You’re not in business to litigate. You want to focus on your core business. We get that, and so we keep our eyes on the big picture. We start by listening, taking the time to understand how litigation relates to your overall business goals and what the long-term impacts may be. Then we develop practical strategies to achieve the outcome that’s best for your objectives.
We handle commercial litigation of all sizes and we know that any matter can be “bet-the-company,” depending on the client. Whether the case is a contract dispute, a class action or a regulatory issue, we are always mindful of the need for efficiency and budget certainty. Clients recognize the difference, noting in Chambers USA Guide 2023, "The Haynes and Boone team is knowledgeable and timely in their responses and guidance. They offer a sense of strength and confidence in all matters."
We recognize that needless discovery and scorched-earth tactics rarely achieve positive results. Instead, our approach is client-centered, creative, flexible and practical. Most litigation purposely never proceeds to trial, but when it does, our skilled and experienced trial teams have won numerous successful jury and bench verdicts for our clients. Additionally, our nationally recognized appellate team works closely with our trial lawyers to ensure a complete and proper record is preserved at trial, in case an appeal is filed.
Our clients include industry leaders such as Halliburton and AT&T, as well as high-visibility clients like the National Football League. We also represent a wide variety of other clients across a range of categories, including:
- Financial services companies
- Technology and software companies
- Real estate firms
- Nonprofit institutions
- Major energy companies
In high-stakes, complex business litigation, especially in the federal courts, we know the judges and opposing counsel, and they know us. About a quarter of our litigators have been judicial clerks, and many members of our team participate actively in – as well as lead – local, state and national bar groups and Inns of Court. We make sure we bring the right people to every case.
The Third Court of Appeals issued a ruling on March 17, 2023 in Luminant Energy Co. LLC v. Public Utility Commission of Texas, No. 03-21-00098-CV, that may require the resettlement of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, Inc. (“ERCOT”) market for the majority of hours during Winter Storm Uri. A motion for rehearing en banc or petition to the Texas Supreme Court is expected, which will preven [...]