Litigation

You aren’t in business to litigate.

At Haynes and Boone, our lawyers start with listening to clients about how litigation relates to their overall business goals. We look at the big picture, considering long-term impacts to our clients’ businesses. It’s what sets us apart from other large national law firms and from many litigation-only boutiques.

We handle commercial litigation of all sizes and we know that any matter can be “bet-the-company,” depending on the client. Our unique approach ensures that the right team handles the right case. Whether the case is a contract dispute, a class action, a regulatory issue or is industry-specific, we are always mindful of a client’s need for efficiency and budget certainty.

Clients recognize the difference, noting in Chambers USA how they value Haynes and Boone’s “ability to be proactive and to manage our expectations. They’ve done a great job of developing relationships with our businesspeople.”

Our clients include industry leaders, such as Halliburton and AT&T, as well as high-visibility clients like the National Football League. We also represent a wide variety of other clients, including banks, financial services companies, manufacturers, technology and software companies, real estate firms and nonprofit institutions, among others.

A client-centered approach to litigation requires our lawyers to be creative, flexible and practical, often working in teams. Our sophisticated litigators can rely on and collaborate with a deep bench of talented Haynes and Boone lawyers, with nationwide reach, when a case demands it, but we recognize that needless discovery and scorched-earth tactics rarely reach positive results for clients.

While most litigation purposely never proceeds to trial, when it has, our skilled and experienced trial teams have obtained numerous successful jury and bench verdicts for our clients. Additionally, our nationally recognized appellate team works closely with our trial lawyers to ensure a complete and proper record is preserved at trial, in case an appeal is filed.

Our clients benefit from the diverse experience and broad scope of our litigation practice. In high-stakes, complex business litigation, especially in the federal courts, we know the judges and opposing counsel, and they know us. About a quarter of our litigators have been judicial clerks, and many of our team participate actively in – as well as lead – local, state and national bar groups and Inns of Court.

News and Publications

Year in Review

2014 YEAR IN REVIEW – CLASS ACTION LITIGATION

The inaugural Class Action Litigation Year in Review focuses on key federal court decisions issued this year on class action issues. It does not attempt to catalogue every case, but rather, the focus is on a big picture overview of key cases and trends on issues that cut across all types of class actions.

Honors

Chambers USA 2014

Chambers USA has once again recognized Haynes and Boone, LLP in its annual guide, Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2014, featuring 17 of the firm’s practices and 49 individual lawyers. Two of the firm’s practice groups, Bankruptcy/Restructuring and Franchising, were included in the national rankings.

Year in Review

Year in Review

Our annual Year in Review comments on significant securities-related decisions by the Supreme Court, federal appellate courts and district courts, notes key developments in SEC enforcement, and summarizes significant rulings in state law fiduciary litigation against directors and officers of public companies.

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