Carolyn Raines is a shareholder in the Dallas office of Godwin Bowman PC, serving clients in many different areas of litigation. Her practice is focused on business and securities litigation, including complex class actions and arbitrations. Ms. Raines has extensive litigation experience in state and federal courts in diverse industries. Her creative, innovative thinking and excellent writing skills have led to very favorable results for clients. Ms. Raines was a key member of the firm's Halliburton team, working in connection with the Firm's successful defense of the company in all civil litigation and investigations concerning BP's Macondo well blowout (Deepwater Horizon) in the Gulf of Mexico, widely regarded as the largest environmental legal matter in U.S. history.
Ms. Raines has experience representing clients in numerous significant matters, including representing officers and directors of public companies in state and federal court against claims for violations of federal and state securities laws, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, and conspiracy; representing credit card processors against claims by issuers and merchants for violations of the Visa Rules; representing investment firms and registered representatives in customer disputes and regulatory actions involving issues of unsuitability, misrepresentations, excessive markups, unauthorized trading, breach of fiduciary duty, and violations of federal and state securities laws; representing major insurance companies in premium litigation and multi-state class actions challenging industry practices; and representing companies in disputes involving the PCS auctions conducted by the Federal Communications Commission.
Ms. Raines also represents clients in disputes concerning employment and non-competition contracts, manufacturing contracts, construction contracts, partnership agreements, insurance policies, real estate investments, defamation, and a wide assortment of other contract claims and torts.