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Jennifer R. Bickley

Senior Counsel

Education

South Texas College of Law, J.D., Summa Cum Laude, 2006

Texas A&M University, Agriculture Development with a Minor in Business, B.S., Magna Cum Laude, 2002

Honors

The Order of Barristers

South Texas Law Review

Order of Lytae

Bar Admissions

Texas

Court Admissions

Northern, Eastern, Western and Southern Districts of Texas

Clerkships

Texas Supreme Court 2006-2008, Justice David Medina

Profile

Jennifer Bickley's practice focuses on providing a full range of services to clients in the energy and construction industries including arbitration and litigation, transactional work and governmental compliance.  Her work and experience within these industries provides a unique ability to help clients draft necessary contract documents with an eye trained at protecting clients from the real-world problems encountered when disputes arise.

Ms. Bickley assist clients with review of master service agreements, non-disclosure agreements, agency agreements, distributor agreements and other engineering and procurement related agreements.  When disputes arise under these agreements, the experience with drafting and negotiating contracts assists Ms. Bickley with providing effective support to clients in resolving the disputes. 

Additionally, Ms. Bickley provides advice to clients operating internationally with regard to compliance with U.S. sanctions laws, exporting and importing laws and anti-bribery laws.  This includes advising clients when potential violations have occurred, providing training to employees and assisting with the creation of custom compliance programs.

Ms. Bickley is a South Texas graduate.  While attending South Texas, she spent the majority of her time competing in varsity moot court competitions including the Evan A. Evans Constitutional Law Competition (Best Brief); National Health Law Moot Court Competition (Quarter Finalist); American Bar Association National Appellate Advocacy Competition (Regional Brief Award) and the Mack Kidd Administrative Law Moot Court Competition (Quarter Finalist). Upon graduation Ms. Bickley spent two years clerking for Justice Medina at the Texas Supreme Court.

In addition to practicing law, Jennifer is currently an adjunct professor of Advocacy at South Texas College of Law, each semester working with students preparing to compete in moot court competitions and helping them to advance their advocacy skills.

Representative Matters

  • Prevailed in arbitration against ~$30 million dollar counterclaim related to breach of contract for supply of defectively engineered components on major offshore construction project.
  • Prevailed in arbitration of multi-million dollar claim related to subsea-related engineering issues on a major offshore construction project.
  • Assist engineering client with analysis of complex engineering issues in relation to contract terms and with presenting information to owner of major project in order to resolve disputes.
  • Assisted clients from immediately after catastrophic incidents through investigations with owners, regulatory bodies and certifying authorities and through legal disputes on the matter to successful outcomes.
  • Assisted clients with investigations of potential Foreign Corrupt Practice Act issues including the creation of and management of 15 person document review team, presentation of information to shareholders and preparation of meetings with regulators to address those issues.

Seminar & Presentations

  • Provide Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Training programs to clients.
  • Provide Export Compliance and Sanctions Compliance programs to clients.