<span id="ctl00_MainContentPlaceHolder_lblBio"><b>Floyd Hartley</b> represents clients across the nation in commercial litigation, internal investigations, white collar defense, labor and employment, and telecommunications litigation. He has extensive experience defending individuals and companies in complex commercial disputes and in matters alleging discrimination (disability, age, sex, race, national origin), harassment, and retaliation. Floyd has also lead the defense of whistleblower and Sabine Pilot claims, civil rights cases, and lawsuits brought under the False Claims Act. His nationwide defense of these matters has extended to federal and state courts across the country, as well as administrative agencies like the EEOC, the Missouri Public Service Commission, the Arkansas Public Service Commission, the Texas Commission on Human Rights, and the Texas Public Utilities Commission. Floyd is a member of the firm's Halliburton team, working in connection with all civil litigation and investigations concerning BP's Macondo well blowout in the&nbsp;Gulf of Mexico.<br /> </span> Biography
<ul> <ul> <li><i>U.S. ex rel. Hastings v. Countrywide Home Loans, Inc. et al.</i> (C.D. Cal.) (represented four major mortgage lending institutions in qui tam False Claims Act case, securing dismissal)</li> <li><i>Fitzgerald v. Novation, et al.</i> (N.D. Tex) (represented Fortune 100 pharmaceutical company in qui tam False Claims Act matter, obtaining dismissal)</li> <li><i>U.S. ex rel. Barron v. Deloitte &amp; Touche, LLP, et. al.</i>, Civil Action No. SA-99-CA-1093-FB (W.D. Tex) (represented subsidiary of publicly traded company in False Claims Act case involving asserted damages of $1 billion)</li> <li>Represented pharmaceutical company in internal investigation concerning Anti-Kickback and Stark Law issues</li> <li>Represented several government contractors in internal investigations concerning fraud and noncompliance allegations</li> <li><i>ReadyOne Indus., Inc., v. Jones</i> (El Paso) (represented non-profit government contractor in suit against former CEO for breach of fiduciary duties and fraud)</li> <li><i>CoServ LLC v. Southwestern Bell Telephone Co.</i>, 350 F.3d 482 (5th Cir. 2003) (prevailing on telecommunications issue of first impression)</li> <li>Complaint of Southwestern Bell for Post Interconnection Agreement Dispute Resolution with El Paso Networks, P.U.C. Docket 26904 (prevailing in telecommunications litigation before the Texas Public Utilities Commission)</li> <li>Arbitration of Non-costing Issuees for Successor Interconnection Agreements to the Texas 271 Agreement, P.U.C. Docket 28821 (prevailing on hundreds of issues on telecommunications matters)</li> <li>Arbitration of Phase I Costing Issues for Successor Interconnection Agreements to the Texas 271 Agreement, P.U.C. Docket 28600 (defense of SBC in industry-wide proceeding to develop statewide telecommunications rates)</li> <li>Petition of Socket Telecom, LLC for Compulsory Arbitration of Interconnection Agreements, Case No. TO-2006-0299 (prevailing on complex telecommunications issues before the Missouri Public Service Commission)</li> <li><i>Friona ISD v. King</i>, 15 S.W.3d 653 (Tex. App.—Amarillo 2000) (prevailing on appeal of preliminary injunction in suit alleging statutory and constitutional violations)</li> <li><i>Terry v. Midland ISD</i> (166th District Court, Ector County) (defense of whistleblower suit)</li> <li><i>Palmer v. Wilkinson Oldsmobile-Cadillac</i> (S.D. Tex.) (summary judgment on Title VII sex discrimination and Equal Pay Act claims)</li> <li><i>Scanlon v. Cornell Corrections, Inc.</i> (N.D. Tex.) (summary judgment on ADA, FMLA and ADEA claims)</li> <li><i>Harvey v. P.O. Evans Pontiac</i> (N.D. Tex.) (summary judgment on Title VII sex discrimination claims)</li> <li><i>Doe v. Dallas County Schools</i> (N.D. Tex.) (summary judgment on Title IX and civil rights claims under § 1983)</li></ul></ul> Representative Experience
