• Thad Behrens Touchdown
    Haynes and Boone Garners National Attention for "A Series of Touchdowns" Scored on Behalf of the NFL in Super Bowl Seating Trial

    The verdict in the federal jury trial arising from the issues with the installation of temporary seating at Super Bowl XLV continues to garner national attention.  As quoted in the New York Times, Haynes and Boone partner and lead trial attorney Thad Behrens noted that “the NFL has always accepted responsibility for the problems that were experienced by some of its fans at Super Bowl XLV and has attempted from the beginning to compensate them for their genuinely received losses and inconvenience."  But on the most disputed issue in the trial—whether the League fraudulently induced two of the plaintiffs into purchasing seats with obstructed views for the game—the NFL prevailed decisively.  NBC Sports hailed the verdict as “a big win for the league.”  The Texas Lawbook called the verdict in the case the latest in “a series of touchdowns for the NFL’s lawyers, who all practice at Haynes and Boone.”  
    When the case was filed in February 2011, the plaintiffs designed it as a multi-million dollar class action on behalf of potentially hundreds of Super Bowl XLV ticketholders.   The Haynes and Boone trial team began dismantling the opposition back in July 2012 when the Court dismissed nearly all of the tort claims in the case.  That victory was followed by another in 2013, when the team secured the denial of class certification.  
    That led to Haynes and Boone’s successful defense of the League in the jury trial of the remaining seven Plaintiffs in the case. The Plaintiffs were seeking approximately $496,000 in actual and punitive damages. The Court granted a directed verdict in favor of the NFL on Plaintiffs’ punitive damages claims, and the jury ultimately awarded the Plaintiffs a total of only $75,850 – about $421,000 less than they were claiming. Of the victory, Thad Behrens said, “It has been a privilege and honor to represent the NFL in this case, and I couldn’t be more proud of the extraordinary team of Haynes and Boone lawyers and professionals who brought about this result for our client.”

    The jury verdict in this case comes less than two months after Haynes and Boone obtained the dismissal of all claims brought against the NFL 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.

    Links to coverage - 

    Texas Lawbook (subscription required)

    NBC Sports

    New York Times (subscription required)


  • Kit Addleman Diversity
    Organization’s Annual Census Shows Progress for Women Moving into Texas Corporate Boardrooms The Board Connection, a Texas-based nonprofit organization, has released its annual census of women serving on the corporate boards inside the 45 Texas-headquartered Fortune 500 companies, and there is good news. The fifth edition of the census, sponsored in part by Haynes and Boone, LLP, shows significant progress in gender diversity in the boardroom, including an overall increase in the percentage of board seats filled by women.
  • Arthur A. Cohen Project Finance
    Haynes and Boone Advises Celanese in $150 Million Coal-fired Boiler Plant Conversion Haynes and Boone, LLP lawyers advised the Celanese Corporation on its recently completed conversion of its Narrows, Va., 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.
  • Steve Corso Growth
    Steve Corso Joins Government Investigations and Litigation Practice

    Steve Corso, a former assistant U.S. attorney who has also served as a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) enforcement attorney, joins our government investigations and litigation practices.  His practice focuses on SEC defense, internal investigations and white collar criminal matters. He will be working to solidify and grow the government investigations practice across the country in areas including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and public company accounting and disclosure concerns.

  • Bradley J. Richards Mergers and Acquisitions
    Haynes and Boone Advises Longtime Client HRsmart In Its Sale to Deltek A team of Haynes and Boone, LLP lawyers recently advised HRsmart – a leading provider of global unified talent management solutions – in its sale to Deltek, Inc.
  • Scott Helbing Growth
    Finance Veteran Scott Helbing Rejoins Haynes and Boone

    Scott Helbing, a finance practitioner with special emphasis on commercial lending and energy finance, has rejoined Haynes and Boone, LLP as partner.

  • Latinvex Top 100 Latin America
    Three Haynes and Boone Lawyers Selected for Latinvex Top 100 A trio of Haynes and Boone, LLP lawyers specializing in Latin American transactions and cross-border work has been named Latinvex Top 100 lawyers, an honor reserved for the leading attorneys from international law firms doing legal business in the region.
  • Patrick Hughes Honors
    Patrick Hughes Inducted to 26th Class of American College of Bankruptcy Fellows WASHINGTON, D.C. – Haynes and Boone, LLP Partner Patrick Hughes has been inducted as a fellow in the 26th Class of the American College of Bankruptcy. He is one of 34 new fellows being honored for their professional excellence and exceptional contributions to the restructuring and insolvency fields.
  • James Waters Recognition
    James Waters Named to Savoy Magazine 2015 Most Influential Black Lawyers Haynes and Boone, LLP Finance Partner James Waters has been recognized as one of the nation’s Most Influential Black Lawyers for 2015 by Savoy Magazine.

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