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J.D., cum laude, Boston University School of Law, 2005

B.B.A., summa cum laude, The University of Texas, 2002


Texas, 2005

Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas


Heather Hatfield is a partner in the litigation practice group of Porter Hedges and serves as the Chair of the firm’s Pro Bono Committee. She has been involved in a variety of matters, including corporate investigations and white collar crime defense involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, complex contract disputes, oil and gas litigation, bankruptcy litigation, construction disputes, as well as general commercial litigation matters.  Heather also represents former employees of pharmaceutical companies in civil matters.

Heather has been selected by her peers for inclusion in Texas Rising Stars from 2012-2018 for Business Litigation. She has been a member of the firm's Recruiting Committee since 2007. Heather is also active in the firm's Women's Initiative.She is currently serving as Chairman of the Board for the Houston Urban Debate League in 2017 and is a founding member of the Women's White Collar Defense Association - Houston Chapter.

Representative Experience

  • Investigative counsel in Foreign Corrupt Practices Act matters
  • Counsel for defense of officers in Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigations
  • Lead counsel for complex international fraudulent transfer dispute
  • Defense counsel for oil and gas companies in complex disputes, as well as pre-litigation matters
  • Lead and second chair counsel for breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty disputes
  • Lead and second chair counsel for defense of design professionals in contract disputes and malpractice actions
  • Counsel for fittings manufacturer in products liability case

Professional / Civic Affiliations

  • Houston Urban Debate League
    • Board of Directors, 2013 to present
    • Chair-Elect, 2015-2016
    • Chairman of the Board, 2017
  • Women's White Collar Defense Association, Houston Chapter, Founding Member
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Member
  • State Bar of Texas, Member
  • Houston Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member