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Brandon P. Rainey

Senior Associate
San Francisco

Brandon P. Rainey

Brandon Rainey is a litigator who focuses on high-value business disputes. He handles cases for clients from start to finish and, when necessary, presents those cases at trial, arbitration hearings, or mediations in the most compelling manner possible. Brandon's clients, which range from small start-up ventures to Fortune 50 corporations, value his ability to successfully resolve disputes while understanding how those matters fit into the larger picture of their business dealings.

Brandon has been selected as a "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers, an award that recognizes the top 2.5% of young lawyers in California. He also serves as a State Bar appointee to the Board of Directors for the California Young Lawyers Association, which represents all California attorneys under the age of 36 before the State Bar’s Board of Trustees. Prior to joining Hogan Lovells in San Francisco, Brandon was an associate with a large national firm in San Diego, where his practice focused on complex commercial litigation, and he was nominated as one of the region's top young attorneys by the San Diego Daily Transcript. Brandon also serves on Hogan Lovells' associates committee for North and South America and on the recruiting committee for the growing San Francisco office.

Representative experience

Represented specialty insurance carrier in multi-state litigation of coverage disputes and defense of first- and third-party bad faith claims.

Defended insurance carrier in major litigation stemming from the remediation and development of the Mare Island Naval Shipyard in Vallejo, Calif.

Represented pharmaceutical companies, equipment manufacturers, and retail companies in product liability, environmental, and toxic tort lawsuits.

Represented foreign owner of a large Los Angeles apartment complex and its property manager in breach of contract and class action litigation.

Represented Fortune 100 insurance company in commercial policy coverage disputes and in defense of first- and third-party bad faith claims.

Represented real estate development company in litigation stemming from purchase and commercial development of an office park in San Diego.

Represented software developer and international private equity and venture capital group in cross-border disruptive technology litigation.

Education and admissions


  • J.D., University of Notre Dame Law School, 2010
  • B.A., University of California, Los Angeles, 2007

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • California

Court admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California


Outstanding Young Attorney Nominee

San Diego Daily Transcript


Rising Star

Northern California Super Lawyers

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