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E. Job Seese Special Counsel

T 720-512-5820 | F 918-594-0505 | jseese@hallestill.com

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Job is a seasoned litigator with broad experience representing and advising clients involved in complex commercial litigation, including oil and gas, construction, international, trade secrets and class action defense cases. He represents a range of domestic and foreign clients—including mid-market firms, closely-held businesses, and private individuals — in federal and state courts across the country and globally. Job assists clients in finding cost-effective, innovative, full-scoped ways to resolve and prevail in their business disputes and litigation-related matters. 

Within his oil and gas practice, Job represents oil and gas clients - primarily E&P and midstream companies - in a wide range of disputes in federal and state court. Prior to entering private practice, Job served as a judicial clerk for The Honorable Stanley F. Birch, Jr., U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

Education

  • Washington & Lee University School of Law (J.D., 2003) - Managing Editor, Washington & Lee Law Review, 2002-2003
  • University of the South (B.A. in English, 1996)

Admissions

  • Colorado
  • United States District Court for the District of Colorado
  • New York
  • Georgia
Legal Experience
  • 2017-Present Hall Estill
  • ‚Äč2014-2017 Chipman Glasser LLC
  • 2006-2013 DLA Piper LLP
  • 2004-2006 Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
  • 2003-2004 Judicial Clerk, The Honorable Stanley F. Birch, Jr., U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
Representative Cases

FEDERAL COURT CASES

  • Obtained health insurance administrator's complete dismissal from nationwide class action case involving RICO and ERISA allegations (D.Colo.)
  • Obtained seven-figure judgment for UK manufacturer against US buyer (E.D.N.Y.)
  • Obtained stay of federal lawsuit in order to enforce arbitration clause on behalf of franchisee in dispute with franchisor (D.Colo.)
  • Represented FDIC as Receiver in multiple bankruptcy proceedings, leading to successful recovery of substantial carry-back-loss tax refunds
  • Successfully represented numerous plaintiffs and defendants in trademark/copyright infringement actions

STATE COURT CASES

  • Successfully defended Colorado-based ski wear label in contract dispute with former sales representatives (Colorado)
  • Successfully moved to dismiss securities fraud and civil theft claims on behalf of Swiss client and secured award of attorney's fees (Colorado)
  • Defended international financial services company in nationwide class-action, resulting in very favorable settled resolution (Georgia, Minnesota)
  • Secured very positive recovery on behalf of private jet owner in dispute with charter management company (Colorado)
  • Assisted in defending global civil engineering firm in $84 million, 100-day jury trial that resulted in complete defense verdict (Missouri)

ARBITRATION

  • Represented a leading REIT in arbitration against heirs of the Howard Hughes estate over earn-out agreement involving a Las Vegas master-planned community, leading to complete win for the REIT (AAA)
  • Participated in representing Republic of Turkey in obtaining favorable ruling in ICC arbitration related to the Marmaray Project, €2.9 billion infrastructure project (ICC)
  • Represented ousted LLC member in arbitration against his former LLC partners, and obtained award of more than double the buyout amount offered by former partner and six-figure attorney's fees award (JAMS)
Published Articles
  • Standard Chartered Bank v. AHAB: A New York Court Enforces a Judgment from the Bahrain Chamber for Dispute Resolution, Bloomberg BNA Banking Report (February 19, 2013)
  • Mashreqbank: Forum Non Conveniens Loses Out to New Yorks Compelling Interest in Banking Oversight, Bloomberg BNA Banking Report (November 20, 2012)
  • Supreme Court of Canada upholds NAFTA Award Against Mexico, DLA Piper International Arbitration Newsletter (September 19, 2012)
  • US Fashion Copyright Protection Still in a State of Limbo, Law a la Mode (Winter 2011)