Morgan M. Menchaca

Morgan Menchaca is a senior associate in the Austin office of Reid Collins & Tsai.  Her practice focuses on complex commercial litigation.  She has represented plaintiffs in a range of matters in state and federal courts, including fraud and negligence actions, breaches of fiduciary duty, professional malpractice, federal qui tam whistleblower actions, and litigation stemming from corporate insolvency proceedings.  Prior to joining the firm, Morgan worked as a tax associate at the Austin office of Baker Botts, LLP, and served as judicial law clerk to the Honorable Chief Justice Nathan L. Hecht of the Texas Supreme Court.

Morgan received her J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School, where she was Production Editor for the Harvard Journal of Law and Technology.  She received her B.A. in History, cum laude, from Harvard College.

Notable Representations:

  • Representing the Chapter 7 Trustee of Dura Automotive Systems, LLC et al. as Special Litigation Counsel in bringing claims against Dura’s former CEO, Lynn Tilton, and former CFO in Delaware Court of Chancery.
  • Representing prosthetics manufacturer Ottobock Healthcare North America, Inc., in bringing legal malpractice claims against its former mergers & acquisition counsel.
  • Representing the Trustee of the Insys Liquidation Trust in investigation and pursuit of claims against former directors and officers and fraudulent transfer claims.
  • Representing the Chapter 7 Trustee of Live Well Financial, Inc., a formerly leading reverse mortgage originator and servicer, in investigation and pursuit claims against the debtor’s former officers and directors.
  • Representing the Trustee of the AMH Litigation Trust in investigation and pursuit of claims against former directors and officers of Alta Mesa, an oil and gas company.
  • Representing the Administrative Agent for lenders to Nobilis Healthcare Corp. in bringing fraud and negligent misrepresentation claims against Nobilis’s former officers.
  • Represented the Chapter 7 Trustee of MoviePass and its parent company, Helios & Matheson Analytics, in claims against the debtors’ former directors and officers, which resulted in settlement and sizeable recovery for the bankruptcy estate’s creditors.
  • Represented a founder of a private equity firm asserting claims against her co-founders for theft of her ownership interest in the firm. The case settled on confidential terms prior to trial.