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 500 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 26 countries, who speak 15 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 30 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.

IN THE NEWS

May 2014

Powering Up
Tim Powers has been named to succeed Terry Conner as managing partner of Haynes and Boone, LLP, as of January 1, 2015. Powers will be the firm's fourth managing partner in its 44-year history.

February 2014 

A Big Deal
A cross-border team from the New York and Mexico City offices of Haynes and Boone advised longstanding client, Grupo Fermaca S.A. de C.V., a market leader in the development and operation of energy infrastructure in Mexico, in connection with the acquisition by Partners Group, a global private equity firm headquartered in Zug, Switzerland, of a majority stake in Fermaca from New York private equity firm, Ospraie.  The transaction was valued at $750 million and funded through a combination of mezzanine debt and equity.

Expanding Energy Options
Lawyers from Haynes and Boone assisted Celanese Corporation in creating an approximately $800 million joint venture with Mitsui & Co., Ltd. to develop and construct a methanol production plant designed to take advantage of the abundant new supplies of natural gas in the United States. The new joint venture will be known as Fairway Methanol LLC.  The facility, to be built near the existing Celanese acetyl complex in Clear Lake, Texas, will have a capacity of 1.3 million tons per year and is expected to start operations in 2015.

November 2013

Top Tier 
Haynes and Boone was recognized in the fourth edition of the U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" survey in national and metropolitan rankings for the Austin, Dallas, Houston, New York City, Orange County, Calif. and San Antonio offices. The firm received national first tier rankings for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Corporate Law, Litigation-Bankruptcy, Oil & Gas Law, Project Finance Law, Real Estate Law and Technology Law. In practice areas by metropolitan regions, the firm took first tier honors in 59 practices in Austin, Dallas, Houston, New York and San Antonio.

October 2013

Opportunity for All
Haynes and Boone, LLP received the prestigious 2013 Thomas L. Sager Award, presented by the Minority Corporate Counsel Association in recognition of the firm's commitment to the hiring, retention and promotion of minority lawyers. The firm also received the Sager Award in 2002.

August 2013

Standing Out Above the Rest
Haynes and Boone ranked in first place overall in Above the Law's 2013 "ATL Insider Survey," receiving a 9.5 out of 10. The firm placed first in Compensation, Hours, Firm Morale, Training and Culture & Colleagues.

June 2013

Expanding East
Haynes and Boone received China's Ministry of Justice official approval to establish a representative office in Shanghai with Liza Mark, a veteran lawyer with more than 14 years of experience, serving as administrative partner. Haynes and Boone's planned Shanghai entrance will build on the firm's representation of some of the largest Asia-based companies, including Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Samsung, NEC, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation and United Overseas Bank; and China-based clients such as Shanghai Press & Publishing Development and Bank of Communications.

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Haynes and Boone, LLP


2323 Victory Avenue
Suite 700
Dallas, TX 75219
Phone: (214) 651-5000
Fax: (214) 651-5940
www.haynesboone.com

STATS


  • Employer Type: Private
  • Managing Partner: Terry W. Conner
  • Lateral Hiring Partner: Tim Powers
  • Total No. Attorneys 2014: 533

  • Employment Contact

    All cities except Houston and New York
    Amanda Kelly
    Manager of Attorney Recruitment
    Phone: (214) 651-5176
    Email: amanda.kelly@haynesboone.com
     
    Houston Office
    McKenna Randolph
    Recruiting Coordinator
    Phone: (713) 547-2106
    Email: mckenna.randolph@haynesboone.com
     
    New York Office
    Lara Marelly
    Recruiting Coordinator
    Phone: (212) 918-8993
    Email: lara.marelly@haynesboone.com


  • Base Salary

    All Offices 
    1st year: $160,000
    Summer associate: $3,077/week


  • Summer Associate Offers

    39 out of 42 (2013)


  • Major Departments & Practices

    Antitrust and Competition
    Appellate
    Aviation
    Bankruptcy and Business Restructuring
    Capital Markets and Securities
    Clean Tech
    Corporate Governance
    Corporate Technology
    Crisis Management
    Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation
    Energy
    Environmental
    Family Office
    Fiduciary Disputes
    Finance
    Financial Crisis Advisory and Litigation
    Franchise and Distribution
    Government Contracts
    Government Relations
    Healthcare
    Immigration
    Information Technology and Business Process Outsourcing
    Insurance Coverage Litigation
    Intellectual Property
    International
    Investment Banking and Broker-Dealer
    Investment Funds and Private Equity
    Joint Ventures
    Labor and Employment
    Litigation/Trial Practice
    Mergers and Acquisitions
    Oil and Gas Litigation
    Private Clients and Estate Planning
    Projects
    Public Law
    Real Estate
    Regulatory
    Restructuring, Workouts, and Recapitalizations
    Securities Class Action Defense and Shareholder Litigation
    Social Media
    Sports Law
    Tax
    Venture Capital/Emerging Company
    White Collar Criminal Defense

Major Office Locations

  • Dallas, TX (HQ)
  • Austin, TX
  • Fort Worth, TX
  • Houston, TX
  • New York, NY
  • Orange County, CA
  • Richardson, TX
  • San Antonio, TX
  • Silicon Valley, CA
  • Washington, DC
  • Mexico City
  • Shanghai
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