Haynes and Boone, LLP.

Haynes and Boone, LLP.

2 Star Rating     5 reviews

Main Office:

2323 Victory Avenue, Suite 700 | Dallas | TX | 75219

Phone: 214-651-5000 | Fax: 214-651-5940

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Year of establishment 1970 Number of partners 237
Number of offices 15 Partner to associate ratio 1.00
Biggest office Dallas Percentage of women attorneys 32.80
Number of attorneys 537 Percentage of minority attorneys 21.80
Number of associates 227 Percentage of LGBT attorneys 1.70
Haynes and Boone, LLP.
   5 reviews

Haynes and Boone, LLP. Reviews

- Reviewed on January 11, 2021

Advice to law firm management: there is a very good reason for your very high resignation turnovers.

Pros: too many lunches and event. almost every week

Cons: they think they are open and honest partners. but they are bunch of show offs who are not as good as they think they are

Partners to Avoid and Why: all of them

Favorite Things About this Firm: nothing

Current or former employee?: Former Employee

Last Year at Employer: 2019

Job type: Full time

- Reviewed on November 30, 2019

Pros: the office in texas is the least worst

Cons: majority of partners, counsels and associates are not helpful

Partners to Avoid and Why: Joseph R. Mencher

Current or former employee?: Current Employee

Job type: Full time


Haynes and Boone, LLP is one of the American Lawyer top 100 law firms, with more than 550 lawyers in 14 offices and 30 major legal practices. We are among the largest firms based in the United States. Our growth has been driven by our client service strengths, especially our problem-solving acumen and our ability to collaborate with clients. It is our mission to be a preeminent law firm that serves clients globally on sophisticated legal matters while maintaining a special culture founded on teamwork, a healthy work environment, and a strong work ethic. While every law firm believes culture is an important component of success, our culture is truly unique. Our culture is defined by our collaborative work environment and by putting the interests of our clients first. It focuses on teamwork, an environment of mutual respect, and a long-term view that supports investing in the future and the success of Haynes and Boone as an outstanding professional service institution.

Practice Areas

Haynes and Boone, LLP. practices law in the following areas and works with its clients to provide the best possible legal solutions.

