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Brandon P. Rainey

Senior Associate
San Francisco

Brandon P. Rainey

Brandon Rainey is a trial lawyer who focuses his practice on commercial and insurance litigation. He addresses litigation matters for clients from start to finish and presents those cases at trial, arbitration hearings, or mediations in the most compelling manner possible. Brandon primarily represents insurance carriers and companies ranging in size from small start-up ventures to Fortune 100 corporations.

Clients value his ability to successfully resolve cases, as well as understand how those matters fit into the larger picture of their business dealings.

Prior to joining Hogan Lovells, Brandon was an associate with a large national firm in San Diego, where his practice focused on complex commercial litigation and product liability matters.

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, Ninth 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

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