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B.A., cum laude, Tulane University, 2008

J.D., magna cum laude, Tulane University Law School, Order of the Coif, 2011


Louisiana, 2011

Texas, 2013

United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

Eastern, Western and Middle Districts of Louisiana


Brett Chalke is an associate in the litigation practice group of Porter Hedges. His practice focuses on energy and business litigation.

Brett received his J.D. from Tulane University Law School, and attended Tulane University for his undergraduate education.

Representative Experience

  • Represented a midstream pipeline company in defense of tortuous interference claims brought by an owner of a gas processing facility
  • Represented a Global Fortune 10 oil company in several mass toxic tort suits involving naturally occurring radioactive material with over 10,000 plaintiffs
  • Represented an oil and gas company in breach of contract and negligence claims against directional drilling company for defective well work
  • Represented a large high-rise condominium association in a construction defect case against the general contractor and its subcontractors
  • Represented a Global Fortune 10 oil company in suits involving offshore oil and gas production and related contractual disputes
  • Represented a Mexican offshore energy company with respect to a rig collision and subsequent United States Fifth Circuit appeal involving forum non conveniens dismissal
  • Represented a marine services client in a suit involving a collision with an oil well that resulted in both property damage and pollution claims
  • Represented several clients with respect to litigation involving breach of employment, non-solicitation, and non-compete agreements
  • Represented an offshore drilling company as outside general counsel in matters of employment, contract procurement, and commercial disputes
  • Represented marine insurance underwriters in a suit involving a maritime accident in the Philippines which resulted in over 4,000 deaths

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