Haynes and Boone News

Kyle Musgrove in Bloomberg BNA IP Law: Is Altering Patent Construction Review ‘Worth the Candle'? Stakeholders Weigh In

Oral arguments at the Supreme Court over whether the Federal Circuit should give more deference to district court's patent claim construction judgments, saw Justice Samuel A. Alito question what “practical significance” would be achieved by a change in the standard of review (200 PTD, 10/16/14). >>

Cornell College Awards Nicholas Even with Leadership and Service Award

DALLAS – Haynes and Boone, LLP Partner Nicholas Even has been selected as a recipient of Cornell College’s Leadership and Service Award, recognizing him among three Cornell alumni who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in their careers, and “whose work has contributed to the betterment of their community and its citizens, and whose commitment to the college has remained strong for many years." >>

Recent Publications

CMS Extends MSSP ACO Waivers

With the recent announcement to extend the waivers of certain fraud and abuse laws for accountable care organizations (ACOs) participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP), ACOs can continue using the waivers in their current form - at least for now. >>

CFPB Relaxes Rules Governing Privacy Disclosures

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) announced today that it would allow financial institutions to provide their privacy notices to consumers online and would no longer require annual distribution of paper copies, provided that the institutions meet certain requirements. >>

Texas Press Association Guest Article: Recent Decisions Affect Access to Juvenile Courts

Recent news events have shown that, sadly, juvenile courts do not hear only cases involving minor offenses committed by "good kids." While those types of cases are certainly part of a juvenile court judges must hear cases involving offenses such as assault, battery, sexual assault, intoxication manslaughter, and even murder. >>

Judge Orders More Than $250K Fee Award for KTRK in Anti-SLAPP Matter

AUSTIN - A Harris County judge awarded Haynes and Boone, LLP client KTRK Television, a Houston ABC affiliate, more than $250,000 in attorneys’ fees after the station won an anti-strategic lawsuit against public participation (anti-SLAPP) appeal against the plaintiff.

Haynes and Boone Austin-based Partner Laura Prather and Of Counsel Catherine Robb represented KTRK Television in the matter.

Haynes and Boone Houston Expands Energy Talent with Kirsten Polyansky

HOUSTON – Haynes and Boone, LLP is proud to announce that Kirsten Polyansky has joined the firm’s Houston office as a partner in the Energy Practice Group.

“Her vast energy finance knowledge and experience fit nicely with the firm’s energy practice,” said Houston Partner Buddy Clark, head of the Energy Practice Group. “Kirsten’s experience in energy commodities, with a special focus on crude oil and refined products, enhances the firm’s capabilities.”

New Additions to Haynes and Boone Shanghai and Houston Offices Create Critical Mass for Cross-Border Greater China Legal Work

SHANGHAI and HOUSTON – Haynes and Boone, LLP continues expanding the legal resources available to clients involved in Greater China cross-border transactions with the addition of a six-member team, including two seasoned partners – one in Shanghai and the other in Houston.

Joining Partner Liza Mark in Shanghai and Partner Yan Zhang, who splits time between Shanghai and Palo Alto, the firm welcomes new Shanghai office Partner Louis Meng and new Houston-based Partner Frank S. Wu.

Haynes and Boone Advises WhiteWave in Acquisition of So Delicious

Haynes and Boone, LLP lawyers have advised WhiteWave in the just-announced acquisition of So Delicious Dairy Free for about $195 million.

With the all-cash purchase, WhiteWave would expand its plant-based food and beverage platform by adding a complementary brand with significant growth potential, particularly in the growing plant-based frozen dessert category.