Vi T. Tran



Vi Tran is an associate in Foley Gardere's Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice. She focuses her litigation practice primarily on complex commercial disputes, including energy litigation and construction litigation. She has experience representing numerous energy clients, particularly exploration and production companies, in a variety of oil and gas litigation matters in both state and federal courts as well as in arbitration.

Vi is actively involved in all aspects of litigation matters, including case assessment, electronic discovery, motion practice, depositions, settlement negotiations, trial, and appeals. She also counsels clients from a wide range of industries on general business matters, helping them to minimize risk and avoid litigation.

During law school, Vi served as a judicial intern for Judge Nancy F. Atlas, United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, and for Chief Justice Sherry Radack, Texas 1st Court of Appeals.

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, State Bar of Texas
  • Member, Texas Young Lawyers Association
  • Member, Association of Women Attorneys
  • Member, Asian American Bar Association


  • J.D., University of Houston Law Center, (2014), magna cum laude
    • Member, Order of the Coif
    • Member, Order of the Barons
    • Casenotes & Comments Editor, Houston Journal of International Law
    • Recipient, University of Houston Law Center Dean's Scholarship
    • Recipient, Blakely Fellowship
    • Vice President, Asian Law Students Association
  • B.S., University of Houston, (2010), magna cum laude
    • Human Nutrition and Foods
    • English
    • Team Captain, Mock Trial and Debate Team
    • Vice President, Student Nutrition Association


  • Texas (2014)
  • Texas State Courts (2014)
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas (2015)

Languages Spoken

  • Vietnamese

Representative Matters

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Represented international seismic company in a $2.5 million USD misappropriation of trade secret and breach of contract claim against licensee for disclosing to and allowing partners to use seismic data without paying requisite license fees
Litigated multimillion dollar patent infringement and trade secret cases, on both plaintiff and defense sides, for publically traded companies in the software, telecommunications, and banking sectors
Represent oil company in disposition of oil and gas properties located in the Moxa Arch Field, Wyoming