NEW YORK – For Haynes and Boone, LLP, what began in New York City ten years ago with a strategic plan, a cardboard office sign and a single lawyer has now blossomed into a legal services enterprise that is the third largest tenant in Midtown Manhattan’s iconic 30 Rock building.
The Dallas-headquartered law firm has just signed papers to take an additional 38,193 square feet of space in 30 Rockefeller Plaza, giving it a total of 113,000 square feet – the entire 24th, 25th and 26th floors. Only Lazard and Deloitte LLP take up more room in the landmark building.
- A Texas appeals court on Wednesday rejected a professed anarchist-turned-paid government informant's bid to revive a defamation suit against the New York Times
over an article about his involvement in a plot to firebomb police cars outside the 2008 Republican National Convention.
The Seventh Court of Appeals ruled in a split opinion that a lower court rightfully dismissed Brandon Darby's defamation case against New York Times
reporter James C. McKinley Jr. on the grounds that the existence of actual malice could not be proved.
– Lawyers from Haynes and Boone, LLP assisted Celanese Corporation in creating an approximately $800 million joint venture with Mitsui & Co., Ltd. to develop and construct a methanol production plant designed to take advantage of the abundant new supplies of U.S. natural gas. The new joint venture will be known as Fairway Methanol LLC.
The facility, to be built near the existing Celanese acetyl complex in Clear Lake, Texas, will have a capacity of 1.3 million tons per year and is expected to start operations in 2015.
– Haynes and Boone, LLP Partner Rick Werner
joined representatives of client Alliqua, Inc., a provider of advanced wound care solutions, at the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square to ring the Feb. 24 opening bell.
Werner took the stage along with a group of Alliqua’s leaders, including Chief Executive Officer David Johnson and Chief Financial Officer Brian Posner.