Bruse represents individuals, businesses, and organizations in Texas and across the country. He has litigated and tried cases to verdict throughout the United States. Bruse’s primary practice areas include business litigation and law, employment litigation and law, product liability litigation, fiduciary litigation, qui tam litigation and whistle-blower litigation. Bruse also represents firm clients in class and collective action litigation.
Bruse’s extensive experience includes representing firm clients before state and federal courts, the Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Department of Labor, the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the National Collegiate Athletic Association, the Texas Department of Insurance, the Public Utility Commission of Texas, the Texas Workforce Commission and numerous state attorneys general.
In media, Bruse has represented television broadcasting companies and stations, media executives, and a multiple Emmy Award winning producer, writer, and New York Times Best Selling author. Bruse has made his own contribution to media, providing on-air legal commentary for television, radio, and regional podcasts.
In the sports arena, Bruse has been called upon to represent athletes and university athletic staff before school tribunals and the NCAA. In addition, Bruse represented firm clients in the NFL and NCAA class action concussion settlements.
Bruse’s work has been reported by dozens of media outlets including CBS and Fox television, ESPN, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, the Houston Chronicle, Texas Lawyer, the New York Law Journal, American Banker, Rolling Stone, New York Magazine and Sports Illustrated.
Primary Areas of Practice
- Business Litigation and Law
- Employment Litigation and Law
- Product Liability Litigation
- Fiduciary Litigation
- Qui Tam Litigation
- Whistle-blower Litigation
- Class and Collective Action Litigation
Admitted to Practice
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
- The Following U.S. District Courts:
- Eastern District of Arkansas
- Western District of Arkansas
- Northern District of Illinois
- Southern District of Indiana
- Eastern District of Texas
- Northern District of Texas
- Southern District of Texas
- Western District of Texas
- Northern District of Wisconsin
Rice University, B.A.
South Texas College of Law – Houston, J.D.
Professional and Community Involvement
Member, American Bar Association
Member, Texas Bar Association (Member, Litigation Section)
Member, Houston Bar Association (Member, Litigation Section)
Lifetime Member, Rice University “R” Association (Football Letterman)
Lifetime Member, Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo (Vice Chairman 2005–07)