Haynes and Boone News

Jason Habinsky in CNBC: Inside North Korea's Scrappy, Masterful Cyberstrategy

Sony Pictures Entertainment has canceled the Christmas Day release of "The Interview" amid threats of a widespread attack from hackers, who U.S. intelligence officials say were working for North Korea. >>

Jason Habinsky in Law360: Sony Breach May Inspire Slew Of Privacy, Employment Claims

Sony Corp. is likely to face not just claims over its security safeguards following a recent breach that compromised the personal data of thousands of employees and celebrities, but employment, breach of contract and health privacy allegations based on the leaked data. >>

Recent Publications

Sony Pictures Hit With Class Actions Arising from Recent Data Breach

Two groups of former Sony employees filed putative class actions this week arising from the company’s recent data breach. >>

Law360 Guest Article: A Busy Year For Anti-SLAPP Litigation and Legislation

Over the past year, both courts and legislatures have made significant strides in the arena of anti-SLAPP decisions and laws. >>

DOJ Addresses Scope of Successor Liability in New FCPA Opinion

In a recent Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) Opinion Procedure Release, the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) provided guidance on the scope of successor liability in international M&A transactions. >>

Compliance Risks in China

This alert aims to provide a general introduction to both Chinese laws and the FCPA’s practice relating to American entities that do business in China. >>

Administration Raises Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Penalty Cap By 77 Percent

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has issued a final rule increasing the limit of liability for damages under the Oil Pollution Act to $133.65 million. >>

Alberto de la Pena in the Dallas Morning News: Mexican Professionals Bringing Ambition, Startups to North Texas

...[S]ince 2010 about 2,000 well-to-do Mexicans have brought their businesses to Texas or started new ones here, according to a Dallas Morning News analysis...

Alberto de la Peña, a native of Mexico City, arrived in Dallas in 2000 for what he thought would be a six-month legal course at SMU. He has stayed for more than 14 years, living a transnational life. De la Peña is now a law partner at Haynes and Boone in Dallas, where he helps business clients navigate the bureaucratic legal maze in Mexico.

Anchia and Villalba Preview 2015 Legislative Session

Haynes and Boone, LLP clients, lawyers and friends this week previewed key issues facing the 84th Texas Legislature through the eyes of two firm lawyers - one Republican, the other Democrat - who represent Dallas districts in the Texas House of Representatives. 

After being welcomed in Dallas by Managing Partner Terry Conner, District 103 Rep. Rafael Anchia (D- Dallas) and District 114 Rep. Jason Villalba (R-Dallas) gave their assessments of the upcoming legislation, with Scott Braddock, Quorum Report senior political correspondent serving as panel moderator.

Addition of Davidovich and Rosensweig Continues the Expansion of Haynes and Boone Hedge Fund Practice

NEW YORK – The continued growth of the Haynes and Boone, LLP hedge fund practice is being boosted with the recruitment of two highly regarded partners in the firm’s rapidly expanding New York office, Ricardo W. Davidovich and Shelley J. Rosensweig.

Davidovich and Rosensweig bring to the firm’s hedge fund capabilities more than 35 years of experience in advising investment managers, hedge funds and other alternative asset structures.

Haynes and Boone Partner Buddy Clark on CNBC’s Squawk Box

Haynes and Boone, LLP Partner Buddy Clark, leader of the firm’s energy practice, was interviewed Dec. 2 as an energy industry expert on the impact of falling oil prices on Squawk Box, CNBC‘s the popular morning business program.

Clark, appearing with Wall Street Journal special writer Greg Zuckerman, said the fallout will be far from the catastrophe some have predicted for oil and gas producers.