Benjamin Gonsoulin

Senior Associate

ben.gonsoulin@bakerbotts.com

Houston

P: +1.713.229.1510 F: +1.713.229.7810
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Ben Gonsoulin is a trial attorney in the firm's Houston office. Ben represents clients in high-stakes, complex litigation matters in federal and state court and in arbitration proceedings.

Ben has worked with a broad range of clients in the energy, chemical, and power industries in disputes involving industrial accidents and crises, environmental contamination claims, toxic tort claims, contractual claims under operating agreements and leases, securities litigation, and significant personal injury, property damage, and wrongful death claims. While he has practiced in venues across the country, Ben has particular experience working in the state and federal courts of Texas and Louisiana.

Ben has represented clients in all stages of litigation, guiding them through pre-litigation claim assessment and analysis, strategically navigating pre-trial discovery and motion practice, and advocating for his clients at trial and on appeal.

Related Experience

Energy, Environmental, and Power

  • Terminal operator in connection with regulatory investigations and private-party litigation, involving business and personal injury claims, arising out of fire at terminal operator's bulk liquids storage facility
  • Natural gas and natural gas liquids producer in litigation involving claims of environmental damage due to fracking and related exploration and production activities
  • National oil and gas operator on appeal, resulting in affirmance of summary judgment holding regarding obligations under a lease's offset well clause
  • International exploration and production company and its officers and directors in securities class action
  • Solar energy company in breach of contract dispute with information technology provider
  • International exploration and production company in dispute regarding preferential purchase rights in operating agreement
  • National barge and marine transporter in regulatory investigation following barge collision
  • Petroleum refining company in wrongful death and personal injury cases arising out of a workplace incident
  • Global energy company on appeal in dispute involving breach of operating agreement claims and oil and gas production accounting claims
  • Electric and gas transmission and distribution utility in numerous significant wrongful death, personal injury, and property damages cases
  • International oil and gas company in toxic tort litigation in Texas and Louisiana state courts

Other Litigation Matters

  • International chemical producer in disputes related to delayed completion of plant expansions and defense of construction cost overrun claims
  • Real estate developer in lawsuit involving development of Downtown Houston city block and pedestrian tunnel access rights
  • Ride sharing company in lawsuit alleging unfair business practices and violations of regulatory requirements for taxi operators
  • Ride sharing company in disputes involving requests for company's confidential information via public information act requests
  • Federal regulatory agency as receiver for various financial institutions
  • Stevedoring company in various litigation matters involving breach of contract and maritime tort claims
  • Fuel supplier in maritime attachment and arrest proceedings
  • Land developer at trial and on appeal in challenge to governmental land use decision

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