Haynes and Boone News

Haynes and Boone Advises TransData in Fifth Wireless Smart Electric Meter Patent Portfolio Licensing

DALLAS - Haynes and Boone, LLP has advised client TransData Inc., a leading manufacturer of advanced solid-state electricity meters, in its licensing agreement of wireless smart electric meter patent portfolio (the “Smart Meter Patents”) to Telensa Ltd. >>

Thomas Lang in Inside Counsel: FTC Case Against Dental Board in North Carolina Could Set Precedent for State Antitrust Immunity

The case of North Carolina Board of Dental Examiners v. FTC is being watched closely by those in the medical community for its potential far-reaching ramifications on state boards and agencies, as well as regulators who practice in the fields in which they are tasked to regulate. >>

Recent Publications

Bloomberg BNA Mergers and Acquisitions Law Report Guest Article: Buyer Beware: Social Media Due Diligence in M&A

The social media landscape has advanced rapidly and is changing the way all businesses operate. >>

FDA Throws the (Purple) Book at Biosimilars - Purple v. Orange

On September 9, 2014, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published the inaugural “Purple Book,” a list of approved or “licensed” biological products, including all biosimilar and interchangeable biological products. >>

CMS Extends MSSP ACO Waivers

With the recent announcement to extend the waivers of certain fraud and abuse laws for accountable care organizations (ACOs) participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP), ACOs can continue using the waivers in their current form - at least for now. >>

CFPB Relaxes Rules Governing Privacy Disclosures

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) announced today that it would allow financial institutions to provide their privacy notices to consumers online and would no longer require annual distribution of paper copies, provided that the institutions meet certain requirements. >>

Judge Orders More Than $250K Fee Award for KTRK in Anti-SLAPP Matter

AUSTIN - A Harris County judge awarded Haynes and Boone, LLP client KTRK Television, a Houston ABC affiliate, more than $250,000 in attorneys’ fees after the station won an anti-strategic lawsuit against public participation (anti-SLAPP) appeal against the plaintiff.

Haynes and Boone Austin-based Partner Laura Prather and Of Counsel Catherine Robb represented KTRK Television in the matter.

Haynes and Boone Houston Expands Energy Talent with Kirsten Polyansky

HOUSTON – Haynes and Boone, LLP is proud to announce that Kirsten Polyansky has joined the firm’s Houston office as a partner in the Energy Practice Group.

“Her vast energy finance knowledge and experience fit nicely with the firm’s energy practice,” said Houston Partner Buddy Clark, head of the Energy Practice Group. “Kirsten’s experience in energy commodities, with a special focus on crude oil and refined products, enhances the firm’s capabilities.”

New Additions to Haynes and Boone Shanghai and Houston Offices Create Critical Mass for Cross-Border Greater China Legal Work

SHANGHAI and HOUSTON – Haynes and Boone, LLP continues expanding the legal resources available to clients involved in Greater China cross-border transactions with the addition of a six-member team, including two seasoned partners – one in Shanghai and the other in Houston.

Joining Partner Liza Mark in Shanghai and Partner Yan Zhang, who splits time between Shanghai and Palo Alto, the firm welcomes new Shanghai office Partner Louis Meng and new Houston-based Partner Frank S. Wu.

Haynes and Boone Advises WhiteWave in Acquisition of So Delicious

Haynes and Boone, LLP lawyers have advised WhiteWave in the just-announced acquisition of So Delicious Dairy Free for about $195 million.

With the all-cash purchase, WhiteWave would expand its plant-based food and beverage platform by adding a complementary brand with significant growth potential, particularly in the growing plant-based frozen dessert category.