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Mini Kapoor

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Haynes and Boone

Texas, USA
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Practice Expertise

  • Chemical
  • Environmental Litigation
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Litigation

Areas of Practice

  • Chemical
  • Environmental Litigation
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Litigation
  • Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) ...
  • Products Liability Litigation
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Profile

Mini is a member of the Occupational Safety and Health and Litigation practice groups in the firm’s Houston office. Mini has handled OSHA matters in several states and has successfully defended clients in OSHA administrative trials. She has successfully defended clients in OSHA administrative trials, including recent trials on PPE in California, powered industrial trucks in Utah, recordkeeping in Iowa, and other regulatory matters in other trials in California.

As a litigator, Mini has wide-ranging litigation experience in commercial, intellectual property, and labor and employment matters. Her commercial litigation experience includes toxic torts, environmental, energy, and premises liability matters. Mini’s intellectual property experience includes patents, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets litigation matters. Her labor and employment experience includes handling breach of non-compete and other employment agreements.

A registered lawyer at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Mini has a Ph.D. in Biochemistry. Prior to her legal career, she was a faculty member at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, where she received federally-funded grants to conduct research in cancer genetics. Mini has served on federal grant review panels for the National Institutes of Health and the National Cancer Institute. She has also served as a reviewer on technology grants at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and the University of Houston.

Mini is a prolific writer who has published on both legal and scientific topics. Among other notable journals, her articles have appeared in the Houston Law Review and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Bar Admissions
Texas, 2012; U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Southern Districts of Texas;

Education
J.D., University of Houston Law Center, 2012, with honors; Associate Editor, Houston Law Review
Ph.D., Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Kansas Medical Center, 1995
M.Sc., Biosciences, University of Roorkee, Roorkee, India, 1990
B.Sc., KLDAV College, Meerut University, Roorkee, India, 1988

Areas of Practice

  • Chemical
  • Environmental Litigation
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Litigation
  • Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) and Workplace Disasters
  • Products Liability Litigation

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments
Occupational Safety & Health v. Walmart Stores, Inc., 2019, Utah OSHA: Represented Walmart at the OSHA trial in this matter and secured dismissal of critical citations.

Labor Comm’r v. Walmart Distribution Ctr., 2018, Iowa OSHA: Represented Walmart at the OSHA trial in this matter and secured dismissal of the citation.
Labor Comm’r v. Interline Brands, Inc., 2018, California OSHA: Represented Home Depot at the OSHA trial in this matter and secured dismissal of the citations.
Blagman v. AT&T, Inc., 2017, Harris County, Texas: Represented AT&T in this premises liability lawsuit and defeated all claims against AT&T at summary judgment stage.
Universal Truckload, Inc. v. Dalton Logistics, Inc., 2017, US for the Southern District of Texas: Represented Hess Corporation, a global energy company in this commercial dispute regarding a transportation agreement defeated all claims against Hess at summary judgment stage.
Henderson v. NFL, 2017, US District Court for the Southern District of Texas: Represented the NFL in this copyright infringement lawsuit that resulted in dismissal of all claims against the NFL.
Represented a large manufacturer of educational products for children in a trademark infringement lawsuit in 2017 and obtained a favorable settlement.
Ambrose v. Kelly et al., 2016, Galveston County, Texas: Represented AT&T in two premises liability lawsuits and defeated all asserted claims against AT&T at summary judgment stage.
Represented a corporate clothing company in a trade secrets lawsuit in 2016 and obtained a favorable resolution.
Represented a chemical company in a toxic tort lawsuit in 2015 by more than 50 plaintiffs and obtained a favorable resolution.
Represented a pro bono client in a breach of services contract action in 2015 and obtained a favorable settlement.
Represented a large corporate client in analysis of environmental and legal issues arising from EPA enforcement action, including pre-enforcement review of administrative orders, costs of different strategic options and strengths of various defenses, and review and analysis of documents for responding to EPA enforcement action in 2014.
Represented a manufacturer of petrochemicals in a trade secrets lawsuit in 2013 and obtained a permanent injunction and a favorable settlement.
Represented a large petrochemical company in a breach of warranty and contract dispute in 2013 involving defective lifeboats and obtained a favorable settlement.
Represented City of Houston as a volunteer prosecutor and tried misdemeanor jury trials in 2012.

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