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Haynes and Boone Recognized in Second Edition of Best Lawyers and U.S. News “Best Law Firms” Survey
11/01/2011

DALLAS – Haynes and Boone, LLP has earned top national and metropolitan rankings in the second edition of the U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” survey.

The firm earned seven National Tier 1 rankings in 2011, compared to a single top rating last year. In fact, Haynes and Boone saw improvement in each category for which it was recognized in 2010.

National Tier 1 levels were obtained in Corporate Governance Law, Corporate Law, Franchise Law, Litigation - Labor & Employment, Litigation - Real Estate, Project Finance Law and Technology Law.

National Tier 2 rankings were given for the following: Antitrust Law, Banking and Finance Law, Bankruptcy and Creditor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law, International Trade and Finance Law, Litigation - Bankruptcy, Litigation - Intellectual Property, Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy), Oil & Gas Law, Real Estate Law, Securities / Capital Markets Law, Securities Regulation and Venture Capital Law.

Appellate Practice, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, Energy Law, Environmental Law, Labor Law - Management, Litigation - Antitrust, Litigation - ERISA, Litigation - Securities, Litigation - Trusts & Estates, Tax Law and Trusts & Estates Law were awarded National Tier 3 honors.

These rankings, which are presented in tiers, showcase 9,633 different law firms ranked nationally in one or more of 75 major legal practice areas and in metropolitan or state rankings in one or more of 119 major legal practice areas. Clients and peers were asked to assess law firms for their responsiveness, understanding of client business needs, cost-effectiveness, integrity, civility, and whether they would refer a client to the law firm.

 

The national first-tier rankings will be featured in U.S. News and World Report’s ‘Money’ issue on newsstands Nov. 15.

Haynes and Boone’s Austin, Dallas, Houston, New York City, San Antonio and Washington, D.C. offices received Metropolitan rankings. They are:

Austin Tier 1

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Environmental Law
Franchise Law

Litigation - Environmental
Water Law

 

Dallas Tier 1

Antitrust Law

Appellate Practice
Banking and Finance Law
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Commercial Litigation

Corporate Governance Law

Corporate Law

Criminal Defense: White-Collar - Governmental Investigations

Criminal Defense: White-Collar - Litigation
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Franchise Law
Insurance Law

Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants

Litigation - Antitrust

Litigation - Bankruptcy

Litigation - ERISA

Litigation - Intellectual Property

Litigation - Labor & Employment

Litigation - Patent

Litigation - Real Estate

Litigation - Securities

Project Finance Law

Real Estate Law

Securities / Capital Markets Law

Technology Law

Trusts & Estates Law

Venture Capital Law

 

Houston Tier 1

Appellate Practice

Banking and Finance Law

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Criminal Defense: White-Collar - Governmental Investigations

Criminal Defense: White Collar - Litigation

Environmental Law

Project Finance Law

Real Estate Law

 

New York City Tier 1

Litigation - Bankruptcy

 

San Antonio Tier 1

Appellate Practice

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Commercial Litigation

Energy Law

Litigation - Eminent Domain & Condemnation

Real Estate Law

 

Austin Tier 2

Litigation - Bankruptcy

Tax Law

 

Dallas Tier 2

Employment Law - Management

International Trade and Finance Law

Labor Law - Management

Litigation - First Amendment

Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)

Litigation - Trusts & Estates

Oil & Gas Law

Securities Regulation

Tax Law

Trademark Law

 

Houston Tier 2

Commercial Litigation

Construction Law

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Litigation - Bankruptcy

Litigation - Construction

Litigation - Environmental

Litigation - Intellectual Property

Natural Resources Law

Tax Law

Technology Law

Venture Capital Law

 

New York City Tier 2

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Real Estate Law

 

San Antonio Tier 2

Corporate Law

Litigation - Bankruptcy

Litigation - Labor & Employment

Litigation - Trusts & Estates

 

Washington, D.C. Tier 2

Antitrust Law

Franchise Law

Litigation - Antitrust

 

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