Jasmine Culpepper Tobias


Education and Clerkships

J.D., Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, 2015, cum laude, SMU International Law Review, Articles Editor, Black Law Students’ Association, Regional Conference Chair, President

M.L.A., St. Edward's University, 2009

B.A., Southern Methodist University, 2006

  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Sam Lindsay, U.S. District Court for The Northern District of Texas, 2015-16


Texas, 2015

Court Admissions

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


Jasmine Culpepper Tobias is an associate in Litigation Practice Group in the Dallas office of Haynes and Boone. Her practice focuses on securities litigation and government investigation matters. Prior to joining the firm, Jasmine clerked for the Honorable Sam A. Lindsay of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas.

When not serving her clients, Jasmine participates in local professional, civic, and alumni organizations. She is a member of the Patrick E. Higginbotham Inn of Court, Dallas Bar Association, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Judiciary Committee, and Junior League of Dallas. She previously served as a member of the SMU Young Alumni Board and SMU Class of 2006 Reunion Committee.

Selected Publications and Speeches

  • “SMU Diversity Week: First Generation Attorney Panel,” panel member, Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, Dallas, September 26, 2017.
  • "Antitrust and Business Litigation," co-author, Texas Bar Journal, January 2017.

Class Action Defense

Courthouse | Haynes and Boone, LLP

Supreme Court Holds that Securities Act Statute of Repose is not Subject to Equitable Tolling

On June 26, 2017, the Supreme Court held in California Public Employees’ Retirement System v. ANZ Securities, Inc., that the three-year time limit in the Securities Act of 1933 is a statute of repose that is not subject to equitable tolling. This means that shareholders will not be able to rely on the filing of a proposed class action lawsuit to suspend the running of a statute of repose on their individual claims.

SEC Enforcement


Supreme Court Unanimously Holds that SEC Disgorgement is Subject to Five Year Statute of Limitations

A unanimous Supreme Court held on June 5, 2017, that the SEC’s ability to recover funds through disgorgement is subject to a five-year statute of limitations. The SEC routinely seeks disgorgement as an equitable remedy in actions alleging securities law violations and asserted that disgorgement was not a penalty subject to the five year statute of limitations under 28 U.S.C. § 2462.

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