Claudia Wilson Frost is a partner in the Houston office of Orrick, Herrington and Sutcliffe LLP. She has handled dozens of jury trials in state and federal courts in her 30-plus-year career as a trial lawyer, appellate advocate and strategist. Her experience has been wide-ranging and includes intellectual property and complex commercial litigation. Her cases pertain to areas such as oil and gas and energy, telecommunications, technology, financial services and ERISA.
Claudia has been extensively recognized for her practice. Chambers USA notes “Clients admired [this] 'highly responsive and fabulous strategist' for her powers of ‘brilliant analysis.’ She has a trial background and a depth of appellate experience, with a particular niche in patent infringement.” The Legal 500 has called her “One of Best Known Names in the Field.” Claudia was named one of Law360's "20 Most Influential Women in IP Law" and was featured in 2016 as a "Trial Pro" by Law360. She has been included as an IPStar, listed in IAM Patent 1000 and has been recognized in Euromoney's Guide to Leading US Litigators, Guide to Leading World Litigators, and Guide to the World's Leading Women in Business Law. She has been named a Texas Super Lawyer for more than a decade and is in the Top 50 Women Lawyers in Texas and Top 100 Lawyers in Houston.
Ms. Frost began her career at Baker Botts in Houston, where she practiced for almost 20 years before establishing her own firm. She has occupied leadership positions in her firms throughout her career, and is currently a member of the Firm’s Management Committee and Co-Chair of the Firm’s Global Energy Disputes Group. Claudia has also formed and led a number of organizations designed to improve the profession, including The Center for Women in Law at the University of Texas Law School, of which she is a Founder. She is also a founding member and Master of the Bench (emeritus) in the Atlas IP Inn of Court in Houston.
Based on her trial and appellate experience, she has been elected to membership in the American Board of Trial Advocates and in the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers. She is board certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in both Civil Trial and Civil Appellate Law.