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Experience

Jasmine Wynton represents clients in a variety of business litigation matters in state and federal courts, with an emphasis on defending companies in civil disputes involving allegations of breach of contract, fraud, negligence, breach of fiduciary duty, tortious interference with contracts and employment discrimination. In addition, Jasmine advises clients on compliance with state and federal anti-discrimination laws and other employment-related statutes.

Received a national first-tier ranking for Commercial Litigation in U.S. News - Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” 2019

Member, Junior League of Dallas

Representative Matters

  • Represented a propane tank exchange company in state court lawsuit brought by a competitor alleging defamation, business disparagement, and tortious interference breach of contract claims, including successfully opposing a request for a temporary restraining order, resulting in a voluntary dismissal of all claims by opposing party
  • Represented two former directors of an oil and gas exploration and production company in state court lawsuit brought by the company for fraudulent transfer and breach of fiduciary duty, including managing discovery and motions practice, working with a testifying expert to prepare expert report, among other tasks, resulting in voluntary dismissal of all claims with prejudice by plaintiff
  • Represented major aeronautics defense contractor in federal court lawsuits involving age, disability, race, and gender discrimination claims
  • Defended online travel companies in nationwide litigation brought by state and local municipalities in federal and state courts, seeking to extend hotel room rental taxes to their internet travel reservations services
  • Defended home health agency in Department of Justice criminal healthcare fraud investigation
  • Represented an officer of a real estate investment company in parallel Department of Justice and Securities & Exchange Commission investigations involving allegations of violations of federal securities laws
  • Represented prisoner in 42 U.S.C. § 1983 civil rights lawsuit alleging denial of medical care and use of excessive force in federal district court
  • Defended Fortune 500 companies in complex, multistate, unclaimed property audits and advised clients on unclaimed property planning, including gift card and loyalty programs
  • Defended a privately held information company in a proposed nationwide privacy class action brought under the federal Driver’s Privacy Protection Act
  • Represented clients in various pro bono matters, including successfully representing indigent litigants on appeal in the Texas Supreme Court in an ultra-vires action challenging a county district clerk’s practice of collecting court costs from indigent litigants; representing a Rwandan client in administrative defensive-asylum proceedings; and counseling a national nonprofit organization in a commercial real estate dispute

Prior Employment

  • Law Clerk for the Honorable Sam A. Lindsay, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas, 2012-2013
  • Briefing Attorney for the Honorable Chief Justice Wallace B. Jefferson, Texas Supreme Court, 2011-2012

Honors & Affiliations

Distinctions/Honors

  • Texas Rising Stars® by Thomson Reuters (Business Litigation); 2018

Memberships/Affiliations

  • Member, State Bar of Texas
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Federal Bar Association
  • Member, Dallas Bar Association
  • Member, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers (DAYL)
  • Associate, Patrick E. Higginbotham American Inn of Court, 2015-2016, 2017-2018
  • L. Turner Legal Association; Director, 2015; Co-Chair, Membership Committee, 2017
  • Human Rights Initiative, Pro Bono Committee
  • Member, N.E.W. Roundtable
  • Member, Junior League of Dallas
  • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Pathfinder Program, 2017

Education & Admissions

Education

  • J.D., 2011, Duke University School of Law, Robert William and Robert Wheaton Walter Scholar; Staff Editor, Duke Law Journal; Student Attorney, Wrongful Convictions Clinic; Internal Vice President, Black Law Students Association
  • B.A., 2008, summa cum laude, Spelman College, Phi Beta Kappa; Class Salutatorian

Admissions

  • New York
  • Texas
  • U.S. Dist. Ct., E. Dist. Texas
  • U.S. Dist. Ct., N. Dist. Texas
  • U.S. Dist. Ct., W. Dist. Texas
  • U.S. Ct. of App., Fifth Circuit