Carrie Huff has practiced more than 25 years at Haynes and Boone representing clients in complex commercial litigation. Carrie has extensive experience in securities and shareholder litigation, class actions, fiduciary disputes and professional ethics/liability of lawyers.
Carrie frequently represents corporations and their officers and directors in defending shareholder derivative suits and securities class actions. Carrie also has defended class actions involving a variety of claims such as alleged breach of contract, negligence and statutory violations. In addition, Carrie has defended trustees against claims alleging breach of fiduciary duties and other claims of trust management. For example, Carrie has successfully represented the trustees of two large Texas family trusts in multi-court litigation against allegations of mismanagement, breaches of fiduciary duty and civil RICO violations related to the sale of a trust-owned corporation. This frequent headline-grabbing family dispute was resolved through a global settlement of related litigation in federal, state district and probate courts.
Carrie also has represented lawyers and law firms in malpractice suits and disqualification proceedings. Carrie advises outside and in-house counsel regarding ethical issues such as conflicts of interest, attorney-client privilege and the unauthorized practice of law. Carrie has earned the respect of her peers in the area of attorney ethics and serves as an Assistant General Counsel of the firm. Carrie also is AV® Peer Review Rated Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell® Law Directory.
In addition to practicing law, Carrie is active in the legal profession and the community. Carrie frequently speaks and writes on topics relating to securities issues, corporate governance, attorney-client privilege and ethics. Carrie has served many years on the Council for the State Bar of Texas Antitrust and Business Litigation Section. As an avid arts supporter, Carrie also enjoys serving on the Board of the Dallas Winds.