Chambers USA Rankings Highlight Haynes and Boone Practice Areas

June 02, 2006

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HOUSTON – Haynes and Boone LLP announced Friday that the firm’s Antitrust Practice Group has risen in the latest Chambers USA rankings to sit among the top antitrust law firms in the country. The latest survey also ranks the firm’s Bankruptcy and Reorganization, Insurance and Real Estate Practice Groups in the ranking’s first tier of law firms.

Haynes and Boone, with more than 450 attorneys in ten offices worldwide, had two lawyers – bankruptcy attorney Robert Albergotti and environmental attorney Jeff Civins -- achieve a “Star Performer” ranking by Chambers in the 2006 survey.  The “Star Performer” is the highest possible ranking by Chambers USA in their survey of the nation’s law firms.

Eight Haynes and Boone attorneys were also included in the first tier of attorneys in the annual rankings: Michael Boone (Corporate), John Eldridge (Environmental), Noel Hensley (Securities Litigation), Ernest Martin (Insurance), Barry McNeil (antitrust), Robin Phelan (Bankruptcy and Reorganization), Charles Powell (Technology, Corporate) and Robert Wilson (Real Estate).

Other attorneys highlighted in the 2006 Chambers USA rankings include: Charlie Beckham (Bankruptcy), Jim Braddock (Environmental), Nina Cortell (Appellate), Lynne Liberato (Appellate), David McCombs (Intellectual Property), Ann Saegert (Real Estate) and Alison Smith (Antitrust).  Attorneys Jeffrey Becker (Intellectual Property), Ronald Breaux (Antitrust), Richard Fijolek (Tax, Business and Estate Planning), Steve Jenkins (Real Estate),  Bruce Merwin (Real Estate, Construction), Werner Powers (Insurance) and Donald Templin (Intellectual Property).

The firm was also recognized for Environmental, Intellectual Property, Technology and IT Outsourcing, Banking & Finance, Corporate/M&A, Employment, Healthcare and general commercial litigation. Attorneys Mary Mendoza, Walter Miller and Laura O’Donnell were named as “Up and Coming” attorney in the 2006 rankings.

Haynes and Boone, LLP is an international corporate law firm with offices in Texas, Washington, D.C., Mexico City, Moscow and New York, providing a full spectrum of legal services. With more than 450 attorneys, Haynes and Boone is ranked among the largest law firms in the nation by National Law Journal. 
The firm has been recognized by Vault.com as one of the "20 Best Law Firms to Work For," by Corporate Board Member Magazine as one of the “Best Corporate Law Firms in America,” and has received the Minority Corporate Counsel Association’s Thomas L. Sager Award for commitment to diversity.

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