Overview

For two decades, Floyd has litigated business, civil rights, commercial, energy, employment, whistleblower, and white collar matters in federal and state courts across the country. He has successfully represented public and private companies, as well as individuals and local governmental entities, in complex matters involving a wide range of issues across a broad spectrum of industries and fields. From 2010-2014, he served as a lead member of the trial team successfully representing Halliburton nationwide in all civil litigation arising from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Floyd brings his substantial experience working at big law firms for some of the nation’s largest companies on high-stakes litigation to a setting that permits more individualized client attention and a heightened focus on efficiently achieving his clients’ objectives. He primarily defends catastrophic matters, counsels and litigates employment disputes, and handles business and commercial litigation.

Experience

  • Represented Halliburton nationwide in all civil litigation arising out of the April 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico
  • As member of the MDL trial team, responsible for the examination of 9 of the 39 witnesses called live during the 9-week Phase I trial of liability relating to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill
  • Primary responsibility for preparing key components of Halliburton’s trial plan for both the Phase I liability trial and the Phase II source control and quantification trials relating to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill
  • Primary responsibility for preparing pre-trial presentation to the Halliburton Board of Directors and periodic presentations to Halliburton’s general counsel
  • Responsible for preparing and presenting key Halliburton employees for deposition
  • Deposed more than 50 fact and expert witnesses relating to the Deepwater Horizon MDL
  • Responsible for primary handling of all Deepwater Horizon lawsuits filed in six states (CA, LA, MS, SC, TN, TX)
  • As lead attorney for four major financial institutions, secured dismissal of qui tam False Claims Act matter alleging mortgage-related fraud
  • As lead attorney for major pharmaceutical company, secured dismissal of client in qui tam False Claims Act matter alleging health care fraud and anti-kickback violations
  • Assisted with the successful defense of state Medicaid intermediary in two qui tam False Claims Act matters alleging health care fraud
  • As co-lead attorney for incumbent telecommunications company, successfully defended client in arbitration under the Federal Telecommunications Act of 1996 before the Missouri Public Service Commission
  • Successfully defended incumbent telecommunications company in numerous arbitrations under the Federal Telecommunications Act of 1996 before the Texas Public Utility Commission
  • Successfully represented incumbent telecommunications company on issue of first impression before the Fifth Circuit 
  • Successfully defended school district on statutory and constitutional claims (Friona Indep. Sch. Dist. v. King, 15 S.W.3d 653 (Tex. App.—Amarillo 2000, no writ)
  • As lead attorney, argued before Fifth Circuit on employment discrimination matter
  • As lead attorney, tried civil rights case to jury verdict
  • Conducted internal investigations and prepared disclosures to state and federal government entities 

Publications

  • “An Uncertain Protection”, Internal Auditor June 2008
  • “What SOX 806 Whistleblowers Need to Prove”, Texas Paralegal Journal, Winter 2007
  • “SOX’s Section 806: Is the Corporate Whistle-Blower Any Safer?”, Fraud Magazine Nov./Dec. 2007
  • “What SOX 806 Whistleblowers Need to Prove”, Executive Counsel July 2007
  • “For Corporate Fraud Whistleblowers: Timing is Everything Under Section 806 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act”, The Federal Lawyer June 2007
  • “SOX, Whistleblowers and Private Companies”, Executive Legal Advisor November/December 2006
  • “Pay Attention to SOX Whistle-Blower Provision”, Texas Lawyer December 2005

Professional Affiliations

Colorado Bar Association

State Bar Association of Texas

Collin County Bar Association

Past Employment

Allred Wilcox & Harley PLLC, Managing Member, 2014 - 2017

Godwin Lewis, PC, Shareholder, 2010 - 2014

K&L Gates LLP, Partner, 2000 - 2010

Fanning Harper & Martinson, 1997 - 2000

Education
  • Baylor Law School
    • J.D. - 1997
    • Honor: Cum laude
    • Law Review: Baylor Law Review, Notes & Comments Editor, 1995 - 1997
  • Baylor University
    • B.A. - 1993
    • Major: Philosophy & Political Science
    • Honor: Cum laude
Bar Admission
  • Colorado, 2015
  • Texas, 1997
Court Admission
  • U.S. District Court District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
Honors and Awards
  • Texas Super Lawyers, 2013 - 2018
  • Martinedale-Hubbell, AV Rated 2017
  • D Magazine's Best Lawyers in Dallas, 2017
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