags That Could Lead to a Lender Liability Lawsuit," ABA Commercial Insights, November 2010.

"Waive the Jury, Not the Appeal: the Enforceability of Jury Waiver Clauses in Texas,"  Dallas Bar Association Headnotes, September 2009.

Education

J.D., Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, 1999
B.A., cum laude, DePauw University, 1996

Bar Admissions

Texas

Court Admissions

U.S. Bankruptcy Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas
U.S. Supreme Court

Affiliations

State Bar of Texas, Member
Dallas Bar Association, Business Litigation and Bankruptcy Section Member
Dallas Young Lawyers Foundation, Life Fellow
Litigation Counsel of America, Fellow
Attorneys Serving the Community, Leadership Member
Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Mentor
Dallas Chamber of Commerce, Education Committee
International Women's Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation, Membership Committee
Dallas Christian Legal Society, Member and Law School Mentor
Thrive Women's Clinic of Dallas, Board of Directors
Dallas Legal Hospice, Volunteer
Leadership Dallas, Class of 2015

Noteworthy

Thomson Reuters, Texas Super Lawyers, 2014, Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2006-2010, 2013
Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program, Pro Bono Coordinator of the Year Award, 2013
Dallas Business Journal's "People on the Move," 2013