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In the News

Jason Bloom on Good Day Fox 4 News: Court Hears Aereo TV Case

The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in case that pits traditional broadcast TV against new technology. Aereo says it's found a loophole in the law that allows it to send you live and recorded TV over the internet. >>

Jason Bloom in Law360: How the High Court Can Avoid Collateral Damage in Aereo

A defeat for Aereo Inc. in its U.S. Supreme Court battle with broadcasters could pose a big threat to the world of cloud computing, the company and others have claimed. With arguments in the case set for Tuesday, Law360 examines if the justices can shut down Aereo without causing problems in the cloud. >>

Recent Publications

Bloomberg BNA Criminal Law Reporter Guest Article: Judge’s Refusal to Enforce Broad Subpoenas in ‘BridgeGate’ Case

On April 9, a New Jersey Superior Court declined to compel compliance with subpoenas issued by a committee of the New Jersey Legislature investigating the so-called ‘‘BridgeGate’’ controversy surrounding the September 2013 closing of George Washington Bridge traffic access lanes in Fort Lee, N.J. >>

Media Law Letter Guest Article: Ninth Circuit Orders Take-Down of “Innocence of Muslims” Video in Novel and Controversial Application of Copyright Law

Reminding one of the expression that bad facts can make, at least in the eyes of many, bad law, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ordered Google to remove from YouTube all or part of a film entitled “Innocence of Muslims” based on an actress’ claim that she retained a copyright interest in her independently copyrightable contribution to a joint work. Garcia v. Google, Inc., No. 12-57302, slip op. at 4, 14 (9th Cir. Feb. 26, 2014). >>

Recognition for Our Litigation Practice

  • The BTI Consulting Group’s BTI Litigation Outlook 2013 recognized Haynes and Boone in three litigation areas: securities or finance related litigation, complex commercial litigation and IP litigation. The national survey of more than 350 senior in-house attorneys asked, “Which firm do you consider to be best suited to helping you” with various legal services.
  • According to Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2011, Haynes and Boone's business litigation practice ranks among the top law firms in Texas. One source cited by Chambers said, "Excellent litigators - it's a pleasure to see them at work."

Litigation/Trial Practice

Visit our Securities Litigation Year in Review 2013 update.

When You Engage Haynes and Boone, You Mean Business

Commercial litigation requires outside counsel who are deeply committed to understanding a company’s business strategy, its industry and its regulatory environment. Haynes and Boone attorneys value this knowledge and use it as the foundation of a tactical litigation plan. We pursue litigation with a zealous, principled and pragmatic approach, always striving to align litigation strategy with our client’s goals. If skilled representation in the courtroom is the best course, we provide it. If a different route to resolution is required, we provide that.

The ultimate goal is to not just serve as an emergency asset, but a trusted business partner to help clients make common-sense decisions about their businesses.

We Provide Legal Solutions Proportionate to Your Needs

Bet-the-company litigation looks different to every size of organization, which means that a one-size-fits-all approach to litigation does not exist. For a large global organization, billions of dollars may be at stake; for a small, entrepreneurial company, a swipe at last year’s revenues could close doors. We are sensitive to these nuances. As skilled, experienced and creative trial lawyers, we handle business litigation of all sizes while keeping an eye on the efficiencies that keep legal services cost-effective.

We Walk the Talk

Teamwork, responsiveness and flexibility are not hollow buzzwords to us; they have stood as the core of our business since we opened our doors more than 40 years ago. Our lawyers are not rewarded for hoarding work. Instead, we reward excellence and collaboration. That helps us stand out from the crowd but, more importantly, helps us serve our clients with the most effective and efficient legal services possible. In fact, we have received multiple honors for our approach to client service including recognition by Corporate Board Member Magazine and from the BTI Consulting Group’s survey of corporate general counsel.

We Know Our Neighbors

And our neighbors know us. Haynes and Boone lawyers are respected leaders and influencers, active and well-known in the legal community and in the cities in which they live and work. Approximately one-quarter of our litigators have held judicial clerkships and we are active in Inns of Court; we hold leadership positions in national and state Bar committees; and we are involved in rule making, including holding chair positions on the Texas Supreme Court Advisory Committee. As a firm, we strive to provide 11,000 pro bono hours a year. All this is to say, simply, that we are committed to our communities.