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Artoush Varshosaz

Artoush Varshosaz co-leads the nearly 400 lawyers in the firm’s global Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice and is a member of the firm’s global advisory committee. He advises large and middle market companies and non-profit organizations to minimize legal risk arising from threatened or pending litigation. Artoush is an experienced litigator with a concentration on complex commercial disputes, internal investigations on behalf of boards and board committees, and financial services litigation. He has significant experience with state and federal law actions related to fiduciary duties, fraud, commercial contracts, negligence, and violation of various state and federal regulatory statutes. Artoush also has significant experience with class action defense, alternative dispute resolution, and insolvency-related actions, such as fraudulent transfers and preferences. He is both a balanced advisor in the boardroom and zealous advocate in the courtroom.

Artoush represents a multitude of clients, including Fortune 50 companies, non-profit organizations, boards of directors, special investigatory committees, startups, financial institutions, health care providers and pharmacies, retailers, entrepreneurs, family offices, residential and commercial property owners and operators, and high wealth individuals in complex disputes in federal, state, and bankruptcy court all over the country.

Prior to joining the firm, Artoush was an associate at another international law firm.

  • Recognized by Chambers USA as an Up-and-Coming Lawyer for Commercial Litigation in Texas, 2024
  • Recognized by The Legal 500 United States for Commercial Disputes, 2023
  • Named to the Super Lawyers Top 100 Up-And-Coming Attorneys in Texas, 2018, 2019, 2021
  • Named to Texas Rising Stars list, 2014-2021
  • Named as Best Lawyers in Dallas by D Magazine, 2017-2020, 2022, 2024
  • Nation’s Best, Lawyers of Color 2020 Edition
  • Certification in Legal Project Management
  • University of Oklahoma, College of Law - Member of the Board of Visitors
  • Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce - Board Member
  • Dallas Urban Debate Alliance - Advisory Board Member
  • South Asian Bar Association, Dallas Chapter - Former Board Member
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
  • The Patrick E. Higginbotham American Inn of Court - alumnus
  • Inductee to the Pro Bono College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Association of Corporate Counsel DFW Chapter, panel discussion on coverage disputes. 7 March 2024
  • An Overview of Litigation Funding, 14 April 2022
  • What Every In-House Lawyer Needs to Know to Keep the Attorney-Client Privilege, 10 April 2020
  • Board Governance 101, 11 June 2019
  • Creditors’ Rights: Standing to File an Involuntary Petition, 11 September 2014
Additional Thought Leadership Pages
  • Applicability of Force Majeure Clauses in the United States, K&L Gates Publication, March 2020
  • “New Spate of Class Action Lawsuits, an update on Texas Water Code class actions,” TAA Newsletter (co-contributor with T. Schroeter and G. Sapire), 5 August 2015
  • Standing to File an Involuntary Petition, materials presented to firmwide audience, 11 September 2014
  • “Estate and Derivative Litigation: Gold Mine or Shaft?”, 26th Annual Jay L. Westbrook Bankruptcy Conference, Austin November 2009 (co-authored with Judith Ross)
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