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Aaron R. Crane


Aaron R. Crane

Aaron Crane's clients rely on him to provide frank advice and find practical, business-oriented solutions to their most difficult problems and disputes, especially those involving business and complex commercial litigation in the energy sector.

An experienced litigator, Aaron has represented clients in state and federal court, administrative and regulatory proceedings, and arbitrations. He represents a wide variety of stakeholders in the industry, including drilling contractors, exploration and production companies, and petrochemical refiners, marketers, producers, and associated entities.

Aaron also works with clients in the healthcare sector on both litigation and regulatory matters. In addition to representing various healthcare-related clients at the trial court level, he also represents organ transplant and procurement programs in complex proceedings before the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS).

Aaron is an active participant in the pro bono program at Hogan Lovells and, as a military veteran, is particularly interested in veterans' issues. He successfully represented an injured Iraq war veteran before the U.S. Army's medical evaluation board and has routinely served at the VA legal clinic. Before attending law school, Aaron was a surface warfare officer in the United States Navy, where he served as the training officer, gunnery officer, and electronic warfare officer aboard the USS John Hancock (DD-981).

Aaron also serves as chair of the associate recruitment and hiring committee in our Houston office, and spearheads our summer associate program.

Representative Experience

Represented mineral interest owners in a lawsuit against a natural gas producer that resulted in a significant (though confidential) settlement.

Defended medical services providers in regulatory hearings to overturn the previous recommendation of adverse action.

Defended oil and asphalt refiner in litigation and arbitration arising out of the alleged breach of a maritime shipping contract.

Defended major drilling contractor against breach of contract and warranty claims relating to the performance of one of its deep-water drillships.

Defended leading automated election company in licensing dispute.

Defended oil refiner and marketer against putative consumer class actions arising from alleged operations at branded franchise locations.

Defended medical research facility in employment and breach of contract dispute.

Defended global products manufacturer in putative class action against claims relating to allegedly defective consumer products.

Education and admissions


  • J.D., with honors, The University of Texas School of Law, 2005
  • B.S., cum laude, Vanderbilt University, 1996

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • Texas

Court admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas


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Published Works

The United States is No Longer the Courthouse for the World

The Air and Space Lawyer, Vol. 22
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