Haynes and Boone, LLP at a Glance

Uppers

  • “Professionalism”
  • “Collegial atmosphere”
  • “Top-notch work”

Downers

  • “Could use more support staff”
  • “Unpredictability of schedule”
  • “Very frugal”

The Buzz

  • “Very nice people”
  • “Strong in bankruptcy”
  • “Fratty”
  • “Pretentious”

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 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

April 2015

Fired Up

Haynes and Boone, LLP lawyers advised the Celanese Corporation on its recently completed conversion of its Narrows, Virginia, operation to natural gas-fired boilers, a $150 million investment that replaced coal-fired boilers with natural gas to generate the steam needed to run the plant. The conversion project provided more than 300 jobs in Giles County during the duration of the project as well as the continued support of more than 1,000 existing jobs.

March 2015

Touchdown!

Haynes and Boon achieved a highly-publicized victory on behalf of the National Football League. The team, led by Thad Behrens, secured what NBC Sports called, "a big win for the league" in knocking down claims stemming from problems with temporary Super Bowl XLV seats. The case attracted press from publications ranging from the New York Times and ESPN to NBC Sports and The Texas Lawbook. The jury verdict came less than two months after Haynes and Boone emerged victorious in another matter on the NFL's behalf, obtaining the dismissal of all claims brought against the league in connection with a class action brought in New Jersey arising from claims that the NFL's distribution of tickets to Super Bowl XLVIII violated New Jersey's Consumer Fraud Act.

March 2015

A Historic Victory

A team of Haynes and Boone lawyers achieved a rare victory against the Securities and Exchange Commission Division of Enforcement in a venue in which the government has lost only once over the last three years. The extraordinary victory came in the firm's representation of Bill Yancey, the former CEO of Penson Financial and an accomplished, highly regarded brokerage executive with more than 30 years in the securities industry. Prior to this win, the SEC had won 22 of the last 23 litigated hearings before its administrative law judges, including every single case brought in FY 2014.

Award Winning Legal Service

In one of its best showings ever by Chambers Global legal directory, seven practices and 12 lawyers from Haynes and Boone, LLP are recommended as leading providers of legal services in the international marketplace. Meanwhile, 50 Haynes and Boone lawyers are featured in the 2015 edition of Chambers USA.

January 2015

You Deserve a Promotion

Haynes and Boone announced the promotion to partnership of 13 lawyers representing the firm's Austin, Dallas, Houston, New York, Orange County, Richardson and Washington, DC. offices. It is the largest class of new partners elevated in the firm's 44-year history. The new class is comprised of LeAnn Chen, Scott Cunning, Brent Folsom, Jeremy Herskowitz, Nicholas Hoffman, Kendall Hollrah, Arman Kuyumjian, Christina Marshall, Joseph Mencher, Russ Rabinovich, Tom Tippetts, Greg Webb and Kenya Woodruff.

Muy Bueno

Mexico's Haynes and Boone SC has helped Mexican offshore oil field service provider Cotemar secure US$160 million to refinance a loan from Banamex and Citibank.

Joining the Mile High Club

Haynes and Boone announced the opening of a Denver office and the addition of two new partners, well-known midstream and pipeline practitioner Anne Weber and Alan Talesnick who focuses his practice on securities and corporate matters. They are joined by two Houston-based Haynes and Boone lawyers with significant Denver contacts-Partner Patrick L. Hughes and Counsel Robert Thibault-with the ultimate goal of establishing a substantial presence to serve the Denver business community. "Haynes and Boone has a long history of working with clients and contacts in the greater Denver area, so establishing a physical presence in Denver is a natural way to build upon those relationships and reach out to important constituents in the region," said Managing Partner Tim Powers.

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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: Tim Powers
  • Lateral Hiring Partner: Tim Powers
  • Total No. Attorneys 2015: 533

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


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

  • Summer Associate Offers
    43 out of 47 (2014)

  • 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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