Main Practice Contacts

Anne M. Johnson
+1 214.651.5376


Kit Addleman
+1 214.651.5783


Richard D. Anigian
+1 214.651.5633


Matthew Thomas Deffebach
+1 713.547.2064


In the News

Haynes and Boone Wins Dismissal of All Claims Against The National Football League in Super Bowl Ticket Pricing Class Action

In a case that drew national attention when it was filed last year, a New Jersey federal judge has dismissed all claims brought against the National Football League in a class action brought over ticket pricing for Super Bowl XLVIII held last February at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey.

The plaintiffs in Finkelman, et al. v. National Football League, et al. (Civil Action No.3:14¬cv¬00096 (D.N.J.)) asked the United States District Court in New Jersey to find that the league’s limited distribution of Super Bowl tickets caused Finkelman and other class members to overpay for Super Bowl seats on the secondary market. >>

Laura Prather in the Austin Chronicle: Zimmerman Suit Not Yet "Bygone"

At 9:46pm Tuesday, Dec. 16, as the final City Council election returns were arriving, District 6 Council Member-elect Don Zim­mer­man filed a notice of nonsuit regarding his lawsuit against Ken Martin and his online politics newsletter the Austin Bulldog... >>

Haynes and Boone in Law360: Exxon Says Free Speech Right Nixes Worker's Defamation Suit

ExxonMobil Pipeline Co. on Wednesday asked a Texas appellate court to throw out a fired employee’s defamation suit under a state free speech law, arguing that an internal conversation between the man’s supervisors was protected speech. >>



Recent Publications

CFAA Claims by Software Vendors for Unauthorized Access to Their Licensed Software on Their Clients’ Computers

Can a software vendor assert a Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (“CFAA,” 18 U.S.C. § 1030) claim against a third-party end-user for unauthorized access to the vendor’s licensed software operating on the vendor’s client’s computers? In other words, does the vendor have a viable CFAA claim if it does not own the accessed computers, but access nonetheless violates the terms of the vendor’s software license agreement? >>

Data Breach Plaintiffs Bring Creative Claims to Overcome Standing Hurdles

New breaches of individuals’ personally identifiable information (“PII”) are announced every week, but so far plaintiffs have had limited success in pursuing class actions against breached companies because they usually cannot plead injury-in-fact sufficient to establish standing. >>

Texas Lawyer Guest Article: Differing Results in Recent Nuisance Cases Against Oil and Gas Operators

Over the past few months, a number of nuisance lawsuits against oil and gas companies have made the news. >>




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.