<ul> <li class="lawyerSectionList">SOX's Section 806: Is the Corporate Whistle-Blower Any Safer?&quot; Fraud Magazine, Nov./Dec. 2007</li> <li class="lawyerSectionList">&quot;What SOX 806 Whistleblowers Need to Prove,&quot; Executive Counsel, July 2007</li> <li class="lawyerSectionList">&quot;For Corporate Fraud Whistleblowers Timing is Everything Under Section 806 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act,&quot; The Federal Lawyer, June 2007</li> <li class="lawyerSectionList">&quot;SOX, Whistleblowers and Private Companies,&quot; Executive Legal Adviser, Nov./Dec. 2006</li> <li class="lawyerSectionList">&quot;Pay Attention to SOX Whistle-Blower Provision,&quot; Texas Lawyer, December 2005</li> <li class="lawyerSectionList">An Uncertain Protection, Internal Auditor, by Floyd R. Hartley. June 2008</li> <li class="lawyerSectionList">What SOX 806 Whistleblowers Need to Prove, Executive Counsel, by Floyd R. Hartley. July 30, 2007</li> <li class="lawyerSectionList">&quot;What SOX 806 Whistleblowers Need to Prove,&quot; Texas Paralegal Journal, Winter 2007</li> <li class="lawyerSectionList">For Corporate Fraud Whistleblowers: Timing Is Everything Under Section 806 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, The Federal Lawyer, by Floyd R. Hartley. June 30, 2007</li> <li class="lawyerSectionList">SOX, Whistleblowers and Private Companies, Executive Legal Advisor, by Floyd R. Hartley. November/December 2006</li></ul> Presentations Publications
<ul> <li>&nbsp;Two-time selection to the list of Thomson Reuters' <span style="font-style: italic;">Texas Super Lawyers</span>, as published in <span style="font-style: italic;">Texas Monthly </span>and <span style="font-style: italic;">Super Lawyers </span>magazines, 2013, 2014</li> <li>Selected to the&nbsp;list of Thomson&nbsp;Reuters' &quot;Texas Rising Stars&quot;&nbsp;as published in <i>Texas Monthly</i> and&nbsp;<i>Texas Super Lawyers (Rising Stars Edition)&nbsp;</i>magazines, 2012</li> <li>AV rated &quot;Preeminent&quot; Martindale Hubbell</li></ul> <p></p> Honors And Awards
<ul> <li class="lawyerSectionList">Bar of Texas</li> <li class="lawyerSectionList">U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, Southern and Western Districts of Texas</li> <li class="lawyerSectionList">U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit</li></ul> Admitted Practice
<ul> <li class="lawyerSectionList">American Bar Association</li> <li class="lawyerSectionList">Federal Bar Association</li> <li class="lawyerSectionList">Dallas Bar Association</li></ul> Member
<ul> <li class="lawyerSectionList">Baylor University (B.A., <i>cum laude</i>,1993)</li> <li class="lawyerSectionList">Baylor University School of Law (J.D., <i>cum laude</i>, 1997), Notes and Comments Editor, Baylor Law Review</li></ul> Education

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AREAS OF PRACTICE

Civil Rights
Commercial Litigation
False Claims Act and qui tam Litigation
Internal Investigations
Labor and Employment
Local Government
Telecommunications Negotiation and Litigation

BIOGRAPHY
Floyd Hartley represents clients across the nation in commercial litigation, internal investigations, white collar defense, labor and employment, and telecommunications litigation. He has extensive experience defending individuals and companies in complex commercial disputes and in matters alleging discrimination (disability, age, sex, race, national origin), harassment, and retaliation. Floyd has also lead the defense of whistleblower and Sabine Pilot claims, civil rights cases, and lawsuits brought under the False Claims Act. His nationwide defense of these matters has extended to federal and state courts across the country, as well as administrative agencies like the EEOC, the Missouri Public Service Commission, the Arkansas Public Service Commission, the Texas Commission on Human Rights, and the Texas Public Utilities Commission. Floyd is a member of the firm's Halliburton team, working in connection with all civil litigation and investigations concerning BP's Macondo well blowout in the Gulf of Mexico.

 


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