Timothy E. Hudson

Timothy E. Hudson

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Partner

  • Thompson & Knight LLP
    One Arts Plaza
    1722 Routh Street, Suite 1500
    Dallas, TX 75201 USA
    214.969.1540
    214.880.3132
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Tim Hudson is a Partner in Thompson & Knight’s Trial Practice Group in Dallas.  He specializes in defending, preparing, and trying cases involving product liability, commercial litigation, trade secrets, intellectual property, and securities in state and federal trial courts and before governmental agencies.

He has been recognized by numerous publications for his outstanding legal work, including D Magazine's  “Best Lawyers in Dallas” and Texas Rising Stars® by Thomson Reuters.

Experience

Product Liability

  • Serving as National Coordinating Counsel for a worldwide medical device manufacturer
  • Experience handling matters involving various types of medical devices and pharmaceuticals 
  • Conducted depositions of plaintiffs, plaintiffs’ experts; argued discovery, dispositive and other pre-trial motions; defended corporate employees for deposition and trial
  • Secured defense verdict in product liability trial for medical device manufacturer in Missouri state court (Plaintiffs’ request for new trial pending on appeal)
  • Secured defense verdict in product liability trial for medical device manufacturer in U.S. District Court, Florida
  • Secured defense verdict in product liability trial for medical device manufacturer in U.S. District Court, Arkansas
  • Served as  co-trial counsel for medical device manufacturer in Florida state court trial, securing favorable settlement before closing arguments

Complex Business Litigation and Other Representative Matters

  • Representing a global security and aerospace company in a case involving claims of fraud and violations of federal regulations
  • Secured dismissal of all claims against private educational system in Illinois state court against claims approaching $10 million
  • Successfully represented national telecommunications company in a lawsuit involving claims for business disparagement, breach of contract, and fraudulent inducement to contract
  • Successfully represented national bank against claims of breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, negligence, and breach of contract in state court
  • Secured defense verdict at trial for commercial shopping center tenant in state court against breach of contract claims
  • Obtained temporary restraining order on behalf of a national transportation company causing competitor to cease contacts with certain customers

Trade Secrets / Intellectual Property

  • Defended national jewelry retailer in state court litigation involving claims for misappropriation of trade secrets 
  • Defended a nutritional supplement company in Florida state court litigation involving claims of misappropriation of trade secrets and breach of contract
  • Defended a national gas manufacturer in state court litigation involving claims for injunctive relief, misappropriation of trade secrets, violations of Texas Theft Liability Act, and breach of contract
  • Defeated efforts by an opposing party in a trade secret and non-competition case to enjoin our client from competing
  • Assisted in the defense of a leading wireless handset manufacturer and telecommunications infrastructure-equipment company in a patent infringement lawsuit relating to cellular transmission protocols in the Eastern District of Texas; obtained jury verdict of non-infringement and invalidity of all asserted patent claims
  • Assisted in the defense of a semiconductor developer in Section 337 proceeding in the U.S. International Trade Commission relating to bonding-pad technology; obtained initial determination of invalidity of all asserted patent claims
  • Assisted in the defense of an international telecommunications equipment company in a patent infringement action relating to asynchronous transfer mode (ATM) switching technology

Securities and Corporate Governance Litigation / Internal Investigations

  • Represented former NASDAQ-listed oil and gas company and former executives in lawsuits related to $4.4 billion tender offer and merger, including injunction and class certification hearings
  • Assisted in representation of former Chief Financial Officer of a national energy company in a Securities and Exchange Commission enforcement action
  • Represented court-appointed Receivers in multiple securities fraud actions
  • Assisted in representation of the audit committee of a national freight forwarding company in formal investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission on issues raised by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act
  • Represented oil and gas partnership in formal investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Represented oil and gas partnership and its former national wholesaler in formal investigation by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority
  • Represented former national wholesaler of oil and gas company in formal investigation by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority

Distinctions/Honors

  • Top 100 Texas Up-and-Coming Attorneys, Texas Rising Stars® by Thomson Reuters; 2018

  • Texas Rising Stars® by Thomson Reuters (Business Litigation); 2013-2018

  • Best Lawyers in Dallas (Tort Product & Medical Liability Litigation: Defense), D Magazine; 2016
  • "Under 40 Hot List," Benchmark: Litigation, The Definitive Guide to America's Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys; 2016-2018

Activities (Memberships/Affiliations)

  • Member, American Bar Association

  • Member, Federal Bar Association

  • Member, Pro Bono College-State Bar of Texas

  • Member, Dallas Bar Association

  • Member, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers

  • Member, Texas Association of Defense Counsel

  • Member, DRI-The Voice of the Defense Bar

  • Fellow, DAYL Foundation

  • Member, St. Mary's University Alumni Association

  • Member, St. Mary's University Athletics Booster Club

  • Member, St. Thomas More Society