Mary-Olga Lovett is a Senior Vice President of Greenberg Traurig, the Co-Regional Operating Shareholder of the firm’s Texas offices and is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. Ms. Lovett concentrates her practice in intellectual property, commercial and complex litigation. In 2018, she was named one of the Top 50 Women Lawyers in Texas by Super Lawyers Magazine/Texas Monthly and one of the Top 100 Attorneys in Houston, and in 2016 she was named one of the Top 100 Lawyers in Texas. Ms. Lovett has served as national trial counsel for five companies on a variety of commercial and liability claims and has tried cases to verdict involving a wide variety of issues, including intellectual property/patent litigation, warranty disputes, trade-secrets, class actions, employment litigation, and product liability matters. She has tried cases in state and federal courts in more than twenty jurisdictions. She has also represented U.S. and international clients in appellate litigation before state and federal courts of appeal and the Texas Supreme Court.
Some of Ms. Lovett’s most recent verdicts (all cases tried since 2011) - are: (1) defense verdict on behalf of Fortune 500 medical-device manufacturer in a lawsuit alleging fraudulent marketing practices (Harris County, Texas, 2011); (2) defense verdict on behalf of a Fortune 500 navigation-device manufacturer accused of patent infringement (United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas - Marshall); (3) defense verdict in a bet-the-company class-action suit alleging violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act for the nation's largest provider of emergency medicine and ambulance services (United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas-Corpus Christi); (4) defense verdict and award of verdict on counterclaims on behalf of a national contract-management company in suit alleging indemnity and corporate negligence claims brought by a Philadelphia hospital system (Pennsylvania state court – Philadelphia); (5) defense verdict of non-infringement for the country’s leading consumer products company in lawsuit alleging willful patent infringement (United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas – Marshall Division); (6) obtaining six years of attorneys’ fees for prevailing plaintiff in commercial case (Harris County, Texas) (7) a defense verdict of non-infringement for global medical device company (United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas – Tyler Division); and (8) an award of $537 million and assets valued in excess of $1 billion in favor of client on alter ego claims in a dispute involving a global family energy company.
Mary-Olga is listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Commercial Litigation, Managing IP magazine's "IP Stars," in which she has been recognized as one of the “Top 250 Women in IP,” Texas Super Lawyers, in which she was recognized as one of the “Top 100 Lawyers in Texas” in 2016, “Top 50 Woman Lawyers in Texas” in 2015 and 2016, and “Top 100 Lawyers in Houston” in 2014-2016; and Euromoney’s Guide to the Leading Women in Business Law (2014-2016); she was also short-listed for “Best in Patent” by in Euromoney in 2016. She is a nine-year member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, the qualifications for which are a minimum of twenty first-chair jury trials to verdict and peer election. She has been asked to present demonstrations of voir dire and closing arguments at three American Bar Association national meetings, and frequently lectures on trial and appellate advocacy at accredited CLE programs.
Mary-Olga received her B.A. from Stephen F. Austin State University and her J.D. from the Houston College of Law (formerly South Texas College of Law.) She was the first person to hold the national titles in moot court for both the National Appellate Advocacy Competition (ABA) and the National Moot Court Competition (Association of the Bar of the City of New York/American College of Trial Lawyers).
- Trial and appellate law
- Commercial and complex litigation
- Patent litigation
- Health law
- Trade secret litigation
- Product liability litigation