Amy Osberg Roberts
Amy Roberts has represented clients in civil litigation, arbitration, and as outside general counsel for over fifteen years. Her experience includes complex commercial litigation, basic business litigation, intellectual property litigation, probate, trust, and fiduciary litigation, oil and gas litigation, and arbitrations before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). Amy also has experience handling bankruptcy adversary proceedings, antitrust matters, and business disputes pertaining to real estate development. Amy’s intellectual property experience extends to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, including trademark registration and cancellation proceedings. Amy regularly acts as outside general counsel advising her clients on everyday matters that arise for businesses operating without a dedicated in-house counsel.
Amy’s practice at Jackson Walker is characterized by her client-centric approach to representation, which emphasizes collaboration, results, and dispute resolutions that make sense for each individual client’s business. Amy accomplishes this by being personally involved in every aspect of her clients’ cases, from selecting a legal team, to overseeing strategy, to managing legal costs. Amy’s committed level of involvement and attention to detail allow her clients to receive the highest level of professionalism and value in every matter she handles.
B.A., with honors, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
J.D., with distinction, Nebraska College of Law
- Executive Editor, Nebraska Law Review
- Robert G. Simmons Nebraska Practice Writing Award Winner, They Survived: Geographic Restrictions in Covenants-Not-To-Compete Still Exist in Nebraska
- G. Robert Muchemore Scholar
United States Supreme Court
United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
United States District Court for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas
In one FINRA raiding case, Amy second chaired a member vs. member arbitration that went to final decision after forty-eight hearing sessions over the course of ten months, twenty-one witnesses, and extensive discovery motion practice. The case resulted in a win for Jackson Walker’s client, the claimant.
- FINRA Arbitration, Oklahoma City 2012. Second chaired member vs. member arbitration that went to final decision after forty-eight hearing sessions over the course of ten months, twenty-one witnesses, and extensive discovery motion practice. Represented claimant brokerage firm in case against competitor brokerage firm for claims of raiding, unfair competition, tortious interference with prospective and existing business relations; and misappropriation of confidential information. The causes of action related to respondent’s raid of one of claimant’s retail brokerage offices by taking over half of the financial advisors of that office and half of that office’s production. The panel issued an award for claimant.
- Probate and Guardianship Proceedings in Dallas County Probate Courts, 2011. Represented two beneficiary children of the deceased and alleged incapacitated person in dispute with opposing beneficiary children regarding oil and gas assets. Subsequent to multiple contested hearings on various matters, written discovery exchange, and depositions, the case reached settlement.
- In re North American Petroleum Corporation USA, et al. and associated adversary proceedings, United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware 2011. Represented two bank lenders, Compass Bank and Texas Capital Bank, N.A., in adversary proceedings regarding failed oil and gas venture in Oklahoma’s Hunton Resource Play. At issue in the proceedings were the interpretation of contracts between farmor and farmee, which included the joint operating agreement and farmout agreement, as well as saltwater disposal well issues and the significant cost associated with such disposal. After trial on the most significant case issues and subsequent entry of Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law by the Court favorable to the banks, the case was settled.
- The Best Lawyers in America (Woodward/White Inc.)
- Commercial Litigation, 2020
- Rising Star, Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters), 2015-2018
- “Who Is the Client? Operative Documents, Necessary Parties, and Knowing Your Limits,” TexasBarCLE – Handling Your First (or Next) Oil and Gas Case (December 2018)
- Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow
- State Bar of Texas
- Dallas Bar Association
- International Trademark Association
- Leadership Arts Alumni Association, Dallas Business Council for the Arts
- Élan Circle of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra League, 2010-2011
- Leadership Arts Institute, Dallas Business Council for the Arts, 2008-2009
- Dallas Women’s Foundation Grants Committee, 2008
- Women’s Business Conference Underwriting Committee, 2004
Outside General Counsel:
- Acts as outside general counsel for clients operating without a dedicated in-house counsel.
Securities Litigation and Arbitration:
- Significant experience in representing retail brokerage firms in raiding cases before FINRA.
Probate, Trust & Fiduciary Litigation:
- Multiple will contests, trust litigation and hearings, guardianship proceedings, as well as fiduciary litigation in various Texas probate courts.
Oil and Gas:
- Oil and gas litigation matters including oil and gas ownership rights disputes, drilling negligence disputes, saltwater disposal issues, the accommodation doctrine, and farmout agreement interpretation disputes.
- Patent trial experience in the Eastern District of Texas, as well as copyright, trademark, trade secret, and general unfair competition experience.
- Large product liability disputes dealing with multiple plaintiffs in various jurisdictions throughout the United States including representing the manufacturer of Zicam nasal spray.