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About Cheyenne

Cheyenne Pate offers advice in all aspects of the litigation process. She provides legal counsel to clients involved in complex commercial litigation and financial restructuring.

Prior to joining Bracewell, Cheyenne interned with the Honorable Barbara M.G. Lynn of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, the Honorable Robert Burns of the Dallas County Criminal District Court, and in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Texas. Before attending law school, she interned in the U.S. House of Representatives for the Honorable Michael McCaul and in the Texas House of Representatives for the Honorable Dan Branch.

Cheyenne taught seventh grade language arts in Dallas Independent School District with Teach for America before attending law school.


Recent Notable Matters

In re SEC v. Arcturus Corporation et al, No. 17-10503 (5th Cir. 2019) — Retained by promoter of oil and gas ventures after trial court granted summary judgment in favor of the SEC for appeal to the Fifth Circuit. The SEC alleged this was not a joint venture, rather a security, and since the promoters were not licensed brokers, had a per se violation of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934 and were liable for disgorgement and civil penalties. In a unanimous decision, the Court reversed the summary judgment and sent back to the district court for trial.

Houston Independent School District — represented largest school district in Texas in significant trademark infringement action resulting in a favorable district court ruling, and 5th Circuit affirmance

East Texas Medical Center Healthcare System — sale of substantially all assets to Ardent Health Services, including a network of 9 hospitals, 39 clinics, 2 inpatient facilities, 13 regional rehabilitation facilities, physician clinics, 2 emergency centers, regional home health services covering 41 counties, a comprehensive seven-trauma center care network, and an EMS fleet of more than 45 ambulances and 4 helicopters. In connection with the acquisition, Ardent and The UT Health Science Center formed a partnership and will invest more than $125 million in the new UT Health East Texas health system to support operations and fund improvements.



Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law,
cum laude
Southern Methodist University,
cum laude

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Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law
SMU Law Review Association
Associate Managing Editor
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
Judicial Extern
Dallas County Criminal District Court
Judicial Intern
U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Texas
U.S. House of Representatives