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Practice Areas

Antitrust and competition; business litigation; class actions and arbitrations; government investigations


Layne concentrates on antitrust and business litigation, government investigations and regulatory matters, international disputes and other business problems. He has represented clients in petroleum production and marketing, health care, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, insurance, consumer products, transportation and other industries. Layne has been a first-chair trial lawyer for jury trials, nationwide class actions, injunction proceedings, arbitrations and appeals, representing both plaintiffs and defendants.

Professional Memberships

ABA Antitrust Section (former chair, Trial Practice and Exemptions and Immunities Committees; Committee Operations Leadership); Texas State Bar Antitrust and Business Litigation Section (former Chair); Texas Association of Civil Trial and Appellate Specialists (former President); Certified in Civil Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization.


JD, Yale Law School; MSc, London School of Economics; BA, Texas A&M University (Economics); judicial clerk, US Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit.