Stacy Brainin



Education and Clerkships

J.D., University of Texas at Austin School of Law, 1984, high honors; Order of the Coif; Associate Editor of Texas Law Review

B.A., University of Texas at Austin, 1981, high honors; Phi Beta Kappa

Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

United States Supreme Court

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas


Stacy Brainin has extensive experience in white collar criminal defense and government investigations, including representation of companies and individuals in both criminal and civil matters.  Her practice also includes complex business litigation with an emphasis in healthcare and professional liability matters.  She has defended cases alleging civil and criminal business fraud in state and federal courts throughout the country.

Stacy represents and advises healthcare providers in civil and criminal disputes with state and federal government agencies.  She is  experienced in handling internal investigations, compliance programs and legal audits.

Stacy has served as Adjunct Professor at the University of Texas School of Law from 2009 to present.

Recent Publications and Presentations

  • Speaker, ABA National False Claims Act and Qui Tam Trial Institute, Washington D.C., June 2013. 
  • "Conflicts of Interest and Other Ethical Issues Facing Law Firms and In-House Lawyers," Texas Bar CLE's 9th Annual Advanced Business Law Course, October 13, 2011. 
  • "Where the Wild Things Are: An Update of Recent 'Ethical' Decisions," Co-author with John Middleton, 2010 Northern District of Texas Bankruptcy Bench/Bar Conference, May 14, 2010.


Super Lawyers

Repeat Recognition as 2014 Texas Super Lawyers

Texas Super Lawyers has once again recognized Haynes and Boone in its annual award listing, with seven firm attorneys featured in the Tops of Texas honors.

Year in Review

False Claims Highlights

The False Claims Act continued to be a significant focus of government and whistleblower activity in 2014.


Best Lawyers

Best Lawyers in America 2015

Best Lawyers® in America, an annual referral guide listing outstanding attorneys throughout the U.S, has once again recognized Haynes and Boone, LLP lawyers. This year the firm increased its honored practices to 56.

Professional Recognition

  • Texas Super Lawyers — Criminal Defense: White Collar (2003-2014) Health Care, Business Litigation (2013-2014)  
  • Best Lawyers in America — Antitrust Law (2005-2011); Litigation - Antitrust (2012-2015); and Healthcare (2013-2015) 
  • Best Lawyers in Dallas — Criminal Defense: White Collar; Antitrust Law (2011-2012) 
  • Martindale Hubbell® Law Directory with a Peer Review Rating of AV® Preeminent™

Professional and Community Activities

  • American Bar Association, Section of Litigation and Criminal Justice Section, White Collar Crime Committee, Health Care Fraud Subcommittee
  • Dallas Bar Association Antitrust & Trade Regulation Section
  • W.M. “Mac” Taylor, Jr. American Inn of Court

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