Chase A. Cobern
- Commercial Litigation
- Intellectual Property Litigation
- Trade Secrets, Restrictive Covenants and Unfair Competition
Chase A. Cobern is an associate in the Dallas office of Munck Wilson Mandala LLP and practices in the complex litigation/dispute resolution group.
Chase received his J.D. cum laude from SMU Dedman School of Law in 2016. While in law school, Chase served on the executive committee of the SMU Law Review Association and was elected editor-in-chief of the Journal of Air Law and Commerce. Chase also worked as a teaching assistant in the law school’s legal research and writing department, represented SMU in a national moot court competition, and completed summer clerkships with the Honorable Richard A. Schell of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas and the Honorable Kerry P. FitzGerald of the Texas Fifth District Court of Appeals. Before law school, Chase received a master’s in accounting and bachelor’s in business administration, graduating magna cum laude from Abilene Christian University. Chase graduated in the top 10 percent of his undergraduate class.
Chase was part of a team that drafted a post-trial briefing to secure a $77 million judgment for patent infringement, trade secret misappropriation, breach of contract, and tortious interference.
- Representing an optoelectronic company in post-trial and appellate proceedings of a case involving patent infringement, trade secret misappropriation, breach of contract, and tortious interference in federal court;
- Representing an international pharmaceutical company in patent infringement (ANDA) cases against generic drug manufacturers in federal court;
- Representing a software company in a patent infringement case involving vehicle surveillance systems in federal court;
- Representing a software company before an international tribunal in a trademark and domain name dispute;
- Obtained summary judgment in favor of a real estate company resulting in dismissal from the lawsuit with prejudice;
- Represented an international wood truss manufacturing company in multi-million dollar trade secret and antitrust litigation in state court, resulting in favorable settlement;
- Participated on trial team that obtained $1.3 million jury verdict for a consulting company in action for trade secret misappropriation, tortious interference, and breach of contract in state court.
Presentations & Published Works
A Slip of the Tongue: How the Supreme Court Placed Airline Immunity in the Clouds,
80 J. Air L. & Com. 249 (2015)
Benefit Corporation Law, co-authored research presented at the 19th Annual International Conference Promoting Business Ethics (2012)
Professional Associations & Memberships
American Bar Association
Dallas Bar Association
Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
Additional Education & Achievments
Advocates for Community Transformation
The World’s Backyard
Teaching Assistant, SMU Dedman School of Law—Legal Research & Writing Department (2014-2016)