  • Antitrust Counseling And Compliance
  • Appellate
  • Appellate Case Evaluation And Advice
  • Asia
  • Bankruptcy And Insolvency Litigation
  • Bankruptcy Appeals
  • Brazil
  • Capital Commitment Subscription Financings
  • Capital Markets And Securities
  • Class Action Defense
  • Climate Change And Corporate Sustainability
  • Commodities Trading And Finance
  • Copyright
  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Tax
  • Debt And Equity Financing
  • Distressed Assets
  • Employment Litigation
  • Energy Appeals
  • Energy Finance
  • Energy Investment Funds And Mlps
  • Energy Litigation
  • Energy Regulatory
  • Environmental Due Diligence
  • Environmental Litigation
  • Erisa And Other Benefits Litigation
  • Esops And Other Stock Based Plans
  • Europe Middle East And Africa
  • Executive And Incentive Compensation
  • Export Controls And Trade Compliance
  • Family Law
  • Family Office
  • Family Wealth And Estate Planning
  • Fiduciary Disputes
  • Financial Institutions And Insurance Finance
  • Financial Regulatory
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
  • Franchise Litigation
  • Fund Formation And Management
  • Government Audits And Investigations
  • Government Enforcement And Litigation
  • Greenhouse Gases
  • Health And Welfare Plans
  • Healthcare Litigation
  • Immigration
  • Import Relief
  • Insurance Coverage Litigation
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • International Arbitration
  • International Cartels
  • International Franchise And Distribution
  • International Trade Commission Section 337 Proceedings
  • Investment Banking And Broker Dealer
  • Investment Management
  • Iraq Transactions And Claims
  • Joint Ventures
  • Latin America And The Caribbean
  • Leveraged Financings
  • Licensing And Transactions
  • Liquefied Natural Gas
  • Media And Entertainment Litigation
  • Media And First Amendment Appeals
  • Merger Clearance
  • Mergers And Acquisitions
  • Mexico
  • Mexico Energy Reform
  • Multi Currency
  • Cross Border Financings
  • Occupational Safety And Health Act
  • And Workplace Disasters
  • Oil And Gas
  • Oil And Gas Litigation
  • Oilfield Services
  • Outsourcing Transactions
  • Patent Litigation
  • Patent Office Trials
  • Patents
  • Permitting Regulatory Counseling And Compliance
  • Plan Fiduciaries Counseling
  • Portfolio Companies And Investors
  • Power And Renewables
  • Prime Brokerage And Equity Lending
  • Privacy And Data Breach
  • Private Antitrust Litigation
  • Private Equity
  • Public Finance
  • Real Estate And Construction Litigation
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Reits And Remics
  • Remediation And Brownfields Developments
  • Retirement Plan Design And Counseling
  • Securities And Shareholder Litigation
  • Social Media
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Tax Controversy
  • Tax Exempt Organizations And Private Foundations
  • Technology And Intellectual Property Appeals
  • Tort And Products Liability Appeals
  • Trade And Export Finance
  • Trade Secret Litigation
  • Trademarks
  • Trust And Estate Administration
  • Us Criminal Investigations And Prosecutions
  • Us Inbound Investment
  • Venture Capital And Emerging Company
  • Wage And Hour Litigation
  • Antitrust And Competition
  • Bankruptcy And Business Restructuring
  • Corporate
  • Employee Benefits And Executive Compensation
  • Energy Power And Natural Resources
  • Environmental
  • Finance
  • Franchise And Distribution
  • Intellectual Property
  • International
  • Labor And Employment
  • Litigation
  • Private Clients And Estate Planning
  • Project Finance And Development
  • Real Estate
  • Tax

Hiring Criteria

Haynes and Boone, LLP. follows the set of hiring criteria outlined below.

We recruit individuals who emcompass our vision of academic excellence, teamwork, diversity, and inclusion. We are dedicated to supporting, attracting, retaining, and promoting our lawyers.

Pro bono

Although we believe that all of our lawyers should make personal decisions about public service, we formed our firmwide Pro Bono/Public Service Committee nearly 20 years ago to coordinate pro bono legal work and other public service opportunities and match them to our lawyers and staff. The Committee includes associates and partners, and our encouragement of pro bono service is reflected in the fact that more than 70 percent of associates and nearly 40 percent of partners regularly undertake pro bono work.

Our goal is that each lawyer should aspire to at least 50 hours of pro bono public legal services per year - and our annual total of more than 11,000 pro bono hours is testimony to how seriously Haynes and Boone lawyers take the pro bono challenge.

We take these individual efforts seriously:

Our lawyers are all required to report their pro bono hours the same way they report billable hours
Pro bono time is viewed favorably in performance reviews
Every associate is required to handle a pro bono case as soon as they join the firm.

Haynes and Boone, LLP. Awards and Recognitions

Chambers Global 2014 recognized Haynes and Boone in the United States, Mexico and Latin America. Chambers recognized the firm's international franchise and distribution practice, the firm's U.S.-based bankruptcy/restructuring practice, and its Mexican bankruptcy and finance practices. The firm's corporate/M&A practice was recognized in the U.S., Latin America and Mexico. Overall, 13 attorneys were recognized.

Chambers Latin America 2014 honored Haynes and Boone lawyers and practices for the fifth consecutive year for its high-end corporate and financial work throughout Latin America and Mexico.

Best Lawyers in America listed Haynes and Boone attorneys and 56 practice areas in its 2015 ranking of the nation's top legal talent. Seven attorneys were honored as "2015 Lawyers of the Year": Jeffrey Becker, Michael Boone, Ronald Breaux, Nina Cortell, Henry Flores, David McCombs, and Barry McNeil.

Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business 2014 singled out 49 Haynes and Boone lawyers as leaders in their field and 17 Haynes and Boone practices. The firm's Bankruptcy and Restructuring and Franchise and Distribution practices were recognized in the national rankings.

In 2014, Vault's annual survey of the 100 largest U.S. law firms ranked Haynes and Boone in the top 25 nationally in seven of eight possible rankings, and the firm was Boone ranked no. 8 in Texas in the regional rankings. Haynes and Boone was the only Texas law firm ranked for Best Summer Associate Program.

For the second year in a row, the International Who's Who Legal: Real Estate 2014 authors determined that Haynes and Boone, LLP Real Estate practitioner Ann Saegert is the year's most highly regarded lawyer in its global legal ranking.

In 2014, the Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Patent 1000: The World's Leading Patent Practitioners 2014 legal directory recognized five Haynes and Boone partners: Jeff Wolfson, Randall C. Brown, David L. McCombs, Phillip Philbin and Mark Tidwell. The new guide, which identifies the top patent practitioners in key jurisdictions around the globe based on feedback from market sources compiled during analyst interviews, also designated Haynes and Boone as a "recommended firm" for its Patent Practice Group.

BTI ranked Haynes and Boone in the Celebrity category in its 2014 Client Relationship Scorecard, noting that "The Celebrities outperform nearly 80 percent of the market serving large corporate clients."

Haynes and Boone, LLP attorneys were recognized by Texas Super Lawyers in its 2014 annual list, with seven firm attorneys featured in the Tops of Texas Honors. Nina Cortell was honored in the Top 10 list, and was again featured in the Top 100 list, along with Partners George Bramblett, Jr. and Lynne Liberato. Other listings include: Top 50 Women: Nina Cortell, Anne M. Johnson, Lynne Liberato and Karen Precella; Top 100 DFW: George Bramblett, Nina Cortell and Karen Precella; Top 100 Houston: Lynne Liberato and Kent Rutter; and Top 50 Central/West Texas: Lamont A. Jefferson.

Four Haynes and Boone, LLP partners received the 2013 International Law Office (ILO) and Lexology Client Choice award, an annual award recognizing lawyers around the world who stand apart for the excellent client service provided: David Bell (Intellectual Property: Designs and Trade Secrets), Matthew Deffebach (Employment and Labor), Patrick Hughes (Insolvency & Restructuring) and Matthew Schindel (Commercial Property).

Seven Haynes and Boone, LLP lawyers from the Orange County and Silicon Valley offices were included in the 2014 Northern and Southern California Super Lawyers and Rising Stars award listings.

Texas Super Lawyers designated 32 Haynes and Boone lawyers as Rising Stars in 2014, up-and-coming attorneys in their field under the age of 40 or who have been practicing for 10 years or less.

Two attorneys were named Super Lawyers in Washington, D.C. in 2014 and two were named Rising Stars.

The local legal community recognized 18 Dallas-based Haynes and Boone lawyers practicing in 13 specialty areas of law in D Magazine's 2014 Best Lawyers in Dallas listing.

Fort Worth, Texas magazine recognized 15 Haynes and Boone, LLP lawyers as "2013 Top Attorneys."

Six Haynes and Boone partners were honored in the Business Journals' 2013 "Who's Who in Energy" Directory, which recognized the nation's top energy leaders: Jeff Civins, Buddy Clark, Don Jackson, Diana Liebmann, Mary Mendoza, and Bill Nelson.

In its 2013 edition, The Legal 500 recommended Haynes and Boone for its M&A: Middle-Market and Real Estate practices, along with 15 lawyers from those practices.

Twenty-five attorneys in the New York office of Haynes and Boone, LLP were named outstanding attorneys by Super Lawyers and Rising Stars for 2013.

