Joe Boyle focuses his practice on commercial litigation, with an emphasis on litigating competition, consumer, and intellectual property matters in federal courts around the country.
Mr. Boyle’s litigation experience includes obtaining over $35 million for a client in a high-profile consumer electronics suit, and in excess of $16 million in a complicated matter involving commercial paper. On the defense side, Mr. Boyle helped a media seller obtain a $0 defense verdict in a suit by a former vendor over millions of dollars in alleged lost sales when Mr. Boyle was called in to represent the individual corporate officers shortly before trial.
Joe Boyle also has significant experience with domestic and international entertainment law issues, including distribution of International Cricket matches, foreign-language television programming, and disputes over media distribution rights. An emerging area of Mr. Boyle’s practice involves sports broadcasting rights, both in the U.S. and abroad, and securing the value of those rights against infringement and piracy.
Mr. Boyle’s experience in anti-piracy matters includes executing DISH Network and NagraStar’s first civil seizures under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, initiating DISH Network and NagraStar’s legal battle against a News Corp. subsidiary that eventually led to entry of a nation-wide permanent injunction, and securing over $150 million in judgments, settlements and fee awards in various piracy cases.
Texas Super Lawyers, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Texas Super Lawyers, Rising Stars Edition, 2011, 2012, 2013
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. – University of Houston Law Center
Chief Articles Editor, Associate Editor, Houston Law Review
M.S. Communication – Fort Hays State University
B.S. Public Administration – Harding University
State Bar Admissions
State Bar of Texas
United States District Court, Southern District of Texas
United States District Court, Northern District of Texas
United States District Court, District of Colorado
United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
Areas of Experience