TJ Auner focuses his practice on high-stakes commercial disputes, both domestic and cross-border. TJ represents clients in state and federal courts and in arbitrations under the rules of the major arbitral institutions, including the American Arbitration Association (AAA), International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR), International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), and the Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (CRCICA).
TJ's experience includes defending a state-owned energy company in an LCIA arbitration involving the failure to take a substantial liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargo under a gas sales agreement. He also represented a U.S. investor against the Mexican government in one of the first investor-state arbitrations under the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA); successfully quashed subpoenas issued under 28 U.S.C. § 1782 in U.S. federal court on behalf of U.S. subsidiaries of an international, state-owned company; and assisted an international company in state and federal courts involving the breach of an exclusive sales and marketing agreement and other torts.
Following law school, TJ served as a judicial clerk for Judge A. Joe Fish of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas in Dallas, Texas.
TJ is an assistant editor for ITA in Review, the journal of the Institute of Transnational Arbitration.
- Loyola Law School (J.D. 2016; Salutatorian [2/355]; Executive Editor, Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review); University of Southern California (B.S. in Public Policy cum laude 2012; NCAA Division I Men's Swim Team; Renaissance Scholar)
- California, Texas, and U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Texas
- Law Clerk to Judge A. Joe Fish, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas (2016-2017)