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Ryan K. McComber Practice Overview

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Mr. McComber is a Partner at Figari + Davenport, LLP whose practice focuses on representing plaintiffs and defendants in complex commercial litigation. As a seasoned trial lawyer, Mr. McComber has successfully tried cases in both federal and state courts, and successfully represented numerous clients in significant arbitration proceedings.

Mr. McComber represents a diverse group of clients in a broad range of disputes, including contract disputes, TRO and injunctive relief proceedings, health, life, and disability insurance disputes, employment disputes, ERISA, ADA, FLSA, TCPA, FDCPA, and FCRA actions, oil and gas disputes, product liability and negligence actions, manufacturing disputes, collection matters, banking and financial disputes, as well as construction and property disputes.

Mr. McComber has also handled the defense of numerous class actions in federal courts across the United States, including suits in Texas, New Mexico, California, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Colorado.

Mr. McComber is also active and regularly publishes legal articles in the sports and entertainment industry, where he has represented clients in disputes involving professional sports contracts, advised and assisted collegiate athletes and their parents in navigating the NCAA rules, and advised professional athletes regarding their NFL free-agent contracts.

Mr. McComber’s outstanding work has earned him the recognition and respect of his peers. Mr. McComber is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, and he has been recognized by Thomson Reuters as a Texas Rising Star or a Texas Super Lawyer every-year since 2013. Mr. McComber was also named as one of the Top 50 Attorneys of Dallas by Attorney Intel in 2022.

After graduating magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Oklahoma, Mr. McComber earned his J.D. cum laude from the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law. Before joining Figari + Davenport, LLP, Mr. McComber practiced law at the international law firm of Haynes and Boone, LLP.

Highlights

  • Successfully defended multiple employees against motion for preliminary injunction following four-day preliminary injunction hearing where plaintiff asserted claims for misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of contract, tortious interference with contract, breach of fiduciary duties, aiding and abetting breach of fiduciary duties, and conspiracy after the employees left their employment with plaintiff to join plaintiff’s alleged competitor. 

  • Successfully obtained both a TRO and two-year injunction against former employee preventing him from using our client’s trade secrets, soliciting our client’s customers, and preventing him from working with our client’s major competitors. 

  • Co-trial counsel for Globex International, Inc. in a suit to recover amounts due under a partnership agreement with a national sports sales and marketing company. Jury returned verdict for Globex in excess of $3.5 million. 

  • Successfully representing NBA coach Don Nelson in his suit to recover $6.5 million in earned deferred compensation, which the Dallas Mavericks refused to pay him when he accepted a job as the coach of the Golden State Warriors. As a result of the arbitration proceeding, Nelson was awarded over $7 million in damages, fees, and costs. 

  • Successfully obtaining summary judgment for former NBA coach Don Nelson against claims for breach of contract and fraud where plaintiff sought damages of over $300,000 arising out of a failed start-up company. 

  • Successfully obtained motion to dismiss, with prejudice, of putative class action against national financial services company where plaintiff alleged claims for violations of the Equal Credit Opportunity Act and the Wisconsin Consumer Act. 

  • Successfully prosecuting claims for commercial real estate developer in litigation resulting in the specific performance of a $2 million real estate sales transaction. 

Education

  • JD, Southern Methodist University, cum laude, 2003
    Articles Editor, International Law Review, 2002-2003, Staff Member, International Law Review, 2001-2002

  • BA in Letters, University of Oklahoma, magna cum laude, 2000
    Phi Beta Kappa
    Men's Letzeiser Honor List


Honors

  • Named in The Top 50 Attorneys of Dallas by Attorney Intel (2022)

  • Named a Texas Super Lawyer (Texas Monthly, 2016-2022) 

  • Member of the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers (DAYL) 2013 Leadership Class 

  • Named a Texas Rising Star (Texas Monthly, 2013 - 2016) 

  • Good Shepherd Episcopal School Parent's Organization Board Member, 2017-2018 

  • AV Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell 

  • President’s Award of Merit, Texas Young Lawyers Association, 2005 

Memberships

  • State Bar of Texas 

  • Dallas Bar Association 

  • Pi Alpha, 1998 Journey of Hope Team 

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Publications / Speaking Engagements

Admitted to Practice

  • U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, Southern, and Western Districts of Texas 

  • U.S. Bankruptcy Courts for the Northern and Western Districts of Texas 

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado 

  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico 

  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan 

  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin 

  • Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals 

  • Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals 

  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals