Warren T. Burns
Warren Burns represents plaintiffs and defendants in complex commercial litigation throughout the nation. From pre-litigation evaluation of claims to final dispute resolution, Warren manages all aspects of his client's cases, providing proven results in a timely and cost-effective manner. His clients have trusted him to pursue their objectives in high stakes litigation involving antitrust, oil and gas, accounting malpractice, fraud, breach of contract, patent infringement, trademark infringement, trade secrets, and subprime mortgage litigation.
Warren also brings experience outside the law to his practice. Before law school, he worked for several years as a public relations and fundraising professional in the non-profit community. Warren previously served as the Communications Director at the Basilica of the National Shrine in the District of Columbia and as the Development Director of RiverLink in Asheville, North Carolina.
Tulane University School of Law in New Orleans, Louisiana.
University of Mississippi
Law clerk to the Honorable Paul J. Kelly, Jr., United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, 2004-05
- Editor in Chief of the Tulane Law Review
- Honorable Mention for Best Oralist in the 2004 Willem C. Vis International Arbitration Competition
- John Minor Wisdom Award in 2004
- Co-author with Steve Susman, The Alien Tort Statute: Corporate Accountability after Sosa v. Alvarez-Machain, Practical Law
- Company — 2006/07 Dispute Resolution Handbook
- Co-author with Steve Susman, Country Q&A United States and Seizing Assets Q&A, Practical Law Company — 2006/07
- Dispute Resolution Handbook
- Author: Book Review, Becoming Free, Remaining Free: Manumission and Enslavement in New Orleans, 1846-1862, 78 Tul. L. Rev. 2339 (2004) and Note, No Way to Run a Railroad: The Fifth Circuit Goes Off-Track in Applying Louisiana
- Expropriation Law in Illinois Central Railroad Co. v. Mayeux, 77 Tul. L. Rev. 1429 (2003)
- Admitted to practice in New York and Texas
- Admitted before the United States Courts of Appeals for the Fifth and Tenth Circuits
- Admitted before all United States District Courts in Texas
- American Bar Association, Section of International Law
- Texas Bar Association
- New York Bar Association
- Tulane Law Review Alumni Association
- Representing confidential whistle blowers before the Securities & Exchange Commission under the provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act.
- Representing ICC Energy Corporation in its dispute with Chesapeake Energy Corporation. Warren served as lead trial counsel in the dispute after replacing ICC's previous counsel. This case was resolved before trial.
- Representing a class of direct purchasers of Ready-Mixed Concrete in an antitrust class action against producers for fixing the price of concrete in the Central Indiana area. Susman Godfrey served as co-lead counsel in the dispute, obtaining settlements exceeding $50 million.
- Representing a class of residential and business customers against AT&T and other defendants for overcharging customers for a Universal Service Fund ("USF") fee. Following a six-week trial in Kansas City, Kansas, the jury awarded over $16 million in damages on the California residential plaintiffs' breach of contract claim.
- Representing Individual Network, LLC in its patent infringement case against Apple, Inc. This case settled on confidential terms in 2009.
- Briefing and arguing an appeal from the grant of a preliminary injunction in a trademark infringement suit before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
- Representing the respondent in an arbitration between oil and gas service industry giants involving breach of contract and fraud claims. The dispute was resolved successfully before hearing.
- Representing a leading Florida asphalt plant manufacturer in its dispute against former auditors for violations of professional standards occurring in the United Kingdom and the United States. Warren led a team of lawyers in both countries. This suit was resolved successfully before trial.
- Representing over one hundred mineral owners in two Oklahoma cases seeking damages for underpayment of gas royalties. These cases were settled before trial.
- Representing a regional pharmaceutical wholesaler in an antitrust suit against a major pharmaceutical manufacturer under the Robinson-Patman Act. This dispute was resolved successfully before trial.