Angela Laughlin Brown
Counsel

When clients or other lawyers at the firm need effective legal writing that may mean the difference between winning and losing a case, they call me. I enjoy every opportunity to tackle the most complex legal issues and give clients the greatest chance to win possible.

Angela Brown focuses her practice on white-collar criminal and regulatory matters before federal courts and government agencies. She defends corporate and individual clients in high-stakes investigations, civil enforcement actions and criminal proceedings brought by a variety of federal and state regulators, primarily involving allegations of healthcare fraud, securities fraud, insider trading, FCPA violations, tax fraud, pay-to-play schemes and antitrust violations.

Angela is also an accomplished appellate lawyer with successful results in state and federal appeals before courts in Texas and other jurisdictions across the country. She is one of the firm’s go-to lawyers for researching and briefing dispositive motions in the most challenging, high-exposure cases, or when clients need a skilled analysis of complex procedural and evidentiary issues that may determine the outcome of a case.

Before joining the firm, Angela was a Professor of Law at Texas Tech University School of Law and focused her teaching and scholarship on matters of federal civil procedure, evidence, and legal writing.

Representative Experience
  • Obtained Fifth Circuit judgment affirming the district court's judgment in favor of international franchiser against its former franchisee in the British Isles (and the franchisee's principal). The judgment awarded the franchisor $3.15 million and dismissed franchisee's counterclaim seeking over $9 million in damages. Jani-King Franchising, Inc. v. Jani-King (GB), Ltd. and Ian Thomas, No. 17-11254 in U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
  • Representing a laboratory, and its principal, in parallel civil and criminal investigations related to allegations of illegal kickbacks and Medicare fraud. 
  • Representing physician in connection to an investigation by the Office of the Inspector General and the Department of Health and Human Services into illegal kickback and billing fraud.
  • Conducting an internal investigation into illegal kickback and billing fraud allegations on behalf of a large Houston-based healthcare company.
  • Representing a healthcare marketing company in connection to an investigation conducted by the Justice Department and the Office of Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services.
  • Successfully represented one of the largest debt buyers in the United States in obtaining appellate judgments affirming magistrate court’s judgments in Idaho state courts.
  • Representing large family trust in connection with claims by the Internal Revenue Service of fraudulent transfer and alter-ego.
  • Representing CEO and international franchiser on appeal from denial of million dollar tax deduction in the United States Tax Court.
Honors
  • Mahon Research Fellow (2008 - 2009)
  • Frank W. Newton Service Award, Board of Barristers (2006)
  • Texas Tech Alumni Association New Faculty Award (2006)
  • Phi Alpha Delta Outstanding Teaching Award (2004 - 2005)
Organizational Involvement

Professional Activities, Memberships & Affiliations

  • Faculty, National Institute of Trial Advocacy (2013 - present)
  • Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program (2015 - present)
  • Volunteer Attorney, Collin County Teen Court (2009 - present)

Community Activities, Memberships & Affiliations

  • Board Member, Nexus Recovery Center, Inc. (2017 - present)
  • Lakewood Service League (2016 - present)
Education
  • J.D., Northeastern University School of Law (1999)
  • B.A., Government, University of Virginia (1995)
Bar Admissions
  • Texas, 2001
  • Virginia, 1999
Court Admissions
  • United States Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • Appellate Court of the Armed Forces
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Texas