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Jasmine Wynton


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Jasmine is an experienced litigator who focuses her practice on high-stakes business litigation, employment law, and white collar criminal defense.

She helps clients in a range of industries respond to and manage civil disputes involving allegations of breach of contract, fraud, negligence, breach of fiduciary duty, and tortious interference with contracts and prospective business relations.

Drawing on her experience in government investigations and federal enforcement actions, Jasmine has guided clients through government investigations and litigation brought by the Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission involving allegations of consumer, health care, and securities fraud. She has helped corporate clients respond to state and federal False Claims Act qui tam actions.

Jasmine also has significant experience in employment litigation involving state and federal anti-discrimination laws and other employment-related statutes.

In 2019, Jasmine was seconded to the Dallas District Attorney's Office to prosecute criminal cases as an assistant district attorney.

Before entering private practice, Jasmine served as a law clerk with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas and to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Texas.

Diverse experience in business litigation matters

Obtained dismissal of a breach of contract action against a former officer of a business-to-business financing company.

Represented a major aeronautics defense contractor in defending claims of fraud and violations of the Federal Acquisition Regulation, resulting in a favorable dismissal of the case.

Represented health care providers in reimbursement disputes with insurance companies for out-of-network healthcare claims for emergency services in state and federal court.

Represented a propane tank exchange company in state court lawsuit brought by a competitor alleging defamation, business disparagement, and tortious interference breach of contract claims, including successfully opposing a request for a temporary restraining order, resulting in a voluntary dismissal of all claims by opposing party.

Represented two former directors of an oil and gas exploration and production company in state court lawsuit brought by the company for fraudulent transfer and breach of fiduciary duty, resulting in voluntary dismissal of all claims with prejudice by plaintiff.

Defended online travel companies in nationwide litigation brought by state and local municipalities in federal and state courts, seeking to extend hotel room rental taxes to their internet travel reservations services.

Represented an online travel company in a first-of-its kind qui tam lawsuit alleging violations of the Delaware False Claims Act for failure to escheat unredeemed gift card balances as unclaimed property, resulting in a favorable dismissal from the lawsuit.

Represented a reorganized company in a fraud suit against former principals seeking recovery of over $90 million.

Successful defense and resolution of employment law matters

Successfully dismissed and compelled arbitration of an employment discrimination dispute against a telecommunications provider in the Northern District of Texas and in the Fifth Circuit.

Obtained summary judgment in an arbitration on behalf of a telecommunications provider, resulting in a dismissal of a former employee's retaliation claim.

Won a motion to dismiss in an arbitration for a telecommunications provider, resulting in a dismissal with prejudice of a former employee's disability discrimination claims.

Represented a telecommunications provider in arbitrations of employment disputes brought by former employees before the American Arbitration Association.

Conducted internal workplace investigations and counseled employers on compliance with state and federal anti-discrimination, family and medical leave, and wage-and-hour statutes.

Represented major aeronautics defense contractor in federal court lawsuits involving age, disability, race, and gender discrimination claims.

Represented a global business solutions company in defense of EEOC and Texas Workforce Commission charges of age and disability discrimination, resulting in the dismissal of charges.

White collar defense and investigations

Represented a former officer of a dietary-supplement distribution company in a criminal fraud and misbranding prosecution brought by the Department of Justice. Successfully argued a motion for a downward variance at sentencing hearing, reducing our client's sentence by one year.

Defended home health agency in Department of Justice criminal health care fraud investigation.

Represented an officer of a real estate investment company in parallel Department of Justice and Securities & Exchange Commission investigations involving allegations of violations of federal securities laws.

Pro bono and appointed representation

Represented amicus curiae in in landmark case in the Fifth Circuit regarding the constitutionality of the State Bar of Texas's mandatory bar dues.

Represented a prisoner in 42 U.S.C. § 1983 civil rights lawsuit alleging denial of medical care and use of excessive force in federal district court.

Successfully represented indigent litigants on appeal in the Texas Supreme Court in an ultra-vires action challenging a county district clerk's practice of collecting court costs from indigent litigants.

Represented a Rwandan client in administrative defensive-asylum proceedings.

Counseled a national nonprofit organization in a commercial real estate dispute.


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Co-Author, “How Outside Appellate Counsel Can Add Value From A Chief Legal Officer’s Perspective,”
State Bar of Texas Advanced Appellate Practice Seminar, September 2023

Author, "Error Preservation Traps in the Trial Court for the Unwary,"
State Bar of Texas Litigation Section Report the Advocate Spring 2023

Author, "The Nuts and Bolts of Error Preservation in the Trial Court,"
State Bar of Texas Civil Appellate Practice 101, September 6, 2022

Author, "A Profile in Courage: Gloria Katrina Bradford,"
Journal of the Texas Supreme Court Historical Society Fall 2020


Panelist, "Practice Notes from Former Law Clerks,"
Tarrant County Bar Association Federal Practice Brown Bag Seminar Series, February 2023

Moderator, Panel Discussion, “Roadmap for Enhancing Equity and Diversity on the Bench,"
African American Lawyers Section of the State Bar of Texas's February CLE Series, February 23, 2023

Moderator, Panel Discussion, "Best Practices for Outside Appellate Counsel,"
State Bar of Texas Advanced Appellate Practice Seminar, September 2023

Presenter, "Crisis in the C-Suite: Handline Situations in the Heat of the Moment,"
Association of Corporate Counsel for Dallas-Fort Worth, September 2023

"The Nuts and Bolts of Error Preservation in the Trial Court,"
State Bar of Texas Civil Appellate Practice 101, September 6, 2022


Thompson Coburn releases booklet celebrating Charlye O. Farris and Edna Cisneros, the first women of color to be admitted to the State Bar of Texas

Summary judgment win for Canadian Standards Association

Thompson Coburn partners with WNBA’s Dallas Wings, Karima Christmas-Kelly Foundation for holiday giveback

Nicole Williams, Jasmine Wynton earn 2022 Texas Legal Awards

Jasmine Wynton appointed to the Northern District of Texas’ Court Advisory Committee

Thompson Coburn is Texas proud after first year in Dallas

Thompson Coburn releases coloring book celebrating the life of Texas legal pioneer Gloria Bradford

Living our values in 2020

Congratulations to our 2021 Best Lawyers ‘Lawyers of the Year’ and ‘Ones to Watch’

Business litigator Jasmine Wynton joins Thompson Coburn in Dallas