Litigation

You aren’t in business to litigate.

At Haynes and Boone, our lawyers start with listening to clients about how litigation relates to their overall business goals. We look at the big picture, considering long-term impacts to our clients’ businesses. It’s what sets us apart from other large national law firms and from many litigation-only boutiques.

We handle commercial litigation of all sizes and we know that any matter can be “bet-the-company,” depending on the client. Our unique approach ensures that the right team handles the right case. Whether the case is a contract dispute, a class action, a regulatory issue or is industry-specific, we are always mindful of a client’s need for efficiency and budget certainty.

Clients recognize the difference, noting in Chambers USA how they value Haynes and Boone’s “ability to be proactive and to manage our expectations. They’ve done a great job of developing relationships with our businesspeople.”

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, including banks, financial services companies, manufacturers, technology and software companies, real estate firms and nonprofit institutions, among others.

A client-centered approach to litigation requires our lawyers to be creative, flexible and practical, often working in teams. Our sophisticated litigators can rely on and collaborate with a deep bench of talented Haynes and Boone lawyers, with nationwide reach, when a case demands it, but we recognize that needless discovery and scorched-earth tactics rarely reach positive results for clients.

While most litigation purposely never proceeds to trial, when it has, our skilled and experienced trial teams have obtained 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 benefit from the diverse experience and broad scope of our litigation practice. 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 of our team participate actively in – as well as lead – local, state and national bar groups and Inns of Court.

Anne Johnson

AmLaw Litigation Daily named Haynes and Boone Partner Anne Johnson “Litigator of the Week”

The AmLaw Litigation Daily named Haynes and Boone, LLP Partner Anne Johnson “Litigator of the Week” for leading a Haynes and Boone appellate team that persuaded an appellate court to overturn a $110 million fraud verdict against BBVA Compass.

Arbitration in the Fifth

Arbitration in the Fifth

Odean Volker on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

In March 2021 the Fifth Circuit’s Jones v. Michaels Stores, Inc. again considered and rejected “manifest disregard” as a nonstatutory ground to challenge an award and Polyflow, L.L.C. v. Specialty RTP, L.L.C. elaborated on “look through” jurisdiction and held the phrase “arising out of” is broad form.

Honors

Benchmark Litigation

Haynes and Boone Receives Strong Recognition in 2021 Edition of Benchmark Litigation U.S.

Haynes and Boone, LLP and nine partners are featured in Benchmark Litigation’s 2021 list of the nation’s leading litigation firms and lawyers, published by Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC. Benchmark Litigation ranked Haynes and Boone’s Insurance Recovery Practice Group among the leading insurance practices nationwide in 2021. Additionally, Haynes and Boone is listed as a recommended firm in Texas.

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