Mr. Hagan’s practice is focused in the area of complex commercial litigation, with an emphasis on litigating unlawful competition, intellectual property infringement, cyber security and circumvention, and business contract disputes before federal courts around the country. Mr. Hagan has represented clients in numerous suits involving foreign corporations and the DBS Satellite industry, including a multi-billion dollar business dispute between domestic and international-based corporations involved in the conditional access and encryption arena. Mr. Hagan recently represented several U.S. telecommunications companies and their security affiliate to secure a favorable judgment in the aggregate amount of $626 million and permanent injunctive relief against a Korean-based manufacturer and importer of satellite reception devices used to circumvent technology deployed to protect access to copyrighted works. Mr. Hagan has represented similar clients in similar actions resulting in judgments ranging from $20 million to $151 as well as permanent injunctive relief.

Mr. Hagan’s representation covers a wide array of business disputes including the successful defense of a multi-million dollar shareholder derivative suit, international programming disputes, software development litigation, trademark infringement defense and prosecution, labor and employment disputes and products liability claims. In addition to traditional litigation claims, Mr. Hagan also represents content distributors and encryption providers in executing writs of seizure under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act including recent actions in California, Florida and Kentucky. Mr. Hagan has also worked in close connection with both domestic and foreign governmental agencies in joint litigation efforts including the Federal Bureau of Investigations, United States Attorney’s Office, US Customs, and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

Mr. Hagan’s practice covers the full scope of pre-trial, trial and post-trial litigation undertakings, with extensive experience in complex motion practice and discovery in both federal and state litigation matters across the United States.

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Texas Super Lawyers, 2015, 2016, 2017
Texas Super Lawyers, Rising Stars Edition, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
Houston’s “Top Lawyers”, H Texas magazine, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2016, 2017
HNB named a “Go-To” law firm by In-House Law Departments at the Top 500 Companies magazine, 2012, 2013
Power Lawyers & Law Firms, Modern Luxury Houston, 2013


J.D. – South Texas College of Law, Magna Cum Laude
B.S. – Stephen F. Austin State University

State Bar Admissions

State Bar of Texas
State Bar of Colorado

Court Admissions

(* indicates pro hac vice admission)
District of Colorado
Southern District of Texas
Northern District of Texas
Eastern District of Texas
Western District of Texas
US Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
US Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Texas
Central District of California*
Southern District of California*
Northern District of California*
Eastern District of California*
District of New Jersey*
Middle District of Florida*
Southern District of Florida*
US Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California*
US Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of California*
Southern District of West Virginia*
Eastern District of Kentucky*
Western District of North Carolina*
Middle District of North Carolina*
District of Maryland*
District of Nevada*
Northern District of Georgia*
District of Connecticut*
District of Kansas*
District of Minnesota*
Northern District of Illinois*
Western District of Tennessee*

US Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Areas of Practice

Copyright Infringement
Trademark Infringement
Satellite Piracy
Class Action Litigation
Complex Commercial & Corporate Litigation
Products Liability
Personal Injury
Labor & Employment Disputes
General Civil Litigation
ADR including mediation and arbitration

Professional Affiliations

State Bar of Texas
State Bar of Colorado
Texas Young Lawyers Association
Houston Bar Association