Robert M. Thompson

Partner at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

Robert M. Thompson

Robert M. Thompson

Partner at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

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Robert (Bob) Thompson focuses his practice in the area of complex commercial business litigation in both state and federal courts. He has been involved in many difficult and complex cases handled by the firm.

He has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in commercial disputes involving claims ranging from breach of contract to fraud and anti-trust, often involving agribusiness interests. In addition to defending businesses, he has represented them in asserting claims, and has been lead or a key member of trial teams recovering awards or settlements totaling approximately $75M for clients of the Firm.

Mr. Thompson joined the firm in 1990 and serves as a member of the firm’s executive committee. He served as the Managing Partner of the Kansas City office from 2006 to 2012. He is co-leader of the Food and Agribusiness Industry Group and is also a member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation and Class & Derivative Actions Client Service Groups.

In addition to litigation matters, he counsels a number of companies in various commercial and transaction matters, including NGP Global Agribusiness Partners, Agspring, Auxano Holdings, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, Avcorp Industries, Prairie Pride, Inc., Show Me Ethanol, LLC, several community banks and various key clients of the Firm.

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Robert M. Thompson
Partner at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
Education
JD
Class of 1989

University of Missouri School of Law (Mizzou Law or MU Law) is the law school of the University of Missouri, a state university in the U.S. State of Missouri. It is located on the university's main campus in Columbia, forty minutes from the Missouri State Capitol and Supreme Court in Jefferson City. The school was founded in 1872 by the Curators of the University of Missouri, making it one of the oldest law schools west of the Mississippi River. Its alumni include governors, legislators, judges, attorneys general, and law professors across the country.

BS
Class of 1982

University of Missouri was founded in 1839 in Columbia, Missouri. MU is a major land-grant institution and Missouri's largest public research university. It is one of only 34 public universities, and the only public institution in Missouri, to be selected for membership in the Association of American Universities. MU offers more than 280 degree programs including more than 75 online degree options and is designated as comprehensive doctoral with medical/veterinary by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Career History
Partner
1990 - Current

Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP provides legal services. Its services include corporate finance, recovery, insurance, reinsurance, intellectual property, real estate, retail, litigation and dispute resolution, tax, technology, and trusts. The company's clients include Barclays, Capita London Market Services, Close Brothers, Legal and General, The Crown Estate, The Royal Bank of Scotland, and many more. Berwin Leighton Paisner was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in London, UK.

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