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Brian Thompson focuses his practice on defending individuals and businesses in the healthcare industry. His background further includes assisting with matters concerning corporate, real estate, easement, trust and estates, and zoning law. Committed to ensuring his clients are informed each step of the way, Brian is involved in all phases of the litigation process.

Brian is a proponent of lifelong learning—particularly when it comes to law itself. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. through the University of Bonn, where he also serves as a Research Fellow and Lecturer at the Institute for Private International Law and Comparative Law. Brian has presented semester-long lectures on U.S. corporate and securities law and civil procedure. His research focuses on the resolution of cross-border financial disputes under various sources of law. This has not only bolstered Brian's legal research experience, but also sharpened his dispute resolution knowledge, which is the main topic of his thesis.

In addition to his academic accomplishments during law school, Brian was involved in a number of associations and activities. He was a member of the American Society of International Law (ASIL), an associate member of The Business, Entrepreneurship & Tax Law Review, and was part of the International Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity. As part of his association with the ASIL, Brian was selected to serve as an observer at the 64th session of Working Group II: Arbitration and Conciliation/Dispute Settlement at the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law in New York.

Brian also gained invaluable experience from a number of clerkships and internships, including working as a law clerk in the Beijing office of a London-based firm. While there, he researched Chinese insurers and developers' real estate investments in the U.S. and examined the structure and market effects of the Chinese Risk Orientated Solvency System (C-ROSS).

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association

Honors & Awards

  • University of Missouri School of Law
    • CALI Awards for the Highest Score in "Comparative Law," "International Commercial Arbitration," "Negotiation," "Professional Responsibility," and "Property, Life, Health, and Disability Insurance Law"
    • Order of the Coif

Publications

  • "Solving the Corporate Inversion Phenomenon: An Exercise in Free Market Patriotism, Protectionism Through Facilitation," The Business, Entrepreneurship & Tax Law Review, No. 556, 2017

Personal

Brian enjoys spending time with his fiancé, Ji Min, whom he will marry in April, and their dog Bernhard. When time permits, Brian is an avid traveler, especially abroad. If unable to travel overseas, Brian enjoys whitewater kayaking and vacationing in mountain destinations.

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J.D., magna cum laude, University of Missouri School of Law, 2017

B.A., cum laude, University of Missouri at Columbia, 2013