Blayne R. Thompson

Blayne R. Thompson

Senior Associate
Houston

Email blayne.thompson@​hoganlovells.com

Phone +1 713 632 1429

Fax +1 713 632 1401

Practice groupLitigation, Arbitration, and Employment

Blayne Thompson has a knack for commanding a courtroom and persuading juries. A natural litigator, he is committed to helping clients achieve effective solutions to their problems, whether through the power of the pen or by fighting for their cause in trial.

Blayne has experience in all stages of litigation, from investigating claims, researching complex legal issues, combing through e-discovery, and deposing fact and expert witnesses, to drafting persuasive briefs, reaching favorable settlements, and preparing for trial. He has represented clients in state and federal court, including class-action litigation and multi-district litigation (MDL), and in both domestic and international arbitrations.

Before joining Hogan Lovells, Blayne was an associate for another top-10 global law firm. In law school, he served as the Associate Editor of the Baylor Law Review. He was also crowned national champion in one of the country's top mock trial tournaments, took home first place in Baylor's M.D. Anderson Foundation Moot Court Competition, and was named runner-up in the school's prestigious Top Gun Mock Trial Competition.

As an undergraduate, Blayne served as class president and was a member of the Corps of Cadets at Texas A&M University. He graduated with a 4.0 GPA and was the recipient of the Gates – Muller Outstanding Student Award, the highest individual honor given by the university to a graduating senior.

Education and admissions

Education

J.D., Baylor University School of Law, magna cum laude, 2013

B.S., Texas A&M University, summa cum laude, 2010

Bar admissions and qualifications

Texas

Court admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas

U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas

U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas

Representative experience

Successfully defended interstate pipeline company in multimillion dollar breach-of-contract dispute involving midstream assets.

Achieved a US$17m verdict for pharmaceutical services company after three-week trial in federal court involving intellectual property and breach of contract claims.

Obtained dismissal with prejudice for pharmacy benefit manager and health care affiliates in federal lawsuit involving RICO and antitrust claims.

Represented generic drug manufacturer facing criminal and civil conspiracy and price-fixing allegations.

Represented natural gas company in series of litigations and arbitrations involving various commercial disputes.

Obtained dismissal with prejudice for generic drug manufacturer in opioids lawsuit.

Represented midstream gas processing company as second chair in fast-track arbitration over breach of contract dispute.

Represented international car manufacturer in series of franchise disputes.

Obtained favorable settlement for inmate in Section 1983 civil rights lawsuit over inadequate dental care.

Successfully defended major nonprofit educational institution in high-profile breach-of-contract class action.

Represented petrochemical company in large-scale groundwater contamination multi-district litigation involving claims for natural resource damages.

Achieved early dismissal of premises owner and favorable settlement for energy company in wrongful death case stemming from drilling site accident.

Represented international engineering corporation in personal injury litigation resulting from crane accident during rigging operation.

Represented chemical manufacturer in personal injury litigation involving toxic exposure.

Represented medical device manufacturer in international mass-tort litigation involving personal injury claims from alleged product defect.

Represented wholesale power marketer in federal regulatory investigation.

Represented international chemical manufacturer in multi-plaintiff personal injury litigation arising from construction-site accident.

Latest thinking and events

Published Works

How investing in conservation efforts saves money and staves off regulators in the oil patch Houston Business Journal

Hogan Lovells Publications

CCAAs: How saving borderline-threatened species can save oil and gas companies money Oil and Gas Insights

Sponsorships and Speaking Engagements

Trends in Texas Energy Law

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