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

World Services Group, an alliance that provides its clients access to cost-effective, efficient and highly skilled foreign counsel, named Haynes and Boone Partner Larry Pascal, co-chair of the International Practice group, its Member of the Year for 2012.

Haynes and Boone was named the 2012 Top Corporate Law Firm in the Dallas-Fort Worth area by Corporate Board Member. Haynes and Boone has earned top marks in DFW ten of the last 11 years.

The Fort Worth office of Haynes and Boone was named one of the Best Places to work in Fort Worth, Texas Magazine, 2012.

The Dallas office of Haynes and Boone was named one of Dallas-Fort Worth's Best Places to Work by the Dallas Business Journal, 2009-2012.

Ten women partners from Haynes and Boone (the most of any law firm) were ranked among the 31 attorneys recognized in D Magazine's Best Women Lawyers in Dallas for 2010.

Haynes and Boone was named by clients and peers as a Go-To Law Firm for the country's top corporations by Corporate Counsel in 2010. The firm was cited for its representations in intellectual property, litigation and labor and employment matters.

The Houston office of Haynes and Boone was named one of that city's Best Places to Work by the Houston Business Journal in 2010.

Haynes and Boone was the first Texas law firm to be awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design® (LEED) Gold certification for commercial interior design by the U.S. Green Building Council. The firm, achieving the recognition for its Dallas-based One Victory Park office in 2010, is also one of only a handful of law firms nationally to achieve the Gold interior designation.

Haynes and Boone received the 2014 M&A Atlas Award Cross Border Deal of the Year - $1-5 Billion for its role in Mylan's acquisition of Agila Specialties from Strides Arcolab.

Corporate INTL Magazine named Haynes and Boone the 2014 China-US Cross Border M&A Law Firm of the Year for California, honoring Shanghai Administrative Partner Liza Mark and Silicon Valley Partner Yan Zhang.

In the 2014 edition of the World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000, the Haynes and Boone, LLP Trademark Practice Group was awarded both a national silver ranking, making it tied for fifth nationally, and a Texas gold ranking, the highest possible. Purvi Patel, Jeff Becker, David Bell, Richard Rochford, Ken Parker and Phil Hampton were also ranked individually.

Latin Lawyer awarded Haynes and Boone, SC its 2013 Restructuring Deal of the Year for serving as counsel to the consenting creditors in the groundbreaking bankruptcy case of Mexico's largest glassmaker, Vitro.

Latin Finance recognized the acquisition by Afore XXI Banorte of Afore Bancomer as its 2013 Domestic M&A Deal of the Year. The $1.6 billion purchase from Spain's Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria was the largest ever in Mexico's pension sector and helped position Afore XXI Banorte as a leader in the industry.

In 2013 and 2014, seven Haynes and Boone partners from three offices have been named IP Stars, and the Intellectual Property Practice Group has been voted to the top Texas tier in the inaugural IP Stars ranking by Managing Intellectual Property Magazine. Also in 2013, Partner Purvi Patel was featured in Managing Intellectual Property's inaugural IP Stars


Our diversity and women initiatives encourage our lawyers to draw upon their unique experiences and backgrounds to develop their careers. Here are a couple of key facts about our lawyers: 1) our lawyers come from 45 states and 26 foreign countries, and 2) they speak 26 different languages, including Spanish, Russian, French, Portuguese, and Chinese.

We strongly believe that cultural and ethnic differences enhance innovation and the delivery of quality legal services to a diverse marketplace. Our beliefs are reflected in our attorney workforce (20 percent of our lawyers are of color and 30 percent are women), ranking us first among Texas-based law firms and well into the top third of the 250 largest firms in the U.S.

Summer associate program

In 2010, Haynes And Boone, LLP had a class of 42 summer associates. 40 of those summer associates were considered for offers. 30 offers were made. The firm did not report how much it pays summer associates.

size of 2010 summer class 42

males 23

females 19

2Ls considered for offers 40

Offers made 30


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