Gregory D. Binns

Gregory D. Binns

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  • Thompson & Knight LLP
    One Arts Plaza
    1722 Routh Street, Suite 1500
    Dallas, TX 75201 USA
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Greg Binns focuses his practice on oil and gas, intellectual property, and general commercial litigation. He represents clients in federal and state courts and before arbitration panels.


  • Represented the purchaser of a major oil and gas company in multiple arbitration proceedings regarding alleged breaches of the covenants, representations, and warranties contained in a PSA

  • Defended major semiconductor manufacturer in proceedings before the U.S. International Trade Commission relating to manufacture of semiconductor devices; obtained initial and final determinations of no violation relating to seven patents

  • Represented oil and gas company in multiple lawsuits related to leases, participation agreements, and exploration activities

  • Represented one of the world's largest semiconductor manufacturers in litigation involving multiple patents related to microelectronics, video, and telecommunications technology

  • Represented oil and gas company in lawsuit related to breach of farm-out agreement and related transactions

  • Represented a major contractor in a multimillion-dollar construction defect case concerning water intrusion at an apartment complex and the resulting structural damage

  • Represented a physicians' group in an adjudicatory proceeding brought by the Federal Trade Commission, alleging price fixing

  • Defended a major airline in a contract and fraud action concerning a frequent flyer program; obtained a favorable verdict at trial

  • Represented several oil and gas companies in lease termination and paying quantities disputes

  • Represented seller of company against fraud and breach of contract claims related to sale transaction

  • Represented drilling company in arbitration proceeding related to breach of contract and performance claims


  • “Recommended Attorney,” The Legal 500 US by Legalese (Industry Focus: Energy Litigation - Oil and Gas); 2016-2017

  • The Best Lawyers in America® by Woodward/White Inc. (Commercial Litigation, Oil and Gas Law); 2018-2019

  • Texas Rising Stars® by Thomson Reuters (Business Litigation); 2005, 2008-2015

  • Best Lawyers Under 40 in Dallas, D Magazine; 2006

Activities (Memberships/Affiliations)


  • Member, Dallas-Fort Worth Native American Chamber of Commerce; Director, 2008-2010

  • Member, Dallas Safari Club


  • Member, State Bar of Texas

  • Member, Texas Association of Defense Counsel; Board of Directors, 2011-2013

  • Member, Dallas Bar Association, Energy Law Section

  • Member, Thompson & Knight Management Committee

  • Chair, Thompson & Knight Trial Oil & Gas Industry Group