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Weston C. Loegering

Wes Loegering has represented clients in complex federal and state civil and criminal trials for more than 35 years. He has handled all aspects of litigation involving business and government controversies, with a focus on matters involving federal and state agencies, including the SEC, IRS, and CMS. Wes has led trial teams in a variety of jurisdictions and successfully obtained temporary restraining orders, injunctive and emergency relief, and jury verdicts; and he has helped businesses respond to civil and criminal government investigations.

Wes has successfully represented clients facing Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) investigations in five continents, an Enron senior executive (client sentenced to probation), numerous companies and executives investigated by the Securities and Exchange Commission and grand juries, the sole corporate defendant in a whistleblower matter seeking more than US$1 billion in damages brought under the False Claims Act (qui tam), and negotiated settlement of matters investigated by the Department of Justice, including the Office of Foreign Asset Control. He has defended numerous class action cases on behalf of AT&T and other clients.

Wes is a member of the American Bar Association and the Dallas Bar Association (chair, Pro Bono Committee, 1990). He is regularly appointed to defend federal criminal cases in the Northern District of Texas. His service to the community includes volunteering at the Austin Street Shelter, playing violin in church services, and serving on the boards of several Dallas area nonprofit organizations

  • Recognized as a "Texas Super Lawyer" by Law & Politics magazine and Texas Monthly for seventeen consecutive years (2003–2020)
  • Law Clerk to Judge Jerry Buchmeyer, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas (1981–1982)
  • Corporate Compliance for Global Companies, SMU Law School, guest speaker Spring Semester 2018, 2019, and 2020.  
  • Ethics in Tax Litigation, SMU Law School, Tax Policy seminar, guest speaker, Spring Semester, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • Tax Litigation Trends, Unclaimed Property Professionals Organization Annual Conference, Palm Springs, California, March 2016
  • University of Texas Law School Government Enforcement Institute, Best Practices When “Bad Facts” Emerge During Investigation, May 2014
  • Investigations of High-Level Employees and Executives: Navigating Complex Legal, Ethical and PR Issues in Internal and Government Investigations, March 7, 2012, Dallas, Texas
  • Advanced Business Torts, guest lecturer, SMU Law School, January 30, 2012, Dallas, Texas
  • How Effective Compliance Mitigates Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Risk, June 2, 2011, Dallas, Texas
  • The U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Paranamerica Universidad, November 18, 2010, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Jones Day MCLE University - Dallas, October 2010, Dallas, Texas
  • Facility Payments under the FCPA, North Texas District Export Council, October 13, 2010, Dallas, Texas
  • Corporate Compliance Programs in the New Era of Government Enforcement, October 5, 2010, Dallas, Texas
  • How Will The Recently Enacted U.K. Bribery Act Affect Your Business? July 13, 2010, Dallas, Texas
  • Discovery Issues in Parallel Proceedings, State Bar of Texas Advanced Evidence & Discovery, May 21, 2010, San Antonio, Texas
  • Understanding the Role of the Board in Corporate Compliance, May 19, 2010, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Knowing, Managing, and Measuring your Corporate Compliance Risks and Needs - Dallas, March 25, 2010, Dallas, Texas
  • The Expansive Reach of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, SMU Corporate Counsel Symposium, October 16, 2009, Los Colinas, Texas
  • The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: The Things you Should Know and How They Could Affect Your Business, 2008
  • Special Issues in Dealing with White Collar Crimes, State Bar of Texas Seminar, 30th Annual Advanced Criminal Law Course, July 2004, San Antonio, Texas
  • White Collar Crime — Recent Developments, State Bar of Texas, 20th Annual Advanced Criminal Procedure Course, July 2004
  • Impact of the Assertion of the Fifth Amendment in Civil Proceedings, State Bar of Texas, 17th Annual Advanced Evidence and Discovery Course, April–May 2004
  • Overview of Risks Created by Destruction of Electronic Records, TABCC Regional Meeting, 2002
  • Could I Go to Jail for This?, State Bar of Texas, Corporate Responsibility After the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, 2002, Dallas, Texas
  • Legalized Destruction: Which Documents Can Be Destroyed and Which Cannot, State Bar of Texas, White Collar Crime for the Civil Practitioner, 2002, Houston, Texas
  • False Claims Act and Qui Tam Actions, 18th Annual Oil, Gas, and Mineral Law Course, 2000, Houston, Texas
  • Heath Care Fraud: How to Avoid Problems, and Dealing with Problems Should They Arise, a one-day seminar designed for administrative, financial, and medical professionals in hospital, clinic, mental health, and health insurance settings, 1997–1999
  • What a Criminal Lawyer Can Teach a Civil Lawyer About Discovery, State Bar of Texas, 9th Annual Advanced Evidence and Discovery Course, 1996–1997, Austin, Texas 
  • Texas Supreme Court Removes Obstacle to Corporate Cooperation in DOJ and SEC Investigations, Texas Lawbook, January 13, 2015
  • The UK's Bribery Act and the FCPA Compared, In-House Litigator, American Bar Association Section of Litigation, The Journal of the Committee on Corporate Counsel, Fall 2010
  • Stein Leaves Some Thompson Memo Questions Unanswered, Texas Lawyer, July 3, 2006
  • Harsh Words for Strings on Legal Fees, Executive Legal Advisor, July 1, 2006
  • e-Evidence Means More Execs Might Plead the Fifth, Texas Lawyer, January 5, 2004
  • The False Claim Act: Qui Tam Cases Reach Epidemic Proportion, Texas Lawyer, 1999
  • Qui Tam Cases Reach Epidemic Proportions, Texas Lawyer, November 22, 1999
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