Sushant Mohan

Associate

Houston
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Overview

Sushant Mohan focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation with a focus on the energy industry. He draws on his business background in developing his practice. Prior to law school, Sushant worked for a public accounting firm, where he focused on financial audits of publicly traded companies. He continues to hold a non-practicing (inactive) license as a Texas Certified Public Accountant.

During law school, Sushant was a member of the interscholastic moot court team and also served as an editor of the Houston Law Review, where he earned an award for Best Paper in the area of Employment Law as well as an award for Best Notes and Comments Editor.

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  • Member of trial team that recovered more than $74 million in damages for an independent oil and gas exploration and production company. The award was based on a counterclaim asserting gross negligence and willful misconduct on the part of the operator in the construction of a processing facility which exceeded the authorized budget by millions of dollars. The counterclaim also alleged that the operator was grossly negligent and engaged in willful misconduct when it drilled and completed an oil and gas well, which required five sidetracks and cost over $25 million more than expected. The well watered out mere weeks after being placed on production and caused billions of cubic feet of gas to be unrecoverable. The operator’s initial claim for unpaid JIBs was rejected by the jury.

  • Member of trial team that obtained a unanimous jury verdict after a six-week trial with actual damages of $72 million. The client, Plaintiff, is a publicly-traded oil and gas services company that filed suit against former executives for breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, and conspiracy. The executives’ scheme involved kickbacks in domestic and international transactions as well as numerous efforts to conceal their behavior from compliance and audit.

  • Served as a member of the trial team that represented a shareholder and executive in a multiclaim action against a co-shareholder involving breaches of fiduciary duty, fraud and negligence. Drafted various dispositive and non-dispositive motions and assisted in preparation for the trial, which lasted three weeks. The client prevailed at jury trial.

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Experience

  • Member of trial team that recovered more than $74 million in damages for an independent oil and gas exploration and production company. The award was based on a counterclaim asserting gross negligence and willful misconduct on the part of the operator in the construction of a processing facility which exceeded the authorized budget by millions of dollars. The counterclaim also alleged that the operator was grossly negligent and engaged in willful misconduct when it drilled and completed an oil and gas well, which required five sidetracks and cost over $25 million more than expected. The well watered out mere weeks after being placed on production and caused billions of cubic feet of gas to be unrecoverable. The operator’s initial claim for unpaid JIBs was rejected by the jury.

  • Member of trial team that obtained a unanimous jury verdict after a six-week trial with actual damages of $72 million. The client, Plaintiff, is a publicly-traded oil and gas services company that filed suit against former executives for breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, and conspiracy. The executives’ scheme involved kickbacks in domestic and international transactions as well as numerous efforts to conceal their behavior from compliance and audit.

  • Served as a member of the trial team that represented a shareholder and executive in a multiclaim action against a co-shareholder involving breaches of fiduciary duty, fraud and negligence. Drafted various dispositive and non-dispositive motions and assisted in preparation for the trial, which lasted three weeks. The client prevailed at jury trial.

  • Served as a member of the litigation team that represented an oil and gas lessee in a multiparty lawsuit involving claims of trespass, fraud and suit to quiet title. Handled various aspects of lawsuit, including discovery and dispositive motions, and successfully helped navigate case to a favorable settlement for the client.

  • Served as lead associate in an OSHA-initiated action before the OSHRC related to a workplace accident and successfully had all claims against the client vacated and withdrawn without any penalties assessed.

  • Served as lead associate in the successful representation of an energy company after injury to a third party by a company vehicle. Responsible for case-related research as well as preparing materials for mediation. The case settled favorably for the client.

  • Defended an energy service company in a negligence action and assisted with discovery and case-related research.

Recognitions and Memberships

Memberships

  • Garland R. Walker American Inns of Court
  • University of Houston Law Center: Moot Court Coach

Industries

Prior Positions

  • Judicial Intern for the Honorable Nancy F. Atlas, United States District Court Judge, Southern District of Texas (2012)
  • Public Accounting Firm: Associate (2010 to 2011)

Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, 2015
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas, 2015
  • Texas, 2014

Education

  • J.D., University of Houston Law Center, 2014, cum laude, Order of the Barons, Houston Law Review, Moot Court Team
  • M.P.A., Professional Accounting, The University of Texas, 2010
  • B.B.A., Business Administration, The University of Texas, 2010

Languages

  • Hindi