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.

Lawyer of the Year

Best Lawyers

Eight Haynes and Boone Lawyers Receive “2016 Lawyer of the Year” Distinction by Best Lawyers

Best Lawyers® has named eight Haynes and Boone, LLP lawyers “2016 Lawyer of the Year,” one more than last year.

Published by Woodward/White, Inc., in August 2015


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


Super Lawyers

Haynes and Boone Lawyers Recognized in 2015 Texas Super Lawyers

Texas Super Lawyers has again recognized Haynes and Boone, LLP in its annual award listing, featuring 65 lawyers with seven highlighted in the Tops of Texas rankings.

Published by Thomson Reuters in September 2015

Professional Recognition

  • Best Lawyers, Woodward/White, Inc., 2016 Lawyer of the Year — Health Care Law, 2016
  • Chambers USA, Chambers & Partners — Healthcare, Texas (2015)
  • D Magazine, D Magazine Partners, "Best Lawyers in Dallas" — Criminal Defense: White Collar; Antitrust Law (2011-2012); White Collar (2015)
  • Texas Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters — Criminal Defense: White Collar (2003-2015); Healthcare, Business Litigation (2013-2015)
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Woodward/White, Inc. — Antitrust Law (2005-2011); Litigation - Antitrust (2012-2016); Healthcare (2013-2016)
  • Martindale Hubbell® Law Directory with a Peer Review Rating of AV® Preeminent™

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