A number of publications covered Haynes and Boone, LLP’s promotion of 13 lawyers to partnership, including Bloomberg Law, ABL Advisor, Law360 Pulse, and Texas Lawyer.
The publications noted that the 2022 Class of new partners is the most diverse in the firm’s history. The new partners are Raquel Alvarenga, Robert Bruner, Jamie Carter, Matt Costello, Tiffany Ferris, Maria Hopper, Mini Kapoor, Jennifer Kreick, Kim Mai, Kinne Manente, Arsalan Muhammad, Courtney Smith, and Alan Wang.
Below are excerpts of news coverage, which includes comments from Managing Partner Taylor Wilson and Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer Sharon Jones:
Texas Lawyer: Amid Widespread Push for DEI, Haynes Boone Promotes Majority-Diverse Partner Class
At a time when diversity, equity and inclusion is a top-level focus in the legal industry, Haynes and Boone promoted 13 lawyers to partner as of Jan. 1, including nine women and eight racial and ethnic minorities.
Managing Partner Taylor Wilson said the diversity of the group reflects the firm’s “deep and longstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion.”
The new class, Wilson said, is a snapshot of the rising stars at the firm. “Each is an exemplary lawyer. Each has demonstrated for many years strong judgment,” he said.
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Law360 Pulse: Haynes Boone Intros Most Diverse Partnership Class Yet
A new crop of partners were elevated at Haynes and Boone, LLP this week after the Dallas-headquartered firm promoted 13 attorneys to its most diverse partnership class in its 50-year history.
The new partners bolster 11 practice areas across the firm, including in fields like labor and employment law, finance, and intellectual property. More than half work out of one of the firm's two Dallas-area offices, and only two maintain practices outside of Texas, according to an announcement from Jan. 1.
Haynes and Boone said the new partnership class is also the most diverse in its history, with 69% being women and 62% belonging to racial or ethnic minorities. Managing Partner Taylor Wilson told Law360 Wednesday that the firm doesn't set out to fill a certain number of new partner slots each year or promote based on which practices or offices need beefing up. Instead, he said that the attorneys are recommended by a committee dedicated to finding the firm's rising stars.
Leadership looks at certain criteria before deciding whether to promote those attorneys, Wilson said.
"What we are looking for is individuals who are exemplary lawyers of the highest integrity. We look for people who are successfully managing important matters for our important clients and those that demonstrate good leadership skills, sound judgment and teamwork," he said.
The promotional track is a multi-year process, and the new partners this year comes from the firm's diverse candidate pool, according to Wilson.
"It really is just something that happened through the general course of people rising through our system and it's a reflection of our firm's demographics in general," he said. "It's also something that does reflect our firm commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, which we're proud of."
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ABL Advisor: Haynes Boone Welcomes Class of 2022 New Partners
“Our new partners are immensely skilled and possess seasoned judgment in delivering value to clients by helping them meet both their business and legal objectives,” said Haynes Boone Managing Partner Taylor Wilson. “On top of that, they are well-rounded, devoting time and energy to improving the legal profession and their communities. We could not be more pleased.”
The new partnership class includes 69% women and 62% racial and ethnic minorities.
“It is not surprising that we have such a stellar and diverse group of new partners,” said Haynes Boone Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer Sharon E. Jones. “The class is a byproduct of our sustained commitment over many years to recruit and train associates in a fair and equitable manner, providing them with meaningful client and leadership responsibilities so that they are well-equipped to represent our clients and lead us into the future.”
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Note: The following outlets also reporting on the announcement:
Bloomberg Law “Wake Up Call”
World Trademark Review (mentions Tiffany Ferris and Alan Wang)
New York Law Journal (subscription only; mentions Matt Costello and Courtney Smith)
LCLD Diversity News Digest
Diverse Partners Network Newsletter
Diverse Lawyers Network Newsletter
The Deal (subscription only)