Carolyn Raines is a shareholder in the Dallas office of Godwin Bowman PC. She is a highly skilled attorney with extensive experience in litigation, contract negotiations, and corporate governance. She manages complex litigation, advises clients in sophisticated business matters, and counsels clients on employment issues. Her creative, innovative thinking and excellent writing skills have led to very favorable client results.
Ms. Raines was a significant team member in the firm’s successful defense of Halliburton, in connection with all civil litigation and investigations concerning BP’s Macondo well (Deepwater Horizon) blowout in the Gulf of Mexico, the largest environmental lawsuit in the history of the United States. She also represents clients in many different industries, including financial services, banking, mortgage lending, securities, energy, telecommunications, insurance, real estate, and manufacturing.
She has represented clients in numerous significant matters, including representing officers and directors of public companies in state and federal court against claims for violations of federal and state securities laws, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, and conspiracy; representing credit card processors against claims by issuers and merchants for violations of the Visa Rules; representing investment firms, hedge funds, and registered representatives in customer disputes and regulatory actions involving fraud, Ponzi schemes, forgery, misrepresentations, unsuitability, excessive markups, unauthorized trading, restitution, and violations of federal and state securities laws; representing major insurance companies in premium litigation and multi-state class actions challenging industry practices; and representing companies in disputes involving the PCS auctions conducted by the Federal Communications Commission.
Ms. Raines also represents clients in a wide assortment of contract claims and torts, including Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac mortgage buy-back and indemnity disputes, foreclosures, real estate investments, fraud, fidelity bond coverage claims, partnership agreements, employment and non-competition agreements, insurance policies, minority shareholder disputes, and defamation.
Ms. Raines has been rated AV “Preeminent” by Martindale-Hubbell, its highest peer rating, has been chosen to the list of Texas Super Lawyers three times by Thomson Reuters, and has been selected to the list of The Best Lawyers in America since 2014.
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