Haynes and Boone, LLP at a Glance


  • “Superb culture”
  • “Compensation”
  • “Amazing work-life balance”


  • “Workload can run hot and cold”
  • “Work distribution”
  • “Extracurricular activities which do not count as billable hours”

The Buzz

  • “Growing and gaining prestige”
  • “Social”
  • “Strong in Texas”
  • “Good culture”

About Haynes and Boone, LLP

From its roots in Dallas-area corporate securities law, Haynes and Boone has expanded to a dozen offices across the U.S. and abroad. Although much of its bread and butter remains with the Texas corporate scene, Haynes and Boone has used its presence in Shanghai and Mexico City to profit from Latin American and Chinese energy deals and international trade.

Like Teacher, Like Student

With $1,600 and a handful of small clients, Richard Haynes opened a solo law office in Dallas in 1964 while moonlighting as a securities law seminar teacher at Southern Methodist University School of Law. After impressing Haynes as a student in his classroom, Michael Boone joined Haynes' office when he graduated in 1967; the firm became Haynes and Boone three years later. Over the next few decades, the firm rode the wave of Dallas' building boom, merging with other firms and opening additional offices throughout Texas.

Since then, Haynes and Boone has become one of the largest law firms in the U.S., with more than 575 attorneys and has ranked as one of the highest-grossing practices in the U.S. The firm has also grown abroad and is home to attorneys from 45 states and 26 countries, who speak 26 different languages from Russian to Vietnamese.

While in its early years, Haynes and Boone maintained a focus on corporate securities law, the firm has grown to 40 practice areas, including bankruptcy and business restructuring law as well as M&A. The firm touts an office culture bound by a "no jerks policy" and an emphasis on teamwork and collaboration.

Both Sides of the Border

In addition to its strong presence in Texas, Haynes and Boone has trickled south of the border, building a Latin American presence based out of its Mexico City office. With an extensive Latin America practice, Haynes and Boone has worked on multinational deals involving energy and natural resources, transnational M&A and international arbitration. Among its notable work is the firm's representation of Royal Dutch Shell in its sale of portions of its business to buyers in half a dozen Central American countries.

Electrifying the Courtroom

Haynes and Boone has also earned accolades for its use of technology to bolster attorney-client communication, including developing its own software which allows clients to digitally access information on documents, status and cost of their cases. The firm supports the incorporation of technology into law practice, both in the office and the courtroom. In fact, Haynes and Boone attorneys have served as consultants for local courthouses looking for digital enhancement, advised companies struggling to update Luddite codes of conduct to cover employees' social media use and represented technology start-ups as part of the firm's venture capital practice.


May 2016
Lounge Lizards

Two Haynes and Boone attorneys successfully represented the owner of the Lenox Lounge, the famed jazz club and restaurant in Harlem, New York, in a matter before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. Founded in 1939, the Lenox Lounge was a popular venue frequented by musicians, artists, and other celebrities, and served as a location in various films and television shows. The firm stopped a former lounge employee from attempting to independently license the name and goodwill of the iconic venue.

April 2016
Big Oil, Big Deal

A team of Haynes and Boone lawyers advised Callon Petroleum Company in its recently announced $187 million public stock offering and its expected acquisition of about 17,000 Permian Basin acres in West Texas for $220 million cash and 9,333,333 shares of Callon stock.

March 2016
Latin Lawyers

Haynes and Boone lawyers were once again recognized in the Latin Lawyer 250 for their international and Mexico-based legal work, with 17 practitioners and eight practice groups singled out for inclusion in the highly-regarded listing of recommended law firms. The publication also awarded the firm the Corporate Finance Deal of the Year award for its role as co-counsel in a $3.3 billion purchase of the Mexican real estate portfolio of GE Real Estate.

February 2016
Flying High

Haynes and Boone advised American Airlines Group in its successful worldwide international integration of American Airlines and US Airways. The firm's lawyers provided cross-border corporate, regulatory, commercial, real estate, labor, and tax advice and worked closely with its in-house legal, human resources, tax, and accounting departments, its International Regulatory Affairs Group, and its worldwide network of local counsel. The project also entailed working closely with foreign civil aviation authorities where American Airlines and US Airways serve.

Leasing Leaders

Lawyers with the Haynes and Boone New York commercial leasing practice handled four of the top six New York office leasing deals inked in February, according to an analysis of CoStar Group data, including the No. 1-ranked lease, representing landlord L&L Holding Co. in connection with securing a 211,400-square-foot space at 425 Park Avenue in Manhattan's Plaza District for the Citadel Investment Group.

January 2016
Trademark Titans

Haynes and Boone was again ranked as one of the nation's leading trademark firms according to the World Trademark Review 1000. Client feedback highlighted the group's significant international expertise and praised the firm as a "first port of call for brand owners with global operations."

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Haynes and Boone, LLP

2323 Victory Avenue
Suite 700
Dallas, TX 75219
Phone: (214) 651-5000


  • Employer Type: Private
  • Managing Partner: Timothy E. Powers
  • Lateral Hiring Partner: Timothy E. Powers
  • Total No. Attorneys 2016: 578

  • Base Salary
    All Offices 
    1st year: $160,000
    2nd year: $170,000
    Summer associate: $3,077/week

  • Summer Associate Offers

    40 out of 45 (2Ls) (2015)

  • Major Departments & Practices

    Antitrust & Competition • Appellate • Aviation • Bankruptcy & Business Restructuring • Chemical • Corporate  • Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation • Energy, Power & Natural Resources • Environmental • Finance • Franchise and Distribution • Government & Public Policy • Healthcare & Life Sciences • Hospitality • Insurance Recovery • Intellectual Property • International • Investment Management • Labor & Employment • Litigation • Media, Entertainment & Sports • Private Clients & Estate Planning • Private Equity • Project Finance & Development • Real Estate • Tax • Technology

Major Office Locations

  • Dallas, TX (HQ) • Austin, TX • Chicago, IL • Denver, CO • Fort Worth, TX • Houston, TX • New York, NY • Orange County, CA • Palo Alto, CA • Richardson, TX • San Antonio, TX • Washington, DC • Mexico City • Shanghai