HB Well

HB Well is an inclusive, whole-person approach to well-being for each member of the global Haynes Boone team. We are dedicated to leading with empathy, encouraging self-care, and meeting the unique well-being needs of our people through compassionate support, accessible resources, and evidence-based education. 

HB Well is spearheaded by Abby Read, the firm’s first-ever Wellness Manager. Abby, who serves as administrative chair of the firm’s Wellness Committee, has a clinical background in psychology, nutrition, and health education, and leads the firm’s wellness education, policy enhancement, program implementation, and crisis support.

Together we are stronger, more resilient, and empowered to thrive personally and professionally. 



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HB Well

Building on already robust wellness initiatives, Haynes Boone, LLP is expanding its well-being efforts to better empower its people to engage in their health.

Since the firm’s beginning, caring for and supporting each other has been a foundational aspect of Haynes Boone’s culture, instilled by founders Dick Haynes and Mike Boone. But never before has the firm provided as many well-being tools as it is in 2023, spearheaded by Abby Read, the firm’s first-ever Wellness Manager.

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HB Well Champions



At Haynes Boone, our HB Well Champions are lawyers and business professionals who lead with empathy and want to take an active role in supporting the well-being of their peers. Our Champions strengthen our teamwork culture through peer-to-peer engagement and connection. Our hope is that, through our Champions, we can provide a safe and accessible avenue for our people to seek help and support when needed.

ABA Wellness Pledge

In 2019, Haynes Boone became signatories of the American Bar Association’s Well-Being Pledge, and committed to a framework for addressing substance abuse, mental health distress and legal professional well-being. Each consecutive year we have continued this commitment to well-being at our firm. 

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Wellness Insights with James Jewell

As part of Haynes and Boone, LLP’s commitment to wellness, the firm has long sought to educate employees about the dangers of alcoholism, addiction and other mental health challenges that disproportionately impact the legal industry. Haynes Boone’s Wellness Manager Abby Read recently interviewed Senior Competitive Intelligence Specialist James Jewell, a former practicing lawyer, who spoke candidly about his battles with alcoholism and the wellness practices that have contributed to his recovery.

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Mei Zhang Rock Climbing

Haynes and Boone, LLP is launching a movement challenge this month to all lawyers and staff in furtherance of the firm’s wellness initiatives. To mark the occasion, Wellness Manager Abby Read interviewed Dallas Associate Mei Zhang, a member of the Finance Practice Group, who discusses her passion for rock climbing and her commitment to self-care. Mei is a role model for the heights (literal and figurative) professionals can attain by being physically active.

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Morgan Haenchen Wellness Spotlight

National Infertility Awareness Week (NIAW) is this week, April 21-27, 2024. Studies show that nine percent of men and 11 percent of women of reproductive age experience infertility. It can be an isolating and painful journey, both physically and mentally, that many people do not speak openly about.

To mark this year’s NIAW, Haynes Boone Wellness Manager Abby Read spoke with Morgan Haenchen, a senior associate in the Crisis Management and Energy Litigation Practice Groups in Houston, who joined the firm in 2019. Morgan and her husband, Keller, married in 2016 and began trying to have a baby two years later. After three years of grueling fertility treatments, Morgan learned she was pregnant in May 2021. Her son, Henry (Hank), was born in early 2022. 

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