Charlie Jones

Practices

Education and Clerkships

J.D., Texas Tech University School of Law, 2008, summa cum laude; Order of the Coif; Board of Editors, Texas Tech Law Review; Phi Delta Phi

B.A., University of Texas at Austin, 1999

Bar Admissions

Texas, 2008

Court Admissions

Texas Supreme Court

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

Profile

Charlie Jones is an associate in the Intellectual Property and Business Litigation Practice Groups in the Dallas Office of Haynes and Boone.

Charlie's practice focuses on commercial and intellectual property litigation in both state and federal courts. His experience is diverse, having served companies facing a wide range of legal matters in multiple industries. Charlie's recent experience includes prosecuting and defending patent-infringement litigation, trademark litigation, commercial real estate litigation, partnership disputes, closed corporation disputes, professional liability, lender liability, and bankruptcy-related litigation. 

He has served companies operating in the electric energy, oil and gas, commercial real estate, marketing and brand management, banking, securities, information technology, retail, and publishing/media industries. Charlie also has a strong understanding of managing e-discovery and related disputes, including controlling the associated costs on an up-front basis, in both federal and Texas state courts. 

Prior to attending law school, Charlie worked for an international pharmaceutical manufacturer providing quality assurance and control in support of the development and manufacture of sterile injectables. Charlie developed a strong working knowledge of chemistry, microbiology and mycology as well as a particular interest in botany while pursuing his undergraduate degree at the University of Texas. 

Charlie was selected for inclusion in Texas Super Lawyers - Rising Stars Edition for Intellectual Property Litigation (2015).

Rising Stars

Super Lawyers

Haynes and Boone Lawyers Acknowledged in Texas Rising Stars 2015

Haynes and Boone, LLP lawyers maintain a strong presence in the latest Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars directory with a substantial group of 31 firm attorneys chosen for inclusion in the 2015 edition.

Publications

  • “Tips on Commonly Overlooked Privilege Issues,” The IP Beacon, October 2012 


  • "Keep E-Discovery Costs From Torpedoing a Litigation Budget," Texas Lawyer guest article, November 2011. 

Selected Client Representations

Intellectual Property Litigation 

  • Defended marketing services and event demonstrations provider in a patent-infringement lawsuit involving method patents directed at client’s key services. Litigation settled on terms favorable to client. 
  • Representation of regional financial institution again patent-infringement claims related to mobile banking software. 
  • Representation of defendant in patent infringement case in which the patent holder asserted infringement of patent on laser-related technology. 
  • Representation of a national retailer in multiple patents suit involving a wide range of technologies. 
  • Representation of generic drug manufacturers in ANDA litigation with respect to dry compounds for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia. 

Commercial and Bankruptcy Litigation

  • Defended seller of luxury condominium units as lead counsel in dispute with purchasers. Following a week-long arbitration, arbitrator entered a take-nothing award in favor of client condominium seller regarding purchasers’ claims for breach of contract, fraud, and violations of the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act. 
  • Represented the owner of a luxury condominium complex pursuing claims for trespass, breach of fiduciary duty, violation of the Texas Theft Liability Act, and fraud by nondisclosure against a former officer of the owner's general partner. Successfully prosecuted all claims and obtained court award in client’s favor in excess of $4.5 million, including exemplary damages. Obtained determination that all awarded damages and fees are non-dischargeable under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. 
  • Defended Debtor's Counsel in post-confirmation litigation. Successfully obtained complete dismissal with prejudice of contract, tort, fraud and malpractice claims alleging more than $70 million in damages in a post-confirmation adversary proceeding while securing more than $2 million in bankruptcy-court sanctions against plaintiffs and plaintiffs' counsel. On appeal, obtained complete reinstatement of bankruptcy-court sanctions in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit Fifth Circuit following partial reversal by district court. 
  • Represented oil and gas debtors in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. In case of first impression, successfully obtained reversal of the district court's finding that a non-insider creditor's claims could not be recharacterized as equity and affirmation of the bankruptcy court's recharacterization decision. 
  • Defendant's Judgment Regarding Mineral Rights Dispute - Assisted in obtaining a final judgment dismissing plaintiff's claims for reformation of a deed and declaratory judgment and awarding full amount of attorneys' fees and expenses incurred in defending against those claims.  
  • Representation of a major U.S. bank in a lender liability lawsuit arising out of the financial collapse of Adelphia Communications Corporation. 
  • Representation of a regional news magazine in a libel suit resulting in summary judgment in favor of the publication. 
  • Representation of a commercial real estate agent resulting in a complete summary judgment awarding damages resulting from unpaid commission owed by former owner of an office building. 

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