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Roger B. Greenberg

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Houston, Texas

Roger joined the firm in October 2001, having been a founding shareholder of Greenberg, Peden P.C. (formerly Richie & Greenberg, P.C.) in Houston, Texas. He received his B.A. degree from the University of California at Los Angeles and his Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from the University of Texas.

In the past decades, Roger has tried civil cases and argued civil appeals, in Texas state courts and multiple federal courts in Texas and other states, including the Supreme Court of the United States.  Roger has served as trial counsel in arbitrations and as a sole arbitrator and panel chair deciding arbitral issues.  Areas of practice have included Securities and Securities Class Actions, Banking and Lender Liability, Financial and Accounting, Trade Secrets and Intellectual Property disputes, Real Estate and Construction among many other disciplines. Roger is admitted to practice in Texas Federal and State courts including the Supreme Court of Texas, the United States District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas, the Fifth, Ninth, Tenth and Eleventh Circuit Courts of Appeal and the United States Supreme Court. 

Roger has been an active member of the American Bar Association, Section of Litigation, serving on numerous committees in various capacities over the years, chairing or co-chairing committees on commercial and banking litigation, financial transactions, trial practice, pretrial practice and discovery and CLE. Roger has been a member of multiple ABA Section of Litigation task forces in the past such as The Institute for Trial Practice, Jury Initiatives and Public Dialogue. Roger is regularly selected as an arbitrator qualified by the American Arbitration Association and is listed on its Panel of Arbitrators (Commercial and Consumer).

Year Joined Schwartz, Junell, Greenberg & Oathout LLP as a partner: 2001

Texas Super Lawyers®, A Thompson Reuters™ Company (2007-2010)
Texas Super Lawyers, Business Edition (National), 2011

Year Joined Firm

  • 2001

Areas of Practice

  • Litigation and Appeals
  • Business & Commercial Law
  • Securities Law and Class Actions
  • Trade Secrets and Intellectual Property
  • Arbitration
  • Banking, Finance and Accounting

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1970
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 1971
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 1979
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas, 1980
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas, 1983
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit
  • Supreme Court of Texas
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas
    • Doctor of Jurisprudence - 1970
  • University of California, Los Angeles, California
    • B.A. - 1966

Representative Cases

  • Atlas Global Group, L.P. v. Grupo Dataflux, 312 F.3d 168 (5th Cir. 2002)
  • Wright v. Nimmons, 641 F.Supp. 1391 (S.D. Tex. 1986)
  • Grupo Dataflux v. Atlas Global Group, L.P., Oscar Robles-Canon, and Francisco Llamosa (United States Supreme Court)
  • In Re: Enron: Liaison counsel for lead plaintiff (The Regents of the University of California) in Newby v. Enron, Cause No. 01-3624, United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division (substantial settlement to class)
  • In Re: El Paso Corporation: Local counsel for co-lead plaintiff (Oklahoma Firefighters Pension and Retirement System) in Oscar Wyatt, et al. v. El Paso Corp., et al., No. H-02-2717, United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division (substantial settlement to class)
  • In Re: Service Corp. Int’l: Lead Counsel: No. 99-0280, United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division (substantial settlement to class)


  • Planning Committee and Speaker/Panelist, University of Texas Annual Conference on Securities Regulation and Business Law (Past and Current)
  • American Bar Association Section of Litigation Programs (past)
  • State Bar of Texas Litigation Programs (past)
  • Houston Bar Association CLE (past and current)

Honors and Awards

  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review rated by the Bar and Judiciary (2012), the highest performance rating in Martindale Hubbell’s peer review rating system.
  • Texas Super Lawyer by Thompson Reuters/Texas Monthly Publication, 2007 - 2012
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Texas Admissions Committee (past and present)
  • Sustaining Life Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
  • Life Fellow, Houston Bar Foundation
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation
  • Life Fellow, College of the State Bar of Texas
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Arbitration Association, Member, Panel of Arbitrators (Commercial and Consumer)
  • BBVA Compass Bank, Board Advisory Director (past)
  • Texas and Fifth Circuit Bar Associations
  • Federal Bar Association, Southern District of Texas Chapter, President and Board Member (past)
  • Garland Walker Inn - American Inns of Court, Executive Director and Executive committee member (current)
  • University of Texas Law School Alumni Association , Member, Executive Board (past)
  • National Association of Shareholder and Consumer Attorneys (“NASCAT”), Member and past Secretary

Past Employment Positions

  • Greenberg Peden P.C. fka, Richie & Greenberg, P.C. Founding Shareholder

Office Location

Schwartz, Junell,
Greenberg & Oathout, LLP

Two Houston Center
909 Fannin Street, Suite 2700
Houston, Texas 77010

713-752-0017 Telephone
877-752-2477 Toll Free
713-752-0327 Fax

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Awards & Affiliations

  • lexis Nexis
  • Super Lawyers
  • International Alliance Of Law Firms
  • The Best Lawyers In America
  • Best Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers | Best Law Firms | US News 2015
  • 2014 | Best Lawyers | BEST LAW FIRMS | U.S. News
  • USA | 2014

* These attorneys were recognized by Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters service:
David Finck - 2006
Roger Greenberg - 2007-2011
William Junell, Jr. - 2003-2013
Heather Kabele - 2008-2011
Steven Rech - – Rising Star 2004 - 2005,Super Lawyer 2012, 2013
Richard Schwartz - 2003-2014

** These attorneys were recognized by Best Lawyers as among "The Best Lawyers in America":
William Junell, Jr. – Commercial Litigation 1999-2015
Richard Schwartz – ADR 2007-2015, Commercial Litigation 2008-2015, Labor and Employment 2011-2015, Arbitration 2011-2015, Mediation 2011-2015
Steven Rech - Commercial Litigation 2015
Roger Greenberg - Commercial Litigation 2015

*** Monica Oathout is listed as a Notable Texas Labor & Employment Attorney in the 2014 edition of Chambers USA

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