Bruce Newsome


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Education and Clerkships

J.D., University of Texas at Austin School of Law, 1995, Teaching Quizmaster and Section Coordinator; Order of the Coif

A.B., Davidson College, 1990, cum laude




Bruce Newsome has broad experience in representing all types of companies, including those that are going public, are already public, or want to raise capital without using the public markets.

Bruce has represented companies in successfully navigating the complex and uncertain initial public offering process. In addition, he has significant experience in representing companies that are already public. This experience includes assisting these public companies in both meeting their SEC and stock exchange reporting requirements, including the ever-changing executive compensation disclosure requirements. In addition, this experience includes working with public companies on raising additional capital as well as making acquisitions and dispositions. 

Finally, many companies desire to avoid the ramifications of being a public company, but still have large capital raising requirements, and Bruce has worked with many such companies in raising such capital. These additional capital raising techniques have included private placements of equity and debt, including convertible equity and debt, as well as Rule 144A placements of equity and debt. As part of this representation, he has worked with companies in all types of industries, and has substantial experience in representing companies in the energy, technology and medical industries.

Having grown up in Dallas, Bruce is very tied to the community and takes great pride in giving back to it. Currently, he is the President of the North Texas Chapter of the Davidson College Alumni Association and President of the Hockaday Neighborhood Association. He is the immediate past-President of the Notre Dame School of Dallas which focuses on teaching students with intellectual disabilities and facilitating their integration into society. Previously, he served his maximum three terms as a member of the Town North YMCA Board of Management and as a member of the St. Mark’s School of Texas Alumni Association. In addition, he currently serves on the reunion committee for his undergraduate school, Davidson College. He is also on the board of the Father of the Year charity which supports children’s charities and scholarship funds.

Professional and Community Activities

  • State Bar of Texas
  • American Bar Association
  • Dallas Bar Association

Program Checklist

IPO Readiness Program

Haynes and Boone has created a customizable IPO Readiness Program to prepare your company and management team for the demands and rigors of going public in today’s complex and ever-changing business environment. View the program checklist here.

Selected Publications and Speeches

  • “Private Placement Securities Law Exemptions for Issuers as Compared to Resellers,” speaker, May 23, 2016.
  • "New Disclosure Rules for Executive Compensation and Corporate Governance," speaker, February 2010.
  • "SEC Postpones Implementation of Shareholder Proxy Access," Haynes and Boone Alert, October 5, 2010.
  • "Addressing the New Proxy Access Rules," co-author, Compliance Reporter, September 27, 2010.
  • "SEC Adopts New Rules to Facilitate Rights of Shareholders to Nominate Directors," Haynes and Boone Alert, September 1, 2010.
  • "The Impact of Dodd-Frank on Public Companies," Haynes and Boone Alert, August 4, 2010.
  • "Texas Business Organizations Code Now Applicable to All Entities," Haynes and Boone Alert, February 18, 2010.

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