Briana Bassler concentrates her practice on complex commercial litigation, international arbitration, and corporate counseling. Briana has broad disputes and counseling experience in the construction, restaurant/hospitality and energy industries. She has represented clients in international arbitration involving foreign and domestic substantive law before major arbitral institutions including the LCIA, the ICDR, and the AAA, as well as non-administered arbitrations with seats in London, Mexico, and the United States. Briana has represented multiple energy and petrochemical trading companies in UCC, CISG and breach of contract disputes as well as government investigations by the CFTC. She has also represented a prime government contractor in numerous arbitrations brought by various subcontractors involving overlapping issues of state contract law and U.S. government contracting law. Briana has extensive experience with disputes involving highly technical engineering, technology and medical issues as well as experience with securities law and director and officer litigation.
Briana also serves as outside corporate counsel for clients and assists with day-to- day legal needs including drafting and reviewing commercial contracts, leases, and licensing agreements; counseling small businesses on legal strategy for corporate growth; risk management counseling; and other general business law needs. Briana also has experience with products liability suits involving complex jurisdictional and engineering issues and has significant experience with all aspects of electronic discovery. She has devised client strategy for handling document-intense cases from inception through trial in matters involving large construction projects, engineering issues, and computer code.
Briana is a proud alumna of the University of Houston, where she was a scholarship athlete, an Honors College graduate, and received both undergraduate and law degrees. After graduating from UH Law in 2007, she served as a law clerk for the Honorable Felix Recio, United States District Court, Southern District of Texas.
Prior to MouerHuston, Briana practiced at Schirrmeister Diaz-Arrastia Brem, a litigation boutique firm, and Jones Day.