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About Drew

As a commercial litigator with jury trial experience, Drew Taggart focuses on commercial litigation, energy, and patent infringement. His clients include multi-national corporations, mid-sized companies and small businesses.

Prior to joining Bracewell, Drew served as a law clerk to the Honorable Leslie Southwick in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.


Recent Notable Matters

Southern Copper Corporation — defending client and certain members of its board of directors in shareholder derivative class action complaint asserting alleged breach of contract and alleged breach of fiduciary duties

Pier 1 Imports, Inc. — Defended the company and its former CEO and CFO in a putative class action asserting claims of securities fraud. The firm obtained dismissal of all claims in 2016, and the claims were dismissed again in 2018 with prejudice.

Houston Independent School District — Secured summary judgment in HISD’s favor in a significant lawsuit involving allegations of district-wide trademark and copyright infringement

Publications and Speeches

“4 Ways To Get Associates Trial Ready,” Law360, November 2, 2016.

“Test for Enhanced Damages: Halo Electronics v. Pulse Electronics,” IP Magazine, July/August 2016.



The University of Mississippi School of Law,
magna cum laude
The University of Mississippi,
cum laude

Bar Admissions



Houston Young Lawyers Association





United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Law Clerk
The University of Mississippi School of Law
Mississippi Law Journal
Executive Articles Editor and Co-Alumni Chair
The University of Mississippi Business Law Network
Mississippi Business Law Reporter
Founding Member and Executive Editor
The University of Mississippi School of Law Contract Negotiation Competition Team
Transactional Lawmeet National Champion, 2014