Mr. Thompson represents companies and individuals in both high-stakes commercial litigation and prelitigation business disputes and counseling. With a sharp eye for the details of the case, knack for creative thinking, and command of both technological and economic concepts, Mr. Thompson has defended his clients’ interests and protected them from hundreds of millions of dollars in losses. His litigation and dispute counseling experience spans a broad range of industry sectors, including private equity, technology, life sciences, cannabis, and REITs. And through his work, Mr. Thompson has developed experience in a broad array of technologies, including smartphone architecture, cloud-based entertainment services, wireless communication protocols and standards (LTE, 5G, 802.11), digital video encoding and streaming technology and standards, and error correcting codes (to name a few). Mr. Thompson’s work has included handling disputes related to patents, trade secrets, copyrights, mergers and acquisitions, and private equity matters.

In addition to his billable work, Mr. Thompson actively volunteers his time providing pro bono representation to a variety of clients in both immigration matters and voting rights matters. Mr. Thompson has also been an active member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association.





Mr. Thompson has represented a variety of companies in complex commercial litigation including in securities litigation, antitrust litigation, and intellectual property litigation. This includes litigating four patent litigation or securities litigation matters through to final jury verdicts.

Mr. Thompson’s representative matters include:

  • Defending a patent infringement jury trial in the Northern District of California, and successfully winning a fully dismissal by a motion seeking judgment notwithstanding the verdict.*
  • Defending a patent infringement jury trial in the Northern District of California between two major smartphone companies and a successfully winning a finding of noninfringement by the jury.*
  • Successfully defending two executives of a real estate investment trust in a jury trial in the District of New Mexico against allegations of securities fraud and auditor deception by the Securities Exchange Commission.*
  • Defending a major semiconductor designer, developer, and manufacturer and a major smartphone company in a patent infringement jury trial in the Central District of California.*

*Denotes experience prior to joining Goodwin.

Professional Activities

Mr. Thompson has held numerous leadership positions in the Los Angeles County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division.


Mr. Thompson has been named a Super Lawyers Southern California Rising Star in 2019, 2020, and 2021.






J.D., 2010
Georgetown University Law Center
B.A., History, 2006
University of California, Irvine


2011–2012, U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, Honorable Marianna Pfaelzer



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