Mark Wulfe focuses his practice on complex commercial disputes, including federal and state court litigation and international and domestic arbitration. Mark represents companies across a variety of industries, including energy, banking, and healthcare. He has litigated cases ranging from trademark infringement claims to oil and gas royalty class actions and qui tam suits under the False Claims Act. He has assisted clients in appeals in state and federal courts, including before the United States Supreme Court. Mark also maintains an active bankruptcy litigation practice, with a particular focus on oil and gas matters. Mark's trial experience includes obtaining a full-defense jury verdict in a premises liability case in Harris County District Court. Mark also devotes substantial energy to pro bono initiatives, having appeared numerous times in New York City Family Court and worked on a team that secured, on the morning of trial, a substantial settlement for a state prison inmate injured by correctional officers.
Prior to joining Bracewell, Mark worked as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Nancy K. Johnson of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.
Recent Notable Matters
Rockies Express Pipeline LLC — contract rejection claim with potential exposure of approximately $800 million in connection with the Gulfport Energy Corp. Chapter 11 restructuring, which resulted in a consensual resolution following actions before both the bankruptcy court and regulators
Wells Fargo Bank, National Association — as lender, administrative agent and collateral agent in the successfully completed exit financing for Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. and certain affiliates. The exit financing included approximately $400 million in a revolving credit facility, $100 million in a term loan and over $85 million in privately placed notes.
Multinational investment bank and financial services corporation — served as underwriter's counsel for a $68 million "green bond" offering to finance the construction of a renewable natural gas (RNG) project in Northwest Iowa that will generate RNG captured from dairy cow manure
Pharmaceutical company — multinational pharmaceutical company in an International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) arbitration concerning alleged breaches of a license agreement
Insurance company — global insurance company in a coverage dispute arbitration involving tax and accounting fraud claims.
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. — as administrative agent for the first lien lender group in the Alta Mesa Chapter 11 bankruptcy case
Natixis — as administrative agent for the first lien lender group in the MDC Energy LLC (d/b/a MDC Texas Energy) Chapter 11 bankruptcy case
HTC Corporation — Obtained a complete victory for consumer electronics company HTC in a trademark infringement case in the Eastern District of Virginia. Recently won a ruling entitling HTC to recover $1.5 million in fees based on the exceptional nature of the case.