Leslie Sara Hyman

Leslie Hyman

Position: Partner
Email: LHyman@pulmanlaw.com
Phone: (210) 222-9494

Education & Training:

Hastings College of the Law, J.D., Cum Laude, 1994
   - Order of the Coif

Brandeis University, B.A., Cum Laude, 1986
   - Phi Beta Kappa

Areas of Concentration:

  • Appellate
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation

Bar Admissions:

State Bar of Texas (1997)
State Bar of California (1994)

Second, Fifth, and Federal Circuit Courts of Appeals
All Federal District Courts in Texas
Southern District of California

Background:

Leslie Hyman assists clients with business litigation and arbitration, antitrust and trade regulation counseling, and appellate matters, including bankruptcy appellate cases. Within her business litigation practice, she has handled numerous complex disputes in federal and state courts and before national and international arbitration tribunals for companies involved in all aspects of the supply chain -- manufacturers, distributors, and consumers. She also counsels clients on antitrust and trade regulation matters, particularly in the distribution context. Leslie has represented financial institutions, issuers, and individuals in investigations and private securities fraud litigation and arbitration proceedings.

Leslie is Past-Chair of the State Bar of Texas Antitrust and Business Litigation Section and a member of the American Bar Association Antitrust Section. She is Vice Chair of the State Bar of Texas Administration of Rules of Evidence Committee, is co-chair of the San Antonio Bar Association's Federal Courts Committee, serves on the boards of the San Antonio Federal Bar Association and the San Antonio Bar Association’s Appellate Practice Section, and is a member of the Board of Editors of San Antonio Lawyer Magazine.

Leslie began her legal career as a law clerk to the Honorable Edward C. Prado, she then practiced for 15 years with Cox Smith Matthews in San Antonio before joining Pulman, Cappuccio, Pullen & Benson, LLP in April 2011.

Select Reported Cases:

USPPS, Ltd. v. Avery Dennison Corp, No. 10-50612, 2013 U.S. App. LEXIS 19552 (5th Cir. Sept. 24, 2013)
Gamboa v. Gamboa, 383 s.w. 263 (Tex. App - San Antonio,2012)
Wallner v. Farish,  470 Fed. App’x 230 (5th Cir. 2012)
USPPS, Ltd. v. Avery Dennison Corp, 676 F.3d 1341 (Fed. Cir. 2012)
AMK 2000-A, L.L.C. v. Maliek, 411 Fed. App’x 703 (5th Cir.  2011)
Coolwater, LLC v. Camp Arrowhead, Ltd. (In re Camp Arrowhead, Ltd.), 429 B.R. 546 (W.D. Tex. 2010)
Fed. Land Bank Ass'n of S. Ala. v. H&H Worldwide Fin. Serv., Inc., 354 Fed. App’x 85 (5th Cir. 2009)
Villaje Del Rio, LTD v. Colina Del Rio, LP, 283 Fed. Appx. 263 (5th Cir. 2008)
Davis v. Farm Bureau Bank, No: SA-07-CA-967-XR, 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 52241 (W.D. Tex. April 30, 2008)

Professional and Community Activities

State Bar of Texas, Past Chair of Antitrust and Business Litigation Section

State Bar of Texas, Standing Committee on Administration of Rules of Evidence

San Antonio Bar Association, Vice-Chair of Federal Courts Committee and Chair of Civil Law Subcommittee; Board Member of Appellate Law Section

Federal Bar Association, San Antonio Chapter, Board of Directors

San Antonio Lawyer Magazine, Departments Editor

American Bar Association, Antitrust and Litigation Sections, Member

American Bankruptcy Institute, Member

Bexar County Women's Bar Association, Member

Jewish Community Center of San Antonio, Board Member

Professional Recognition

Martindale-Hubbell® AV® Peer Review Rating

Recipient of the 2010 National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) Champion of Justice (Civic/Humanitarian) Award

Scene in SA, "San Antonio's Best Lawyers," 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011

Texas Super Lawyer, 2010, 2011, 2012

Selected Publications

"Antitrust Review," Texas Business Litigation Journal, Fall 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

Co-author, SMU Law Review Annual Survey of Texas Law: Deceptive Trade Practices-- Consumer Protection Act, Summer 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012