Ann Marie Arcadi is a first-chair trial lawyer with more than 20 years of experience representing Fortune 500 and other companies, as well as high-net-worth individuals. She has successfully tried commercial disputes and labor and employment cases in state court, federal court, and arbitration proceedings.
Ann Marie represents clients in a variety of business sectors, including telecommunications, technology, real estate, oil and gas, renewable energy, manufacturing, retail, restaurant/hospitality, banking, financial services, outsourcing, and healthcare.
Ann Marie litigates and tries a broad range of cases, including those involving claims of unfair competition, breach of restrictive covenants, misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duties, fraud, and negligence. She also has experience litigating and trying cases involving employment claims, including those under Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and the Family and Medical Leave Act. Ann Marie also counsels clients on compliance with state and federal labor and employment laws, assists with internal investigations, and represents clients before state and federal agencies with employment-related jurisdiction.
Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, Ann Marie was a partner at another international firm resident in Dallas.
Outside her practice, Ann Marie is involved in community activities throughout Dallas. She has served on a variety of committees for Autism Speaks and Cure Autism Now, including as chair of various fundraisers for those organizations. She has also served as co-chair for multiple committees with the American Bar Association and the Dallas Bar Association.
Served as co-counsel for former CFO and minority shareholder in a state court lawsuit involving direct claims for breach of contract and counterclaims for breach of fiduciary duty and fraud against a Texas oil and gas company and its parent corporation. After a six-week trial, obtained a verdict of more than $10 million in favor of the client; the verdict was recognized as the second-largest contract verdict and 22nd largest verdict of any kind in Texas in 2011 by Texas Lawyer and recognized by Texas Lawyer in its “Texas Verdicts Hall of Fame” for the top 100 verdicts of all cases tried in Texas during 2010–2012.
Represented a billion-dollar Fortune 500 company against claims of sexual harassment filed by multiple former employees. Obtained directed verdict in favor of the client on all claims after several days of trial in Texas state court; the verdict was upheld on appeal.
Represented a global provider of risk-management services and one of its corporate executives in a federal court lawsuit involving allegations of gender discrimination, sexual harassment, wrongful discharge, retaliation, and intentional infliction of emotional distress. Obtained summary judgment in favor of corporate and individual clients on all claims prior to trial.
Represented an oil and gas exploration and production company in connection with claims for breach of an exploration agreement. The case was amicably resolved after several days of trial in Texas state court.
Represented a leading global communications solutions provider in a federal court lawsuit involving claims of age discrimination and retaliation asserted by 20 former employees. Obtained summary judgment in favor of the client with respect to 36 of 38 causes of action.
Columbia Law School, 1993, J.D., Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
Boston University, 1990, B.A., Magna Cum Laude
Awards and Affiliations
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Employment, Law360 (2017)
Recommended, The Legal 500 US (2016)
Recognized, Commercial Litigation, The Best Lawyers in America (2012–2018)
Top Woman Lawyer, The Best Lawyers in America (2016–2017)
Recognized, "Best Lawyers in Dallas," Labor & Employment, D Magazine (2015–2018)