Thomas J. (TJ) Auner

Thomas J. (TJ) Auner

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  • Thompson & Knight LLP
    One Arts Plaza
    1722 Routh Street, Suite 1500
    Dallas, TX 75201 USA
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TJ Auner focuses his practice on international energy transactions and dispute resolution matters. His experience includes matters involving the AIPN Model Form Joint Operating Agreement, unitization agreements, divestments, exploration, development, production, investor-state relations, anti-corruption (FCPA), economic trade sanctions, and the enforceability of foreign arbitration awards. His dispute-related matters have been before federal and state courts as well as domestic and international arbitration tribunals.


  • ICC arbitration, prosecuting preemption right provision under joint operating agreement in West Africa
  • ICC arbitration, prosecuted withdrawal and preemption right provisions under joint operating agreement in North Africa
  • Advises companies on anti-corruption (FCPA) compliance
  • Advises companies on compliance with U.S. economic and trade sanctions
  • Advises companies on issues related to the N.Y. Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards
  • Defended discovery requests arising from an international arbitration under 28 USC § 1782

Prior Experience

  • Law Clerk for the Honorable A. Joe Fish, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas, 2016-2017
  • Judicial Extern for the Honorable Margaret M. Morrow, U.S. District Court, Central District of California, 2015

Activities (Memberships/Affiliations)

  • Advisory Board Member, Institute of Transnational Arbitration
  • Dallas Regional Representative, USC Young Alumni
  • Dallas Aquatic Masters
  • Member, Association of International Petroleum Negotiators