Heather Hatfield represents clients in corporate investigations, white-collar crime investigations and defense involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), complex contract disputes, oil and gas litigation, bankruptcy litigation, construction disputes, and general commercial litigation matters. She also represents former employees of pharmaceutical companies in civil matters.

Heather serves as the Chair of the firm’s Pro Bono Committee, has been a member of the firm's Recruiting Committee since 2007, and is active in the firm's Women's Initiative.  She is also a founding member of the Women’s White Collar Defense Association – Houston Chapter.

Honors & Recognitions

Texas Rising Stars, Business Litigation, 2012-2019

  • 2019 Legal 500

Credentials

Education

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

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

Harvard Law School Executive Education, Women's Leadership Initiative, 2019

Admissions

Texas

Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas

Experience

  • Lead counsel in a complex international fraudulent transfer dispute.
  • Defense counsel for oil and gas companies in complex disputes and pre-litigation matters.
  • Lead and second chair counsel in breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty disputes.
  • Both lead and second-chair counsel in defending design professionals in contract disputes and malpractice actions.
  • Counsel for a fittings manufacturer in a products liability case.

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Affiliations

State Bar of Texas, Member

Texas Bar Foundation, Member

Houston Bar Association, Member

Houston Urban Debate League (HUDL)

Chairman of the Board, 2017
Chair-Elect, 2015-2016
Board of Directors, 2013 to present

The Women's White Collar Defense Association - Houston Chapter, Founding Member