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Oliver Peter Thoma, an associate in our Trial and Global Disputes Practice, represents companies in the life sciences and healthcare sectors in high-profile product liability and mass tort litigation. He has served in leadership roles on national counsel teams for major pharmaceutical and medical device litigations. 

Through his leadership roles and participation in high-profile product liability and mass tort litigation, Oliver has experience in preparing and defending company witnesses, preparing and presenting expert witnesses, managing the complexities of mass tort e-discovery, successful dispositive motion practice, successful expert challenges, mass tort litigation strategy, early case assessment, and litigation risk assessment.

While in law school, Oliver was the senior executive editor for the Baylor Law Review. He was on the National Security Law Moot Court Team and a member of the Baylor Barristers Society. While in college, Oliver interned at the U.K. Parliament and participated in the George H. W. Bush China-US relations conference. He was also a Presidential Fellow at the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress from 2010 to 2011.

Publications

  • Co-author with Lana K. Varney, "Protecting Protective Orders: Defending Your Client's Confidential Documents in the Big Data Age," DRI's In-House Defense Quarterly, Summer 2018
  • Co-author with Holly Kipp, "Deliver Us From Evil Error: Recent Victories and Successful Strategies for New Life in the Daubert World," presented at the IADC 2015 Mid-Year Meeting, Marco Island, Florida, February 14-18, 2015
  • "Do Medical Experts Need Peer-Reviewed Support?" Corporate Counsel, January 28, 2015
  • "Having Your Cake and Eating It Too: Post-Contract - Formation Fraud," 66 Baylor L. Rev. 760, Fall 2014
  • "Free Trade with China: For Better or Worse?" Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress, August 2011
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Credentials

J.D., Baylor University School of Law, Dean's List, magna cum laude

B.A. Political Science, Texas A&M University, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Texas

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas

Insights

Article · Source: CSPC Weekly News Roundup

February 21, 2020
What's Wrong with America's Future? Perhaps It's Us.

Article · Source: In-House Defense Quarterly

September 21, 2018
Defending Your Client’s Confidential Documents in the Big Data Age

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Insights

Article · Source: CSPC Weekly News Roundup

February 21, 2020
What's Wrong with America's Future? Perhaps It's Us.

Article · Source: In-House Defense Quarterly

September 21, 2018
Defending Your Client’s Confidential Documents in the Big Data Age

View all

Credentials

J.D., Baylor University School of Law, Dean's List, magna cum laude

B.A. Political Science, Texas A&M University, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Texas

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas